Archive for July, 2014
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Killer or Filler?

Experimental music abounds in ye olde towne of cow.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY MUSIC STAFF
New Media Recordings’ self-titled compilation Playing in a workaday indie band in a workaday indie city like the Fort, you’ve got to have a sense a humor. Ask some indie-rocker what he’s doing before his show, and he’ll...


The Dillow house was donated to TWU, but the university hasn’t used it for more than five years. Jeff Prince

Classy House?

TWU wants to ditch its home work.
JEFF PRINCE
Historic Fort Worth Inc. filed a lawsuit after the city paved the way for demolition of a historic house, and the suit was set to determine whether the preservation ordinance has teeth. Hmmm. Maybe it should be called the Gummy...



Kim Cadmus Owens’ “Smoke and Mirrors: Coming and Going”

Gallery

The Gallery at UTA
GALLERY
The Gallery at UTA gives us striking works by two Dallas artists this month. Allison V. Smith’s photographs of life in rural Texas are juxtaposed with Kim Cadmus Owens’ paintings that take an abstracted view of the state’...


Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi have a magical face-off with Jim Carrey in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone.

Wonderstone, Oz: Lesser Wizards

Two movies about magic go up in a puff of smoke.
KRISTIAN LIN
One of the earliest filmmakers, Georges Meliès, started out as a magician, so it’s really no surprise that filmmakers have long felt an affinity with magicians. They both practice the art of diverting our attention for the p...



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Shale Game

A big chunk of the American economy is betting on the value of producible gas reserves that aren’t there.
PETER GORMAN, PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
The early days of the shale gas boom around Fort Worth were heady ones. Chesapeake tossed money around as if it were limitless. Need a new museum of science and history? They helped cover it. A sponsor for the annual Thanksgivi...


You can order your tacos “trashy,” which means “with Torchy’s delectable queso.” Do it. Tony Robles

Light My Fire

Torchy’s Tacos hits the spot ­ — most of the time.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Some new places just seem like they’ve been around forever. Take Rodeo Goat in the West 7th Street corridor. It’s been open only a couple of months, but it’s already a citywide go-to spot. The same could be said of a few ...



The Lone Star Nationals at Texas Motor Speedway, Fri-Sun.

I’m Out

BIG TICKET
Lots of organizations are taking advantage of the warmer weather to put on events to get you out of the house and ready for the upcoming season. If you’re looking to restock your wardrobe for spring and summer, the Dallas Vin...


Devon Nowlin’s “Swimmers Submerged” is emblematic of her affinity for life’s peripheries.

It Figures

By being Fort Worthy, your town of cow seems pretty progressive.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth is pretty lucky. We don’t have to deal with all of that art-world drama and hand-wringing over “good” versus “bad” art or, more specifically, “genuine” versus “commercial” art.” We’re not saying...



GRUB BUDDY'S FAVORITE FOOD GROUP.

Move Over Chow, Baby — Grub Buddy’s Got His Eat On

Grub Buddy
Food expert Chow, Baby reviews local restaurants of the non-chain variety, and knows every aspect of the food industry. Chow, Baby has a keen eye and superior nose and has worked at fine dining establishments as a server, cook,...


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Beer Me Some Compromise In The State Leg.

Eric Griffey
This state legislative session might one day be remembered as “The Kegger,” because the Texas alcoholic beverage code, the state’s three-tiered system that regulates the production, distribution and retail sales o...