Archive for December, 2014
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Drums Along the Nile

GWYNNE DYER
Editor’s note: Water fights in Texas and elsewhere in the United States are gettting serious, but the furor building in Africa provides a taste of the water wars — possibly actual shooting wars —  that may become a promi...


The Street: A Journey into Homelessness by B.J. Lacasse; TCU Press; $29.95; 103 pps.

The Street: Hard Hitting

In her new photo book, B.J. Lacasse humanizes homelessness.
EDWARD BROWN
There’s absolutely nothing glamorous or sexy about documenting homelessness, and that’s the point of B.J. Lacasse’s new book, The Street: A Journey into Homelessness. The Fort Worth photographer brings more than 30 years ...



Still from GAS’ “Molitov”

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Brand 10 Artspace and its annex, And X Artspace
GALLERY
You get two art openings for the price of one this weekend at Brand 10 Artspace and its annex, And X Artspace. The former opens a group show called Creating Havoc while the latter breaks out one called Ignite Change, by Tony Ca...


Dead to rights: Patriot purveys true singer-songwriter music.

Patriot: Fire, Brimstone

There are two sides to singer-songwriter Jake Paleschic.
JIMMY FOWLER
Shortly after singer-songwriter Jake Paleschic graduated high school in spring 2009, he packed his bags and moved from Fort Worth to Nashville. Some friends and fellow musos he’d hung out with at a coffee shop in Burleson, wh...



Herman, left, and Fox couldn’t fit their presentation check into carry-on luggage, but the proceeds will fit nicely into their business. Photo by B.J. Lacasse, courtesy TCU

Profit and Virtue

International TCU program honors student business ideas for “doing good while doing well.”
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
Dylan Fox and Zach Herman made their first-ever trip to Texas on April 18. When they checked in at their hotel near Texas Christian University that night, they were wearing shorts and t-shirts and carrying minimal luggage — e...


Where others see a default homepage, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn see an opportunity in The Internship.

Googly Oogly Oogly

Comedy stars try to get back with the times in The Internship.
KRISTIAN LIN
Cast your mind back to 2005 for a second, when MySpace was the internet’s hottest website, Desperate Housewives was the most exciting new show on TV, and Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson were on top of the comedy world. The two a...



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After Earth: Aftertaste

Will Smith and son Jaden explore a dangerous old planet in this slight but tolerable B-movie.
STEVE STEWARD
Remember when M. Night Shyamalan was a household, if lazily mispronounced, name? The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, and Signs made him and his signature twist endings a hot commodity. But a string of flops followed, from plants-will...


ARCHITECT KEN SCHAUMBURG AT THE SITE OF THE PLANNED APARTMENTS (photo by Jeff Prince).

Apartments Coming To Longtime Green Space Near Trinity River

Jeff Prince
The five-story apartment complex planned for the southwest corner of I-35 and Northside Drive took another step closer to reality. The Fort Worth City Council approved a zoning change last night that will clear the way for cons...



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Victims of the Registry

Juvenile sex offenders get virtual life sentences for sometimes minor acts.
MICHAEL BARAJAS
When Allen and his girlfriend moved into their Austin-area house, a woman down the street passed out fliers warning neighbors that a monster had taken up residence. Their front door was egged, their cars broken into, and “peo...


Elote co-owner Cynthia Loeb has a plate of fresh Tex-Mex and some ’ritas with your name on them. Adrien P. Maroney

Elote Is Elite

This little eatery specializes in semi-healthy Tex-Mex.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The words “gluten-free” and “Tex-Mex” combine in a way that makes your average cowboy grimace. In reality, Mexican cuisine, like most Western regional cuisines, is heavy on green veggies, beans, and corn, all of which l...