Archive for July, 2014
Brian Bentley’s vehicle no longer fits legally in the driveway after the city poured a sidewalk. Jeff Prince

Paved Over Again

City-hired crews may have picked the wrong owner to spar with on property encroachments.
JEFF PRINCE
Brian Bentley has been sparring with Fort Worth officials for months over a mammoth elm tree that was cut down in his yard without permission (“Nightmare on Elm’s Street,” May 29, 2013). A city-contracted crew cut through...


Spoonfed Tribe's new album, their first in six years, is their best yet.

Still Here: Spoonfed Tribe

HEARSAY
Spoonfed Tribe. Remember them? Well, they never really went away. Ever. The 14-year-old Arlington quintet has always just seemed bigger than Tarrant County, not necessarily from the standpoint of being too big for the clubs her...



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Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

The crowd goes wild, but maybe you had to be there.
STEVE STEWARD
Is comedian Kevin Hart big enough to fill Madison Square Garden? Because I honestly had no idea who he was until I saw his mockumentary, Let Me Explain, at which point I thought, “Oh, he’s the guy who kicked Aziz Ansari in ...


Anastasia Gabriel’s “The Passage of Memory”

Gallery

Fort Worth Community Arts Center
GALLERY
Some of the exhibits at Fort Worth Community Arts Center have been up since last week, but their opening receptions have been held until 6pm this Friday so that all the shows can be unveiled at once. These include mixed-media w...



Michael Polley goes to work as an actor while his daughter Sarah looks on in Stories We Tell.

Lies My Mother Told Me

Sarah Polley’s meta-documentary asks how we tell the Stories We Tell.
KRISTIAN LIN
Sarah Polley was the It Girl of independent cinema in the late 1990s. The small, serious, fiercely intelligent native of Toronto was still a teenager when she gave unignorable performances in films such as The Sweet Hereafter, ...


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No Place to Grow Up

What homelessness looks like in Fort Worth: a young kid, an abused mom.
EDWARD BROWN W/ PHOTOS BY ROBERT HART
As the school bus pulls up at its regular stop on East Lancaster Avenue, not just a handful but a whole crowd of elementary students pile in. When the bus pulls away,  it reveals a sign that had been hidden by the kids. It say...



Chelsea owner Kevin Bellomo and co-worker Tim Jonuzi have got your pie right ’eeere! Tony Robles

Chelsea Pizza: Simple, Excellent

The food is non-fussy but exceptional at this Keller strip-mall eatery.
EDWARD BROWN
With trendy chain establishments coming into the 817, you can now order pizzas with or without cheese and with sauces that range from barbecue to alfredo and even — gulp — nacho cheese. Chelsea Pizza, by comparison, is keep...


The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) takes the stage at Amphibian.

Theater Roundup

BIG TICKET
A bumper crop of theater shows represents your best bet for entertainment this week. For younger audiences, Theatre Arlington puts on an adaptation of Charlotte’s Web for two weekends with a largely youth cast, while Hip Pock...



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“Rear Window” at the Amon Carter

JIMMY FOWLER
For its “Sunset Cinema” screening 8pm Thur (July 11), the Amon Carter Museum has selected one of the best films ever to watch outside on a hot summer evening: Alfred Hitchcock’s tense, methodical 1954 thriller Rear Windo...


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Whatchoo Talking ‘Bout, Brian Forella?

Jeff Prince
Facebooker Tom Gostkowski used a photo of Lola’s Saloon owner Brian Forella that appeared in my music awards blog, placed a bubble caption on it, and challenged folks to add the perfect dialogue. Gostkowski suggests you p...