Archive for August, 2014
Historic Fort Worth has listed the Garvey-Viehl-Kelley House on Samuels Avenue as one of Fort Worth’s most endangered places. Mario Montalvo

Shaky History

A tear-down trend could cost the city more of its heritage.
MARIO MONTALVO
Downtown Fort Worth is partially ringed by close-in residential neighborhoods where many older homes are charming, some dilapidated, and some potentially historic. In such neighborhoods, historic preservationists see chances to...


The S&R team is hoping their new venture becomes vital to the Near Southside and to the North Texas music scene.

Shipping and Receiving Arrives

This new Near Southside venue is poised to deliver the goods.
ANTHONY MARIANI
When you say, “The Near Southside” (or even “the South Side”), the first place you probably think of is West Magnolia Avenue, a pedestrian-friendly quarter-mile strip of vibrant independently owned bars, restaurants, ba...



Hearsay

Dubstep’s Time?

HEARSAY
For whatever reason, dubstep hasn’t taken off in Fort Worth (or Denton). Dallas is silly with the stuff, but the good ol’ Fort? Not so much. Maybe the Stockyards are to blame. Though we all know better, a lot of North Texan...


Susan Harrington’s “Head”

Gallery

Moudy Gallery
GALLERY
Beating Gallery Night to the punch by a week is the TCU Faculty Exhibition, which opened last week but has its opening reception this Thursday at 5pm. Incoming students can get a look at what their professors and lecturers have...



A somewhat sober Miles Teller assists on Shailene Woodley’s paper route in The Spectacular Now.

Teenage Drink

Great actors generate buzz in The Spectacular Now.
KRISTIAN LIN
As alcoholism dramas go, last week’s offering, The World’s End, is a hard act to follow. If The Spectacular Now isn’t as powerful or as funny, this brilliantly acted film is still the best teen flick I’ve seen all year,...


Tony Leung demonstrates his martial arts style for a crowd of future disciples in The Grandmaster.

Grandmaster Flash

Beauty and romance distinguish this deluxe kung fu movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
Wong Kar-Wai’s films generally don’t play in American multiplexes, but that’s exactly where his latest movie, The Grandmaster, lands this weekend. That’s because it’s a martial-arts film, a genre that crosses language...



Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara pledge their love to each other before being separated in Ain’t Them Bodies Saints. Courtesy IFC Films

Laid-Back and Moving Up

David Lowery stays earthbound (and in North Texas) while his career takes off.
KRISTIAN LIN
I’m a little nervous,” David Lowery admitted on the day his feature film Ain’t Them Bodies Saints opened in New York and Los Angeles. “I was more nervous in the days leading up to this, but now the movie’s out in the ...


The Chuck Norris (left) and “The World’s Best Reuben” are calling you out. Lee Chastain

Beacon Café Takes off

The food is simple, hearty, and tasty at this newish diner.
EDWARD BROWN
For a lot of restaurants, establishing a theme means quirky staff uniforms or décor. Not for the Beacon Café & Country Store. This two-year-old North Fort Worth breakfast and lunch eatery gets its unique charm from its lo...



Coach Gary Patterson leads TCU out at Cowboys Stadium, Sat.

Purple Patches

BIG TICKET
The last time TCU played in the Cowboys Classic, it was the beginning of an undefeated season. Fans of the Horned Frogs must be hoping that this year’s game will be a good omen, though they’ll probably take more hope from t...


helen mirren

The ‘Phibs and The Modern Present “The Audience”

JIMMY FOWLER
If you want a lesson in how to grow older with grace and authority, look no further than the great British actress Dame Helen Mirren. The 68-year-old is one of that very select group of international performers/celebrities who ...