Archive for August, 2014
Jeb Berrier’s documentary Bag It screens Wednesday at Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 21 Night & Day makes an effort to reuse plastic bags from the grocery store, but too many people simply throw them away, which is a reason why there’s a huge patch of floating plastic in the middle of the Pacific ...


Fish Tacos

Wasted Away Again?

CHOW, BABY
I thought I was having an acid flashback when I wandered into 3 Parrots Taco Shop (8737 Benbrook Blvd.) in Benbrook, one of two 3 Parrots in North Texas and one of three overall. (A Granbury location recently closed.) The place...



The Hendersons' two new tracks further cement frontman Nolan Robertson status as one of North Texas' best singer-songwriters.

Killer or Filler?

Fort Worth is awash in new, exciting, progressive tuneage with old roots.
JIMMY FOWLER, ANTHONY MARIANI, AND STEVE STEWARD
There’s nothing wrong with reworking the past. You know a lot of great songs have been written by musicians half-trying to recreate existing great songs. Out now for your pleasure are several themed recordings that have a lot...


Former Moon owner Chris Maunder has been named the new general manager of Queen City Music Hall.

Moon Over Queen City

LAST CALL
Since I worked there for four years, I am always pleasantly surprised when someone asks me about The Moon Bar, the dearly departed West Berry Street venue that’s since been turned into one of about 900 pizza places near TCU. ...



LDBD

Hunka Burning Love

STATIC
If you’re hankering for kangaroo nachos, elk loin, and white truffle macaroni –– and who isn’t? –– you’re out of luck. Lonesome Dove Western Bistro caught fire this week and will be out of operation for a while, a...


Deaf Angel's metallic, melodic debut has been a long time coming.

Loud Ascension

HEARSAY
Man, this music biz is crackers. Not news, I know, but sometimes you come across a local band or album that makes you wonder why some bands “make it” and others –– perhaps just as talented, probably just as driven –...



At Benbrook Middle School, posters explain how the geothermal system works. Courtesy FWISD

Schooled in Green

Geothermal systems in Fort Worth schools will save untold dollars over the years.
ERIC GRIFFEY
From Highway 377, Benbrook Middle School looks out of place. The modern-looking, brown-and-cream-colored structure stands in stark contrast to the cattle pasture across the street and the myriad strip malls dotting the landscap...


Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz’ “Normal Work”

Gallery

GALLERY
In 19th-century England, a housemaid named Hannah Cullwick formed an unusual S&M-tinged relationship with her employer Arthur Munby, frequently posing for photographs while dressed as different kinds of women. Normal Work, ...



Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, and Paddy Considine look the worse for wear during their pub crawl in The World’s End.

King of Beers

The high-proof World’s End has midlife crises and killer robots on tap.
KRISTIAN LIN
We’re not too late to declare the comedy of the summer, are we? Good, because The World’s End is not only the season’s funniest movie but also its best action thriller, its best addiction drama, and its best movie about t...


Someone with a mask means Barbara Crampton no good in You're Next.

Family Dies

You’re Next has lots more laughs than your average slasher movie.
KRISTIAN LIN
If you’ve seen the trailer and the posters for You’re Next, you may think that this is just another crappy late-summer slasher flick. Actually, it’s not. It’s a dysfunctional family comedy that’s wrapped inside a slas...