Archive for September, 2014
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Bird Café: Feathery Finish

LAST CALL
Man, there’s one conversation I am dismayed to hear lately, and it’s the one about how the old Flying Saucer on East 4th Street was so much better than the new one on East Third. I think that’s crazy, but everyone is enti...


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Almost Heaven

Fort Worth Weekly
I was eating my second meal in as many days at AF+B (2869 Crockett St.) when it occurred to me that we could be experiencing the peak of the Fort Worth restaurant scene at this very moment. Since the page turned to 2014, I’ve...



With artwork by Cody Soape, The Fibs’ recently released debut album, Hex Hex Hex, is bipolar.

The Fibs Cast a Spell

On Hex Hex Hex, Preston Newberry and company bridge the gap between dancey techno and doom rock.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth singer-songwriter Preston Newberry, 24, is a man of many interests. He restores old homes to pay the bills and has just started his own hummus delivery business in the Near Southside’s historic Fairmount district, ...


Julie Wilson participated in a Fort Worth City Council pre-council meeting in 2008. Gary Hogan is at left, and XTO Energy’s Walter Dueease is in the center. Courtesy FWCANDO.org

Wells, Well-Being, and Julie Wilson

JEFF PRINCE
The hiring of former Chesapeake Energy Corp. spokeswoman Julie H. Wilson to lead a health initiative in Fort Worth has many local people astounded and confused –– but certainly not tongue-tied. Wilson’s critics don’t mi...



Janet Chaffee’s “Spitze”

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Artspace 111
GALLERY
Artspace 111’s new show is called paper, and it features the paintings of Jim Malone, the collages of Kate Rivers, and the lacework-inspired drawings of Janet Chaffee. The show has its opening reception at 5pm Friday.   ...


The Longshots are about to release their self-titled debut nationally and tour the States.

The Longshots: Go Big or Go Home

HEARSAY
Ah, to be young and sexy. In other words, The Longshots can’t fail. The Stones-esque garage-rock quintet is about to release its debut, self-titled album on Mock Records, part of the Frenchkiss Label Group (founded by Strokes...



peacefulvocations

2014 Peaceful Vocations Poetry Slam

JIMMY FOWLER
USA Today and other news outlets blared the Pew poll headlines just a few days ago: More than half of Americans think our military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have been a failure. It’s not just those damn commie homo h...


The fellowship of the brick: Wyldstyle, Emmet, and Vitruvius take a ride in the Batjet in The Lego Movie.

Hit the Bricks

When The Lego Movie builds up laughs, everything is awesome.
KRISTIAN LIN
You’re right to be suspicious of a movie based on a set of wildly popular children’s toys, and yet The Lego Movie is far more than a cynical extension of the Danish brand that conquered the world. It’s an early front-runn...



George Clooney shows a slide of the Ghent Altarpiece to the president in The Monuments Men.

The Art of War

The canvas is too big for George Clooney’s The Monuments Men.
KRISTIAN LIN
The true story of how a team of artists and art historians fought to keep the Nazis from looting or destroying priceless works of art in the closing days of World War II makes for a compelling yarn in Robert M. Edsel’s book T...


Tina’s tasty tacos are only $1.99 a pop. Lee Chastain

Tina’s Cocina: Mex-Mex

Finally, authentic and affordable Mex-Mex comes to the bustling Near Southside.
LAURIE JAMES
Tina’s Cocina occupies space in one of the few strip malls on West Magnolia Avenue, and owner Juan Solis didn’t spend much of his capital improving the dining room. That’s fine. What comes out of the kitchen is good enoug...