Archive for July, 2014
JJ & The Rogues' new album has been well worth the wait.

JJ & The Rogues: Sweet Talkers

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The album starts with the sounds of waves crashing, boards creaking, and a British-accented chap shouting, “All hands!” A pealing ship’s bell segues to a dreamy bed of synths accented by slowly plucked acoustic guitar and...


Shailene Woodley is welcomed into her new faction in Divergent.

Born This Way

The latest YA sci-fi best seller is a hit movie, but is it good?
KRISTIAN LIN
I think the ideal time to see Divergent is when you’re a teenager. This dystopian science-fiction saga based on Veronica Roth’s best-selling novel is all about teens sorting themselves out. Literally, the future society the...



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Here’s Lookin’ at You, Velvet

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Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, it had to take over mine. Like Ingrid Bergman sauntering  into Rick’s Café Américain in Casablanca, Velvet Tacos (2700 W. 7th St.) recently waltzed into town and too...


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Antiques and Angst

Some current and former vendors are angry over thefts at the Montgomery Street Antique Mall.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF PRINCE
The hum of conversation meshing with the clink of silverware created a pleasant serenade inside The Secret Garden restaurant, where a dozen antique hunters — mostly women — noshed on tuna salad, quiche, key lime pie, and ic...



Smartly spiced Tex-Mex goodies, including shrimp skewers, are plentiful at Mariscos la Marea. James Coreas

La Marea’s Got You Covered

Simple and mature palates can rejoice over this new Northside eatery.
JIMMY FOWLER
On a recent late Sunday afternoon visit to the new-ish Mexican seafood eatery La Marea, we discovered children –– everywhere. Sitting in chairs and strollers or playing quietly (or loudly) between tables, tykes seemed to ou...


Ryan Goolsby’s untitled piece is on display at TCU as part of Gallery Night.

Gallery Night (and Not)

BIG TICKET
Spring Gallery Night is here again. Though lots of galleries are going with what they already have up, a few venues are busting out new stuff. All four Blagg brothers will take over Artspace 111, and at William Campbell Contemp...



Tom Wesselmann’s “Still Life No. 15” is one of the most uproarious pieces in this dynamic show.

Art and Appetite: Ravenous Beasts

You don’t have to be a foodie to appreciate the Carter’s new exhibit.
ANTHONY MARIANI
What we farm, hunt, buy, catch, kill, package, heat up, cook, serve, and enjoy privately or among others is merely a jumping-off point for Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. The 60-piece touring show, up...


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Turn the Page(s)

In making Dallas Buyers Club, filmmakers mined UNT Libraries’ archives.
COLE WILLIAMS
Librarians and Hollywood types don’t tend to intermingle. One group focuses on details and research, and the other exists primarily to stretch the truth, even in movies based on real people or events. But these two worlds mes...



"THE BEAN" BY LAUREN CHILDS.

Calhoun, The Cush, Holy Moly At Fort Works Art Show On Saturday

Jeff Prince
Spring Gallery Night has a new addition to the ever-growing lineup of galleries, museums, retail businesses, restaurants, and other venues displaying art works for sale. The Fort Works Art gallery event is an art scene combined...


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Downtown Fort Worth SketchCrawl

JIMMY FOWLER
You can do a lot of things with a group of people –– eat, watch a movie, play with your dog at a dog park –– but sketching (as in quick, superficial drawing) feels more intimate than a lot of those activities. Why? Beca...