Archive for August, 2014
(From left to right) Ian McEuen, Vanessa Becerra, and Sandra Lopez star in Fort Worth Opera’s production of With Blood, With Ink.

The Healing Arts

Fort Worth Opera’s With Blood, With Ink wrings beauty out of tragedy.
EDWARD BROWN
Composed by Daniel Crozier with a libretto by Peter Krask, With Blood, With Ink poses a centuries-old question: Can art palliate human tragedy? Many people find comfort in socially conscious art. Works like the Oklahoma City Na...


(From left to right) Esteban Juarez, Jonathan Villalobos, and Jorge Armenta comprise one of the only Spanish-language punk bands in town.

Kick Out Los Jams!

Fuera D Servicio specializes in Spanish-language punk.
EDWARD BROWN
When Jonathan Villalobos, lead guitarist and vocalist for Fuera D Servicio, enlisted in the U.S. Marines eight years ago, he never imaged it would be the start of a Latin-flavored punk-rock odyssey. The trio’s nucleus formed ...



Mother of mercy, is this the end of Gwen Stacy? Emma Stone hangs by a thread in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Turning Point

The Spider-Man sequel’s team is better suited for a romance.
KRISTIAN LIN
When I reviewed the reboot of Spider-Man two years ago, I said that while I couldn’t find anything terribly wrong with it, I couldn’t find anything great about it either. The good news is, I found much more to like in the s...


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Unknown Artist

A treasure trove of photos kicks off the documentary Finding Vivian Maier.
KRISTIAN LIN
This story began in winter 2007, when real estate agent John Maloof, a habitué of flea markets and storage auctions, bought a box of photo negatives hoping to find something he could use in a history volume he was planning to ...



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Laundry Day

A lot of the Fort Worth school district’s dirty laundry got aired in Joe Palazzolo’s trial.
ERIC GRIFFEY, @ericgriffey
There is nothing quiet about the courtroom on the second floor of the Wise County courthouse. The cherrywood floors in the 118-year-old building creak with every step, and heavy, unforgiving wooden pews moan loudly at the sligh...


The jerk chicken is delicious and only mildly spicy at Stay C’s. Lee Chastain

Stay C’s: Irie Time

This newish Arlington eatery serves up a traditional Jamaican experience.
EDWARD BROWN
It’s a shame Caribbean cuisine is such a rarity here. Jamaican dishes offer an array of flavors as complex as the cultures that have influenced the island nation. Fortunately, the recently opened Stay C’s Jamaican Cuisine &...



Ansel Adams’ “The Tetons - Snake River” is part of the new show at AMA.

Ansel in Arlington

BIG TICKET
Back in the 1990s, the Arlington Museum of Art was home to exhibitions as bold and innovative as any in North Texas, but after the departure of director Joan Davidow, the place became something of an afterthought compared to th...


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Online Reviews Praised Camp Bowie Animal Clinic Until Today

Jeff Prince
If you were going to take your sick dog to a veterinarian in Fort Worth prior to today, you might have read online reviews of local clinics and chosen Camp Bowie Animal Clinic. Most of those online reviewers showered the clinic...



MARY KELLEHER (photo by Naomi Vaughan)

Tarrant Regional Water District Board To Censure Mary Kelleher?

Jeff Prince
Board member Mary Kelleher has spent the past year poking and prodding for public documents and insisting on more transparency among her peers at the Tarrant Regional Water District. She presented herself as a regular person tr...


The Buffalo Jills aren't so happy behind the scenes.

NFL Cheerleading Sucks!

Kristian Lin
If you need a break from being outraged at everything Cliven Bundy says, be outraged at some of the things being alleged in the lawsuit brought by five Buffalo Bills cheerleaders against the cheerleading team’s management...