Archive for December, 2014
Fort Worth Weekly
Aren’t those lists on the internet awful? Do we really need to know “The Top 10 Cities for Buying Porcelain Donkeys” or which states some magazine editor thinks are the most “livable”? Something must be done. Am I s...
Fun fact: I learned what a Chautauqua is when I was 22 after reading the first few pages of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Another fun fact: I have never finished reading Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. P...
Fort Worth Weekly
Static and its colleagues eat with artery-clogging regularity at the various Mexican restaurants on North Main Street. Those places for many years were the domain of former Fort Worth City Council member Louis Zapata, who liked...
A new law to get meals to more hungry kids is causing some confusion.
A new law that goes into effect this fall could go a long way toward keeping Texas schoolchildren from going hungry. But first, state and local officials have to figure out exactly what it means and, perhaps most importantly, w...
People in doctors’ waiting rooms are already worried. Must they also bear the pain of politics?
Due to my wife’s recent medical problems, I’ve become an expert of sorts on doctors’ waiting rooms. This niche ecosystem is filled with a cross-section of humanity, trending toward the elderly but also including more than...
The 40 mph speed limit on Chapel Creek Boulevard near I-30 always seemed a little slow for my taste, so it was nice to have an option this morning.
Missing Sibling is indeed a straight-ahead ragged-pop band committed to the health and longevity of loud, fuzzy guitars, bashing cymbals, and floating, yawning vocal melodies. But frontman Drew Gabbert, bassist/backing-vocalist...
Former (and current) punks craft moody ukulele-driven instrumental jazz.
The goal of most bands is to capture an audience with the raw musical power of their live performances. Guitarist/ukuleleist/composer Jeremiah Kirby, 34, spent several years trying to do that in a ska-punk band that played all ...
William Campbell Contemporary Art
A resident of the United Arab Emirates, Jake Gilson uses a technique known as “gun bluing” to create his paintings on steel. The results are solid, formidable, and more than a bit imposing, and they’re no display now thro...
The Cleveland Browns finally win something in the dazzling Draft Day.
I heard other people pitching Draft Day as the NFL version of Moneyball. Certainly this movie is going for the same thing as Bennett Miller’s Oscar-nominated baseball film, to squeeze gripping drama out of the world of sports...