Archive for September, 2014
Iko Uwais and Cecep Arif Rahman go at each other with curved blades in a restaurant kitchen in The Raid 2.

Power Raid

This sequel to the Indonesian martial-arts gem is even bigger and badder.
KRISTIAN LIN
When I reviewed The Raid: Redemption two years ago, I asked, “When was the last time you saw a badass Indonesian film?” Many people chose that martial-arts film as their maiden experience, and so we have the sequel The Raid...


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Big Man on Canvas

Three years of debilitating illness have only added heat to JT Grant’s passion for painting.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
“I’m going to paint over that one,” artist JT Grant said, pointing to a large canvas hanging high on the 14-foot white wall of his backyard studio in Fairmount. “It’s pretty old. It hasn’t sold. I have something dif...



Plop into a stadium-style seat and loosen your belt at TJ’s. Lee Chastain

TJ’s Sizzles

The deep-fryers see a lot of action at this established Arlington sports bar.
EDWARD BROWN
There’s no denying that TJ’s Catfish and Wings is a sports bar. Nearly every inch of available space is covered in photos of famous players and team logos from all over the country, and there’s a TV — or three — where...


Legendary blues singer and guitar-slinger Robert Cray headlines Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival this weekend.

Main St. Is Here

Anthony Mariani
Shake a giant turkey leg. It’s time for Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival. There will be art, yes. A lot of it. Enough to fill huge swaths of downtown. Inside the festival’s Magnificent Mile will be all kinds of creative ob...



Byrd Williams IV captures the Jimi Hendrix Experience in Fort Worth in 1967.

Messages in Bottles

Byrd Williams IV told a UNT crowd about a century of photography.
GAYLE REAVES
If Byrd Williams IV were not a world-class photographer, he might be doing just about as well as a writer. As editor of Fort Worth Weekly, I’ve known for years about Byrd’s photographic skills and the legacy of his family o...


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Super Chix: Make the Gayest Sandwich Ever

JIMMY FOWLER
This week Arlington will serve as the frontline in a new fast food war: The company that owns KFC will open a new chain eatery called Super Chix that, industry analysts note, is designed to go head-to-head with Chik-fil-A for t...



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Cliburn at the Modern Goes High with Higdon

EDWARD BROWN
If only seeing world-renown composers perform was as easy as strolling to the neighborhood art museum. Last Saturday was one of those rare days. Cliburn at the Modern is a fairly low-key event as far as Van Cliburn Foundation a...


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Hip Pocket Theatre Archival Project On Track

Jeff Prince
Funding is always a challenge at live theaters, and Hip Pocket Theatre is no different. Heck, the theater’s name even refers to the struggle. “Like it’s called, they reached into their hip pocket and came up with the ...



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Thank Supreme Being It’s Friday…On The Green

Jeff Prince
The seasonal music series Friday on the Green resumes tonight, and the weather forecast, band lineup, and after-party are making my whistle yearn to be wet. The first show of the season begins at 7 p.m. at Magnolia Green Park, ...


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Acting 101 with Chuck Huber at Stage West

JIMMY FOWLER
The way some people are captivated by the feats of pro basketball and baseball players, others of us are thrilled by great performances from stage, movie, and TV actors. In both arenas –– sports and acting –– the precis...