Around Fort Worth

Thrift Art’s 10th Anniversary Show Set

Anthony Mariani
Frank Artsmarter (uh, not his real name) has spent a lot of free time over the past nine years scouring thrift stores and old people’s attics for the best (worst?) naïve art in North Texas and beyond. Every year, he exhibits...


Landers Machine Shop Takes Off

Anthony Mariani
In addition to The Where House on Hemphill, The Gallery at Landers Machine Shop (207 E. Broadway, 817-917-7123), which Dan McGraw wrote about at its inception, is serving as another viable alt-space for exhibits and performance...



Big Groove Raps On North Side

Jeff Prince
Big Groove posted a YouTube video in May that I just happened to stumble upon today. “Da Funk” has got some still shots on the North Side, including the new convenience store at North Main Street and Northside Drive...


Dallas Morning News Asleep At Switch Today?

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Morning News online site is still running the oily birds found in Texas story that it posted at 7:40 a.m. But that story has since been debunked. Yahoo! News filed a corrected report two-and-a-half hours ago. A Morni...



Scenes from First Friday on the Green

Anthony Mariani
Hundreds of people spent last Friday evening camped out on the lawn of Magnolia Green Park, taking in the sounds of First Friday on the Green, with Fort Worth’s Calhoun and two Denton acts: Seryn and Doug Burr. Here are s...


Beat It to FWO’s Hyrdogen Jukebox Next Year

Anthony Mariani
In my recent review of Fort Worth Opera’s production of composer Jorge Martin’s Before Night Falls, I mention that the company’s 2011 festival will feature Hydrogen Jukebox, a collaboration between post-classical/Minimali...



Ticked-Off Group Protests “Ticked-Off”

Jimmy Fowler
Dallas director Israel Luna’s “transploitation” thriller Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives seems to attract attention wherever it goes – and usually not the positive kind. Ticked-Off is receiving its Southwest premiere a...


Tres Jose’s In Lead For My Affections

Jeff Prince
After more than 20 years as a regular customer at Los Alamos Cafe, I have been forced to find a replacement. It hasn’t been easy. Good food, plenty of it, lunch specials at $7 or less, pleasant and casual surroundings, fr...



Taste of Haloumi

Jimmy Fowler
As this week’s ”Eats” review indicates, Terra Mediterranean Grill served some of the best Greek and Middle Eastern food I’ve had in a while. On the menu I discovered a fantastically firm white cheese that’s popular a...


The Breaking Point in DISH

Gayle Reaves
Mayor Calvin Tillman of DISH, who has led the fight to reveal and contain the environmental damage to his town from the gas drilling industry, posted this e-mail on Tuesday night: It is with great difficulty that I post this me...