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Graves, at Hard Scrabble in 1992. Robert Hart

Goodbye to a Giant

BY ROBERT HART
Editor’s note: Beloved Texas author John Graves, a native of Fort Worth, died July 31 at his home near Glen Rose. His books on the Brazos River, particularly “Goodbye to a River,” established him, as The New York Times sa...


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Bustin’ Out in Swag

How do marketers love us? Let us count the ways.
BY JEFF PRINCE AND ERIC GRIFFEY Photos BY JEFF PRINCE
Truck drivers in earlier decades used to talk about the “skip rolling in” on the radio as they crossed the country, picking up unexpected signals bouncing around the atmosphere from far-away stations — largesse on the air...



Macaluso’s takes a semi-nontraditional approach to Italian cuisine, as this filet with peppercorn sauce and asparagus clearly shows. Adrien P. Maroney

Improving Macaluso’s

The Italian eatery in a seemingly cursed spot seems to have a bright future.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
It’s no secret that one food critic’s treasure is another’s trash. Chow, Baby unreservedly disliked Macaluso’s Italian Restaurant (“Crabby,” April 24, 2013), though probably not without good reason. But thin...


At Luminant’s Martin Lake plant, eight months of coal waste discharge killed off major portions of the fish in a nearby lake. Jimmy Alford

Dirty Water Under the Bridge

Decades late, the EPA moves to shut down massive water pollution by coal plants — and it still may not happen.
GAYLE REAVES
Coal-fired power plants are notorious for their contributions to air pollution in this country, particularly in Texas. They contribute hugely to carbon dioxide and mercury emissions, where Texas holds an undesirable first place...



Fort Worth Weekly March 14, 2010

What Ever Happened to Mandy Lane?

It’s still in limbo, but the Fort Worth filmmaker behind it forges on.
KRISTIAN LIN
In October 2006, Fort Worth Weekly reported the story of how Fort Worth’s Chad Feehan had scored a huge hit. His slasher flick All the Boys Love Mandy Lane, filmed in Texas, had played to an ecstatic crowd of about 1,400 peop...


Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt get down to making babies in Friends With Kids.

Friends With Kids: Meet the Parents

Is Jennifer Westfeldt the next Woody Allen? Looks like it.
KRISTIAN LIN
You could be forgiven for thinking that Friends With Kids is an unofficial sequel to Bridesmaids. After all, half the cast of last summer’s comedy hit wound up in this film, and those actors have been understandably put front...