Rising Up

A lost generation finds its place in North Texas protests — and in the fast-spreading Occupy movement.
Everyone was talking at once, and everyone was passionate — mostly about the same thing. But they weren’t getting anywhere on basic questions like where people would camp. Finally, a waifish 23-year-old stood up and admonis...

Evolving at 1919

The Southside DIY venue is an (underground) labor of love.
Jimmy Fowler | Photos by Willex Tindell
It’s not the kind of place that, at first glance, would make parents want to let their teenagers hang out for an evening. Inside the small two-story building on Fort Worth’s South Side, battered, dingy couches sit below ban...

Good Samaritan

Home is where the help is at this local AIDS nonprofit.
Sarah Angle Photos by Robert Hart
It’s noon on a weekday, and the cafeteria is loud and lively. Silverware clatters against plates filled with fried tilapia, peas, cornbread, and coleslaw. Large chocolate cupcakes donated by Central Market wait at the end of ...

Best Of 2011

Faces and Phases/2011
Take a look at the cover of this, our biggest issue of the year. It was done by two students from the Art Institute of Fort Worth, each working separately on half of a portrait, neither able to see what the other was doing. The...

Musical Transition

Turnover at the top raises questions about the Cliburn Foundation’s future.
The 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition ended with a flourish — the crowning of a co-champion with a compelling life story, the filming of a documentary that would find distribution in movie theaters nationwide, ...

Blowing Smoke

Fort Worth’s air quality study makes things as clear as smog.
What if you brought your car to a mechanic for a tune-up and he looked it over and said it was in good shape. But then he told you he hadn’t actually checked whether it needed oil, just made a guess based on a chart of cars o...

9/11 Blind

We’re 10 years past the Twin Towers attack and still fighting wars in its name. Can we open our eyes in time?
After witnessing the first jetliner crash into the Twin Towers on that Sept. 11 morning, a friend’s wife and 7-year-old daughter fled to their nearby Manhattan loft and ran to the roof to look around. From there, they saw the...

Wendy Davis stuck her neck out for schoolkids.

And got her district Chopped Up.
It was the last Sunday in May, last day of this year’s regular session of the Texas Legislature, and State Sen. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth had some hard thinking to do. Republicans had been wrangling over budget cuts for month...

Hanna Barbarians at the Gate

Energy and talent fuel the rise of this Fort Worth sextet.
There’s rock ’n’ roll. And then there’s rawk ’n’ rolllll!, a peculiar species of music-centric living that fills parents’ rapidly graying heads with nightmares of drug-and-booze-fueled orgies presided over by the ...

A Theatre Family: 35 Years of Hip Pocket

Siddhartha debuted its four-week run at the Hip Pocket Theatre recently, and the stage adaptation of Herman Hesse’s novel is a fitting choice for the troupe’s 35th anniversary season. The book’s theme of putting oneself i...