Posts Tagged ‘features’
Backed by a full band, Leon Bridges proved he’s come a long way from the shy guy he was here in the Fort. Matt Mabe

SXSW ’15

South-by returned to its roots, and Leon Bridges sprouted wings.
Matt Mabe
Well, my bank account is empty, my shoes are caked in mud, and my knees feel like a dying old man’s. Another South-by in the books. SXSW ’15 felt very noticeably different to me on several fronts. The first obvious differen...


Among the offerings on Vivo 53’s menu, the wood-fired pizza and signature chopped salad get the highest marks. Robert Garner

53rd Time’s a Charm-a

Has The Tower finally found its culinary anchor?
Laurie Barker James
Vivo 53 sits on the ground floor of The Tower, where many restaurants, including the wonderful Vault, have come and gone. Vivo 53, with its bold color scheme, is much brighter and welcoming than its immediate predecessor, The T...



Maika Monroe enjoys a serene moment before she catches It in It Follows.

Tag, You’re It

Terror is a walking STD in the terrific It Follows.
Kristian Lin
Ever since It Follows debuted at last year’s Cannes Film Festival, horror fans haven’t been able to stop talking about it. Maybe you were lucky enough to catch the movie at last fall’s Lone Star Film Festival, but if you ...


There’s more to Jay Wilkinson than brilliant stuff like “De Hory,” the Fort Worth multimedia artist’s painted tribute to famed painter and forger Elmyr de Hory.

Jay Wilkinson Versus the World

This Fort Worth multimedia artist is enjoying solving the “problem” of art.
Edward Brown
Jay Wilkinson’s first works of art were inspired by comics but not in a Roy Lichtenstein kind of way. “I was dyslexic,” Wilkinson said, “so my mom gave me comics. Books were overwhelming. Comic books were cool because I...



Tamera Bounds, founder of the Mansfield Gas Well Alliance, wanted “three important things” but got, really, only one. Lee Chastain

Gas Industry Holds on Tight

After losing in Denton, the industry turns on the charm in Mansfield.
Peter Gorman
Nobody’s really happy. Not the residents of Mansfield who wanted major changes to the city’s gas- drilling ordinance. And not the industry, whose leaders decided to draw a line in the Barnett Shale sand after suffering a de...


Watson: “We weren’t blues enough for the blues clubs or funk enough for the funk clubs.”

No Joshing

A little bit of everything but totally soulful, the Chris Watson Band finds its sweet spot.
Edward Brown
As Chris Watson’s passion for Southern soul music has grown, so has his namesake band. Now joining the 29-year-old Fort Worth singer-songwriter on his eclectic, retro journey –– whose sound is full of bright, inflected vo...



Boggs (left), with Phillips and Essian: “We will discuss what churches won’t talk about.” Brian Hutson

Smokes, Beer, and Biblical Debate

Nonbelievers aren’t just welcome; they’re the point at these events.
Cohe Bond
It’s not a Bible study group. It’s not a church. The Bible and Beer Consortium gets together once or twice a month to discuss cultural issues from a biblical standpoint, with people from any faith or no faith. And to have a...


Insurgent

Out of Faction

Insurgent epitomizes the glass ceiling of girl blockbusters.
Kristian Lin
Example No. 54,903,812 of the movie industry’s glass ceiling: While Hollywood is coming around at a snail’s pace to the idea that a fantasy-adventure blockbuster franchise can still make giant piles of money if the main cha...



The buffalo burger (from left to right), bruschetta, and braised short-rib pasta prove that Social House is more than socializing. Lee Chastain

Social Feed

This newish West 7th gastropub may very well be all things to all people.
Edward Brown
Social House 840 Currie St, FW. 817-820-1510. 4pm-2am Mon-Fri, 11am-2am Sat-Sun. All major credit cards accepted. To the West 7th Street corridor, an area already loaded with Dallas transplants — Gloria’s Latin Cuisine, Til...


Van Gogh’s “Enclosed Field with a Ploughman” is from 1889, not long before the tortured artist committed suicide.

Dabbling in Art

The first family of Fort Worth has an eye for (sometimes experimental) detail.
Laurie Barker James
Recent exhibits at the Kimbell Art Museum have included works from the Musée d’Orsay, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and private collections around the country. The Kimbell’s latest hails from closer to home. Much closer....