Posts Tagged ‘features’
Cover by Scott Latham.

There Will Be Oil

Locals are joining a national movement against the Dakota Access pipeline.
Karen Gavis
Pen in hand, Tucker Dean stopped to sign his name. “I want to help out any way I can,” said the UTA drama major. “I just disagree with it in general.” The “it” he doesn’t like is the Dakota Access pipeline, propos...

Tornup: “I never thought I’d play out and become Warren Buffett.”

The Future is Now

Rapper Tornup is pushing the boundaries of hip-hop.
Eric Griffey
As Fort Worth-based rapper Tornup sat at Avoca Coffee during a bustling lunch hour trying to answer a reporter’s (overly) simple question –– How would you describe your rap style? –– the tall, striking Near Southside ...

The women of The Dressmaker are dressed for the Australian outback.

The Dressmaker: Sew Vindictive

For great fashions and bloody revenge, say yes to The Dressmaker.
Kristian Lin
I suspect that if I were Australian, I’d think The Dressmaker was the best thing I’d seen. After all, it is a nice showcase for a bunch of the country’s actors, and it tackles the great Australian theme of hating your rep...

Tokyo Joe’s Cali poke roll (center) is a delicious bargain. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Hey, Joe

Build-your-own Japanese cuisine brings its clean eating concept to the Waterside development.
Laurie Barker James
About 20 years ago, Larry Leith opened Tokyo Joe’s, a Colorado-based Japanese restaurant franchise with a focus on clean eating –– somewhat of a novelty back in the ’90s. Joe’s first Texas outpost opened last month in...

Texas Ballet Theater’s version of DGV was quite a jolt.

TBT: On Pointe

Texas Ballet Theater rendered two contemporary pieces with aplomb.
Leonard Eureka
Taking on two hefty contemporary works for its season-opening program in Bass Performance Hall last weekend – Carlos Acosta’s Carmen and Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV: Danse à Grande Vitesse – Texas Ballet Theater looked ...


I Want A New Drug

With her life on the line, this rocker traveled to India for a possible cure.
Steve Watkins
In 2011 at the recently shuttered TCU-area dive bar The Cellar, Elle Hurley did what she had done dozens of times before: She took the stage with her angry-rock band the Transistor Tramps. The sight of her, though, was surreal....


Survival of the Phatest

The Man. He’s always trying to keep us down. Like when all you want to do is have a few harmless illegal gambling machines in your convenience store, he takes them away. Or when you paint a mural on the side of your building ...

Nat Parker leads his slaves in a bid for freedom in "The Birth of a Nation."

The Birth of a Nation: Paid in Blood

I have lots of thoughts. Some of them are about the movie.
Kristian Lin
It was going so well for The Birth of a Nation this past winter. Debuting just after the Oscars had nominated yet another slate of all-white actors and directors, this epic about a real-life African-American slave revolt (cheek...

Prints of “Sisters” by Fort Worth photographer Chip Tompkins will be among a bevy of prints by emerging and established artists as part of Art Tooth’s Pop Up Print Project.

Art Tooth

A new hybrid gallery project is feeding Fort Worth’s appetite for modern art.
Edward Brown
The unfolding story of Fort Worth’s contemporary art scene would be missing a few chapters if not for the efforts of several young artists whose names have become familiar recently. Aimee Cardoso, Shasta Haubrich, Dee Lara, B...

Tuk Tuk Thai serves big portions and big flavors. Photo by Lee Chastain.


Tuk Tuk Thai’s menu of reasonably priced entry-level Thai favorites is perfect student grub.
Lauren Phillips
UT has Guadalupe Street, TCU has West Berry, UNT has Fry –– half the fun of higher learning comes from the seedy edges of the ubiquitous college strip, where pitchers of suds and tattoo parlors gobble up the dregs of that s...