Posts Tagged ‘features’
Shake the Moon: “We want to write the catchiest songs we can and have fun with it.” Photo by R McQueen Photo.

Shake the Moon: Groovy

Feel the smooth, rocking vibes from this up-and-coming Fort Worth quintet.
Edward Brown
Smooth rockers Shake the Moon have learned that playing in a quintet of proficient, eager performers can sound like a runaway freight train if they don’t exercise a little restraint. To that end, frontman Johnathon Gehringer ...


Based on our experience, Thai Terrace can improve by shortening its menu. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Room to Improve

Thai Terrace needs to up its game.
Lauren Phillips
There’s a little magic in the phrase “new Thai restaurant.” Your ears perk up. Your mouth begins to water. Your olfactory recall kicks into high gear. Fond memories of youthful excursions to the noodle shop at the edge of...



Scott Lang vs. The World: Paul Rudd ponders the meaning of this suit in Ant-Man.

Mini Marvel

Ant-Man has some major bugs to work out.
Kristian Lin
Movie fanboys, including me, were disappointed when Edgar Wright, the British cult director of Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and The World’s End, left the big-screen Marvel Comics adaptation Ant-Man reportedly because of the d...


Sir Joshua Reynolds’ ravishing “The Ladies Waldegrave” is part of  Botticelli to Braque at the Kimbell. Courtesy National Galleries of Scotland

Scots Wha Hae

Cultural treasures from the U.K. (for now) come to the Kimbell.
Kristian Lin
A show like Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces From the National Gallery of Scotland doesn’t have much of a theme to coalesce around other than, “Wow, they have some nice things in that museum in Scotland.” Fortunately, t...



Hip Pocket Theatre’s Tree Pop brings the forest to life this week.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 15 - You’ll get lots of air if you go to Pump It Up today. The company specializing in indoor inflatables and play areas is celebrating its 15th birthday, and it’s doing so with cake, kids’ activities, and goodie bags...


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FOGG Thickens

The stoner-rock trio discovers the heaviness between Love and the Dead
Steve Steward
It’s amazing what can happen in two years for a band. Sometimes it’s a bunch of gigs around town that lead to more gigs around town. Other times, a band gets a record deal on a well-known indie label. You might be tempted t...



Go for the drinks. Stay for the classy comfort food. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Get Mash’d

Though specializing in moonshine, this new West 7th eatery also offers some culinary delights.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
If the thought of a new gastropub in the West 7th Street corridor fills you with nothing more than a vague sense of fatigue, you are certainly not alone. You might be understandably suspicious of tired terms like “trendsettin...


Amy Winehouse in her troubled glory days in Amy.

The Jazz Singer

Amy Winehouse gets a respectful, revealing documentary.
Kristian Lin
I remember the first time I heard Amy Winehouse. I was at a listening booth in a Borders Books & Music — remember those? I’m fuzzy on what made me listen to this CD called Back to Black, but I do recall what impression ...



Bob Hess and Christie Vela co-star in Amphibian Productions’ The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 8 – David Heymann is an architect, so it makes sense that the hero of his debut novel My Beautiful City Austin works in the same profession, although he repeatedly fails to dissuade his clients from making decisions t...


Dr. Wayne Carson. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Fostering a New Attitude

ACH is rethinking (and redesigning) foster care.
Edward Brown
Wayne Carson is already seeing improvements. CEO of ACH Child and Family Services, a 100-year-old Fort Worth-based nonprofit that’s recently been hired by the state to oversee foster care in seven counties, including Tarrant,...