Posts Tagged ‘features’

New Local Music

Two songmakers in different stages of their careers have something to say.
Jeff Prince
Randy Rogers Band’s Nothing Shines Like Neon Some of the best country and western songs feature Texas cities: “Abilene,” “Amarillo by Morning,” “Galveston,” “El Paso,” and “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mi...


Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 30 - Dallas Theater Center’s world premiere of Samuel D. Hunter’s Clarkston (intended as a companion piece for a play called Lewiston premiering elsewhere in 2016) is drawing rave reviews from the area’s theater criti...


Top 10(-ish) Local Albums of the Year

Here’s what one guy thinks about your creative output, Fort Worth.
Lots of good albums come out of town every year. Tons. But when time comes for me to compile this list, I have to stop and ask myself: Which local albums would I like to share with my wife? Haha. I’m just kidding. My wife lik...


Raw Deal

A Hill County rancher’s fine may not be the end of the raw milk saga in Fort Worth.
Edward Brown
Outside a municipal courthouse downtown last week, a dozen or so protesters held signs that read, “Cowtown loves raw milk” and “Don’t mess with Texas farmers.” A lot of the protestors wore stickers emblazoned with “...

Joy to the world! Jennifer Lawrence celebrates the holiday under fake snow.

Christmas Movie Roundup

Reviews of Joy, The Big Short, and The Danish Girl.
Kristian Lin
As is the case most Christmases, this week has tons of movies dropping into the multiplexes for the holiday, so I’m publishing a guide to the most notable ones. You cannot ever relax around Jennifer Lawrence. She’s always b...


Billy Hassell: Eco-Painter

A survey of new and old works presents an artist with a message.
Christopher Blay
There is no substitute for being in nature. And there is no equivalent expression that translates nature into a satisfying two-dimensional experience either. For as long as humans have stood in awe of it, we have tried to bring...


New Old Soul

Rosako’s offers a unique take on traditional Southern soul food
Lauren Phillips
Rosako Bailey is a man who loves to cook. You can see it when his eyes light up talking about his vegetable sides. You might hear it in his conspiratorial whisper as he tells you about the signature twist he applies to his clas...

It happens every night to Andy Pickett.

Top 10 Local Songs of ’15

Well. Maybe more like “One Pompous Ass’ Favorites.”
Once again, a wealth of exceptional tuneage exploded from the great 817 this year. On a purely technical level, there were at least –– at least –– 538 good-to-great songs. Can’t wait for next year’s Music Awards. Th...


From Bow to Baton

Former UNT College of Music conductor Anshel Brusilow reflects on a lifetime of music in his memoir.
Edward Brown
Famed conductor Anshel Brusilow first conceived of his memoir, Shoot the Conductor, in 1967. He didn’t start writing immediately. Life afforded the former conductor of the UNT Symphony Orchestra several more decades to ponder...

Photo by Lee Chastain.

Oh, Snappy!

On its way to conquering the world, this Dallas salad chain stops in Fort Worth.
Kristian Lin
I have a leg up when it comes to reviewing Snappy Salads. I’ve been eating at one of its Dallas locations for years. The one at the NorthPark Mall food court is perfect for dining before a movie screening at the theater a few...