Posts Tagged ‘features’

Show of Force

The Star Wars series returns much better, thanks to a new director.
Kristian Lin
I think I’ve been resisting the Star Wars hype pretty well. While people around me have been holding their breath for the better part of a year waiting for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, my anticipation was cooled considerably...


Recovering Workaholic

Who knows when, if ever, a local A.C. repairman injured by a faulty part will be compensated.
Kate Skinner
First responders cut away Clarence Johnson’s singed clothing while he looked out the ambulance’s small window. “I remember thinking, ‘How could such a beautiful day turn out to be so bad?’ ” It was Friday, Aug. 3, 2...


Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 9 - December means it’s time for the Dorothy Shaw Handbell Choir to come out of hibernation. The Littlest Wiseman is their Nativity pageant (and not a tribute to any child named Wiseman) that can be seen through the weeke...


A Rock Band’s Rock Band

Caliche Burnout is new to the scene, but its members have been around the rock block.
Collectively, the four guys in Caliche Burnout have amassed a century’s worth of experience playing in local bands. With a resume of past acts that reads like a who’s-who of North Texas heavyweights (Ghostcar, The Gideons, ...


Third World Child Welfare

A Fort Worth CEO has returned from Cuba with new ideas about caring for U.S. children.
Peter Gorman
In late September, 12 agency heads under the umbrella of the Child Welfare League of America took off to spend six days in Havana, Cuba, to learn how that country, under more than a 50-year embargo by the United States, dealt w...


Grasping for Common Ground

The new TCU-area eatery has a split personality.
There have always been enough beer dives and burger joints around the intersection of West Berry Street and University Drive, ground zero for the TCU non-Greek social scene. What has been conspicuously absent has been a hip, sl...


Arts-Centered Learning

Imagination Fort Worth is reinventing itself while keeping the focus on the kids.
Edward Brown @EJB0017
As long as there’s been public school, there have been fights about where art and music fit into it. “They’re valuable but not crucial,” say some folks. Others think learning how to read music or paint not only help cre...


Developing Patience

Despite a major setback, the Hemphill Corridor Task Force is forging ahead.
Eric Griffey
In April, when the city broke ground on a $12 million underpass connecting the downtown business district to Hemphill Street, it looked like the momentum behind the Hemphill Corridor’s revitalization had gone from a gust to a...


Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 2 - Based on Ludwig Bemelmans’ book, Artisan Children’s Theatre’s musical Madeline’s Christmas finds the Parisian schoolgirls struck down by the flu during the holidays, but leave it to Madeline to find the bright s...


This My City

Chi-Raq: Make love, not … actually, don’t make love either.
Kristian Lin
Satire has been an element of Spike Lee’s filmmaking since the beginning. Caricatures, heightened reality, and subversive jokes aimed at all manner of targets have popped up all through his early films like She’s Gotta Have...