Posts Tagged ‘features’
Courtesy City of Fort Worth

Worth Questioning

Arlington Heights residents want more answers about the Bass-backed arena.
Mayor Betsy Price is on television a lot these days. She stars in a commercial pushing three ballot proposals for funding a multi-purpose arena planned for the Cultural District. She even has a memorable catchphrase, touting th...

Don’t let leisurely service keep you from Spazzio’s eggplant medallions.

Spazzio Out

This newish Arlington eatery does Italian right.
Spazzio’s Italian Cantina seems to be suffering from an identity crisis. The original name, Spago Pizza and Vino, apparently infringed on a Wolfgang Puck trademark. Despite the confusion, this newish family-owned eatery has q...


Ducking the Questions

Republicans turn shy over debates and editorial board meetings.
It’s not all that unusual for front-runners in political contests to duck debates. That’s part of political gamesmanship. The front-runner may want to avoid giving opponents an opportunity to raise questions he or she might...

last call

Blocking the Brew

Years ago, I was obsessed with a real-time PC strategy game called Starcraft, in which you guided the actions of militaristic space colonists attempting to gain control of the planets of some far-flung galaxy. The game’s poin...

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Grading on the Curve

TransCanada, the Canadian builder and owner of some of the worst pipelines in both Canada and this country, including the Keystone pipeline network that would transport tar sands bitumen, has been lauded for its “leadership...

Courtesy California Pho & Grill's Facebook

California Dreamin’

This new pho and grill offers some inventive Viet, Thai, and Chinese fare.
On a recent Sunday afternoon visit to Arlington’s California Pho & Grill — just north of the super-busy Parks Mall complex — we were surprised by what we found: a hip, minimalist, dark wood and sherbet-colored dining ...

Though Skeleton Coast is no more, former frontman Bobby McCubbins continues pumping out Goldd, now in the Pacific Northwest.

Go for the Goldd

Though the headliner for Thursday night’s show at The Where House (2510 Hemphill St.) is Skeleton Coast, don’t expect to hear a lot of Skeleton Coast tunes. For one thing, the bombastically dreamy Fort Worth group disbanded...


Sidetracked with Sides

Are there any bars around here housed in an old Taco Bell? The reason I ask is because a.) that would be funny and b.) there’s a bar east of Hwy. 360 on Division Street that looks like it might have once been a Wendy’s. I g...


Tempest in a Soup Tureen

The recent bizarre drama centering on Dallas Morning News food critic Leslie Brenner got Chow, Baby to thinking about the relationship among restaurants, their customers, and news outlets. The rise of social media, celebrity ch...


Ebola’s Grim Math

Here are two good things about the Ebola virus. It is unlikely to mutate into a version that can spread through the air, as some other viruses have done. And people who have been infected by Ebola cannot pass it on to others du...