Posts Tagged ‘features’
Artist rendering of the entrance to the permanent exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Courtesy George W. Bush Foundation.

A Library for George

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George W. Bush has apparently been painting pictures in his jammies and watching a lot of SpongeBob in recent years. He’s kept a low profile since finishing his second term as president in January 2009. His sideways-smiling, ...


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Special Treatment

Arlington Heights staffers are furious about the lack of attention to some students’ needs.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The toilet sat for years behind a thin privacy screen at the back of a special education classroom at Arlington Heights High School. It’s finally gone, but faculty members say it still symbolizes the serious problems they see...



BFF mixes French/Vietnamese, sushi, and some Korean and Thai — the menu might actually be too big. Tony Robles

BFF!

You’ll be best friends forever after one visit to this pan-Asian bistro.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
BFF Bistro offers an eclectic mix of Asian cuisine while also housing an on-site bakery and — wait for it — a disco lounge. On a recent Saturday afternoon visit, said lounge, near the front of the restaurant, was particular...


Sonic Buffalo will simply chud-rock your face off. Photo by Parker Lunsford

Chud Rock? You Bet

HEARSAY
A lovable but particularly snobbish friend recently referred to a kind of rock ’n’ roll practiced in Fort Worth as “chud rock.” I snickered, thinking, “ ‘Chud’ definitely isn’t a word, but somehow I know what he...



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Dia De Los Toadies

HEARSAY
Two Thursdays ago during happy hour at Lola’s Saloon, Toadies frontman Vaden Todd Lewis and drummer Mike Reznicek said they’re bringin’ it on home. Their 6th Annual Dia De Los Toadies will take place Sept. 13-14 in Fort W...


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Beyond the Burger Basics

CHOW, BABY
First let me say that I worship at the counters of cafés like Fred’s and Kincaid’s. Fort Worth has great burger joints, most of which seem to have been here since the Eisenhower administration. Basic burgers are great, and...



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Drones Don’t Kill Kids

Presidents — and the people who want more guns — do.
GRAYSON HARPER
Two months later, and I’m still thinking about those teachers and children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.  I guess a lot of other people are thinking about them too. People in the gun industry, for instanc...


KatsüK’s Grotto show this Friday will be their first of 2013.

KatsüK’s Zero Point

Daniel Katsük and his band transcend rock with their new album.
JIMMY FOWLER
There’s a reason Fort Worth singer-songwriter Daniel Katsük took almost four years to release the follow-up to his band KatsüK’s 2008 debut album, Out of the Wind. Actually, there are a whole bunch of reasons: money (or l...



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Not-So-Sweet Arrangements

“Sugar daddies” find campus “sugar babies”: new version of an old, old story.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
You need to know I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it,” the 60-ish man is saying, while insisting again that his identity be protected. He’s pushing scrambled eggs around on his plate at a chain restaurant on Un...


Ryan’s has a smoked salmon sammy and house salad — and a cup of Joe — wih your name on it. Or, at least, their name. Lee Chastain

Gourmet Grocer

The Near Southside — finally — gets a deli, the scrumptious Ryan’s.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Siblings Brittany and Hunter Ryan grew up on the West Side, and both graduated from New York’s French Culinary Institute. They’ve spent time as chefs in other restaurants –– Hunter has worked at Eddie V’s Prime Seafoo...