Posts Tagged ‘features’
War

Less Fighting, More Fear

Let’s figure out why there are fewer wars going on these days.
GWYNNE DYER
Imagine for a moment that all the wars of the world have come to a peaceful conclusion. Most violent crime against people and property has been eradicated. The worst outbreak of violence in the world in the past 24 hours has be...


The Hanna Barbarians have got a van. And a plan. Look out.

Barbs’ Pop-Off Tour

HEARSAY
So The Hanna Barbarians got a van: a 2010 15-passenger Chevy. The reason? Oh, just a short but undoubtedly intense tour through Austin, Waco, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Nashville, and Memphis. I know what you’re thinking. This...



Film2

No Hangover Cure

The final chapter has few hangovers and fewer laughs.
STEVE STEWARD
Have you ever woken up with a hangover so monumental you swore never to drink again? I’m talking 80-proof sweats, a skull full of jackhammers, projectile vomiting, vertigo, and a long list of people you need to apologize to. ...


The steaks are cut on-site — and then cooked to order, like this bone-in rib-eye. Lee Chastain

Chop House Delights

Despite its kitschiness, this steakhouse is decidedly au courant.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Chef Kenny Mills made himself at home in Arlington with Chop House Burgers, which started as a hole-in-the-wall near University of Texas at Arlington only a couple of years ago. Now Chop House has taken over half of the strip m...



Guest

Woe-bama

If it weren’t for bad news, there’d have been no news at all for the White House.
DAVE McNEELY
When Barack Obama writes his memoir, May of 2013 probably won’t rate as his favorite month. Even though the Texas Legislature was nearing the end of its tangled session when he visited, he may wish he’d spent a couple more ...


chow

The Old (Grill) Is New Again

CHOW, BABY
The young are so helpful. Chow, Baby’s teenage nieces, for example, are always willing to point out how uncool and out of touch I am. Sadly, instead of sending me to the latest chic dive, their comments only drove me deeper i...



Ice Eater wants to be bigger than Fort Worth.

Ice Eater: Cold Comfort

Though the band has been around for a while, it’s only now surging.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Ice Eater is not a very Fort Worth-ish band. The guys can party with the best of ’em, but their music sounds like it came from outer space in the future. Though it’s definitely rock, it features elements of early disco, pun...


Byrne: “The first thing that stuck out in my mind was Spiral Diner.” Lee Chastain

Steel on Magnolia

Women own more than half the new businesses on the Near Southside.
ERIC GRIFFEY
On a recent gusty but sunny Saturday afternoon, Magnolia Avenue was teeming with pedestrians. Parents were pushing strollers, dogs were pulling owners along on leashes, and buskers provided the outdoor soundtrack to the biannua...



Queen City Music Hall will seat 1,000 and may satisfy Fort Worth's hunger for an active mid-sized music venue.

Queen City Music Hall Coming to Downtown Fort Worth

ANTHONY MARIANI
The downtown venue formerly known as City Streets and currently called Lone Star Nightclub (245 Commerce St.) is about to become a music venue. Owned by a group of investors led by Randy and Jim Butler, who opened and operate H...


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Sally Majestic Calling it Quits

Eric Griffey
One of Fort Worth’s most long-tenured bands will be performing its last show tomorrow night at Arts Goggle. Reggae-rockers Sally Majestic’s first show was in Oct. 2001 at an out-of-the-way pizza joint in Denton. Now...