Posts Tagged ‘features’
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If Marijuana is Legalized, Potheads Will Have Nothing Left To Talk About

Eric Griffey
If you’re like me, you have a friend or nine who still smokes weed all of the time, and all he/she/they ever talk about are (in no particular order): legalizing weed, the various benefits of weed, famous people who likely...


A KID DISCOVERS A WILDFLOWER (photo by Chris Emory)

Prairie Fest Illuminates Beauty Of Tandy Hills

Jeff Prince
If you missed last weekend’s 8th Annual Prairie Fest, don’t cry in your organic whole grain cereal. Crackerjack photographers are usually milling about and capturing the beauty and grace found in such abundance at t...



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Cooking for West

CHOW, BABY
The thoughts of many North Texans are focused on the little town of West, in the aftermath of the terrible fertilizer plant explosion on April 17. Among many locals who went down to help was one of Fort Worth’s best burger ch...


Holy fracking water.

Numb and Dumber

STATIC
A simple reason explains why Fort Worth Weekly was among the country’s first news media to point out that fracking by natural gas drillers could threaten water supplies, and yet regulatory agencies weren’t paying attention....



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Hooked

Legislators can’t shake the lottery habit.
DAVE McNEELY
Ah, the lottery. Texas House members recently voted to kill it, some posturing to curry favor with anti-gambling constituents. But everyone was surprised — including some of the posturers — when the sunset review bill to co...


Tenor David Portillo’s version of the classic “Ah! Mes amis” will knock your socks off.

Glory Denied, Daughter Roll

Fort Worth Opera Festival continues with two totally different works.
ANTHONY MARIANI and EDWARD BROWN
For this year’s requisite dose of comedy, Fort Worth Opera went with Donizetti’s The Daughter of the Regiment, a mid-19th-century bel canto piece about a young orphan girl who is raised by a ragtag group of soldiers in The ...



We’reWolves will take some time off after their CD release show to promote their new record and write new material.

We’reWolves: Fang-tastic

These swampy young rockers have just put out an intriguing new album.
ANTHONY MARIANI
For We’reWolves, the time was right for a proper recording. All that frontman Riley Knight, guitarist Rob Hine, drummer Austin Adams, and keyboardist Colin Cashman had to their name was a nine-song demo recorded last summer, ...


The Flame takes on shrimp scampi — lookin’ good. Lee Chastain

Burnin’ Love

Euless institution The Flame Steakhouse is great for some beef and a shot.
STEVE STEWARD
Honestly, unless you’re talking about a brand-new bar clinging to the trend of chef-driven cuisine served alongside artisanal cocktails and craft beers, there’s usually not a lot to get excited over when a watering hole off...



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Jerry Jones: Village Idiot

ANTHONY MARIANI
This much we know: Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones cares so much what people think of him that he will shoot himself in the foot –– to the potential detriment of his organization –– just to prove a point. And that p...


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Coming Out is Still Brave. Ask Jason Collins.

JIMMY FOWLER
People can be forgiven if they’re a little jaded about celebrities who come out of the closet. That’s because declaring to the world that you are gay or lesbian has largely been the prerogative of actors, musicians, and oth...