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Posts Tagged ‘features’
Mommy

Beautiful Boy

One-third of the screen yields three times the emotion in the Quebecois drama Mommy.
Kristian Lin
I’d like to take a minute to introduce you to someone. Xavier Dolan started out as a child actor in his native Canada, and at 25 his career in front of the camera is still going. However, he has become known to the world as a...


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Fill ’er Up

Your belly, that is, at IDC Burgers in an unassuming Shell station in Aledo.
Joey Keeton
IDC Burger is easy to miss. Just look for the big banner strung across the Shell station on FM 1187, which you’ll probably notice only after you’ve decided that you’re lost and are no longer on 1187. The décor consists o...



The Cush

Transcendental Tunes

To its psychedelic rock, The Cush adds some Brit-pop
Steve Steward
On their fourth album, the good folks in The Cush have neatly grafted the expansively psychedelic soundscapes of their earlier material with a heavy dose of British rock. Transcendental Heatwave alternately floats in space and ...


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Samson’s Delight

Fort Worth’s first Ethiopian restaurant was well worth the wait.
Laurie Barker James
Everyone loves an underdog story. And Samson Yosef’s is truly a feel-good, up-by-the-bootstraps tale. After fleeing his native Ethiopia nearly three decades ago to escape the Red Terror and after almost a year of red tape, he...



A Most Violent Year.

Hard Winter

Oscar Isaac is Oscar-worthy in the crime thriller A Most Violent Year.
KRISTIAN LIN
The discontent over this year’s Oscars has been all about the overwhelming whiteness of the nominees. Most of that discontent has coalesced around Selma, for excellent reason. Still, what about A Most Violent Year, which open...


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What’s it Worth to Save Dalworthington?

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The politics of water can be … er … pretty dry stuff, unless of course you’re talking about the Tarrant Regional Water District, in which case it can be infuriating as well. But one Fort Worth suburb is challenging the TR...



ACE Cash Express

Imprisoned by Payday

A nonprofit says many of the high-interest lenders are illegally seeking to put borrowers behind bars for debt.
COHE BOND
The right to not be imprisoned for debt has been guaranteed to Texans since the adoption in 1836 of the Republic of Texas Constitution. But that hasn’t stopped some payday lenders in recent years from illegally filing theft-b...


CHOW

Big Cheers for Little Bikkles

CHOW, BABY
Sometimes this town baffles me. Generic chain restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory get a ticker- tape parade when they come to town, but a fantastic, unique, family-owned hole-in-the-wall like Angie’s Bikkles Caribbean Res...



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Striking in the Right Direction?

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had yet to take office when heads started rolling. (That’s different from eyes rolling, which has been happening for a long time.) Revelations about a $110 million contract awarded to a private contract...


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Downtown Abbey

LAST CALL
In my humble estimation, Irish pubs are a default kind of bar. They’re cozy, with lots of warm lighting and dark wood, and emphasize brown liquors, darts, and billiards. I’ve never been across the Atlantic, so I have no ide...