Posts Tagged ‘features’
A Most Violent Year.

Hard Winter

Oscar Isaac is Oscar-worthy in the crime thriller A Most Violent Year.
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...


What’s it Worth to Save Dalworthington?

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...

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Imprisoned by Payday

A nonprofit says many of the high-interest lenders are illegally seeking to put borrowers behind bars for debt.
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...


Big Cheers for Little Bikkles

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...


Striking in the Right Direction?

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...


Downtown Abbey

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...

Hennessy: “I own a house in Fort Worth, and I’m not selling it.”


Even during work training, Richard Hennessy focuses on Henry the Archer.
When singer-songwriter Richard Hennessy came to Fort Worth because of a job transfer in early 2013, he expected to dislike Texas. But in reality, the 33-year-old New Jerseyan said, Fort Worth became the home he thought he’d n...

Sutherland: “It is time this board requires our superintendent and board president to follow this rule.” Lee Chastain


Sutherland can’t get on her own board’s agenda to ask about frequent tests and employee bullying.
Embattled Fort Worth school board trustee Ann Sutherland is no stranger to conflict with school district officials. Two years ago she was censured for asking too many questions. Last year she was threatened by the district’s ...

Executive chef Jordan Ray delivers a 16-oz. rib-eye finished in a 900-degree pizza oven, topped with truffle-saffron butter and accompanied by a jalapeño grit cake and grilled asparagus. Vishal Malhotra

More than Seafood

Though the name may suggest otherwise, Fish Creek also serves up pizzas, steaks, and an amazing bread pudding.
Fish Creek didn’t always serve wood-fired artisan pizzas and prime steaks along with its seafood. Before taking over in 2009, owner Joe Lane worked for nearly a decade at various Fort Worth seafood restaurants. While some rem...

The cooks brand Wild Mushroom’s “Cowboy-Cut” bone-in rib-eye. Lee Chastain

Go ’Shroomin’

The turf is great and the surf even better at Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge.
Over the last five years, Jerrett Joslin’s Wild Mushroom Steak House & Lounge developed a rep for serving great steak and seafood in Weatherford. The success occurred despite some nasty road construction, which occasional...