Posts Tagged ‘features’
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FOGG Thickens

The stoner-rock trio discovers the heaviness between Love and the Dead
Steve Steward
It’s amazing what can happen in two years for a band. Sometimes it’s a bunch of gigs around town that lead to more gigs around town. Other times, a band gets a record deal on a well-known indie label. You might be tempted t...


Go for the drinks. Stay for the classy comfort food. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Get Mash’d

Though specializing in moonshine, this new West 7th eatery also offers some culinary delights.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
If the thought of a new gastropub in the West 7th Street corridor fills you with nothing more than a vague sense of fatigue, you are certainly not alone. You might be understandably suspicious of tired terms like “trendsettin...



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The Jazz Singer

Amy Winehouse gets a respectful, revealing documentary.
Kristian Lin
I remember the first time I heard Amy Winehouse. I was at a listening booth in a Borders Books & Music — remember those? I’m fuzzy on what made me listen to this CD called Back to Black, but I do recall what impression ...


Bob Hess and Christie Vela co-star in Amphibian Productions’ The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 8 – David Heymann is an architect, so it makes sense that the hero of his debut novel My Beautiful City Austin works in the same profession, although he repeatedly fails to dissuade his clients from making decisions t...



Dr. Wayne Carson. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Fostering a New Attitude

ACH is rethinking (and redesigning) foster care.
Edward Brown
Wayne Carson is already seeing improvements. CEO of ACH Child and Family Services, a 100-year-old Fort Worth-based nonprofit that’s recently been hired by the state to oversee foster care in seven counties, including Tarrant,...


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New Local Music

Proto-punk, piano pop, and pop satire are coming at you from the Fort.
EDWARD BROWN, LYNDSAY COLE, AND ERIC GRIFFEY
Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze “Breaking Loose,” the first track off Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze, starts out deceptively mellow, with vocalist/guitarist Dylan Owens’ echoing voice draped over a distorted bass line. “When...



The Trinity River Tap House serves (clockwise from top left) a chicken Acapulco wrap, Baja fish tacos, baked rigatoni with blackened shrimp, and a mac dog. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Wing It

That’s our advice on the bar food at Trinity River Tap House.
Kristian Lin
A few weeks ago I wrote about traditional notions of what bar food is. Well, Trinity River Tap House fits the familiar mold much better. That’s not likely, given that the place serves more than 50 types of craft beer. Where t...


Michael Banta is concerned about the new cookie cutter houses that now occupy his beloved neighborhood of 1930s bungalows. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Toothless Near TCU

As students cram into near-campus houses, homeowners are left with little recourse.
Kenneth Kost
When homeowners near TCU fought for an overlay in their district to restrict property owners from housing more than three unrelated tenants under the same roof, the homeowners didn’t know they would have to enforce the rules ...



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A Tragedy of Errors

New book Dateline Purgatory argues for Darlie Routier’s innocence.
Margaret Allyson
Darlie Routier. If you remember her at all, you’re probably seeing the same mental image that most of us have: a young, attractive blonde woman chewing gum and spraying Silly String onto the new graves of her little boys. She...


The Texas Tenors close out another season of Concerts in the Garden, Sun.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 1 - This year, the Farmers Market has announced it will be open on Wednesday mornings as well as Saturdays. Getting there early will not only help you beat the summer heat but also give you access to the best selection of s...