Posts Tagged ‘features’
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Trap, No Shoot

A new city ordinance aims to humanely reduce feral cat colonies.
ANNABELLE MASSEY MALLOY
Three weeks after a new “trap, neuter, return” city ordinance took effect on Jan. 1 in response to an out-of-control feral cat population in Fort Worth, local animal advocates and city officials were chasing down a rumor wi...


The cherry-wood smoked bacon, prosciutto, and Eagle Mountain gouda sandwich is available at Magnolia Cheese Company.

Love on a Plank

CHOW, BABY
There are only three things in life that Chow, Baby can count on: death, taxes, and my inability to find a good cheese plate in this town. I love cheese in ways my therapist disapproves of. But it seems like every time I order ...



What does Missing Sibling sound like? Eight out of 10 folks don’t know.

Family Friendly

Members of Fate Lions and Calhoun conspire by the fire in Missing Sibling.
ERIC GRIFFEY
On a recent Sunday night in the middle of Nowheresville, Okla., Missing Sibling experienced its first big break. It’s not what you think. A belt on singer/guitarist Drew Gabbert’s Jeep Cherokee snapped, leaving him and his ...


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Buying American

The U.S. marijuana business is so sophisticated that there’s even a college for pot growers.
JEFF PRINCE
The bar is well stocked at J.R.’s house, nestled quietly in a well-to-do neighborhood not far from downtown Fort Worth. Booze is in short supply — three dusty wine bottles sit forlornly on a shelf. This bar’s bounty is gr...



The raw oysters are firm and tasty at Texas Pit Oyster Bar. Chase Martinez

Texas Pit: Bottom Highs

Lofty flavor abounds in catfish and mollusks.
ANTHONY MARIANI
There aren’t many places around here to go for raw oysters. J&J’s Oyster Bar in the Cultural District and Big Fish in Grapevine are the only two that readily come to mind. Landlocked Fort Worth isn’t as far as you can...


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How to Fake a Girlfriend

Kristian Lin
Dear Lord, holy crap, and every other verbal ejaculation you can think of. The college football world and a good portion of the world beyond is reeling from Deadspin’s bombshell about Manti Te’o, the linebacker whos...



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A Ban on Hypocrisy

Liberals and conservatives should re-examine the basics of our public debates.
E.R. BILLS
Not long after the shooting in Newtown, Conn., I got into a little argument with a good friend about gun control. I lean liberal, he leans conservative. We exchanged the predictable points, and then something strange happened. ...


Nice Major: “I’m a fan of Lady Gaga, Queen, Kanye. That’s also what I want ... everybody to see.”

Major Niceness

This Fort Worth rapper is more than rap, maybe more than the Fort.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth isn’t short on rappers, that’s for sure. But most of them are gangsta. Their beats are simple and intentionally chintzy sounding, and the lyrics are copious and mostly about boasting, toasting, and the thug life....



The artist's "Ophelia" on display in "Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters."

Gregory Crewdson: Motionless Pictures

This documentary follows a photographer and his elaborate suburban tableaux.
KRISTIAN LIN
For whatever reason, 2012 has yielded a bumper crop of documentary films about prominent artists: Marina Abramovic, Ai Weiwei, and Gerhard Richter have all seen their work showcased on the big screen this past year. Why not? It...


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Turning Off the Spigot

Texas has changed its tune on turning kids into criminals, but Fort Worth may be lagging behind.
ERIC GRIFFEY
In 1995, during his State of the State address, then-Texas Gov. George W. Bush told the 74th Legislature, “We must adopt one policy for those who terrorize teachers or disrupt classrooms — zero tolerance.” He was respondi...