Posts Tagged ‘features’
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Tempest or Tea Kettle

STATIC
The natural gas leak at an XTO drilling site last Friday was (1) scary as hell or (2) ain’t no thang, depending on whom you ask. Residents of the Meadows West neighborhood in southwest Fort Worth most likely choose No. 1. A s...


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Hot Fried Foodies

CHOW, BABY
Last week I braved the July sun and checked out the Go Texan food truck competition at the Cowtown Chow Down food truck park (1100 N. Main St.). The event was sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture to celebrate “Din...



The Frisky Disco is about to release an album and an EP and start work on another album.

Boogie Nights

The Frisky Disco is of age — and coming to a bar near you.
MATTHEW McGOWAN
Until recently, Fort Worth’s noisy blues-rock trio The Frisky Disco was having a rough go at it. They had been floundering, really, for the past few years, playing only a handful of gigs at the few local venues brave (stupid?...


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(Almost) No Room at the Inn

Domestic violence shelters are bursting at the seams — but not turning folks away.
KRISTA M. TORRALVA
For six years the Dallas woman suffered physical abuse at the hands of her partner. Now he was threatening to kill her or her family if she reported him to police. Desperate, she called a domestic violence shelter in Dallas in ...



Expect a lot of Midwestern charm at Maid-Rite in Arlington. Tony Robles

Aeee, Maid-Rite

With a few exceptions, this throwback Midwestern diner gets a thumbs-up.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Maid-Rite Diner chain originated in 1926, when an Iowa butcher invented a super-secret spice recipe and applied it to ground beef to create a loose-meat sandwich. At least that’s what the back of Maid-Rite’s menu says. ...


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Air: It’s also good for breathing

Fort Worth Weekly
Good news, everyone! Texas’ environmental protections could soon raise the bar set by the Roman Empire. That’s because a district court judge ruled last week against the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, which argu...



In the key of crushed skulls, please. The Vorvon fellas — (left to right) Sharp, Liberio, Steward, and Wells — are trained in the classic art of melting faces. Anthony Mariani

Vorvon Descends

Doom is manifest in this Fort Worth quartet’s debut EP, Bass Mountain.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Somebody smart has probably already written about the boom in doom rock in these decidedly doomy times. Yes, there has been doom since the early 1970s, specifically going back to Black Sabbath, who flipped the proverbial script...


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Platform Diving

Read what the parties say they stand for.
DAVE McNEELY
Political party platforms are documents primarily written by true believers, embodying the beliefs of activists who actually like to go to meetings. But politicians who run for office under party banners are known for frequentl...



Christian Bale ponders the end of Batman in The Dark Knight Rises.

Dark Knight Rises: Bane Capital

Batman hangs up his cowl in Christopher Nolan’s final chapter.
KRISTIAN LIN
If The Dark Knight Rises is truly Christopher Nolan’s last Batman film, this is a hell of a way for the series to go out. While this third chapter isn’t as cogent a political statement as The Dark Knight and doesn’t offer...


The Tower is elegant, its fare full of flair. Lee Chastain

Down to The Tower

In the heart of Sundance Square comes a haute comfort-food “gastropub.”
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
The Tower Restaurant and Speakeasy occupies the same location on the corner of 4th and Taylor streets downtown where The Vault Mediterranean Restaurant flamed out a couple of years ago. The new eatery is owned by the same folks...