Posts Tagged ‘features’
Chow Baby

No Use Crying over Old Grits

CHOW, BABY
Why I volunteered to cook this Thanksgiving is beyond me. Maybe it was the tacos. Last month, a friend from Boston was in town, and he swears he can’t get a decent taco up there (duh), so we gorged on tacos de pastor ($1.25 e...


Brewed’s main focus is a big selection of beer and coffee — but the food is also pretty fine. Willex Tindell

Newly Brewed

This eclectic Near Southside gastropub has quickly found its groove.
JIMMY FOWLER
Brewed opened last month on the Near Southside on a stretch of West Magnolia Avenue between Hot Damn, Tamales! and Yucatan Taco Stand, and from the start, the place seemed to struggle with being all things to all people: coffee...



John Carlisle Moore’s “Rabbit Full House Divided” is on display now as part of a group show at A5A.

Cottontail Fire

Outsider artists gather at Arts Fifth Avenue.
JIMMY FOWLER
The term “outsider artist” is often used to describe self-taught artists who proudly and defiantly work outside of any movement, commercial trend, or academic tradition. Fort Worth painter-photographer-playwright John Carli...


Brad Pitt is an efficient problem solver in "Killing Them Softly."

Killing Them Softly: Cogan’s Bluff

When it’s not bashing America, this crime thriller is pretty good.
KRISTIAN LIN
Andrew Dominik is at home among thieves and killers. The New Zealander has made three films, and they’ve all been crime thrillers: the terrifying 2001 Australian entry Chopper, followed by the gorgeous and lethally dull 2007 ...



Leigh Guldig

What Runs Beneath

More than 700 miles of pipelines carrying corrosive gas run under Fort Worth — but no one’s sure exactly where.
PETER GORMAN
On Monday, June 7, 2010, workers installing a utility pole outside of Cleburne, in Johnson County, struck a buried natural gas line. The explosion that followed left one person dead, sent several others to area hospitals, and s...


Static

This Tree Is Your Tree, This Tree Is My Tree

STATIC
When a small group of people began protesting construction of the southern leg of the Keystone Pipeline — which will carry dangerous  Canadian  tar sand bitumen from Cushing, Okla., to Houston and Port Arthur — they were ...



Chow

Take My Dad. Please.

CHOW, BABY
Consider this a public service announcement for all the waitstaffers in the 817: Beware of dads bearing bad, lame, tired old jokes. Or maybe it’s just my dad. You’ll be able to tell it’s him because I’ll be sitting at t...


"Getcher freshly squeezed pop right here!" never said The Hendersons.

Hello Again to The Hendersons

HEARSAY
One of the most talented yet underrated Fort Worth bands is back on the scene after a long hiatus. The last we heard from The Hendersons was in 2010, when the vehicle for singer-songwriter Nolan Robertson released Lotosyros. Th...



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Creation Care

Are religious groups finally gaining momentum on climate change?
ANDREW MCLEMORE
There was a moment, Melissa Ashmore is sure of it, when the officials from the Environmental Protection Agency started paying attention. It was the moment she began talking about Jesus. The Environmental Protection Agency had c...


The setting is pretty for Turkish fare. Chase Martinez

A Whole New World

The eats are delectable but not plentiful at newcomer Flying Carpet Café.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Flying Carpet Café is an extension of a Turkish rug shop, located in a small, renovated log cabin-looking house just off Magnolia Avenue on the Near Southside. Inside, beautiful Turkish rugs line the walls and, in some areas, ...