Posts Tagged ‘features’
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Boo! Then, Boo-Hoo.

STATIC
Halloween conjures memories of the most notorious bogeyman in Fort Worth’s history — former Mayor Mike Moncrief. Talk about trick or treat: That guy tricked residents with scare tactics and then treated them to a good old-f...


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Bold Blossoms on the Ave

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby recently played the lottery for the first time. I didn’t win, so I’ll have to delay the opening of my karate-themed soul food restaurant, The Kickin’ Chicken, which I planned for Magnolia Avenue. The Near South...



Psychedelic, trippy-dippy, and loud, a Skeleton Coast blowout is always memorable.

Sailing Skeleton Coast

With a dazzling debut album, this young Fort Worth quartet soars.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The outdoor stage abounded with goofballs: a cherubic angel; a sexy cop; a young woman in black army boots, black fishnets, a black microdress, and bank-robber mask; a slight person of indistinct gender in a fuzzy red jumpsuit ...


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Who Watches the Pollwatchers?

Fraud, suppression, intimidation — The politics of fear return to the voting booth
ANDREW MCLEMORE
During last year’s June 18 mayoral runoff, a teenage boy walked into the gym of Fort Worth’s Sunrise- McMillan Elementary School, pulled out a voter registration card, and confidently asked to vote. Mark James came in with ...



Whoa! Whiskey XII’s version of the bacon cheeseburger is a heart-stopping marvel. Vishal Malhotra

Brown and Purple

Though focused on TCU and quality hooch, Whiskey XII also does pub fare.
STEVE STEWARD
Ever notice how Texas Christian University seems to go through athletic conferences the way linebackers go through socks? Now, as TCU’s teams proudly (and perhaps bravely) scratch out a niche in the Big 12, Frog fans hope the...


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He Said, We Said

STATIC
Mudslinging in the Texas Senate race between incumbent Wendy Davis and challenger Mark Shelton has splattered on little ol’ Fort Worth Weekly. Shelton pounced on one perceived Davis weakness that even Weekly staffers had long...



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1962: The Scariest Halloween

GWYNNE DYER
This month is the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, so we may hear a great deal about the weeks when the world almost died. But the past is a foreign country, a place where everything was in black-and-white and men ...


Fort Worth Circle artist Josephine Mahaffey interpreted the Colonial in watercolor. Courtesy Juliet George

Grand and Gone

The last guest checked out long ago, but stories linger from the vanished hotel on Camp Bowie.
JULIET GEORGE
“Grand Hotel … always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.” — Dr. Otternschlag in the film Grand Hotel (1932).   With West 7th Street canyonlands booming and Fort Worth’s museums growing in stature...



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Tortillas Flat

Fort Worth Weekly
I started my Flat Tire Columns last year when my Korean hot-rod broke down in Arlington (On Foot for Food, Dec. 13, 2011), and I was forced to go find a decent lunch on foot. Poor me, right? Wrong. Since then, I’ve come to en...


Cosmic Trigger frontman Tyrel Choat: “It’s all about having balls. Hell, if we screw up and no one’s there, at least we tried.”

New Cosmic Order

With twin guitar leads and a double-bass attack, The Cosmic Trigger might pull off a crossover.
ANTHONY MARIANI
The Sword broke the barrier. The Austin quartet was one of the first heavy-metal bands to be embraced by the indie-rock community, not only receiving airplay on college radio stations nationwide but getting press, often good pr...