Posts Tagged ‘features’
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From Montreal with Charm

Jacques Marquis has been here only four months, but he’s leading the Van Cliburn Competition.
KRISTIAN LIN
Talking to people in classical music who have worked with Jacques Marquis, the word “charming” pops up repeatedly to describe him. That charm and his other talents will soon be tested: Having never attended a previous editi...


Siberian Traps keep on gigging and recording.

Not Trap’d

From Nashville to the Fort, this alt-country foursome has range.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Seth Reeves does a near-flawless impersonation of former President George W. Bush. The secret to the imitation, said the frontman to Fort Worth alt-country stylists Siberian Traps, is to state some platitude as if you’ve just...



Jimmy

HIV Infection as Aggravated Assault? It’s Complicated

JIMMY FOWLER
Tarrant County courts aren’t earning a stellar reputation when it comes to handling complex consensual sex cases. Last year there was the Kennedale High School teacher who got a five-year prison sentence for sex with 18- and...


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Pedal Power

A night among the pedicabbers at Cowboys Stadium
BY ANDREW MCLEMORE, PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
4:45 p.m. “Hey, you guys ready to roll?” The middle-aged couple who are walking down the sidewalk on Legends Way turn around to match a face to the voice and see a frizzy-haired, blond twentysomething with a toothy smile. H...



Frankie’s All-Star sampler is a great way to dive into the diverse menu. Tony Robles

Yo, Frankie’s

Mostly homemade items separate this sports bar from its competitors.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Frankie’s Sports Bar and Grill tries hard to meet the needs of every single sports fan in the 817. You can eat, drink, and watch any kind of sport you can think of –– Frankie’s has too many large-screen televisions to c...


In the spirit of spectrometry, the title piece to Smith’s solo show is an essential color field of sorts.

Color Fields Forever

Inspired by science and technology, Fort Worth painter John Holt Smith dazzles the eye.
JIMMY FOWLER
Painter John Holt Smith, 44, grew up in Fort Worth surrounded not only by art but also by arty types. His stepfather was a dentist and contemporary art collector who visited New York galleries in the 1960s and ’70s and began ...



Dallas

Cowboys’ D: Trampled Under Foot

ANTHONY MARIANI
Yes, boneheaded plays and mistakes are killers. Missed game-winning field goals, unconscionably dumb penalties in crucial situations, interceptions –– they’re all horrible but do not exist in vacuums. You could even say t...


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Ditch the Hype and Eat at Torchy’s

CHOW, BABY
What is it about a super restaurant chain opening up that makes people in Fort Worth go nuts? It’s like Beatlemania every time a new one comes to town. Who could forget the cops directing traffic when In N Out opened? Or the ...



Bishop (center): “If you let me get in front of a jury, I think this pipeline would be stopped in its tracks.” Courtesy Tar Sands Blockade

Down But Not Out

The fight to stop the tar sands pipeline continues in East Texas.
PETER GORMAN
The last of the Tar Sands Blockade tree-sitters voluntarily climbed down from their perches in Winnsboro just before Christmas, after maintaining their post in the path of the East Texas portion of the Keystone XL pipeline for ...


Cover by Jacob Thomas

Happy New Year from Sierra Blanca

… but leave your weed at home.
JEFF PRINCE
SIERRA BLANCA — A cloak of anonymity hung over Sierra Blanca for much of its 131-year history — until Willie Nelson got thrown in the pokey in 2010. The Hudspeth County Jail is a big employer in this desolate little town ab...