Posts Tagged ‘features’
Melaku: Because of “the ones we left behind and those who died, we now have a second chance.” Brian Hutson

Coming to America

Translating for the U.S. Army made Afghanistan too hot for one North Texas resident.
Two years after a harrowing escape from Afghanistan and the Taliban, Frank finally has some semblance of normalcy in his adopted home of North Texas. He was recently reunited with his Afghan wife and young daughter. Frank’s u...

Part izakaya, part ramen house, Hanabi is all delicious.

Let’s Go Bowling

Tasty fare and great service make Hanabi Ramen and Izakaya a destination.
Fans of Japanese cuisine may already be familiar with the term izakaya: a casual bar that also serves food. It’s the kind of place that might be popular after work. At Hanabi Ramen and Izakaya, though, the concept has been ex...


Not So Revolutionary

Conformists may have forgotten what 1776 was all about.
Grant Wood’s most famous painting features an iconic farmer, his prim daughter and a pitchfork. His most satiric painting is “Daughters of Revolution.” Three white-haired ladies pose with raised teacups before a re-creati...

Blocker (center): “Pleasing everybody is hard, so we’ll see how that goes.”

A 180 for 380

The Denton/Fort Worth quintet has come a long way since its mod-rocking days.
One recent Saturday afternoon, a group of North Texas musicians huddled over a small makeshift assembly line in a friend’s garage in Denton. The product being assembled was a limited-edition vinyl-and-CD package of Photomaps,...

Dansby posed with a Good Hands Crew last year. Courtesy Kyev Tatum

Good Hands, Bad News

Kids in a summer work program get caught in the middle.
The Fort Worth school district and the Rev. Kyev Tatum are blaming each other for a gutted summer work program that left 100 teens and young adults shortchanged by a total of about $60,000, with nobody stepping forward to foot ...

The presentation is as dazzling as (most of) the food here. Lee Chastain

Spinning 24 Plates

Though not everything is perfect, a lot is at this new Magnolia spot.
There are a lot of ways to describe 24 Plates Tapas Bar & Restaurant: chef-driven, independent, outstanding, trendy. The new eatery has blossomed in the corner space on West Magnolia Avenue that once housed W.F. Lawrence Fi...

Motley’s “Octoroon Girl” probably traversed a difficult path to luxury.

mood indigo

Harlem Renaissance master Archibald Motley receives his due at the Carter.
After a glance at several of the paintings in the national exhibit Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, currently on view at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, fans of 1970s American sitcoms may wonder: Did Motley, a Harl...


That Silverleaf Chill

I can’t say I’ve ever been a big fan of cigars, but it’s not because there is something inherently bothersome about them to me. I’ve never minded the smell, and the care and consideration with which cigar aficionados sm...

Ward Timber wants Region D’s natural resources protected. Courtesy Ward Timber

Flow Chart

Bipartisan resistance to a new reservoir could leave North Texas dry.
A long-running battle over a proposed reservoir in Northeast Texas that is part of Fort Worth’s future water supply may be resolved by the Texas Water Development Board on Thursday, Aug. 7. When the current state water plan w...

Collin Herring is back in more ways than one.

New, Improved Collin Herring

I never thought I’d say this, but Collin Herring is now an elder statesman of the Texas music scene. When the Fort Worth native was just starting out, circa the early aughts, he was wheels-off enough to make Mötley Crüe loo...