Posts Tagged ‘features’
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Nuclear Threats

Are federal regulators retaliating against their own nuclear inspectors?
ANDREW MCLEMORE
About 9:30 a.m. on June 7 last year, workers at the Fort Calhoun nuclear power plant near Omaha, Neb., raised the alarm. Some minutes earlier, an electrical fire had sparked in a large fuse box –– the result of poor install...


The Winnebago bar provides a quirky backdrop for some of Twisted Root’s signature items, including the Dirk Diggler Dog (front). Lee Chastain

Pretzel Logic

Twisted Root serves up scrumptious burgers with a silly smile.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
Twisted Root Burger Company was started by Jason Boso after he did what most service industry folk fantasize about doing to a hard-to-please customer. Boso spouted off, apparently in a big way, and got fired. But that led Boso,...



Colin Farrell gets his mind royally messed with in "Total Recall."

Rebooting Total Recall

I forget why they remade this sci-fi thriller.
KRISTIAN LIN
On paper, remaking Total Recall is a better idea than restarting the Spider-Man series. The original film came out back in 1990, and while its special effects were cutting-edge at the time, technology has reached heights since ...


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Dewhurst’s Drive-Thru Prayer

STATIC
As the state’s tight Senate race drew to a close Tuesday, Lieutenant Gov. David Dewhurst carefully chose the place of his last-ditch election gimmick to beat back upstart Tea Party-favorite Ted Cruz. That or he was really cra...



The Dallas Holocaust Museum pays tribute to the undercover agents who went behind enemy lines in its current exhibit Ritchie Boys: Secret Heroes of World War II.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 1 The idea of the U.S. military deploying German Jews to fight against the Nazis during World War II isn’t just a subplot from Inglourious Basterds but something that in fact happened. The Dallas Holocaust Museum pays...


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Eating for You

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby is the people’s food critic. Just think of me as your light in dim places, (or sometimes a canary for your culinary coal mine). This week I thought I’d dip into the ol’ mailbag and go where ye send me. As it tu...



Robby Rux (left): “Fort Worth is crazy right now. I haven’t seen it like this in 20 years. Every day there’s another badass band that comes around.” Jon Phillips

Paws for the Cause

It’s taken awhile, but the shoegazing Year of the Bear has arrived.
MATTHEW MCGOWAN
Now in their mid-30s and early 40s, the three Fort Worthians comprising the shoegazing, psych-rocking Year of the Bear are undertaking the novel task of learning how to write music and handle the nuts and bolts of running a ban...


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Tempest or Tea Kettle

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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...



Courtesy Cowtown Chow Down Facebook

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?...