Posts Tagged ‘features’
Stephanie Sanford: “Our ultimate goal is that we can die and [Bennett] will be fine.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

A Diet of Hope

A California-based nonprofit is helping local kids with autism.
Eric Griffey
In many ways, Bennett Sanford is a typical 11-year-old boy. He enjoys swimming in his backyard pool, loves animals, and plays Minecraft on his iPad with the same intensity as a Russian chess champion. At his home on a recent we...

Brandon Burnett: “It takes a long time to get your chops down.” Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Blackgrass Revival

Husband-and-wife-fronted Phantom Sensation is hitting the road to support a new album.
Steve Steward
Phantom Sensation songwriter Brandon Burnett said that if the idea of a Southern Gothic folk band has you cringing for fear of shouted “Hey” choruses, you can rest easy. For one thing, his main songwriting influences are mo...

The vegetable samosas at Namaste were served with a tamarind chutney. Photo by Lee Chastain.


Namaste is a hidden Nepalese gem worth finding.
One hopes to avoid hackneyed phrases like “diamond in the rough” when describing hidden gems in the restaurant business, but the cliché fits Namaste like a glove. Inside the abandoned shell of an old Sonic drive-in, in the...

Jonathan Miller: “...We want to empower people to love others outside the church.” Photo by Rowan Lehr

My Brother’s Keeper

Two brothers are bringing a youthful brand of religion to the Near Southside.
In the upstairs library of the World Languages Institute, overlooking West Magnolia Avenue, the assembled Sunday morning crowd looked more like the audience of a standup comedy show than church parishioners. Pastor Jonathan Mil...

Abbey Road plays as part of Beatles vs. Stones at Arlington Music Hall, Tue.


Kristian Lin
Wed 27 - How funny to see The Audience now. Peter Morgan’s play about Queen Elizabeth II and her private chats over the years with incoming British prime ministers will need an additional scene to accommodate Theresa May, per...

Kelsey Milbourn and Justin Lemieux (right) are separated by bureaucracy in the form of Matthew Minor in Amphibian Stage Productions’ Crossing the Line.

Park Bench Plays

This is not a play about Donald Trump’s wall, Brexit, or any government office involving a row of disgruntled, time-pressed people. But it could be. In Crossing the Line, playwright Kieran Lynn roasts bureaucracy on a big sti...

Red Steagall will host an upcoming documentary on the Stockyards. Photo by Joel Walters.

Filming the Stockyards

A filmmaker puts the final touches on a documentary about the legendary district.
Jeff Prince
A bunch of cowboys are expected to be sidling up to bars and moseying down sidewalks in the Stockyards this weekend. The fourth Saturday of July is the National Day of the Cowboy, a nonprofit organization’s celebration of peo...

Author Steve Watkins took this photo in June on a Calumet with Ilford film. Photo by Steve Watkins

Analog Imagery

At least one North Texas photo shop is capitalizing on the resurgent popularity of film.
Not too long ago, a professional wedding photographer walked into Don’s Used Photo Equipment, a hole-in-the-wall camera store in Dallas’ Design District, after having driven 40 miles from the other side of North Texas to bu...

Starbass Laboratories: “As a band, I think we just want people to have a good time.” Photo by Ryan Burger.

Space Jams

Using vintage equipment, Starbass Laboratories are making futuristic music.
Steve Steward
“Welcome! Sorry it smells a little burger-y in here.” That was Peter Gilliland, the dreadlocked, bearded half of electro duo Starbass Laboratories, apologizing for the scent of a post-work snack, reheated in his RV’s micr...


Vapes of Wrath

The FDA might be looking to put the kibosh on this fresh cigarette alternative.
Vaping might go up in smoke. Many people view nicotine vapor products as an alternative to smoking tobacco and more importantly as a path to smoking cessation, said Greg Conley, president of American Vaping Association, a natio...