Posts Tagged ‘features’
Tornup (left) and DJ Berto G have become a force for socially conscious hip-hop in North Texas.

Tornup’s Righteous Rap

Along with DJ Berto G, this 22-year-old Fort Worthian is the anti-bling king.
Jimmy Fowler
Torry Evan Finley may be best known as bassist/frontman of the psychedelic sludge-metal band Spacebeach. The 22-year-old Fort Worthian also is a frequent presence at the Near Southside DIY space 1919 Hemphill, booking shows and...


Ryan Page, Joshua Kumler, Brooke Verbois, and Greg Dulcie head down the Yellow Brick Road in Casa Mañana’s The Wizard of Oz.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 29 - A pivotal event in the history of reggae music was the 1972 film The Harder They Come, in which Jimmy Cliff plays a Jamaican man trying to escape a life of crime for a life as a musician. The film helped popularize reg...



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Dog Days Are Here

Fort Worth Opera’s production of a family in postapocalyptic America is chilling and unforgettable.
Edward Brown
The stage of W.E. Scott Theatre looked like your typical Middle-American home: nondescript dinner table, disheveled living room, a bedroom. But a closer look revealed that right outside the house was a 20-foot stack of full gar...


“He was turning in receipts almost on napkins,” said Trae Fowler.

Haltom City Scars

City leaders hope an audit of a failed development enterprise will close the door on the past.
Peter Gorman
A plan to give Haltom City a facelift that wound up nearly tearing the place apart is under scrutiny. City leaders are hoping that by the time the dust settles, old wounds will finally begin to heal. “I certainly hope that wh...



World of Beer bartender Hays has a pint with your name on it. Photo by Lee Chastain.

World of Beer — Truly

In addition to 500 bottles, this new West 7th gastropub serves up some superb brew-infused grub.
Edward Brown
As the craft beer movement barrels on, it’s not just the liquid goodness that’s getting a makeover locally. The fare at gastropubs is also transforming. As the recently opened World of Beer proves, area diners are no longer...


Jim Covault shows Nate Davis what he means by the color Red in Stage West’s new production.

Red: Creative Blocks

In its new production, Stage West searches for Mark Rothko’s true colors.
Kristian Lin
Unlike, say, writers, visual artists can be illuminating to watch at work, which is why so many films and plays are about painters or sculptors. Showing an actor daub paint on canvas or carve a block of material into a sculptur...



Robin Weigert and Maggie Siff star in Concussion, part of Q Cinema’s Lesbian Film Festival.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 22 - A bicycle accident ended the life of the composer Ernest Chausson in 1899. A careful craftsman who did not finish many works, the 44-year-old Frenchman was only starting to come into his own, but he left behind a few p...


Parks: “I think this illness was supposed to happen, because everything has worked out.”

Rachella Parks Is Back

After a long battle with illness, the 53-year-old Fort Worth saxophonist has finished her debut album
Edward Brown
Multi-instrumentalist Rachella Parks is slowly regaining her strength after a 10-year battle with sarcoidosis, a rare and incurable disease that caused her fatigue, pain, joint degeneration, and memory loss. The symptoms began ...



Senator John Whitmire.

Truancy Examined

Texas has treated truancy as a criminal offense, but that might change.
Peter Gorman
Instead of being labeled a criminal for life, Texas kids who show up late to school or skip classes entirely might end up performing some sort of community service if John Whitmire has his way. The Democratic state senator from...


Funnel cake! In fry-form! Only at Globe Life. Photo by Laurie James.

Around the Globe Life Park

Now with the Rangers in full swing, let’s take a look at some new ballpark eats.
Laurie Barker James
In the early 1990s, Arlington Stadium, as it was called, was the site of a few of my more memorable first dates. Baseball courtship was fabulous. Wannabe lovebirds could enjoy watching the Rangers from the cheap aluminum bench ...