Posts Tagged ‘features’

Is Art Worth It?

Fort Worth is getting better at supporting middle-class artists but still has a long way to go.
corrected: Aug. 19. It’s the middle of summer, and most summertime exhibits at the museums and galleries are about to come down. Artists have retreated to their studios to create new works for the fall, so now is the perfect ...

More rock star. Less Woody Guthrie. Chris Johnson. Photo by Jeff Prince.

The Bearding Hotels

Telegraph Canyon’s folksy predilections aren’t all gone, but they have been supplanted by some experimental sonics.
Jeff Prince
Lead singer Chris Johnson lowered the keys when arranging songs on Telegraph Canyon’s just-released third album You from Before. It was a subtle but important decision. Johnson’s razor-thin tenor anchors the sound. But sing...

The date cake alone is worth the trip to Citrus Bistro. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Citrus Bistro Has Some Appeal

This Colleyville bistro shows promise but lacks polish.
Lauren Phillips
DFW Restaurant Week is a great excuse to get off the beaten path and try some places that might not otherwise make it onto your radar. The annual event, presented by Central Market and benefitting the North Texas Food Bank and ...

A troupe of actors looks to protect their talent after the apocalypse in Stage West’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

Bart to the Future

The apocalypse gets Simpsonized in Stage West’s Mr. Burns.
Kristian Lin
The Simpsons was hardly the first cartoon to make humorous references to both highbrow and lowbrow culture, but the breakneck pace of its in-jokes and its willingness to get esoteric helped make it into the postmodern comedy in...

Christina Cranshaw pets a fake dog in Hip Pocket Theatre’s Lili.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 12 - In his work for the General Services Administration, architect Steve Kline enforces compliance the National Historic Preservation Act in five states, including Texas. He’s therefore well-equipped to deliver a lecture...

Josh Weathers visits an orphanage in Vizag, India. Courtesy Josh Weathers.

We Want Change

Josh Weathers is using his star power to open a girls’ home in India.
Edward Brown
She was crying, lying on the steps of a police station in Mumbai. Not any older than a few days, the little girl was in bad shape. She had a cleft lip and palate, a genetic deformation that requires surgery to fix. It could hav...

MANO volunteers discuss upcoming events at Fort Worth Central Library. Photo by Kayla Stigall.


Young Latinos don’t have good mentors — that’s where these guys come in.
Edward Brown
In 2012, 15 percent of Hispanic male high school students –– that’s 889,000 boys –– dropped out, according to the U.S. Department of Education. That same year, 15 percent of college enrollees (2.4 million students) we...


Liberal Keller at It Again

Texans can marry their same-sex partners nowadays, but they can’t ask each other to prom in Keller –– at least without school board members getting their hetero panties in a wad. From the reaction of two Keller school dis...

This doesn’t look like The Simpsons. Stage West puts on Mr. Burns -- a post-electric play.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 5 - The die-hard anime fans won’t be found at just the Modern this week (see sidebar). Many of them will also be whetting their appetites with tonight’s broadcast of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection “F”. The saga’s 19t...

Gino’s East serves traditional Chicago pizzeria fare in a kitschy setting. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.

Gino’s Arlington Style

Though it lacks authentic atmosphere, the food is worth the trip.
It’s a mystery why anyone who isn’t in the witness protection program would move from Chicago to Arlington. The world-famous pizzeria Gino’s East has gamely made the migration, but the reputation of the place is a double-...