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Best Of People And Places 2016

Fort Worth Weekly
City Councilmember Readers’ choice: Ann Zadeh Critic’s choice: Ann Zadeh Fort Worth has got a pretty boring city council these days. Where is the in-fighting? Where is the out-fighting? It’s like we’ve elected nine jars...

charley's old fashioned sign

Old School Charley’s

Chow, Baby
As I was sitting in the tiny, ramshackle dining room of Charley’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers (4616 Granbury Rd, 817-924-8611), I wondered why the venerable burger shack never expanded, opened up a few other storefronts, or went...

If Bridges is as committed to historical accuracy as his debut recording suggests, his next effort will be “Dance to the Music”-esque. Photo by Robert Garner

Leon Bridges’ Encore

Now that he’s conquered old-school R&B — along with at least half the world — what’s next?
Swaying tempos, ooo-ing backing vocals, splishy-splashy drums, echoing guitars, the mélange trebly yet layered to a heavenly thickness –– Coming Home sounds as if it had been recorded in 1957. Only the 10 tracks that make...

Libal, shown at a protest over conditions at a federal immigrant detainee center, say private prisons must go. Courtesy Bob Libal.

Private Hells

The U.S. Department of Justice has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to allow contracts with private prisons to expire.
Peter Gorman
A scathing early-August report by the Office of the Inspector General on the quality-of-inmate-life in private prisons led to a very quick decision by the Department of Justice: Unless a new contract is “substantially reduce[...

Susana Gibb is producer and star of "Element."

Susana Gibb’s Movie Dreams

A North Texas actor segues into producing films as well.
Kristian Lin
For someone who’s been acting in TV and film for more than 20 years, Susana Gibb is surprisingly ambivalent about her chosen profession. The slender and attractive mainstay of local films says this as she discusses Daylight...


A Little Pain and Fermented Grain

Susie Geissler
I’m precariously perched atop an unwelcoming bar stool, waiting out steel blue thunderheads, and drinking a jalapeño martini as Tom Waits growls, “I like my town with a little drop of poison” into my frontal lobe. Not th...

Photo by Christopher Blay

An Art Pilgrimage

All roads led west and to a bittersweet farewell.
It’s been two weeks since I drove from Fort Worth to San Francisco. The trip, which also took two weeks, gave me a taste of the great American road trip, and it was an art pilgrimage of sorts. For all the times I’ve travele...


Ridglea Room a Big Tease?

The Star-Telegram recently said that Jerry Shults has almost completed work on a key piece of rock ’n’ roll real estate. A venue inside the Ridglea Theater, the historic building purchased by the Gas Pipe magnate in 2010, t...


A New Kind of Happy

With a new album out, I Happy Am is growing its band and sound.
Jasun Lee
A lot has changed for I Happy Am since its beginnings as a solo musical outlet for Fort Worth artist Rebekah Elizabeth. After about a year of releasing online home recordings of her songs, Elizabeth’s boyfriend Zachary Zaneti...

Hillary Dohoney’s “Creeping Thistle” is on display at Art Room.

Picture This

Fort Worth Weekly
Once again it’s time for Fall Gallery Night, Fort Worth’s yearly bash that gives you an excuse to spend Saturday night drinking free wine and eating free nibbles while looking at (we hope) worthwhile art. Venues in downtown...