Posts Tagged ‘fort worth’
Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker, By Doug J. Swanson. Viking Press; 368 pps.; $27.95

Benny and the Bad Boys

A former Morning News reporter recounts a legendary local mobster’s wild ride.
MARGARET ALLYSON
Doug J. Swanson’s new book is laugh-out-loud funny — odd, since it’s about a semi-illiterate gangster who left a trail of dead bodies from Dallas to Las Vegas. But Benny Binion was in many ways a true visionary, even if h...


Mallory Harwell, Shae Goldston, Kayly Topper, and Carmen Scott go feline in Hip Pocket Theatre’s Nekkid With the Cats. See Friday.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 13 While the Modern is paying tribute to a master of animation in its Miyazaki festival, the same museum is paying attention to animation from all over the world through its annual Summer Flicks Series for children ages...



chowchow

Pickled on the Plaza

CHOW, BABY
Taco Diner (156 W. 4th St.) and I got off on the wrong foot. It wasn’t all their fault. Sitting on the patio of Sundance Square’s newish taco joint, I couldn’t decide what was scarier: the mostly unsupervised children pla...


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Forecast: Picnic, Lightning

HEARSAY
It’s rock, punk, blues, swamp, and psychedelia all in one neat package. The EP Gilded Youth is the debut recording from Picnic, Lightning, a new quintet featuring former members of Modico and Jefferson Colby, two interesting ...



chow

Baker Street: It’s Elementary

LAST CALL
I used to think of Baker Street Pub & Grill as a pretty run-of-the-mill place –– until I found myself turning into a regular. (It doesn’t hurt that it’s near my apartment.) For all my devotion to small businesses an...


Allison Proulx’s “Akibahara”

Gallery

GALLERY
Allison Proulx’s overriding concern is with our cities and how they insulate us from catastrophic events, and we find it reflected in her paintings. Her show, Privileged Ignorance, will open alongside a Maryanne Melter exhibi...



Gollay: I’m pretty introverted by nature, though I become a different person onstage.”

Gollay: Built for Love

The Un Chien guitarist/vocalist goes her own way on a superb new album.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth singer-songwriter Rachel Gollay hadn’t done much national touring as a musician, but she recently had a “total immersion” experience in the rigors of it: As a guitarist and vocalist for (and only female member ...


ARTIST: SEYMOUR FOGEL

Texas Art Collector Show Comes To Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
If your home is just one nice painting away from being featured on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens, now’s your chance. My home will never be on the cover of any magazine (unless they have one called Passable Homes ...



mike

You Can Go Home Again

CHOW, BABY
Dear Michael’s Cuisine Restaurant & Ancho Chile Bar (3413 W. 7th St.), It’s been too long, my old friend. How have you been? I still fondly remember those crazy nights I used to spend at your bar, sipping wine by the fi...


Before Stumptone releases its long-awaited third album, Adventures in Magnetism, in the fall, the North Texas quartet will play only one full-band show, this Thursday at Lola's Saloon.

That Stump and Stomp

HEARSAY
All that’s missing is Dubya. Along with the somewhat, uh, quiet return of Fort Worth’s Tame … Tame and Quiet, one of the best post-punk bands ever to emerge from North Texas, the equally kickass Stumptone is back. The Chr...