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Fort Worth in Black & White

A local author sheds light on Fort Worth’s historic black communities.
Edward Brown
Over the decades, Richard Selcer has focused largely on local sagas, such as the rise and fall of Hell’s Half Acre and the lives of early Fort Worth lawmen. Admittedly, those kinds of subjects have lots of appeal. Who doesn...


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To Save the Stockyards’ Living History

Looming development reawakens a preservationist spirit.
Story by Edward Brown Photo by Brian Hutson
Rows of dutifully preserved photographs in the Stockyards Museum are all that remain from much of Fort Worth’s early days. Several images capture the enormity of the meatpacking industry at the turn of the last century. Sprea...



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The Way They Were

A once-lost silent film tied to Quanah Parker’s legacy is a bittersweet gem.
Karen Gavis
White Eagle has fallen for the Daughter of Dawn. But the prettiest child of the Kiowa chief has more than one suitor. Black Wolf, despite Red Wing’s love and devotion, can offer plenty of ponies to the beautiful maiden’s fa...


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Jurassic Park

It’s taken a decade for historic land along the Trinity in Arlington to go from lawless to flawless.
Karen Gavis
Art Sahlstein has seen it all. From his two-story home in Euless, the 59-year-old recently re-married father of three recalls mud flying from the tires of four-wheel drive vehicles, a screaming, mosquito-slapping wild man, and ...



Michael Banta is concerned about the new cookie cutter houses that now occupy his beloved neighborhood of 1930s bungalows. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Toothless Near TCU

As students cram into near-campus houses, homeowners are left with little recourse.
Kenneth Kost
When homeowners near TCU fought for an overlay in their district to restrict property owners from housing more than three unrelated tenants under the same roof, the homeowners didn’t know they would have to enforce the rules ...


Beyond the Forest: Jewish Presence in East Europe,
2004-2012
University of Texas Press
$60
174 pps.

Beyond the Forest

Fort Worth’s Loli Kantor draws inspiration from her long-deceased Jewish parents for a portrait of Eastern Europe.
Edward Brown
Photographer Loli Kantor’s works have reached nearly every corner of the globe through notable museums like The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Photography Museum of Lishui, China; and the Lviv National Museum in Ukraine. H...



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A History of Violence

From Abe Lincoln to John Wesley Hardin’s shot-up playing card, Don Dow’s collections centered on violent ends.
Jeff Prince
The big cardboard box filled with dusty books hypnotized Don Dow. He’d become temporarily separated from his family on the town square in Santa Fe, New Mexico, while on a vacation in 1963. Dow ended up in a bookstore. Always ...


Restaurantes, rumba y más: A Gringo’s Guide to Latino Fort Worth, by Peter Szok. TCU Press, $9.95, 132 pps.

Gringos’ Delight

TCU prof Peter Szok is your guide through Latino Fort Worth.
EDWARD BROWN
Like a pocket-sized tour guide, Peter Szok’s Restaurantes rumba y más: A Gringo’s Guide to Latino Fort Worth challenges residents and visitors alike to explore the city’s rich and often overlooked Hispanic enclaves. The ...



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Cellar Dwellers

A local filmmaker documents a historic Fort Worth music club.
KRISTIAN LIN
With the Cellar, what’s legend and what’s real …” said Giles McCrary, trailing off, implying that they’re hard to tell apart. He’s made it his job to figure that out, though. The genial, bearded 60-year-old wasn’t...


Daniel Day-Lewis fights for freedom in Lincoln.

Lincoln: Long Live the Union

Daniel Day-Lewis overshadows Steven Spielberg’s political drama.
KRISTIAN LIN
Here we are in 2012, and Steven Spielberg is still surprising me. Because Lincoln has been released one week after a presidential election, everyone is inevitably dissecting his movie for political content and its relevance to ...