Posts Tagged ‘history’
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 ...



American Vistas

Big Ticket
This week two of Fort Worth’s major art museums open shows against each other, and they offer sharply different views of our nation’s history.


Where Is My John Wayne?

Big Ticket
The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is holding an unusual sort of film retrospective while the Stock Show is going on. The Lone Star Western Film Series is showing John Wayne movies on Sundays, but rather than focus on...



Port of Entry

Big Ticket
Maybe Galveston Island would be as famous as Ellis Island if some foreign government had thought to put a landmark like the Statue of Liberty over there. Nevertheless, the Texas port has a proud history of welcoming immigrants ...


We Can Move the Earth

… Or at least our economic system.
E.R. BILLS
On Feb. 8, 2008, I felt the earth move beneath my feet. It wasn’t an earthquake or a Hemingway-esque tryst. It was simply a gathering of dendraster excentricus, otherwise known as Pacific sand dollars.