Posts Tagged ‘life’

This Jail Has Gone to Pot

We got sleepy-eyed smiles on our faces upon hearing that the California city of Coalinga — an oil town in the conservative San Joaquin Valley — had sold its prison to a cannabis extraction company. What next? Snoop Dogg buy...

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...

Mark Scott takes the stage as part of Artisan Center Theater’s Songs from Shows You’ll Never See at Artisan.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 7 - Fresh off his Oscar nomination for directing Das Boot, Wolfgang Petersen came to America to make The NeverEnding Story, a fantasy film about a boy saving an enchanted kingdom from the Nothingness that threatens to annih...

Judge Pat Ferchill retires. Tarrant County

Controversial Judge Retires

Pat Ferchill leaves the bench after 35 years.
Tarrant County Judge Pat Ferchill announced his retirement effective Aug. 31 after sitting on the bench for 35 years in Probate Court No. 2. Ferchill was two years into a four-year term that expires in 2018. He will continue to...

Don’t believe everything you read, our author says. Photo by Brianna Kessler.

In Russia with Love

A Wesleyan graduate travels to the “least friendly city in the world,” criticizes media.
My favorite thing about growing up and living in Fort Worth is seeing smiling faces every day. We’re a friendly town. Travel + Leisure says we’re the seventh friendliest in the country. On the personal friendly scale, I tip...

Lupita Murillo Tinnen’s “Luis” and “Leticia”


Fort Worth Weekly
In a year when a presidential candidate has built his campaign on hatred of immigrants, TCU is holding a show that spotlights immigrant laborers. Lupita Murillo Tinnen shoots posed photographs of them and provides text and maps...

Cover illustration by David Owens.

Flood Help Coming for Eastsiders?

The Texas Water Development Board, the state agency tasked with providing funds and know-how to maintain Texas’ water resources, awarded Fort Worth $247,378 recently for flood protection. The financial assistance, part of a l...


Old-School Museum

In Duncanville, this repository of early 20th-century technology is an artifact in itself.
Barbara Kevles
Rick Wilkins stood staring at the dozens of pieces of the Scopitone, a massively tall coin-operated musical video machine from the 1950s that he had dismantled to repair. To get to the circuit board and other failing components...

Dazey: “I didn’t really have a backup plan.” Photo by rambo.

Playing it Forward

Jeff Dazey is inspiring the next generation of saxophonists.
Edward Brown
The Tarrant County College south campus’ jazz band was recently performing at the Live Oak. The music hall was packed. TCC jazz director Rick Stitzel deftly guided his big band through popular standards, newer works, and a su...

Bleach is one of the acts at Dumpster Divas Drag Show, Mon.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 31 - Catching a buzz promises to take on a whole new meaning when our humble publication hosts Stir tonight. The featured spirit at this month’s cocktail-creating competition is Colorado High Hemp Vodka. The contest will ...