Posts Tagged ‘life’
A local group is going after all you people on bar patios sucking on cancer sticks and poisoning everyone with your second-hand smoke. City officials banned smoking in restaurants in 2008 but exempted outdoor patios and bars. N...
A Fort Worth punk rocker’s old film is breaking on through to the other side.
Jonathan Demme got me thinking about Jim Morrison the other day. I first met Demme, the great American auteur, in 1982, about a year after I graduated from film school at the University of Texas at Austin and moved to Hollywood...
Texas Motor Speedway is the new home for Cowtown Cars & Coffee.
The distinctive monthly gathering in which hot rods and caffeine are combined has gotten so popular that it has –– yet again –– moved to bigger environs. The new home for Cowtown Cars & Coffee is Texas Motor Speedwa...
Now up at the Arlington Museum of Art is a career retrospective of a lost legend.
Street photography is like time travel. Instead of a portrait or landscape, these fragments of everyday life manifest the emotion and atmosphere of a specific point in time in a specific place, often artfully. The more distant ...
I don’t want to make every one of these columns about smoking cigarettes –– this’ll be the last one for a while, at least until something interesting happens (which, mind you, could be two months from now) –– but I ...
An ocean of blood has been spilled in the name of Christianity over the ages, so it makes sense that two maintenance workers at a Christian university would resort to violence to settle a dispute. But this story is weird even i...
Now that Fort Worth has its own film commission, the big bucks should come rolling in. Right?
Working in the film and television industry while living in Fort Worth means you’ll probably spend a lot of your time traveling to other cities. Richard Porter spends much of his time driving to Dallas, Austin, or other citie...
The most dangerous man in Texas was no match for Fort Worth’s East Side.
A take-no-prisoner’s developer who was once dubbed the most dangerous man in Texas learned the hard way that Eastside folks are no pushovers. Residents who live near Chesapeake Energy’s wastewater disposal site –– the o...
A nonprofit offers Native American youth shoulder pads and helmets — and hope.
As he slid $12,000 in hundred-dollar bills around the table, he asked his friends to reach out and touch it, to see what that kind of wealth feels like. Steve Cardwell then asked them if they would rather have the money or the ...
There’s more than “Our Father” to council meetings now.
Before the Pledge of Allegiance is recited –– or a motion is made or a voice is heard –– some city council meetings in North Texas begin with a prayer. Dear Lord, what the hell happened to the separation of church and s...