Posts Tagged ‘local’
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Is Art Worth It?

Fort Worth is getting better at supporting middle-class artists but still has a long way to go.
CHRISTOPHER BLAY
corrected: Aug. 19. It’s the middle of summer, and most summertime exhibits at the museums and galleries are about to come down. Artists have retreated to their studios to create new works for the fall, so now is the perfect ...


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CASA: Helping Children but Needing Help

As Tarrant County leads the state in child-abuse cases, this volunteer-centric nonprofit tries to keep up.
Edward Brown
Mick Rowland first met them two years ago. A 5-year-old boy and his 7-year-old sister. “The boy was getting abused by his dad, who wasn’t even supposed to [be around] him,” Rowland recalled. “Mom took off and didn’t w...



More rock star. Less Woody Guthrie. Chris Johnson. Photo by Jeff Prince.

The Bearding Hotels

Telegraph Canyon’s folksy predilections aren’t all gone, but they have been supplanted by some experimental sonics.
Jeff Prince
Lead singer Chris Johnson lowered the keys when arranging songs on Telegraph Canyon’s just-released third album You from Before. It was a subtle but important decision. Johnson’s razor-thin tenor anchors the sound. But sing...


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Lola’s Wrevival

Hearsay
I like this. I like this new development. Every autumn, I get a little nostalgic. The slant of the sun as it bathes very institutional-looking buildings in hazy yellow. The anticipation of donning flannel over- and undergarment...



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Sandi’s Red Barn: Secret Bar

Steve Steward
Because my friend Leah works at the Ozzie Rabbit on East Lancaster, I texted her to ask if she’d ever been to this bar down the street from her called Sandi’s Red Barn. “Hahaha,” she wrote back. “We call it ‘Secret ...


Isabel Cano’s “Pirouette in Fuchsia”

Gallery

Fort Worth Weekly
The school year will be upon us before you know it, but before that happens, UNT on the Square is showing its first-ever exhibit devoted to the members of VAST. Some 60 artists will have their works on display for only 10 days,...



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Writer, Interrupted

A local boy had the world by the tail. Now it has him by the balls.
Steve McVicker
To paraphrase Steve Earle in his ode to the late, great Townes Van Zandt, what’s a poor Fort Worth boy to do? It’s a muggy weekday morning, and I’m sitting on the low ledge of the muddy, cigarette butt-filled courtyard of...


MANO volunteers discuss upcoming events at Fort Worth Central Library. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

MANO y MANO

Young Latinos don’t have good mentors — that’s where these guys come in.
Edward Brown
In 2012, 15 percent of Hispanic male high school students –– that’s 889,000 boys –– dropped out, according to the U.S. Department of Education. That same year, 15 percent of college enrollees (2.4 million students) we...



This doesn’t look like The Simpsons. Stage West puts on Mr. Burns -- a post-electric play.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 5 - The die-hard anime fans won’t be found at just the Modern this week (see sidebar). Many of them will also be whetting their appetites with tonight’s broadcast of Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection “F”. The saga’s 19t...


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Haute Dogs

Chow, Baby
The only thing more American than a good ol’ hot dog is tricking one out like it’s a monster truck. Turning food that was already a little unhealthy into something downright decadent is one of this country’s finest culina...