Posts Tagged ‘people’
Kimberly McLean: “I thought I’d buy a lot and start a community garden.” Photo by Rowan Lehr.

Shoveling Love

Eastsiders and Wesleyan students breathe new life into Polytechnic Heights.
By Rowan Lehr
Eastsider and Texas Wesleyan University alum Kimberly McLean worked up a sweat on a recent afternoon while admitting that she knows very little about gardening. Still, she shoveled a small mountain of mulch onto her one-eighth ...

Tornup: “I never thought I’d play out and become Warren Buffett.”

The Future is Now

Rapper Tornup is pushing the boundaries of hip-hop.
Eric Griffey
As Fort Worth-based rapper Tornup sat at Avoca Coffee during a bustling lunch hour trying to answer a reporter’s (overly) simple question –– How would you describe your rap style? –– the tall, striking Near Southside ...


I Want A New Drug

With her life on the line, this rocker traveled to India for a possible cure.
Steve Watkins
In 2011 at the recently shuttered TCU-area dive bar The Cellar, Elle Hurley did what she had done dozens of times before: She took the stage with her angry-rock band the Transistor Tramps. The sight of her, though, was surreal....


Best Of Getting and Spending 2016

Fort Worth Weekly
Barbershop Readers’ choice: Boardroom Salon for Men, 2861 W 7th St, 817-882-8806 Critic’s choice: Fort Worth Barber Shop, 3529 Lovell Av, 817-731-5252 On the corner of Montgomery Street and Lovell Avenue sits an unassuming ...


Best Of People And Places 2016

Fort Worth Weekly
City Councilmember Readers’ choice: Ann Zadeh Critic’s choice: Ann Zadeh Fort Worth has got a pretty boring city council these days. Where is the in-fighting? Where is the out-fighting? It’s like we’ve elected nine jars...

Vanilla Ice

Stranger, Older Things

Fort Worth Weekly
Nostalgia has been pacifying/plaguing us for centuries (see: The Odyssey), but looking back has never been as up in our grills as it is now. And that’s because the smart kids in class kept looking forward. “Old” records, ...

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...

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...