Posts Tagged ‘people’

Knocking on the Door

Hispanic political power is at stake in redistricting battles.
Dan McGraw, Photos by Lee Chastain
Contention is always on the agenda in Fort Worth’s halls of government, whether the question is gas wells, bullying, budget woes, or eminent domain. But in the last few weeks, the heat has been turned up on an even more nuts-...


Huckaby’s Quilts

Big Ticket
The quilt has long figured into the work of Fort Worth painter and UTA prof Sedrick Huckaby, dating back to his teen years. Serving as a metaphor for his faith, his family, and his heritage, quilts sparkle in the backgrounds of...



Rising Up

A lost generation finds its place in North Texas protests — and in the fast-spreading Occupy movement.
STEVE WATKINS
Everyone was talking at once, and everyone was passionate — mostly about the same thing. But they weren’t getting anywhere on basic questions like where people would camp. Finally, a waifish 23-year-old stood up and admonis...


The Big Year: First-Degree Birders

Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry from this overly broad comedy.
KRISTIAN LIN
I am not a birder, but I can sympathize with them. Check me out in early December when I’m frantically tracking down Greek experimental films and dramas about depressed Japanese people. I may not get someone else’s obsessio...



Evolving at 1919

The Southside DIY venue is an (underground) labor of love.
Jimmy Fowler | Photos by Willex Tindell
It’s not the kind of place that, at first glance, would make parents want to let their teenagers hang out for an evening. Inside the small two-story building on Fort Worth’s South Side, battered, dingy couches sit below ban...


Bull, Bush, Bluesface

Last Call
I’m a fan of entertainment districts, especially on weekends. When it comes to weekday drinking, however, nothing beats a neighborhood pub.



Good Samaritan

Home is where the help is at this local AIDS nonprofit.
Sarah Angle Photos by Robert Hart
It’s noon on a weekday, and the cafeteria is loud and lively. Silverware clatters against plates filled with fried tilapia, peas, cornbread, and coleslaw. Large chocolate cupcakes donated by Central Market wait at the end of ...


Molly Ivins Stirring It Up

Longtime friend Ellen Sweets remembers her days in the kitchen with the famous journalist.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
As a fledgling journalist at Arlington’s Young Junior High School, I got to have lunch with Molly Ivins. The legendary writerly rabblerouser who died of breast cancer in 2007 at the age of 62 had previously, famously worked f...



Best Of 2011

People & Politics
Fort Worth Weekly Staff
TV Journalist: Readers’ choice: Karen Borta, CBS/Channel 11 Critic’s choice: Brett Shipp, WFAA/Channel 8 This Dallas native is the son of newsman Bert Shipp, and the apple didn’t fall far from the muckraking tree. Brett S...


Ahead to the Past

Our most basic social programs are under attack.
GRAYSON HARPER
Boy. Lately I’ve been having this eerie feeling of waking up in a strange place.