Posts Tagged ‘street’

A New Curve

Traffic roundabouts are here, but they have some residents going in circles.
Story and Photos by Jeff PRINCE
One of my early newspaper assignments was to stand on a median on McCart Avenue in south Fort Worth and note the number of motorists who wore seatbelts. Cars whizzed by, whipping wind into my face. I hunkered down and counted s...


In the Lane

For handicapped residents, independence is wheels on the street.
SARAH ANGLE Photos by Anna Routh Barzin
Larry is hard to miss. The 68-year-old is a big guy who gets around the streets of Fort Worth mainly in his motorized wheelchair. But on Dec. 10, a Fort Worth bus turning onto University Drive from White Settlement Road didn’...



Worthy KAWS

Big Ticket
Straddling the line between street art and high commerce is Brian Donnelly, a.k.a. KAWS. The 37-year-old New Jersey native started as a street artist who balanced that job with working on a freelance basis for Disney, painting ...


No-Comfort Zone

Chow, Baby
Chow, Baby gets that we’re in Fort Worth, Texas. But it is still mystified as to why so many restaurants around town are doing upscale comfort food. That’s like culinary softball. It’s practically the same menu over and o...



Go, Crazy Sisters

This little food truck specializing in tacos has some neat, gritty tricks up its sleeve.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
My sister has always been considered the more normal daughter. I’m the one people usually describe as “crazy.” My sister would almost never consider eating food that was passed out of a trailer window to her by a multiply...


Margin Call: Sell High

This neat financial drama is a movie for Occupy Wall Street.
KRISTIAN LIN
Talk about great timing: Margin Call premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last winter to middling buzz and reviews, but now this drama — set at a brokerage firm just before the 2008 financial meltdown — is hitting theate...



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...


Best Of 2011

Faces and Phases/2011
GAYLE REAVES
Take a look at the cover of this, our biggest issue of the year. It was done by two students from the Art Institute of Fort Worth, each working separately on half of a portrait, neither able to see what the other was doing. The...



Wired Willy’s Keeps it Classy

Last Call
Listen, I get why people like The Pour House. If you’re looking to get a really noisy, flashy drunk on, the PH is pretty much the place to be. If pressed to describe the West 7th bar/restaurant in one word, I’d use “volum...


The Sizzle on 7th

Fort Worth’s booming “urban village” has some not-so-hot zones.
DAN MCGRAW
A walk down Crockett Street in the West 7th development on a recent Saturday afternoon felt like a stroll through a ghost town. The area — full of apartments, bars, restaurants, and trendy shops — is designed for pedestrian...