Posts Tagged ‘texas’

Bayou Self

The debut biography of Townes Van Zandt is a portrait of a sacrifice at the altar of commerce.
Books
If you read this debut biography of Fort Worth native Townes Van Zandt — and you need to — the author wants you to understand one thing up front: To Live’s to Fly: The Ballad of the Late, Great Townes Van Zandt is not an ...


Tase-Mania

The chorus of voices calling for reform of Taser policies is growing — and so is the list of deaths.
Gayle Reaves
When Waxahachie police officers burst into Allen Nelms’ house in the early hours of April 28, they found him in his bedroom.



Small Star

Hillsboro is tiny, but as a location for a museum of Texas music, the town south of Fort Worth may be ideal.
Jeff Prince
Opening an official Texas music museum isn’t easy, particularly the part about getting legislators behind you and trying to stir up incentives and funding from governmental bodies.


The Last Great Places of Texas

Gallery
The Nature Conservancy of Texas is an organization that protects wildlife and wildlife habitat in our state.



Hogpig

Listen Up
It wasn’t all that long ago when the guys in Hogpig were splitting time between two stellar North Texas bands: Little Grizzly, cut from nearly the same cloth as better-known neighbors Centro-matic, and the brilliantly silly B...


Herd Mentality

In his new book, Robb Walsh dispels many popular notions of cowboy cuisine, starting with the cowboys themselves.
Dan McGraw
Cookbooks still sell pretty well, but the business has changed mightily in recent years.



Wanna See My Etchings?

Fort Worth’s print artists from the first half of the 1900s are drawing the eye of art connoisseurs.
Jeff Prince
“Woman Combing Her Hair” by the late artist Bror Utter is a gothic hoot. It shows a seated woman combing her hair, looking at a large, severed hand and a tiny foot on a table in front of her, flanked by various kinds of bir...


Alarming Heights

As Big D designs itself into a cultural mecca, Fort Worth turns back the clock.
Art
Fact: There are more important examples of Modernist and contemporary public architecture in Fort Worth — three — than in any other Texas city, possibly the entire Southwest: the Amon Carter Museum (Philip Johnson), the Kim...



Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang

The Show
Despite two fires and a burglary over the past several months, Fred’s Texas Café keeps on keepin’ on.


Off the Top of His Head

Is the governor auditioning for a new part?
Dave McNeely
Who was that guy standing on the dais in the Texas House of Representatives on Feb. 6, addressing a joint session of the Texas Legislature? The one with the Big Hair, delivering what was billed as the governor’s biennial “S...