Posts Tagged ‘white’

’Cue Up Soda Springs

This barbecue joint in White Settlement is friendly but not memorable.
STEVE STEWARD
The town of White Settlement might still be living down its 2009 opportunity to change its name to something less racially charged. However, the little west-o’-Fort Worth ville is still a homey place. A culinary mecca? Hardly...


Racism’s Echoes

It’s still influencing American politics.
DAVE MCNEELY
A best-selling novel called The Help, set in Jackson, Miss., in 1962, is about the relationships between black maids and the white families they work for. Kathryn Stockett’s first novel has been made into a movie (see review ...



Intriguing Temaki Sushi

Temaki’s fare is simple but effective.
LAURIE BARKER JAMES
In Japanese, “temaki” means the kind of sushi roll that looks like a horn of plenty. In Fort Worth, Temaki means an interesting new concept in sushi dining.


Queens of the Night

They don’t spare the rhinestones or role reversals at this charity ball.
Photos by Byrd Williams IV
The Imperial Court web site says the same thing, but it’s best heard in person from the reigning empress: “We serve the community $1 at a time,” said Bubbles LaRue — or to give her her full title, “Empress XXXII Bubbl...



The Houses that Benson Built

Fort Worth artist Carol Benson sees the archetypical house as much more than a structure — or concept.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth painter Carol Benson has a show up now at William Campbell Contemporary Art of paintings of houses, and since she grew up in the 1950s in a small East Texas town, we could be forgiven for thinking that we’re in Tho...


Find La Media Naranja

This taqueria/dessert shop specializes in scrumptious tortas, fresh-squeezed juices, and breakfast.
JIMMY FOWLER
The Spanish phrase “la media naranja” has a couple of different meanings. It’s a slangy term of endearment for a romantic partner, as in “my better half.” But it also translates literally as “half of the orange,” ...



Coming to Terms

A lot of politicians are for term limits — until their own future would be affected.
DAVE McNEELY
So now Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White is calling for Texas governors to serve no more than two full four-year terms.


Skeeving Down Unda

Last Call
Just to let you know, this is another column about the White Elephant and Lola’s Saloon. I know I write about both of these bars a lot, and I also know there are plenty of other places in town to talk about. Thing is, all tho...



Bigots’ Last Stand

Racists are going the way of Joe McCarthy, but it won't be a pretty exit.
E.R. BILLS
So, a couple of weeks back, I’m sitting at the Lowdon Track and Field Complex at Texas Christian University watching my daughter and her teammates prepare for the upcoming Texas Amateur Athletic Federation’s State Track and...


Sharing a Constructive Spirit

Amon Carter shines a light on abstract art in North and South America in the early 20th century.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Modernism is sexy. And not just because Mad Men is set during the period of the style’s apex, the early 1960s, though there’s no denying the show’s appeal. No, Modernism conjures up an era, one in which father still knew ...