Monthly Archives: August 2011

In Defense of Leon Russell

I recently told somebody that blues guitarist B.B. King was coming to Verizon Theatre on October 8 and that I was excited about Leon...

The Help: Maid in Mississippi

When Kathryn Stockett’s debut novel The Help became a huge popular success in 2009, Hollywood studios immediately rushed in with offers to have A-list...

Praise The Lord And Pass The Kool-Aid

I like to think I’m relatively well-liked by my colleagues in the news business and that I’ve been doing this long enough to know...

Intriguing Temaki Sushi

In Japanese, “temaki” means the kind of sushi roll that looks like a horn of plenty. In Fort Worth, Temaki means an interesting new...

Sleuthing with Spice Girls

One of my challenges as Chow, Baby is trying to protect my identity as a food writer — note-taking during a meal feels so...

An Ending, A Beginning

A North Texas institution enjoys its last hurrah this weekend. After more than 11 years in operation, Granbury Live holds its final show, called...

Movies About Maids

The Help looks poised to be a huge hit this weekend, and everyone is healthily chewing over the book and the film’s racial politics....

“Echotone” at The Modern

The bumpersticker slogan “Keep Austin Weird” began many years ago as a grassroots protest against the commercial development and suburban sprawl that has marked...

Obama Misses Point

The stock market is in a freefall, losing 5 percent of its value today. Meanwhile, President Obama has been blaming the messenger ever since Standard...

Savvy Guitarist Rich Mauch Dies On Motorcycle

The guy whose looks, musicianship, and demeanor made him one of the coolest guys on the local rock scene in the 1970s and 1980s...