Monthly Archives: August 2012

Gossage Owes Us an Apology

Eddie Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, offered some rather disparaging words for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer community during Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” earlier this...

Other Side of the Apron

Back when I made my living in the food business, I kind of resented Restaurant Week, when local eateries create a prix fixe menu...

Mi Casa Es Su Casa

In an era of proposed funding cutbacks for Fort Worth arts groups, what’s one way to bring new audiences through the door and keep...
One of the standouts of the festival was British pianist Leon McCawley.

FWSO’s America

Last weekend in Bass Performance Hall, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra presented its second American Festival, but if the company was expecting an attendance repeat...
At 39, Kevin Aldridge seems to be just hitting his stride.

The Appraiser

To say that Kevin Aldridge has just made the record of his career is a bold statement. The 39-year-old singer-songwriter has been churning out...
Kelleher: “I hope the council will stand up for us.” Naomi Vaughan

End Run for Chesapeake

A company that failed to get a zoning change on a piece of Eastside land last year — which would have permitted Chesapeake Energy...
Fort Worth native and Okkervil River keyboardist Justin Sherburn also scores films. With his other band, Montopolis, he will provide the foreground music for a 1929 Russian film in Dallas in mid-September.

Justin Time Machine

Justin Sherburn is reconnecting with his roots. Sort of. Keyboardist for Austin-based indie darlings Okkervil River, Sherburn is a Fort Worth guy (graduate of...
Austin Ballard’s “Scaffolding (Character Study)”

Gallery

Another school year starts this weekend and so too do the art shows at UNT. Three of them open in the span of eight...
Tom Hardy takes aim in the climactic shootout in Lawless.

End-of-Summer Roundup

If you’ve been worn out by the summer blockbusters, now’s a good time to check out three low-budget films dropping in our multiplexes this...

Sucking It Up

Tom B. Saunders’ family has been ranching for five generations. Surface tanks and wells provide water for the cattle and horses on the Twin...