Monthly Archives: October 2012

Young: “I don’t know what will happen to these cats if I have to leave.” Lee Chastain

The Last Tenant

The once-stately house at 1108 Grainger St. has had its bones picked by an architectural salvage team, and most of its windows are boarded...
Embargo is now the site of a weekly Monday night open-mic jamdown.

Open-Mics — and Minds — at Embargo

To my knowledge, I’ve played only one open-mic in my life, on a night when I was either 25 minutes or two shots away...
Joel Murray, a.k.a. UBoat, ain't your grandfather's Southern Gothic folkster.

Under the Radar

Most veteran scenesters probably remember dearly departed Cadillac Fraf, a.k.a. Chad Percy, whose level-headed –– and enlightening –– response to criticisms of his lo-fi...
Daniel Blagg’s “Steppin’ Out”

Gallery

This is your last weekend to check out Daniel Blagg’s current show at Artspace 111. The artist has been largely off the radar for...
Ben Affleck makes his way through Khomeini’s Iran in Argo.

Argo, Psychopaths: Let’s Fake a Movie!

By coincidence, the titles of both movies this week refer to movies within the movies. Neither Argo nor Seven Psychopaths is really about the...
Cover by Jacob Thomas

The Giant Still Sleeps

On early summer weekends this year, volunteers, mostly young and Hispanic, fanned out through the neighborhoods of southeast Fort Worth trying to convince black,...
Buffalo West serves up a wonderfully plated 12-oz. rib-eye with mashed potatoes, field greens, and sautéed veggies. Chase Martinez

Horn Aplenty

What’s going on over on the waaay West Side? Between the high-end Mexican creations hidden inside Salsa Fuego’s humble traffic-circle environs and Cendera Center’s...
Carolyn Wickwire in O’Keeffe! at Stage West.

One Woman and One Man

If it seems like Stage West no longer has an offseason, that’s only because of the two touring one-person shows that will be playing...
In the immortal words of Huey Lewis: “That’s the power of love.”

Power Trip

No matter how long, notated, and well written an artist’s statement is, his or her art –– to paraphrase Sir Duke –– don’t mean...

Christ, Here Come the “Nones!”

If you need further proof that the religious right in America has trashed the reputation of Christianity for an entire generation, check out this...