Monthly Archives: December 2012

Final Farewell

The recent memorial service for longtime Fort Worth Weekly writer Betty Brink was impassioned, irreverent, and entertaining, just like the woman herself. Family members...

A Tar Sands Manifesto

The mornings start off frosty. Four months ago, in the August heat, waking with the sun was still a muggy, sweaty pleasure. Late summer...
Courtesy Facebook

Ditch the Hype and Eat at Torchy’s

What is it about a super restaurant chain opening up that makes people in Fort Worth go nuts? It’s like Beatlemania every time a...

What’s Local in No-Man’s Land?

I admit, I’m having a hard time keeping track of which musicians are “Fort Worth-based” and which ones are from Dallas, Denton, or beyond....
Unraveler’s debut CD has been a long time coming but is worth the wait.

Unraveler Comes Together

Perhaps one of the most enduring themes in rock music is the one about new bands assembled from the broken pieces of old ones....
Bishop (center): “If you let me get in front of a jury, I think this pipeline would be stopped in its tracks.” Courtesy Tar Sands Blockade

Down But Not Out

The last of the Tar Sands Blockade tree-sitters voluntarily climbed down from their perches in Winnsboro just before Christmas, after maintaining their post in...
David Conn’s “Fox Hollow”

Gallery

David Conn’s large-scale paintings and prints capture forest landscapes so dense that the branches and trunks almost become abstract elements. The artist has been...
Anne Hathaway (center) and other seamstresses find work in "Les Misérables."

Les Misérables: Do You Hear the Actors Sing?

I’ve never been a fan of Les Misérables, the Broadway musical, and the movie version reminded me of all the reasons: the bombast, the...
Christoph Waltz and Jamie Foxx ride the wild South in Django Unchained.

Django Unchained: I’m No Slave 4 U

Last month, Steven Spielberg put out Lincoln, a movie about the evils of slavery. Predictably, he took a serious, high-minded approach to the issue....
Cover by Jacob Thomas

Happy New Year from Sierra Blanca

SIERRA BLANCA — A cloak of anonymity hung over Sierra Blanca for much of its 131-year history — until Willie Nelson got thrown in...