Monthly Archives: February 2013

San Antonio mayor Julián Castro.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 27 San Antonio mayor Julián Castro gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention last summer, occupying the same slot that Barack...

Spec’s: 2 Cheap

I remember, with surprising clarity, my first trip to a liquor store. I’d just started the fall semester of my sophomore year in college,...

Cruz Ship: Off Course?

Well, that didn’t take long. Or, as NBC broadcaster Andrea Mitchell put it recently, “Ted Cruz has made his mark already.” If The Cruz were a...

Killer or Filler?

James Michael Taylor’s Man That I Am By all rights, the ultra-prolific Fort Worth singer-songwriter-actor-eccentric James Michael Taylor should be one of those local artists...

Special Treatment

The toilet sat for years behind a thin privacy screen at the back of a special education classroom at Arlington Heights High School. It’s...
COVER ILLUSTRATION BY THOMAS PITILLI

Where the Bears Are …

When you ask someone to imagine a gay man, images from TV and in movies have provided a pretty rigid stereotype: extremely appearance- and...
BFF mixes French/Vietnamese, sushi, and some Korean and Thai — the menu might actually be too big. Tony Robles

BFF!

BFF Bistro offers an eclectic mix of Asian cuisine while also housing an on-site bakery and — wait for it — a disco lounge....
Sonic Buffalo will simply chud-rock your face off. Photo by Parker Lunsford

Chud Rock? You Bet

A lovable but particularly snobbish friend recently referred to a kind of rock ’n’ roll practiced in Fort Worth as “chud rock.” I snickered,...
Nicholas Hoult scales unimagined heights in Jack the Giant Slayer.

Jacked Up

I went to Jack the Giant Slayer to find out what the hell happened to Bryan Singer. Ten years ago, he was one of...
Lambarena will be performed as part of TBT’s spring repertory, Fri-Sun.

Spring Fling

Texas Ballet Theater brings two major works to Bass Performance Hall this weekend, plus a sprinkling of pas de deux. The two main attractions...