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This Life Could Be Your Tour

Like Dante’s Inferno, there are rings of band “success.” And 99 percent of them are long. And hard.
Steve Steward
I found the most tragicomic advertisement I’ve ever seen in the fall of 2008, when my old band, Darth Vato, was loading into a crappy bar in Longview to play a show. Stuck into a planter box littered with rocks and cigarette ...
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Latest From Blotch
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Xs & Os: Dating Decorum for Thirtysomething Women

Sarah Angle
The first and last person I dated seriously was the guy I married. Our hand-holding in the high school hallway romance started when we were just 18. He wore thrift store Hawaiian shirts, flip- flops, and cutoff khakis, and walk...
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Latest From Metro
Michael Banta is concerned about the new cookie cutter houses that now occupy his beloved neighborhood of 1930s bungalows. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Toothless Near TCU

As students cram into near-campus houses, homeowners are left with little recourse.
Kenneth Kost
When homeowners near TCU fought for an overlay in their district to restrict property owners from housing more than three unrelated tenants under the same roof, the homeowners didn’t know they would have to enforce the rules ...
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Elliot: “We poured every penny we have, blood, sweat, and tears into this  place.” Photo by Lee Chastain.
Klein: “It’s going to work out for the best.” Photo by Jeff Prince.
 
Latest From Music Feature
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New Local Music

Proto-punk, piano pop, and pop satire are coming at you from the Fort.
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Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze “Breaking Loose,” the first track off Bad Blonde’s Caffeine Daze, starts out deceptively mellow, with vocalist/guitarist Dylan Owens’ echoing voice draped over a distorted bass line. “When...
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Rahim Quazi is saying more with less on his new album. Photo by Serkan Zanagar.
 
Latest From Static
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Biz Press: Corporate Lapdog?

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Fort Worth Business Press gears its content toward entrepreneurs and white-collar types who carry briefcases. We get it. But the paper’s pro-development mindset has clouded the judgment of its editorial board. A June 27 piece...
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Latest From Last Call
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Glory Corridor

Steve Steward
As you are probably aware, Sunday was the Fort Worth Weekly’s Music Awards Festival, an annual event noted for causing attendees to have super-long, incredibly hungover Mondays, even if they don’t manage to get out of bed b...
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MAF ’15: That’s a Wrap

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Well, the votes have been tabulated, all 5,000-plus of them, and we have our winners, but we won’t be announcing them until an event next weekend for nominees and their plus ones only. (The after-party will be open to the pub...
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Latest From Stage
Wendy Welch (dressed as the Wicked Queen) and Shannon J. McGrann (dressed as Snow White) bicker on their way to a costume party in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.

Snow White and the Half-Naked Man

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike gather for agreeable farce at Stage West.
Kristian Lin
Even during Anton Chekhov’s life, people were parodying his plays. They’re easily identifiable targets, with their Russian aristocrats sitting in drawing rooms with their ennui and commenting on the weather. Of course, the ...
Christopher Dontrell Piper and Whitney Coulter prepare for work in Sunset Baby.
Though the title of Jiri Kylian’s 1991 ballet losely translates into “little death,” an old French euphemism for “orgasm,” there wasn’t really anything sexual or erotic onstage.
Mark Landson and pianist Thiago Nascimento are bringing the classics to the unwashed twice a month at the Live Oak. Photo by Serkan Zanagar.
 
Latest From Eats
The Trinity River Tap House serves (clockwise from top left) a chicken Acapulco wrap, Baja fish tacos, baked rigatoni with blackened shrimp, and a mac dog. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Wing It

That’s our advice on the bar food at Trinity River Tap House.
Kristian Lin
A few weeks ago I wrote about traditional notions of what bar food is. Well, Trinity River Tap House fits the familiar mold much better. That’s not likely, given that the place serves more than 50 types of craft beer. Where t...
Good thing the food is colorful at Opa! Photo by Lee Chastain.
The seared Asian tuna is fresh and bright at the Grille. Photo by Lee Chastain.
Amanda served the apple empanadas for dessert at La Perla Negra.
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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Heim Barbecue: You on the List?

Chow, Baby
I felt like a twentysomething hipster about to be allowed into an exclusive nightclub for the first time. Don’t get me wrong. I felt bad for the people who were turned away from Heim Barbecue (201 E. Hattie St., 817-876-2741)...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Channing Tatum (second from right) and company are abs-olutely fabulous in Magic Mike XXL.

Go Bigger

Less than its predecessor, Magic Mike XXL still points toward the future.
Kristian Lin
Well, you figured Magic Mike would get a sequel. You figured it would be on a larger scale. You just didn’t figure it would have a prayer of working without Matthew McConaughey. Well, Dallas is gone, and Magic Mike XXL is not...
Hang on, it's yet another Terminator come to snuff out John and Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys.
Thomas Mann and Olivia Cooke prepare to face the cafeteria chaos in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl.
Taylor Schilling sees her new friends up to some weird sexual practices in "The Overnight."
 
Latest From Film Shorts
Closer to God opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Closer to God (NR) Billy Senese’s thriller stars Jeremy Childs as a scientist who succeeds in cloning a human baby. Also with Shelean Newman, Shannon Hoppe, David Alford, and Isaac Disney. (Opens Friday in Dallas) Fai...
The Yes Men are Revolting opens Friday in Dallas.
Aloft starring Jennifer Connelly opens Friday in Dallas.
Heaven Knows What opens Friday in Dallas.
 
Latest From Arts
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A Tragedy of Errors

New book Dateline Purgatory argues for Darlie Routier’s innocence.
Margaret Allyson
Darlie Routier. If you remember her at all, you’re probably seeing the same mental image that most of us have: a young, attractive blonde woman chewing gum and spraying Silly String onto the new graves of her little boys. She...
Wendy Welch (dressed as the Wicked Queen) and Shannon J. McGrann (dressed as Snow White) bicker on their way to a costume party in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
Christopher Dontrell Piper and Whitney Coulter prepare for work in Sunset Baby.
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Latest From Gallery
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William Campbell gets all ludic with its exhibit opening this week. Tim Liddy’s sculptures are inspired by board games, while Fred Stonehouse’s paintings draw from fantastic creatures. Charles Waller’s found-object collag...
Ashlee Cave’s “In Time”
Jorge Marín’s “Angel Perselidas”
Bernardo Vallarino’s “David’s Brother and Anna’s Father”