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Cover illustration by David Owens.

Kentrifying Fairmount

As a duo of investors gussies up a popular swath of the Near Southside, locals debate the changes.
Edward Brown
Graffiti wasn’t exactly the warm welcome they were expecting. Two months after opening Kent & Co. Wines, a posh bar/restaurant in the heart of the burgeoning Near Southside, the Historic Fairmount District, co-owners and ...
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An injection well spills over wetlands in Vienna, Ohio. Courtesy of Protect Mahoning Valley.
Acosta’s battle against cancer ended in victory; his battle to win the heart of Kaitlyn, not so much. Photo courtesy of Michael Acosta.
 
Latest From Blotch
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Sports Rush: A History-Making Rivalry

Rush Olsen
You might have read how, back in the day, cowboys drove wild critters along the Texas Trail from Cowtown to Shreveport. By “back in the day,” we mean mid-April. On April 16, a local outfit known as the Fort Worth Vaqueros (...
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Here's a look at Christopher Bond's workspace at Grand Studio. Photo by Christopher Blay.
 
Latest From Metro
Kathryn Everest: “It’s very difficult to get suicide as the official manner of death unless a parent gives permission. And with the stigma of suicide, and in some cases religious beliefs of the parent or parents, there are probably a number of deaths by suicide that are ruled as accidental deaths.” Photo by Ryan Burger.

Suicide Prevention 101

Too many Tarrant County kids are taking their own lives say social workers.
Peter Gorman
Teen, preteen, and young adult suicides: It’s a topic that crops up now and then in news cycles but one that should be getting a lot more attention, say several Tarrant County social workers and counselors, because it’s mor...
Dalworthington Gardens council meetings are now a hot ticket.
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Latest From Music Feature
(From left to right) Luis Moreno, Justin King, and Jack Bellomy are the core players in Black Market Garden. Photo by Armando Vera.

CAM Can Do It

Southwest High’s kids won’t stop, can’t stop rocking.
Jeff Prince
Jack Black’s shrieking and guitar shredding in School of Rock would fit in fine at Southwest High School’s Contemporary Academy of Music. CAM offers free rehearsal space and professional recording equipment, allowing studen...
As the Siberian Traps, (from left to right) Mike Best, Seth Reeves, Ben Hance, and Peter Wierenga take Americana rock in a new direction. Photo by Walt Burns.
Forget Wesley Willis. Here are your real outsider geniuses.
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Latest From Static
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Smoking in the Transgender Bathroom

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Still on the fence about who to support in the Fort Worth school district’s transgender brouhaha? Well, let’s say you are leaning toward supporting the faction that wants to fire Superintendent Kent Scribner for clarifying ...
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Latest From Last Call
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Shucker’s: Hipster, Be Gone

Steve Steward
I recently watched about half of South Park’s most recent season, which includes an episode targeting gentrification called “The City Part of Town.” It got me thinking about the real estate and retail development on the N...
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Smoke-free Billy Bob’s: One Small Step

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It started with Eric. My buddy was the first among our crew of borderline dangerous jackasses to quit smoking. This was maybe seven or eight years ago, when it seemed the whole world lit up. Grandparents, little sisters, Cambod...
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Latest From Stage
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Poe Notes

Fort Worth Opera tackles Edgar Allan with mixed results in Buried Alive and Embedded.
Kristian Lin
Horror is particularly hard to do on the stage. A theater director doesn’t have the editing tricks and CGI available to filmmakers, nor can he or she allow the viewer’s imagination to fill in details the way a prose writer ...
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Though nearly 50 years old, the choreography in Stevenson’s Cinderella still holds up. Photo by Ellen Appel.
Carolyn Judson was wonderful in Texas Ballet Theater’s Classic Combination. Ellen Appel.
 
Latest From Eats
All of the seafood sang on the Spanish seafood pasta. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Mercury in Retrograde

Arlington’s gemlike wine bar is full of hits — and misses.
Laurie James
There’s a desolate feel to the now-defunct Shoppes at Brownstone Village, the central Arlington depository of tchotchkes, fancy baby gear, and all-around cute things which closed two years ago. But Mercury Wine Bar & Gril...
The loaded baked potato at Kipz is buzzworthy. Photo by Lee Chastain.
So-Cal Tacos is another food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar success story.
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Latest From Chow, Baby
“The heirloom vegetable salad was an impeccable mélange of textures and flavors.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

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Chow, Baby
The good thing about dining off the Trinity Trail in the new bustling Clearfork development is that it inspires smart choices — the area teems with bikers, walkers, and runners. But cocktails, house-made potato chips, and all...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Ryan Gosling recovers from another bad night in The Nice Guys.

Nice Guys: Black Humor

Ryan Gosling has never been funnier than in this ’70s crime thriller.
Kristian Lin
Shane Black famously wrote the script for Lethal Weapon while still in his early 20s and then spent the better part of a decade wandering in the wilderness and suffering from a monumental case of writer’s block. He came back ...
Chuck, Red, and Bomb get ready to battle green pigs in The Angry Birds Movie.
Nikki Lee Hinson and Michael Gans in the trailer for "The Intangible Truth of Chance Malloy."
Susan Sarandon and J.K. Simmons have a romantic moment on a West Coast beach in The Meddler.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
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Kristian Lin
OPENING Almost Holy (R)  Steve Hoover’s documentary profile of “Crocodile” Gennadiy Mokhnenko, a Ukrainian pastor who ministers to drug-addicted kids in his town and also dispenses vigilante justice to its criminals. (Op...
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Latest From Arts
Exit: Cliff Huxtable. Enter: “Uncle Babe (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff).”

Riley Holloway’s People

Fort Works Art’s inaugural solo show is a triumph of portraits and paint.
CHRISTOPHER BLAY
A somber, melancholic portrait anchors Riley Holloway’s solo exhibit at Fort Works Art. Its crisscrossed brushstrokes and deep, earthy tones convey the solemnity of the figure, an older African-American male, the artist’s u...
The Le Nain brothers’ “Three Men and a Boy” is part of the Kimbell’s new exhibit.
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Latest From Gallery
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Richard Thompson is a mainstay of the William Campbell Contemporary Art gallery, and he feels like he’s finally making art now that he’s old. His stylized, geometric rural landscapes are front and center at the gallery’s ...
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Latest From Listen Up
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Krum’s Bare Knuckle Gospel

Jeremy Hallock
What a difference a name makes. The new joint by Tarrant County rapper Krum (formerly known as Playdough) and producer DJ Rob Viktum is a first-person saga of redemption, faith, and identity told over soulful, haunting samples ...
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