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The Trans Frontier

Transgender folks want to be more than the T in LGBT.
JIMMY FOWLER W/ PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
Last June Time featured a statuesque TV star on its cover. The appearance of an attractive celebrity on a magazine was nothing new, of course, but this particular actress –– Laverne Cox from the acclaimed Netflix prison dra...
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Latest From Blotch
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Camp Bowie Boulevard Blacktop Gets New Sheen

Jeff Prince
Some folks got a thrill this past weekend seeing street construction workers removing the asphalt blacktop from Camp Bowie Boulevard between the Kimball Museum west to the big intersection at University Drive. Most of Camp Bowi...
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Latest From Metro
Johnson: “We’re in the water-enhancement business.” Lee Chastain

Fearing for Beer

Drought could threaten all the stuff that brewers depend on.
ERIC GRIFFEY
The seriousness of the drought plaguing Texas and much of this country has been clear for a long time. Not to mention in other parts of the world like Tunisia, where crop shortages caused by climate change have resulted in civi...
Tarrant County College administrators are stepping on faculty’s toes. Jeff Prince
Young Vaquero fans get to cavort on the field during halftime and after games. Kenneth kost
Birdville summer students can work at home or in the school library but have to check in daily. Melissa Wylie
 
Latest From Music Feature
FU’s Kenny Uptain (second from right): “There’s no slowing down. If anything, we’ve probably picked up a little more than we had in the past.”

Foxtrot Uniform Keeps Dancing

Though the band’s new album is in the bag, the musicians aren’t resting.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Though Foxtrot Uniform’s sophomore album, Cisco, is ready to be released in early September, frontman Kenny Uptain and drummer Kelly Test’s project is already moving on to album No. 3. As with Cisco and the band’s 2012 de...
Bummer Vacation is (clockwise from top left) Ricky Williford, Ryan Torres-Reyes, Paul Hernandez, and Tyler Moore.
Fresh-faced Vincent Neil Emerson has an old soul.
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Latest From 2nd Thought
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The Spies Who Wouldn’t Stop

Germany’s trust in the U.S. is at an end.
GWYNNE DYER
The question to bear in mind, in reading this sorry tale, is: If Americans are, on average, no stupider than Germans, then why are their intelligence services so stupid? After the most recent revelations about American spying i...
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Latest From Static
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Did Putin Poison Our Water, Too?

Fort Worth Weekly
Austin wants desperately to be weird, but the line between weird and delusional gets blurry when politicians are involved. First, Gov. Rick Perry practically accuses President Barack Obama of personally piggybacking all those i...
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Latest From Last Call
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Kent & Co. Fires on All Cylinders

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Back in May, I made a point to belittle Kent & Co. Wines. At the time, Frank Kent Motors was wrapping up construction of its new wine bar/service depot on West Magnolia Avenue, meaning that I was, in effect, reviewing a pla...
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Latest From Hearsay
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The Longshots Kick It

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Some bands like to put out records every five years. Others like to put out everything. All the time. In the latter camp is The Longshots. The four punky Stones-esque Fort Worthians have just released Kicker Again, the follow-u...
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Terrible People is the first -- and may be the last -- we hear of recorded Mailman.
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Latest From Stage
John Forkner, Scott Zenreich, Alexandra Lawrence, and Brandon Murphy star in the Phibs’ uproarious new play.

Smells Funny

A budding medieval plastic surgeon comes of age in Amphibian Stage Productions’ new comedy.
JIMMY FOWLER
“The nose is the seat of the face!” declares Ulrich (Brandon Murphy), a medieval master plastic surgeon from Vienna, to Gavin (Scott Zenreich), an orphan and surgeon-in-training. The eager young protégé wants to learn the...
(From left to right) Mary Jane Greer, Seth Johnston, and Laura Lutz Jones star in Drag Strip Courage’s production of Pinter’s giddy romp Old Times. Lee Chastain
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(From left to right) Wendy Welch, Dana Schultes, and Natalie Wilson King star in Stage West’s outstanding new drama.
 
Latest From Eats
The sandwiches, like this bacon cheeseburger, aren’t fancy, but they are tasty and very wallet-friendly. Brian Hutson

Simple, Effective

Greasy Bend Burgers could use a little more creativity, but the sammies hit the spot.
EDWARD BROWN
If you haven’t visited the Race Street area in a few years, you might not recognize it. The neighborhood has been undergoing a lot of revitalization recently and is now home to a handful of progressive art spaces, chic lofts,...
Along with a Bee’s Knees signature cocktail, R Bar & Grill offers a caesar salad with fried green tomatoes. Lee Chastain
Offerings like the grilled chicken plate with house sage butter, rice pilaf, and veggies prove that there’s more to Dalton’s Corner than foot-high beers. Lee Chastain
Ume’s sashimi spring roll awaits. Lee Chastain
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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So Many Tables, So Little Time

CHOW, BABY
It seems like a lot of my favorite restaurants in town haven’t been around very long. It could be that the new places are just the latest shiny objects dangled in front of my short attention span, but I don’t think so. My t...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Pierce Gagnon, Zach Braff, and Joey King emerge from a wig shop with their latest purchase in Wish I Was Here.

Tears in Tinseltown

Zach Braff is stuck in La-La Land in Wish I Was Here.
KRISTIAN LIN
I hated Garden State when it came out. I detested its cutesy preciousness, its 10-cent spiritual wisdom, its general air of being pleased with itself, its unearned oh-wow-the-world-is-so-beautiful mysticism. Despite all that, I...
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Cameron Diaz tries to fulfill Jason Segal’s roller-skating fantasy in Sex Tape.
Jason Clarke (foreground) tries to make peace with our new primate overlords in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
And So It Goes opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: And So It Goes (PG-13) Michael Douglas stars in this comedy as a self-centered man who enlists the help of his neighbor (Diane Keaton) when his estranged granddaughter (Sterling Jerins) is left on his doorstep. Also wi...
Boyhood opens Friday.
Venus in Fur opens Friday.
Third Person opens Friday in Dallas.
 
Latest From Arts
Glenn Downing’s drawing “Thor” represents the outer edge of Regional Juried Exhibition.

Judging Excellence

Artspace 111 does something crazy and puts on a juried show. And it’s a doozy.
NICOLE CRITES AND ANTHONY MARIANI
Artspace 111 has always been a little nontraditional. For decades after its founding in 1980, the studio/gallery in a warehouse on a desolate eastern edge of downtown was a gritty, appointment-only exhibition space, quietly con...
John Forkner, Scott Zenreich, Alexandra Lawrence, and Brandon Murphy star in the Phibs’ uproarious new play.
The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism, edited by David O’Donald Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison. Texas A&M University Press, 208 pps. $25
(From left to right) Mary Jane Greer, Seth Johnston, and Laura Lutz Jones star in Drag Strip Courage’s production of Pinter’s giddy romp Old Times. Lee Chastain
 
Latest From Gallery
John Holt Smith’s “Wildflower Oculus”

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William Campbell Contemporary Art now brings its artists to a whole new neighborhood through its satellite gallery. Located in the West 7th Street corridor, ART7 Crockett Community Gallery will display its current show, #mingle...
Brian Moore’s “No. 102”
Soon Y. Warren’s “Oriental Red Poppy”
Jennifer Stufflebeam’s “Untitled”