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A Degree in Debt

Attempted reforms haven’t changed all that much in Texas’ for-profit college industry.
STEVE MILLER
Five days a week, Robert Rowlett heads off to work at his $7.75-an-hour job with the City of Dallas’ sanitation division. From his roughly $310 a week in take-home pay, he sets aside whatever he can to pay down the $25,000 st...
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Latest From Blotch
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“Capturing Family History” with Michael H. Price

JIMMY FOWLER
Michael H. Price is a longtime Fort Worth journalist, author, movie historian, comic book writer, and musician. (He probably knows a lot about 19th century Latvian folk dance, too, but there’s only so much room on this multi-...
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There's still time to catch Death Cab for Cutie at Gexa tonight.
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Latest From Metro
Melaku: Because of “the ones we left behind and those who died, we now have a second chance.” Brian Hutson

Coming to America

Translating for the U.S. Army made Afghanistan too hot for one North Texas resident.
EDWARD BROWN
Two years after a harrowing escape from Afghanistan and the Taliban, Frank finally has some semblance of normalcy in his adopted home of North Texas. He was recently reunited with his Afghan wife and young daughter. Frank’s u...
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Ward Timber wants Region D’s natural resources protected. Courtesy Ward Timber
Johnson: “We’re in the water-enhancement business.” Lee Chastain
 
Latest From Music Feature
Gollay: I’m pretty introverted by nature, though I become a different person onstage.”

Gollay: Built for Love

The Un Chien guitarist/vocalist goes her own way on a superb new album.
JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worth singer-songwriter Rachel Gollay hadn’t done much national touring as a musician, but she recently had a “total immersion” experience in the rigors of it: As a guitarist and vocalist for (and only female member ...
Blocker (center): “Pleasing everybody is hard, so we’ll see how that goes.”
(From left to right) Russ Genders, Branden Smith, and Mike Noyes are The Dangits.
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.”
 
Latest From 2nd Thought
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Armstrong’s Dip

A vast West Texas park was the brainchild of two leaders.
DAVE McNEELY
BIG BEND RANCH STATE PARK – When Bob Armstrong first experienced the rugged majesty of this huge West Texas ranch in 1970, he told its owner that if he ever wanted to sell, Texas might want to buy. More than four decades afte...
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Latest From Static
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Doggies in the Window

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It’s bad enough that Static wants another dog every time it hears a Sarah McLachlan song. But on Saturday, animal shelters around town are all hanging up “Free Puppies and Kitties” signs. If you’ve ever wanted to give a...
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Latest From Last Call
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Baker Street: It’s Elementary

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I used to think of Baker Street Pub & Grill as a pretty run-of-the-mill place –– until I found myself turning into a regular. (It doesn’t hurt that it’s near my apartment.) For all my devotion to small businesses an...
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Forecast: Picnic, Lightning

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It’s rock, punk, blues, swamp, and psychedelia all in one neat package. The EP Gilded Youth is the debut recording from Picnic, Lightning, a new quintet featuring former members of Modico and Jefferson Colby, two interesting ...
Before Stumptone releases its long-awaited third album, Adventures in Magnetism, in the fall, the North Texas quartet will play only one full-band show, this Thursday at Lola's Saloon.
Collin Herring is back in more ways than one.
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Latest From Stage
The cast of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! includes Haltom High alumni and local drama teachers.

Mr. Zolidis’ Opus

The Brothers Grimm get the musical treatment by a Pulitzer-nominated playwright and former Haltom High teacher.
ROB PATTERSON
The way The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! found its groove is something of a fairy tale. Originally written in 2007 by playwright Don Zolidis as a non-musical stage play for his Haltom High School and North Oak Mi...
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John Forkner, Scott Zenreich, Alexandra Lawrence, and Brandon Murphy star in the Phibs’ uproarious new play.
(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 Eats
Part izakaya, part ramen house, Hanabi is all delicious.

Let’s Go Bowling

Tasty fare and great service make Hanabi Ramen and Izakaya a destination.
EDWARD BROWN W/ PHOTOS BY LEE CHASTAIN
Fans of Japanese cuisine may already be familiar with the term izakaya: a casual bar that also serves food. It’s the kind of place that might be popular after work. At Hanabi Ramen and Izakaya, though, the concept has been ex...
The presentation is as dazzling as (most of) the food here. Lee Chastain
Your first course, the salad bar, could be an entire gourmet meal on its own.
The sandwiches, like this bacon cheeseburger, aren’t fancy, but they are tasty and very wallet-friendly. Brian Hutson
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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Pickled on the Plaza

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Taco Diner (156 W. 4th St.) and I got off on the wrong foot. It wasn’t all their fault. Sitting on the patio of Sundance Square’s newish taco joint, I couldn’t decide what was scarier: the mostly unsupervised children pla...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Brendan Gleeson prepares to tend to his spiritual duties in Calvary.

Crosses to Bear

Funny about a grim subject, Calvary is the year’s best religious film.
KRISTIAN LIN
Brendan Gleeson has acted in many Hollywood and British movies, but only the filmmakers in his native Ireland seem to have really figured out how to use this actor. His hulking frame, bulbous nose, and adenoidal bark of a voice...
Jeff Bridges shows Brenton Thwaites a way out of their dystopia in The Giver.
Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan share an umbrella in What If.
Astrid Berges-Frisbey and Michael Pitt regard a white peacock in I Origins.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
Dinosaur 13 opens Friday.

Film Shorts

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OPENING: Dinosaur 13 (PG) Todd Douglas Miller’s documentary about the largest Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil ever found. (Opens Friday in Dallas) The Admiral: Roaring Currents (NR) Kim Han-min’s historical epic about a 16th-centu...
Calvary opens Friday.
Child of God opens Friday.
And So It Goes opens Friday.
 
Latest From Arts
The cast of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! includes Haltom High alumni and local drama teachers.

Mr. Zolidis’ Opus

The Brothers Grimm get the musical treatment by a Pulitzer-nominated playwright and former Haltom High teacher.
ROB PATTERSON
The way The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! found its groove is something of a fairy tale. Originally written in 2007 by playwright Don Zolidis as a non-musical stage play for his Haltom High School and North Oak Mi...
Motley’s “Octoroon Girl” probably traversed a difficult path to luxury.
Memorials are planned for Justin Elliot (left) and Leonard Belota.
Ansel Adams’ “The Tetons –– Snake River” is one of the best of the best.
 
Latest From Gallery
Allison Proulx’s “Akibahara”

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Allison Proulx’s overriding concern is with our cities and how they insulate us from catastrophic events, and we find it reflected in her paintings. Her show, Privileged Ignorance, will open alongside a Maryanne Melter exhibi...
Sanah Brown’s “the coat of many colors”
Diane Durant’s “Wamsutter Baptist Church”
John Holt Smith’s “Wildflower Oculus”