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Jurassic Park

It’s taken a decade for historic land along the Trinity in Arlington to go from lawless to flawless.
Karen Gavis
Art Sahlstein has seen it all. From his two-story home in Euless, the 59-year-old recently re-married father of three recalls mud flying from the tires of four-wheel drive vehicles, a screaming, mosquito-slapping wild man, and ...
Cover illustration by Andrew Craft.
Latest From Blotch

Off Asides: Dallas Cowboys vs New England Patriots, Pits Of Hell

Jeff Prince
The Orange Smush era has resulted in two straight Cowboys losses. (I’m still formulating a suitable Brandon Weeden nickname. Maybe today’s crucial game will reveal the perfect moniker. ) To call today’s game “crucia...
Whiskey folk
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Latest From Metro
Wright: “I don’t necessarily agree with the commission, but I see their point.” Photo courtesy The Azle News.

Bafongoo, Voters!

Shady behavior won’t stop this GOP judge from a comfy retirment [sic].
Fort Worth Weekly
Telling a political opponent to go, uh, have sex with oneself isn’t unheard of, but it is somewhat surprising coming from a judge. That’s just one of the things the State Commission on Judicial Conduct noted in its recent p...
Protestors were enraged by the State Department’s actions. Courtesy of Natasha Geiling, ThinkProgress.
Art by Matt Trisler
Latest From Music Feature
Pinkish Black

Pinkish Black: Bury the Past, Eye the Future

The heavy experimental duo is set to release a new and old album.
The year 2014 was a good one for Fort Worth’s heaviest, noisiest experimental duo. In the spring, Pinkish Black completed a West Coast tour with Italian progressive rockers Goblin, kindred spirits whose soundtracks for ’70s...
Art by Elizabeth Ratfliff
Latest From Static

10 Years After: the Barnett Shale

My, oh, my, doesn’t time fly! Seems like only yesterday that landmen began moving in on the homeowners of Fort Worth to talk about the wonders of natural gas, the glory of the Barnett Shale, and the bliss that comes from gett...
Latest From Last Call
Photo by Steve Steward

Cheddar’s: Facepalm Beach

Steve Steward
You know how people make enthusiastic, passionately committed plans to do a particular activity (“We should rent kayaks/go to the State Fair/sneak into this abandoned sawblade factory/haunted insane asylum”) only for them t...
Art by Elizabeth Ratfliff
Latest From Hearsay

Facebooked Solid

I’d venture that for the same reason festivals are popular for national acts, festivals are popular for our regional/local brethren/sistren. Increased exposure for bands. Increased exposure for concertgoers. It’s a win-win....
Bosque Brown frontwoman Mara Lee Miller deserves more than snark from an old jerk. Right?
Latest From Stage
A troupe of actors looks to protect their talent after the apocalypse in Stage West’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

Bart to the Future

The apocalypse gets Simpsonized in Stage West’s Mr. Burns.
Kristian Lin
The Simpsons was hardly the first cartoon to make humorous references to both highbrow and lowbrow culture, but the breakneck pace of its in-jokes and its willingness to get esoteric helped make it into the postmodern comedy in...
Jeremy Schwartz represents the hall-of-mirrors nature of Amphibian Stage Productions’ The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote
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.
Latest From Eats
A fully exposed kitchen allows dinners to gawk at the behind-the-scenes action. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Go for a Spin!

Southlake’s new pizzeria stands out in a crowded scene.
The number of fast-casual pizza options in Southlake is a little staggering. Even within the various sub-genres, the fast-growing, affluent Tarrant County suburb is suddenly pizza-rich. The town already had plenty of options, r...
Ferrari’s’ beautifully presented Italian fare harks back to classic fine dining. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.
Art by Natalie Ibarra
This California roll is one of the sushi entrées at Pan Asia Cuisine. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.
Latest From Chow, Baby
Photo by Steve Steward

Cheddar’s is for the ’Burbs

Chow, Baby
Until recently, my only impression of Cheddar’s Casual Café (1937 Airport Fwy, Bedford, 817-540-0778) came from a friend of mine who used to work for the company. He was a manager at one of the chain’s many area restaurant...
Ol’ South Pancake House, 1509 S University Dr, FW. 817-336-0311.
Latest From Film Reviews

A Girl Stands Up

Malala Yousafzai gets a turn in the spotlight in this documentary.
Kristian Lin
We all know the story of Malala Yousafzai, the Pashtun girl from northeastern Pakistan who was shot in the head three years ago this week by the Taliban for defying their ban on girls going to school. She recovered to advocate ...
Andrew Garfield and Michael Shannon eyeball a potential new property in 99 Homes.
Emily Blunt's job takes her to a dark place in "Sicario."
Latest From Film Shorts

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening The Final Girls (PG-13) Taissa Farmiga stars in this horror-comedy as a woman who reunites with her deceased actress mother (Malin Akerman) when she’s magically pulled into a slasher movie that her mother starred in. ...
Cooties opens Friday in Dallas.
Latest From Arts
Nearly 700 art fans visited Shipping and Receiving’s Tilt Room last weekend to view 135 works by 63 artists as part of the pop-up art show Exhibitionists. Photo by Shane Green.

Exhibitionists on the Move

A new collective of young artists is taking its DIY show to a high-end gallery.
Exhibitionists, a recent pop-up art show at Shipping & Receiving, featured some familiar names, but it mainly served as a platform for new, emerging artists. That may not seem like a revolutionary concept, but in a city whe...
“Colonel Platoff on His Charger” is one of the celebrated artworks at the Modern’s Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic.
Art by Elizabeth Ratliff
Participants in the Teen Artist Project have the opportunity to display their works at Gallery 414 through May. Photo by Jesse Barnett.
Latest From Gallery


Fort Worth Weekly
No fewer than five art shows open at FWCAC this weekend, so you can take your pick. Art in the Metroplex is a juried show of local artists, while Art Beat contains the works of a collective, and Heaven and Earth is an exhibit o...
Jesse Barnett’s “To Accident and Abandon Such Customary Writings”
Jim Basham’s “The Bicycler — Paris 1922”
Part of the festivities for Fall Gallery Night include the opening at FWCAC of Christopher Troutman’s drawings.