Latest From Cover
Cover illustration by Melody Newcomb.

P.(O)T.S.D.

A combat veteran has gone from bombs to bongs in a journey toward peace.
Robert Ryan
Trying to move past my Iraq war experiences left me with some strange, scary thoughts. Hopelessness. Never wanting to get off the couch. Thoughts of driving my car off a cliff. Everything seemed pointless, useless. I wanted to ...
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Latest From Blotch
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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Somewhere on the Baltic Sea

Keegan McInroe
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001 when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my ten plus ...
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Latest From Metro
Christopher Bonilla (left) and Fernando Florez are ready to see Hemphill/Berry take off. Photo by Brian Hutson.

Helping Hemphill

There’s more to fixing a dilapidated intersection than an urban village.
Edward Brown
One of Fort Worth’s best spots to grab a late-night street taco or catch a local punk band has long been Hemphill Street. The road isn’t just a local treasure. It’s an important thoroughfare between downtown and South For...
Mathews: “We’re going to try to showcase Fort Worth.”  Courtesy Chad Mathews.
Dr. Wayne Carson. Photo by Brian Hutson.
Michael Banta is concerned about the new cookie cutter houses that now occupy his beloved neighborhood of 1930s bungalows. Photo by Lee Chastain.
 
Latest From Music Feature
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New Local Music

New tunes are coming at you from Bosque Brown, War Party, and Sarah Jaffe.
BY EDWARD BROWN, JEFF PRINCE, AND STEVE STEWARD
Bosque Brown’s Us If I were a heroin addict, Us would be my new favorite record. But I’m a beer drinker, not a hophead. Still, I’m drawn to this music in a tangential way. Bosque Brown’s new album is perfect and wanting...
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Shake the Moon: “We want to write the catchiest songs we can and have fun with it.” Photo by R McQueen Photo.
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Latest From Static
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Crazy Capital, U.S.A.

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As if Texas wasn’t already considered bat-shit crazy for our gunplay, seedy politics, and overall redneckery, now the Church of Scientology has our lunatic governor’s ear. A couple of days ago, Greg Abbott wielded his veto ...
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Latest From Last Call
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Diving into West 7th

Steve Steward
Welp, after not even a year, Uptown Tavern is no mas, making it the third bar to occupy that Camp Bowie/West 7th space since — what, 2010? I don’t really have an opinion about the closing. Of course I feel bad for anyone pu...
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Latest From Hearsay
(From left to right) Brady Hamilton, Alex Zobel, Joey Gorman, and Kris Luther have never sounded better, Gorman feels.

The Longshots: Mucho Mango

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The Longshots have a new album up their sleeves. Look for Inhaler this winter. But before then, it will be all Mucho Mango. That’s according to co-frontman Joey Gorman. Not long after the gritty Rolling Stones/Clash-influence...
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Holy Moly with their awards. Photo by Lee Chastain.
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Latest From Stage
Jeremy Schwartz represents the hall-of-mirrors nature of Amphibian Stage Productions’ The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote

Well Don

This ain’t Man of La Mancha. Amphibian does up Don Quixote proud.
Kristian Lin
Reading Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a strangely unsettling experience. It was written when the novel form was just being invented, which is perhaps why you don’t get the sense of a beautifully polished, structurally...
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.
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.
 
Latest From Eats
You can order the kibbeh plate with or without the cup of hot chai at Qana Café and Hookah. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Qana Do It

For lunch, dinner, or coffee, this Mediterranean restaurant is terrific.
Kristian Lin
Named after the city where Jesus supposedly worked his first miracle, Qana Café and Hookah doesn’t offer miraculous food. It’s just really good Middle Eastern cuisine, and while its lack of prominent signage and its locati...
So much effort has been put into decorating Pansayena that you will feel right at home. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.
Based on our experience, Thai Terrace can improve by shortening its menu. Photo by Brian Hutson.
Go for the drinks. Stay for the classy comfort food. Photo by Lee Chastain.
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
Photo by Lee Chastain.

Moon Over Mash’d

Chow, Baby
When I first heard the name Mash’d, I fantasized about a restaurant constructed entirely of mashed potatoes. I wanted to eat my way out of the place and watch it crumble behind me. Then when I heard the new West 7th eatery wa...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Ed Helms and Chris Hemsworth go overboard on the Western wear in Vacation.

Downtime

Turn the car around and drive away from this Vacation.
Kristian Lin
Here’s the problem: Warner Bros. is now trying to make Judd Apatow comedies. That’s certainly not a bad idea, given how much money and good press those films have raked in for Universal Studios. The likes of Superbad, Bride...
Cara Delevingne and Nat Wolff share a meaningful moment in a big-box retail store in "Paper Towns."
Jake Gyllenhaal bears the scars of his latest fight in Southpaw.
Cobie Smulders lets Gail Bean feel her pregnant stomach in Unexpected.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
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Film Shorts

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Opening A LEGO Brickumentary (G) Kief Davidson and Daniel Junge’s documentary about the global subculture involving the plastic bricks. Narrated by Jason Bateman. (Opens Friday in Dallas) Güeros (NR) Alonso Ruiz Palacios’ ...
The Vatican Tapes
Cartel Land opens Friday at AMC Grapevine Mills
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Latest From Arts
This carved walrus-ivory harpoon counterweight from the Bering Sea is part of the Amon Carter’s Indigenous Beauty.

Going Native

Amon Carter Museum’s Indigenous Beauty leaves too much unexplained.
Kristian Lin
The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is hard to get to right now because of the extensive remodeling that the venue is undergoing, which has shut down the parking lot. It makes sense that, for now, the museum isn’t taking i...
Jeremy Schwartz represents the hall-of-mirrors nature of Amphibian Stage Productions’ The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote
Sir Joshua Reynolds’ ravishing “The Ladies Waldegrave” is part of  Botticelli to Braque at the Kimbell. Courtesy National Galleries of Scotland
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Latest From Gallery
Michel Cruz Flores’ “Green Apple Envy”

Gallery

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Michel Cruz Flores’ show at Rose Marine Theatre features two series. The Emotionally Disturbed’s works depict negative emotions as characters, while Pistolero consists of portraits of famous people in an exaggerated style. ...
Soon Warren’s “Heart of Cherries”
Fred Stonehouse’s “Higher”
Ashlee Cave’s “In Time”