Latest From Cover
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Love in the time of Ebola

A young North Texan went to West Africa to learn. He stayed, in the face of an epidemic, because of love.
KAREN GAVIS
Every other time Dominic Murer had flown into Freetown, the plane had been close to full. Even though Sierra Leone is one of the poorest countries in Africa, there are plenty of outsiders interested in its diamond industry and ...
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Latest From Blotch
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Wendy Davis’ New Memoir: Fearless

EDWARD BROWN
Though once a great hope for the Democratic Party, Wendy Davis may end up being best known as the person who lost to Texas governor-elect Greg Abbott in an election that reflected the national trend of Republican domination and...
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STATE REP. LANCE GOODEN SAYS THE TARRANT REGIONAL WATER DISTRICT NEEDS INVESTIGATING.
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Latest From Metro
Bounds: “We want that new technology in place to protect us.”

Blowback

Mansfield residents are seeking tighter controls on gas drilling.
PETER GORMAN
A group of Mansfield residents who’ve been pushing for more than a year to strengthen their city’s gas drilling ordinance are finally getting a hearing — of sorts. However, leaders of the Mansfield Gas Well Awareness Grou...
Texas is a favorite state for high-interest payday lenders, and Fort Worth resists their regulation.
Crain: “We found out a lot of things that were broken ... and figured out how to fix them.”
Dozens of abandoned cats still stay close to homes from which the people are gone.
 
Latest From Music Feature
(From left to right) Ryan Spears, Rangeley Grisel, and Austin Smith are in it for the long haul.

In Bloom

Vicious Firs have finally arrived, and they’ve got the no-B.S. EP to prove it.
JOEY KEETON
A typical Vicious Firs concert is not something that you follow out of the corner of your eye while drinking beer and doing shots with your friends at the bar. It’s like being strapped to the undercarriage of a ’89 IROC-Z a...
The Cush is Texas psych at its best.
Daniel Slatton (left) and Jake Murphy have put the past behind them — in more ways than one.
Bludded Head’s Reign in Bludd
 
Latest From 2nd Thought
What's next for Wendy?

Moving On

Davis and Van de Putte pull up their socks and look to other races.
DAVE MCNEELY
The first-ever female ticket for Texas governor and lieutenant governor — Democratic state Sens. Wendy Davis of Fort Worth and Leticia Van de Putte of San Antonio — couldn’t win the Nov. 4 election. They couldn’t buck T...
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Latest From Static
Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, right, speaks as Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, looks on during a news conference.

A Smelly Win for the U.S.

STATIC
Static was ecstatic that the Senate voted “no” on the Keystone Pipeline last week. But the 59-41 margin was far closer than would have been the case with any group of reasonable citizens voting. The slim margin was due, it ...
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Latest From Last Call
Philly cheesesteak, made with “real” Cheez Whiz, on the grill. Courtesy Facebook.

Sturdy, Funky

LAST CALL
It’s no secret that I like chain restaurants, and I kind of get excited when a new one springs up from the dust of some freeway-adjacent retail development. If I were a little kid in 2014, I’d probably grow up thinking that...
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EPIC RUINS

(Slight Return)
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Don’t get your hopes up. EPIC RUINS is not a thing anymore. Well, for now. The music –– face-melting, stoner-rocking psychedelia from some of Fort Worth’s most creative musicians that launched in 2009 –– had to happ...
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Lance Sanders leads The Mammal Virus down some DayGlo rabbit holes.
 
Latest From Stage
Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.

Cinematic Virtuosity

EDWARD BROWN
International piano competitions and glitzy film festivals make for interesting bedfellows. The mix seemed uneasy at first but slowly coalesced into a memorable evening as the Van Cliburn Foundation’s new documentary, Virtuos...
At The Live Oak, Anderson & Roe chatted with concertgoers and mixed in some Michael Jackson among the Stravinsky and Mozart.
Carolyn Judson was spectacular as Aurora, perhaps her best role.
(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall brought the music to the masses Sunday.
 
Latest From Eats
Just try to eat The Junkyard burger without a knife and fork.

Navajo Burger: Fill ’er Up

Where’s the beef? Situated inside a Shell station near Lake Worth.
JOEY KEETON
Near Lake Worth, nestled just off Loop 820 on Navajo Trail, inside a Shell gas station, Navajo Burger is secretly producing some of Fort Worth’s best and easily most economical burgers. And these folks are doing it without ne...
Rahr and Sons celebrates its 10th anniversary this month.
Not fancy, just fabulous: Righteous Foods’ multigrain waffle with fresh fruit juice and acai bowl.
Hooley: “People should have the freedom to choose what they feed their families.”
 
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Too Righteous

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People normally just buy a Porsche when they hit a midlife crisis. Maybe that’s not what’s driving Chef Lanny Lancarte, but he has made some serious changes in his professional life. He closed one of Chow, Baby’s favorite...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Felicity Jones and Eddie Redmayne woo each other under the lights of Cambridge in The Theory of Everything.

Physical Attraction

Even with its actors, The Theory of Everything is a fraud.
KRISTIAN LIN
We’d all like to know what it’s like to be a genius, but it might well be both easier and more fruitful to make a movie about what it’s like to live with a genius. Not many of us have otherworldly talents at something, bu...
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Stéphanie Cléau and Mathieu Amalric have an affair that ends in murder in The Blue Room.
Gugu Mbatha-Raw (in white) rocks out in Beyond the Lights.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
Foxcatcher opens Wednesday.

Film Shorts

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OPENING: Foxcatcher (R) Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) directs this dramatization of the relationship between wrestler Mark Schultz (Channing Tatum) and billionaire John DuPont (Steve Carell) that ended in murder. Also with...
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I opens Friday.
Rosewater opens Friday.
The Great Invisible opens Friday in Dallas.
 
Latest From Arts
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Wendy Davis’ New Memoir: Fearless

EDWARD BROWN
Though once a great hope for the Democratic Party, Wendy Davis may end up being best known as the person who lost to Texas governor-elect Greg Abbott in an election that reflected the national trend of Republican domination and...
According to the Modern, theater influenced a lot of work of '80s artists, including Robert Longo, who photographed his subjects in motion before drawing them.
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Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.
 
Latest From Gallery
Michael Mayes’ “Hank Williams Sr.”

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This is your last week to catch As Close As. This unusual Arts Fifth Avenue show consists of Michael Mayes’ pastel rubbings taken respectfully from the gravestones of musicians both famous and obscure.  
Javier Téllez’ “Caligari und der Schlafwandler” (still)
Billy Hassell’s “Roadrunner South of Marfa”
Dr. Seuss’ “Walghast”