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Latest From Cover
Cover illustration by David Owens.

High Waters

Lost livestock and unpredictable flooding are forcing Eastsiders to find the cause of the Trinity River’s erratic behavior.
Edward Brown
The rain began lightly. Julie Amendola knew to keep a watchful eye on the nearby Trinity River. Heavy rains had been causing it to swell so much that it would gush over the banks and onto her ranch. Located a few miles east of ...
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Latest From Blotch
Rose Pearson (pictured with Bill Newberry)

R.I.P., Rose Pearson

Kristian Lin
Sad news to report about Rose Pearson. The woman who co-founded Circle Theatre in 1981 with Bill Newberry passed away yesterday at the age of 69 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The theater troupe, which began life in Bluebo...
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Latest From Metro
“I sleep fine at night because I know I’m doing the right thing,” said Jennifer Olson, Protective Parents Coalition cofounder. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.

Libeling Lawyers

Two local attorneys sue local child advocates over Facebook comments.
Madelyn Edwards
Jennifer Olson brought a valuable person with her to meet me at a grocery store café for this interview –– her 6-year-old son. The brown-eyed boy sat quietly as I talked to his mom about a pending lawsuit against her. The ...
Rotted door jambs and patched holes in balcony ceilings are among the obvious damages. Photo by Jeff Prince.
Stephanie Sanford: “Our ultimate goal is that we can die and [Bennett] will be fine.” Photo by Lee Chastain.
Jonathan Miller: “...We want to empower people to love others outside the church.” Photo by Rowan Lehr
 
Latest From Music Feature
CharLe$: “I want to do hip hop for a living.” Photo by Andre Trujillo.

In Transit

Fort Worth rapper Lou CharLe$ has a new album and big dreams.
Eric Griffey
Lou CharLe$ is constantly on the move. Whether it’s touring, recording, promoting, or shooting videos, the TCU graduate can’t stay still for too long. His perpetual motion is probably something that was wired into his DNA. ...
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Jozwiak: “All five songs from Looks Like Rain were written in about a week-and-a-half.” Photo by Iris Hayes.
Brandon Burnett: “It takes a long time to get your chops down.” Photo by Vishal Malhotra.
 
Latest From Static
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Botanic Garden Growing?

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A recent study shows the beloved Fort Worth Botanic Garden needs a transfusion of about $15 million to keep it from turning into a post-apocalyptic Black Forest. Deferred maintenance and a lack of sufficient funding over the ye...
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Latest From Last Call
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Fill ’er Up at Daiquiri Daddi

Steve Steward
I kill a lot of time driving around, and for whatever reason (nostalgia, imagined nostalgia), I gravitate to the ruins of ancient strip malls and shopping centers, the ghost towns of vacant office suites and “For Lease” sig...
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The pies come straight from Cane Rosso’s 900-degree brick oven. Brian Hutson
 
Latest From Hearsay
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Summer, Summer, Summerthon

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Saw a funny meme the other day. Above a picture of a chubby cat leaning out a window and looking casual was the phrase “Wants to join friends in shirtless summer fun.” Beneath: “But can’t because pizza.” For some reas...
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Latest From Stage
The cast of Artes de la Rosa’s "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" sings of the glories of Madrid.

Madrileños Locos

Adam Adolfo says goodbye to Artes de la Rosa with this airy musical.
Kristian Lin
A little more than a month ago, the news dropped that Adam Adolfo was leaving his job as artistic director of Artes de la Rosa after seven years. It was saddening to hear, especially for those of us who remember the troupe befo...
Kelsey Milbourn and Justin Lemieux (right) are separated by bureaucracy in the form of Matthew Minor in Amphibian Stage Productions’ Crossing the Line.
Curtis Raymond Shideler, Bob Hess, Ben Phillips, and Jerry Downey hammer out artistic differences in Circle Theatre’s Don’t Talk to the Actors.
Alexandra Farber and Jiyan Dai danced the pas de deux with beautiful, gentle lines.
 
Latest From Eats
The Thai Boat Noodle Soup is one of the many traditional offerings you won’t find at a westernized Thai eatery. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Utterly Charming

This new Haltom City Thai eatery’s devotion to tradition and excellent service stand out.
LAURIE JAMES
Thai Charm Cuisine sits in a Haltom City strip mall that is home to a group of ethnic restaurants. Over the last two decades, many different Vietnamese, boba tea, and Thai joints (and a now-defunct Asian supermarket) have made ...
Oni Ramen serves upscale noodles until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Photo courtesy of Oni Ramen.
The lomo saltado was a traditional stir-fry that bowed to Peru’s Asian heritage. Photo by Lee Chastain.
The vegetable samosas at Namaste were served with a tamarind chutney. Photo by Lee Chastain.
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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Whither Restaurant Week?

Chow, Baby
Is it just me, or does is seem like DFW Restaurant Week is losing its steam? By my count, there are only 15 restaurants in town that are participating in the fixed-menu event benefiting Lena Pope. Last year, based on a list of ...
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The Pig Pizza included crumbled Italian sausage, pancetta, and pepperoni. Photo by Lee Chastain.
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Latest From Film Reviews
Ben Foster and Chris Pine contemplate the land they’re prepared to kill for in Hell or High Water.

Hell or High Water: Texas Hold-Up

Set in West Texas, a hellacious thriller of the recession.
Kristian Lin
The big economic recession that hit eight years ago has inspired its share of films like 99 Homes and The Big Short, but even the lightest of these have been burdened by a certain amount of preachiness and moral outrage. The co...
Paper cranes lift a boy hero into the sky in "Kubo and the Two Strings."
Pete’s Dragon
Starring Oakes Fegley, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Robert Redford. Directed by David Lowery. Written by David Lowery and Toby Halbrooks, based on Malcolm Marmorstein’s screenplay. Rated PG.
Meryl Streep cuts a recording while Simon Helberg (foreground) accompanies her in "Florence Foster Jenkins."
 
Latest From Film Shorts
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Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Ben-Hur (PG-13) Not the 1959 Oscar-winning epic, but another adaptation of Lew Wallace’s novel about a prince (Jack Huston) seeking revenge for his enslavement during the time of Christ. Also with Toby Kebbell, Rodrig...
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Captain Fantastic opens Friday
 
Latest From Arts
Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus No. 34 greets visitors to the Amon Carter Museum through 2018. Photo courtesy of The Amon Carter Museum.

Nice Threads

A rainbow fills the air above the Amon Carter’s staircase thanks to Plexus No. 34.
Kristian Lin
The main atrium of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art was completed 15 years ago this October as part of the museum’s expansion. To mark the occasion, the museum wanted to do something more imaginative than place a large ...
In Fort Worth recently, expert John Buxton appraised, among other things, a pair of slippers from the South Pacific.
The cast of Artes de la Rosa’s "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" sings of the glories of Madrid.
Kelsey Milbourn and Justin Lemieux (right) are separated by bureaucracy in the form of Matthew Minor in Amphibian Stage Productions’ Crossing the Line.
 
Latest From Gallery
Trish Biddle’s “Fort Worth Style”

Gallery

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Milan Gallery is doing something different for the late summer. The Discovery Show will be the downtown venue’s first-ever juried exhibit, featuring works by more than 40 Texas artists. The opening reception is 6pm Sat.  ...
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Jun Kaneko’s “Hawaiian Drawing d95-37”
 
Latest From Listen Up
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Big Red Ants’ Last Year’s Big Fall

Madelyn Edwards
Big Red Ants Last Year’s Big Fall Big Red Ants’ debut album, Last Year’s Big Fall, is a 10-song collection of catchy alt-rock tunes. Occasionally, the musicians rely a little too much on lyrical clichés. But then again, ...
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