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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
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Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) Like shoegaze, post-punk, and bands that cite shoegaze and post-punk as influences? Then Lola’s Wednesday night show is right up your alley. Tame Tame and Quiet headline, with Opposite Day from ATX in the middle slot, Slum...
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Latest From Metro
Justin Arth signed with the TWU football team last month. Courtesy of Integrity Image Group.

Reverse Play

Texas Wesleyan goes back to the gridiron.
ROWAN LEHR
On any given day, you can walk around the Texas Wesleyan University campus and see students sporting t-shirts emblazoned with the slogan, “Undefeated Since 1941 –– Texas Wesleyan Football.” That’s right. Wesleyan hasn...
“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.
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.
 
Latest From Music Feature
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Electro Night

Two electronic music heavy weights are working to grow their scene.
Jasun Lee
The electronic music scene in North Texas has been growing for the past decade yet while its popularity is on the rise and artists are becoming more abundant, electronic acts often find themselves squeezed onto bills that don...
CharLe$: “I want to do hip hop for a living.” Photo by Andre Trujillo.
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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.
 
Latest From Static
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Botanic Garden Growing?

Static
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
Bass Hall’s production of The Sound of Music was quite a ride.

Favorite Things

Nobody puts Mother Abbess in a corner.
JACKIE HOERMANN-ELLIOTT
The triumph of the human spirit sounds uninspiring after having been sung by the same characters with the same voices for over half a century. To conductor Jay Alger’s credit, The Sound of Music that echoed through Bass Hall ...
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.
Curtis Raymond Shideler, Bob Hess, Ben Phillips, and Jerry Downey hammer out artistic differences in Circle Theatre’s Don’t Talk to the Actors.
 
Latest From Eats
HG Sply Co.’s chicken legs are perfectly crisped. Photo by Steve Steward.

Paleolicious

HG Sply Co. serves a fresh, fast, upscale take on man’s prehistoric diet.
Steve Steward
If you’ve never heard of the “paleo diet,” or your dashboard is so covered with Whataburger wrappers that any kind of “diet” sounds like a joke in need of a punchline, “paleo” is a cooking and eating routine that ...
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.
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.
 
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
Bass Hall’s production of The Sound of Music was quite a ride.

Favorite Things

Nobody puts Mother Abbess in a corner.
JACKIE HOERMANN-ELLIOTT
The triumph of the human spirit sounds uninspiring after having been sung by the same characters with the same voices for over half a century. To conductor Jay Alger’s credit, The Sound of Music that echoed through Bass Hall ...
Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus No. 34 greets visitors to the Amon Carter Museum through 2018. Photo courtesy of The Amon Carter Museum.
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.
 
Latest From Gallery
Trish Biddle’s “Fort Worth Style”

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Fort Worth Weekly
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.  ...
Britt Stokes’ “Tunes”
Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild’s “untitled”
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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