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Nancy Lamb: Social Butterfly with Bite

There’s more to this beloved Fort Worth artist than society satire.
Devon Nowlin
Nancy Lamb is a Fort Worth icon. If Facebook is a trustworthy barometer, she is perilously close to her limit of 5,000 friends –– she’s at 4,990 as of this writing –– so don’t try to friend her. Instead, like her pa...
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Latest From Blotch
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Willie Nelson Abandons Cowtown For Austin

Jeff Prince
Willie Nelson has left behind more than a few women, and he’s abandoned quite a few cities as well. The dude gets around. But it’s always an honor when Nelson picks Fort Worth as the site of his annual July 4 Picnic...
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Latest From Metro
Dorothy Luck is one of only a few to battle her way out of guardianship — but not before hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent. Jeff Prince

Gavel Guardians

Will Austin continue allowing lawyers and bankers to get rich off Texas’ elderly?
Jeff Prince
Residents and activists are looking on with keen interest as lawmakers in Austin are discussing new bills that could give probate judges even more power to place people under guardianship. For years, probate judges in Tarrant C...
Tamera Bounds, founder of the Mansfield Gas Well Alliance, wanted “three important things” but got, really, only one. Lee Chastain
Boggs (left), with Phillips and Essian: “We will discuss what churches won’t talk about.” Brian Hutson
Stout: “Why does Bedford have advisory boards [at all]? Vishal Malhotra
 
Latest From Music Feature
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Killer or Filler?

New recordings by Clear Acid, The Hope Trust, and Tornup lead this month’s hit parade.
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Tornup’s Impossible Dreams There’s something poetic about the fact that Fort Worth rapper Tornup and D.J. Berto G. met while both were working at a vegan restaurant five years ago. It’s easy to imagine listening to the du...
Backed by a full band, Leon Bridges proved he’s come a long way from the shy guy he was here in the Fort. Matt Mabe
Watson: “We weren’t blues enough for the blues clubs or funk enough for the funk clubs.”
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Latest From 2nd Thought
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Weekly Editor Departs

Gayle Reaves
Pardon me while I catch my breath. I’ve never been let go from a job before. I suppose it’s something just to be able to say that, after 40-plus years in an industry as volatile as journalism. Gaining new experiences has al...
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Gotta Love Love

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At least Fort Worth’s biggest celebrity chef is learning the art of a graceful exit (or, more likely, the importance of hiring a public relations team to smooth out his barbed edges). Tim Love’s recent tweeted statement on ...
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Latest From Last Call
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Lou’s Bar: What a Fool Believes

Steve Steward
Seeing that it’s April 1, I started to write this week’s piece as an April Fool’s column. My lede was going to be an announcement that after years of pouring drinks and nitpicking the city’s watering holes, I was finall...
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Milo's Bar
The tap wall apportioned with only Texas-brewed beer.
 
Latest From Hearsay
Produced by Jordan Richardson, a.k.a. Son of Stan, Tidals' sophomore album, Seplica's Bedroom, is simple yet sophisticated.

Tidals: Fort Wave Music

Hearsay
News flash: Fort Worth is not as cool as a lot of us probably think it is. For all we have to recommend our fair burgh –– The Modern! The Usual! Fort Worth Contemporary Arts! –– there’s a lot that indicates that we ar...
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Veteran North Texas DJ and local music lover Mark Schectman will host The Local Ticket, a new local music-flavored show on Sportsradio 1310-AM/96.7-FM The Ticket.
 
Latest From Stage
(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall are at a crossroads of sorts.

It’s Hall a Dream

This unique chamber quartet may be outgrowing its humble origins.
Edward Brown
Casting aside conventional thinking has been the Hall Ensemble’s unofficial mantra since forming seven years ago. In an artform steeped in centuries of tradition, the chamber quartet has intentionally avoided concert halls, c...
Carolyn Judson and Cal Coomer may have never been better.
(From left to right) Michael Shih, Vadym Kholodenko (his page turner), and Kelly Cornell deftly handled Brahms' "Horn Trio."
Kholodenko’s return to Fort Worth is a sort of homecoming.
 
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Alexandra Hall (left) and Dusti Day must get quite a biceps workout hauling around Big John’s burgers. Lee Chastain

Big Bites at Big John’s

Bar? Restaurant? Gastropub? Whatever you call this Weatherford joint, it’s good.
Edward Brown
Before the term “gastropub” came along, bars with food were called “bars with food.” So are there more of them now than ever, or are we just noticing them more? Either way, the genre is already splintering into subgenre...
Among the offerings on Vivo 53’s menu, the wood-fired pizza and signature chopped salad get the highest marks. Robert Garner
The buffalo burger (from left to right), bruschetta, and braised short-rib pasta prove that Social House is more than socializing. Lee Chastain
Olives’ owners draw from all over — including Arlington. Brian Hutson
 
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Flying Carpet: A Whole New World?

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When I visited Flying Carpet Turkish Café (1223 Washington Ave.) a couple of years ago (“Bold Blossoms on the Avenue,” Oct. 31, 2012), I was impressed by the kitchen’s updated version of Turkish cuisine and the attentive...
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Brett Bentman prepares for his feature directing debut.

Brett Bentman Goes Big

A Fort Worth filmmaker looks to make the leap to features.
Kristian Lin
Five months ago, Fort Worth Weekly mentioned Brett Bentman in a feature story about local filmmakers (“Grappling With the Glitz Machine,” Nov. 5). At that time, the 33-year-old New Jersey transplant was operating on four-fi...
Helen Mirren and Ryan Reynolds pose in front of Gustav Klimt’s masterwork in Woman in Gold.
Maika Monroe enjoys a serene moment before she catches It in It Follows.
Will Ferrell tries to dress ghetto and Kevin Hart is unimpressed in "Get Hard."
 
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Effie Gray opens Friday at Harkins Cine Capri Southlake.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Effie Gray (PG-13) Dakota Fanning stars in this biography of the 19th-century Englishwoman and her attempts to free herself from a sexless marriage to art critic John Ruskin (Greg Wise). Also with Emma Thompson, Tom Stu...
Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter.
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Latest From Arts
There’s more to Jay Wilkinson than brilliant stuff like “De Hory,” the Fort Worth multimedia artist’s painted tribute to famed painter and forger Elmyr de Hory.

Jay Wilkinson Versus the World

This Fort Worth multimedia artist is enjoying solving the “problem” of art.
Edward Brown
Jay Wilkinson’s first works of art were inspired by comics but not in a Roy Lichtenstein kind of way. “I was dyslexic,” Wilkinson said, “so my mom gave me comics. Books were overwhelming. Comic books were cool because I...
Van Gogh’s “Enclosed Field with a Ploughman” is from 1889, not long before the tortured artist committed suicide.
(From left to right) Jennifer Chang, Aleksandra Holowka, Karen Hall, and Kevin Hall are at a crossroads of sorts.
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Latest From Gallery
Brenna Schraufnagel’s “Mint Couch”

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While Fort Worth is sweeping up after Spring Gallery Night last week, Denton is holding its First Friday art walk, which includes a juried show at UNT on the Square of works done by graduate and undergraduate students. The open...
Nicholas Wood’s “Capsule 60 (floral)”
Liz Trosper’s “Diagram 2”
Bailey Chapman’s “4 Ways of Working”