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Asylum, Texas

Women and children seeking refugee status in the States fight to avoid deportation — and almost certain death.
Peter Gorman
H.R. is a 28-year-old single mother from Guatemala who has been living with her 10-year-old son in a Presbyterian church outside San Antonio for three months. While there she has sanctuary: Though the United States has denied h...
Cover illustration by David Owens.
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An injection well spills over wetlands in Vienna, Ohio. Courtesy of Protect Mahoning Valley.
 
Latest From Blotch
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Dale Hansen Gives Baylor Football A Swift Kick

Jeff Prince
WFAA Channel 8 sportscaster Dale Hansen can be a smug and egotistical blowhard at times, but I love it when he gets on his moral high horse and starts ripping into people. I’m not being facetious. I really do love it, whe...
IT'S A GAME! (Photos by Hannah Reinmiller)
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Latest From Metro
Potential brewpub owner Eric Addison gets a signature to his petition from a fellow Benbook resident. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Brewery-Free Benbrook?

An aspiring brewpub owner/operator has run into some snags. And “church people.”
Edward Brown
Eric Addison loves his adopted hometown. He moved to Benbrook from Los Angeles a year-and-a-half ago with his wife Giancarla to open a brewery. The suburb that borders southwest Fort Worth allows him to live near open fields an...
Kathryn Everest: “It’s very difficult to get suicide as the official manner of death unless a parent gives permission. And with the stigma of suicide, and in some cases religious beliefs of the parent or parents, there are probably a number of deaths by suicide that are ruled as accidental deaths.” Photo by Ryan Burger.
Dalworthington Gardens council meetings are now a hot ticket.
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Latest From Music Feature
(From left to right) Luis Moreno, Justin King, and Jack Bellomy are the core players in Black Market Garden. Photo by Armando Vera.

CAM Can Do It

Southwest High’s kids won’t stop, can’t stop rocking.
Jeff Prince
Jack Black’s shrieking and guitar shredding in School of Rock would fit in fine at Southwest High School’s Contemporary Academy of Music. CAM offers free rehearsal space and professional recording equipment, allowing studen...
As the Siberian Traps, (from left to right) Mike Best, Seth Reeves, Ben Hance, and Peter Wierenga take Americana rock in a new direction. Photo by Walt Burns.
Forget Wesley Willis. Here are your real outsider geniuses.
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Latest From Static
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Sheriff Who?

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We wanted so much to be able to tell you who your sheriff is today. Alas, votes cast in the runoff election between incumbent Sheriff Dee Anderson and challenger Bill Waybourn were still being tabulated at press time. This mean...
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Latest From Last Call
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Smokers: Get Out of Our Hair

Steve Steward
I don’t smoke cigarettes. If you do, I don’t think you’re a bad person or anything, because it would be hypocritical for me to lecture anyone else about which types of self-poisoning are acceptable and which ones aren’t...
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Smoke-free Billy Bob’s: One Small Step

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It started with Eric. My buddy was the first among our crew of borderline dangerous jackasses to quit smoking. This was maybe seven or eight years ago, when it seemed the whole world lit up. Grandparents, little sisters, Cambod...
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Latest From Stage
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Poe Notes

Fort Worth Opera tackles Edgar Allan with mixed results in Buried Alive and Embedded.
Kristian Lin
Horror is particularly hard to do on the stage. A theater director doesn’t have the editing tricks and CGI available to filmmakers, nor can he or she allow the viewer’s imagination to fill in details the way a prose writer ...
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Though nearly 50 years old, the choreography in Stevenson’s Cinderella still holds up. Photo by Ellen Appel.
Carolyn Judson was wonderful in Texas Ballet Theater’s Classic Combination. Ellen Appel.
 
Latest From Eats
All of the seafood sang on the Spanish seafood pasta. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Mercury in Retrograde

Arlington’s gemlike wine bar is full of hits — and misses.
Laurie James
There’s a desolate feel to the now-defunct Shoppes at Brownstone Village, the central Arlington depository of tchotchkes, fancy baby gear, and all-around cute things which closed two years ago. But Mercury Wine Bar & Gril...
The loaded baked potato at Kipz is buzzworthy. Photo by Lee Chastain.
So-Cal Tacos is another food truck-turned-brick-and-mortar success story.
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Latest From Chow, Baby
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Yatai Food Kart: Haute Ramen

Sarah Angle
“How spicy, sir?” Kevin Martinez asks the guy standing in line in front of me. “Sniffles? Crying? Or ‘I don’t like you’?” The customer opts for “sniffles.” And Martinez gets cooking. As sole owner/operator of ...
“The heirloom vegetable salad was an impeccable mélange of textures and flavors.” Photo by Lee Chastain.
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Latest From Film Reviews
Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale (foreground) scheme to make a good match in Love & Friendship.

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I love Love & Friendship, a Jane Austen adaptation to treasure.
Kristian Lin
I come to you this week as a Whit Stillman fan. There may not be that many of us, but our passion for his sophisticated comedies of manners runs deep. You can spot us rather easily, as we tend to be middle-to-upper-class and aw...
Michael Fassbender makes the metal fly in "X-Men: Apocalypse."
Ryan Gosling recovers from another bad night in The Nice Guys.
Chuck, Red, and Bomb get ready to battle green pigs in The Angry Birds Movie.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
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Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Almost Holy (R)  Steve Hoover’s documentary profile of “Crocodile” Gennadiy Mokhnenko, a Ukrainian pastor who ministers to drug-addicted kids in his town and also dispenses vigilante justice to its criminals. (Op...
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Latest From Arts
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Wondercrust: Shut Up and Riff

In the spirit of MST3K, these comedians are making B-movies watchable. Semi-watchable.
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Nick McClanahan stared at the projector screen in front of The Grotto, a Monticello rock venue, on a recent Thursday night among two dozen other folks. The images were playing, but there wasn’t any audio. And it was 11:43. Th...
Exit: Cliff Huxtable. Enter: “Uncle Babe (Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff).”
The Le Nain brothers’ “Three Men and a Boy” is part of the Kimbell’s new exhibit.
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Latest From Gallery
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Richard Thompson is a mainstay of the William Campbell Contemporary Art gallery, and he feels like he’s finally making art now that he’s old. His stylized, geometric rural landscapes are front and center at the gallery’s ...
Liz Trosper’s “Retrograde”
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Latest From Listen Up
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Krum’s Bare Knuckle Gospel

Jeremy Hallock
What a difference a name makes. The new joint by Tarrant County rapper Krum (formerly known as Playdough) and producer DJ Rob Viktum is a first-person saga of redemption, faith, and identity told over soulful, haunting samples ...
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