Latest From Cover
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Failing Grades

Edward Brown
Eagle Mountain and adjacent Saginaw are probably the last two places in Tarrant County where you can escape the smog and hellish traffic that trap most of Fort Worth. People who live in Eagle Mountain and Saginaw are quick to b...
Marion Patton, who was homeless for three years, is desperate to go full-time at the job she loves. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.
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Latest From Blotch
JIM WRIGHT LOOKS AT A REPLICA AT THE FEDERAL BUILDING IN DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH (photo by jeff prince)

Former Speaker Jim Wright Dead At 92

Jeff Prince
Former House speaker and Fort Worth native James Claude Wright Jr. — better known simply as Jim Wright — is dead at 92. Wright packed a bunch into those years. He attended Weatherford College and the University of T...
FORT WORTH MUSICIAN AND FORMER "THE VOICE" CONTESTANT LUKE WADE (photo courtesy Facebook)
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Latest From Metro
Members of the SMU earthquake research team install a broadband seismicity monitor inside a storage building in the Reno/Azle area. Photo by Hillsman Jackman.

A Range of Tremors

Fort Worth gas company rattled by earthquakes, legal rulings.
Peter Gorman
Shakeups continue in the gas industry. A large company experienced legal setbacks, and the authors of a study by a local university think they know what caused all of those earthquakes in Azle and Reno that began in late 2013. ...
Hardy: “It seems to be slowly improving down here.” Photo by Jeff Prince.
“He was turning in receipts almost on napkins,” said Trae Fowler.
Senator John Whitmire.
 
Latest From Music Feature
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New Local Music

Chucho, The Ape Hangars, and Toy Gun lead the hit parade this month.
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Chucho’s Monotonic Tailpiece Fronted by singer-songwriter Kenny Uptain and compromising musicians from Foxtrot Uniform and The Longshots, the audacious country-blues outfit Chucho is named after a legendary Mexican bandito wh...
Tornup (left) and DJ Berto G have become a force for socially conscious hip-hop in North Texas.
Parks: “I think this illness was supposed to happen, because everything has worked out.”
Paleschic: “I like the term ‘subtle rock,’ but it’s also got an old feel, an old vibe.”
Photo by Jon Phillips.
 
Latest From Static
Anthony Mariani is now editor.

New Weekly Editor Named

Static
After a month and a half on the job as interim editor, Anthony Mariani is now editor. And under his reign of blood, terror, and proper pronoun/antecedent agreement, Mariani promises to retain focus on all of the things you love...
Stockyards stakeholders say, “What in the Sam Hill is going on?” Photo by Jeff Prince.
Decimated trees along East 1st Street. Photo by Don Young.
 
Latest From Last Call
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G Williker’s Will Survive

Steve Steward
Last October, during an idle drive down Division Street, I happened upon a place called Sidetracked Pub and Grub near the slowly dying Six Flags Mall. I might have ignored it if not for the fact that the Sidetracked appeared to...
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Latest From Hearsay
A State of Suffering Caused by the Sudden Sight of One’s Own Misery.

A State of Suffering from Stretch and Bobbito

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How many times do you want me to tell you that I lived in New York City (fancy, right?!) during trip-hop’s nascency (oooh!) and how cool it was riding subways aimlessly (sometimes unintentionally; often unintentionally) after...
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Gold Rushin’ will come out digitally on Tuesday, June 2, and on vinyl on Saturday, June 6, at a party with Fort Worth-based Devo lovers Blank-Men at The Boiled Owl Tavern, on the Near Southside.
The sunshiny Hendersons are back, hopefully for good this time.
 
Latest From Stage
Talise Trevigne goes mad in the fourth act of Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet.

To Be or Not to Be … French

Fort Worth Opera gives some great singers to a Shakespearean rarity.
Kristian Lin
While some of William Shakespeare’s other plays have inspired more than one great opera, Hamlet seems to have resisted the operatic treatment through the centuries. Despite the play’s swordfights, court intrigue, and great ...
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La Traviata at the Fort Worth Opera.
Jim Covault shows Nate Davis what he means by the color Red in Stage West’s new production.
 
Latest From Eats
The owner’s daughter shows off a new classic, the ’75 Olds: two house-made blue cheese biscuits stuffed with beef tenderloin, bearnaise sauce, and more blue cheese. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Vintage Grill: Car Hopping

This Weatherford museum/restaurant serves up comfort food with some innovative twists.
Kristian Lin
When you walk into the Vintage Grill & Car Museum, you may think you have the place pegged. Nestled in the heart of downtown Weatherford, a block from City Hall, the restaurant is attached to a car museum showcasing about a...
World of Beer bartender Hays has a pint with your name on it. Photo by Lee Chastain.
Funnel cake! In fry-form! Only at Globe Life. Photo by Laurie James.
A hot stone bowl and cold sake are calling from HoYA. Photo by Lee Chastain.
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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Wok the Line

Chow, Baby
I was recently complaining to a friend about how there are precious few great, fast, cheap Chinese food places in town. Sure, you can go to any of the pervasive chains and have a decent meal, or you could take a trip to Haltom ...
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Patio at Thurber Mingus.
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Latest From Film Reviews
Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan bond over some product-placed water in "Playing It Cool."

Cliché Written

A lot of stuff happens for no reason in the forced romance Playing It Cool.
Kristian Lin
Back when Chris Evans was starring in inconsequential fare like the Fantastic Four films and The Nanny Diaries, I dismissed him as some lightweight pretty boy. In fact, for longer than I care to admit, I regularly confused him ...
James Marsden and Jack Black make a triumphant entrance at their 20th high school reunion in The D Train.
Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, and Chris Hemsworth go airborne in Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Bill McAdams Jr. stares down the barrel of a gun in "Gallows Road."
 
Latest From Film Shorts
Maggie opens Friday

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Maggie (PG-13) Just when you thought every kind of zombie movie had already been made, here’s a zombie weeper! Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a farmer in Middle America who takes his infected daughter (Abigail Breslin...
Man From Reno opens Friday in Dallas.
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Child 44 opens Friday
 
Latest From Arts
Talise Trevigne goes mad in the fourth act of Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet.

To Be or Not to Be … French

Fort Worth Opera gives some great singers to a Shakespearean rarity.
Kristian Lin
While some of William Shakespeare’s other plays have inspired more than one great opera, Hamlet seems to have resisted the operatic treatment through the centuries. Despite the play’s swordfights, court intrigue, and great ...
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La Traviata at the Fort Worth Opera.
Jim Covault shows Nate Davis what he means by the color Red in Stage West’s new production.
 
Latest From Gallery
“Oscura”

Gallery

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Latin America’s monsters come to life in Rose Marine Theater’s new show. In Oscuro, Eric Villarreal’s paintings depict some of the Spanish-speaking world’s scariest legends. The opening reception is 6pm Fri and features...
Nancy Lamb’s “Wedding Glitter”
Deran Wright’s “The Ferryman”
Todd Ford’s “Hover”