Latest From Cover
Marion Patton, who was homeless for three years, is desperate to go full-time at the job she loves. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.

The Bare Minimum

Texas lives off low-wage workers but does little to help them escape poverty.
Sarah Angle
Her eyes are aquamarine, piercing but kind. Like the color of the sea before it washes up onto the beach. Those eyes have seen homelessness, heartache, and the daily needs of three little people who call her Mommy. She wishes h...
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Latest From Blotch
FORT WORTH MUSICIAN AND FORMER "THE VOICE" CONTESTANT LUKE WADE (photo courtesy Facebook)

Contest Offers Studio Time, Album Appearance With Luke Wade

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Hey singer-songwriters, get your pencil and paper and start pouring out your heart and soul. Greg White, owner of SG Studios in Fort Worth, is urging songwriters to send an acoustic and vocal demo via email to sgstudios@charter...
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Latest From Metro
“He was turning in receipts almost on napkins,” said Trae Fowler.

Haltom City Scars

City leaders hope an audit of a failed development enterprise will close the door on the past.
Peter Gorman
A plan to give Haltom City a facelift that wound up nearly tearing the place apart is under scrutiny. City leaders are hoping that by the time the dust settles, old wounds will finally begin to heal. “I certainly hope that wh...
Senator John Whitmire.
Deputy Police Chief Charlie Ramirez is trying to assuage hard feelings in the community. Photo by Jeff Prince.
Senator Don Huffines’ bill takes a broad swipe at home rule. Courtesy YouTube
 
Latest From Music Feature
Tornup (left) and DJ Berto G have become a force for socially conscious hip-hop in North Texas.

Tornup’s Righteous Rap

Along with DJ Berto G, this 22-year-old Fort Worthian is the anti-bling king.
Jimmy Fowler
Torry Evan Finley may be best known as bassist/frontman of the psychedelic sludge-metal band Spacebeach. The 22-year-old Fort Worthian also is a frequent presence at the Near Southside DIY space 1919 Hemphill, booking shows and...
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.
Culberson: “We love making music together. Everyone gets along so well.”
 
Latest From Static
Stockyards stakeholders say, “What in the Sam Hill is going on?” Photo by Jeff Prince.

Stockyards Secrets

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Well, that went over like a cow chip on a wedding cake. Last week at River Ranch in the Stockyards, about 100 people, a city official or two, and a paid consultant gathered to talk about Stockyards architecture and design. The ...
Decimated trees along East 1st Street. Photo by Don Young.
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Latest From Last Call
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Cowtown Cycle Party: No Guts, No Gory

Steve Steward
I think that at some point in most people’s drinking careers, they look up from their phones for a second at the bar they’ve been drinking at forever and realize they need a change of scenery. I don’t think that familiari...
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Latest From Hearsay
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Dove Hunter Flies Home

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When it comes to being on top of shit, I am No. 1. (Er, No. 2?) In 2010, I wrote that Dove Hunter was writing and recording a new album, the follow-up to the Dallas/Fort Worth band’s haunting 2009 debut, The Southern Unknown....
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.
Rock out, from your couch.
 
Latest From Stage
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Dog Days Are Here

Fort Worth Opera’s production of a family in postapocalyptic America is chilling and unforgettable.
Edward Brown
The stage of W.E. Scott Theatre looked like your typical Middle-American home: nondescript dinner table, disheveled living room, a bedroom. But a closer look revealed that right outside the house was a 20-foot stack of full gar...
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.
Gabriel Lawson, Gil Pritchett, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, and Kyndal Robertson show their flower power in Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.
 
Latest From Eats
World of Beer bartender Hays has a pint with your name on it. Photo by Lee Chastain.

World of Beer — Truly

In addition to 500 bottles, this new West 7th gastropub serves up some superb brew-infused grub.
Edward Brown
As the craft beer movement barrels on, it’s not just the liquid goodness that’s getting a makeover locally. The fare at gastropubs is also transforming. As the recently opened World of Beer proves, area diners are no longer...
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.
Thai flavors — and sights — rule at Kin Kin Urban Thai. Photo by Lee Chastain
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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La Perla Negra: Culinary All-Star

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I can’t pretend to be unbiased about Le Perla Negra (910 Houston St.), a new Latin eatery in the downtown space formerly occupied by Zambrano Wine Cellar & Bistro. The ownership group reads like an all-star team of area r...
Patio at Thurber Mingus.
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Latest From Film Reviews
Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Scarlett Johansson, and Chris Hemsworth go airborne in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Rebuilding the Shield

The Avengers evolve by necessity in this bigger, shakier sequel.
Kristian Lin
Three years ago this week, The Avengers opened. Ultimately, it would become the third-biggest box office hit in movie history. Part of its success came from the novelty value of having so many superheroes who had carried their ...
Bill McAdams Jr. stares down the barrel of a gun in "Gallows Road."
A mysterious Skype user harasses Shelley Henig (left), Moses Storm (second from left), and others in Unfriended.
Alicia Vikander ponders the faces of the prototypes before her in Ex Machina.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
Man From Reno opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Man From Reno (NR) Ayako Fujitani stars as a Japanese mystery novelist who becomes entangled in a real-life mystery in Northern California. Also with Pepe Serna, Kazuki Kitamura, Yasuyo Shiba, Hiroshi Watanabe, Tetsuo K...
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Child 44 opens Friday
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Latest From Arts
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Dog Days Are Here

Fort Worth Opera’s production of a family in postapocalyptic America is chilling and unforgettable.
Edward Brown
The stage of W.E. Scott Theatre looked like your typical Middle-American home: nondescript dinner table, disheveled living room, a bedroom. But a closer look revealed that right outside the house was a 20-foot stack of full gar...
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.
Gabriel Lawson, Gil Pritchett, Ebony Marshall-Oliver, and Kyndal Robertson show their flower power in Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope.
 
Latest From Gallery
Nancy Lamb’s “Wedding Glitter”

Gallery

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Time is running out to catch Nancy Lamb’s Spring Gallery Night show at Artspace 111. In addition to her usual paintings of high society, these works are paired with photographs that shed light on this much-feted artist’s cr...
Deran Wright’s “The Ferryman”
Todd Ford’s “Hover”
Austin Queen’s “untitled”