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Cover illustration by Vlad Alvarez.

Funding the Arts, Part 1

In a city with shaky financial support for music, dance, and theater, some leaders offer advice and insight into public, private, and corporate giving.
Edward Brown
Great performances aren’t the only things that are outsized about Fort Worth’s world-class arts groups. Funding is, too. While festivals by the Fort Worth Opera and performances by Texas Ballet Theater and others are almost...
Cover by Scott Latham.
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Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) I was “Early s’90s Andre Agassi” for Halloween last year because I had a mullet and waited until the last minute to throw together a costume – despite such half-hearted effort, the fucking get-up still cost like $60,...
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Mimi Marziani met with Steve Wallace and other local lawyers to discuss ways to protect minority groups. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Texas Civil Rights Project

A litigation-focused nonprofit is setting roots in North Texas.
Edward Brown
During a recent speaking engagement in Fort Worth, Mimi Marziani got right down to business. The executive director of the Texas Civil Rights Project described the various lawsuits that her 25-year-old Austin-based group is ove...
At Lena Pope’s art therapy wall, kids in treatment convey how they feel about themselves. Courtesy Lena Pope.
Kimberly McLean: “I thought I’d buy a lot and start a community garden.” Photo by Rowan Lehr.
A wild raccoon hangs out in a tree in Tanglewood. Photo by Matthew Brown.
Latest From Music Feature


Sur Duda showcases the lo-fi leanings of War Party frontman Cameron Smith.
Steve Steward
Cameron Smith wanted to be a songwriter in his early teens, he said, after first hearing Bob Dylan. In fact, War Party originated as a vehicle for Smith to record and perform his material before the band’s writing process bec...
Courtesy Treehouse Cabaret.
Tornup: “I never thought I’d play out and become Warren Buffett.”
Latest From Static
A work crew prepares Fort Worth's coolest bridge for its close-up. Photo by Jeff Prince.

Color Us Happy

Fort Worth’s majestic West 7th Street Bridge cost about $26 million to build and is only two years old. So we were surprised while driving across the bridge this week to see the concrete archways looking rather discolored, pa...
Direct Action Texas director Aaron Harris alleges that two prominent Fort Worth elected officials benefited from voter fraud. Photo by Edward Brown.
Latest From Last Call

Whole Foods Has Baby Food — In A Bar

Susie Geissler
It’s probably fairly glaring to Last Call readers that I’m not a native Texan. My formative years were split between Chicagoland and a tiny little dot on the Northern Illinois map named Byron (Pop. 2,000). The town has the ...
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courtesy spoonfedtribe.com

Our Tribe’s Fall Classic

Jerome 57 has been in his band longer than he hasn’t. Now 35, he cofounded Spoonfed Tribe when he was at the tender age of 15. Not many other North Texas musicians can claim a similarly lengthy musical/professional relationsh...
You From Before is brilliant, subdued.
Arts Goggle
Latest From Stage


What’s a day’s work worth without a story to tell?
By Jackie Hoermann-Elliott
Based on a book by radio legend Studs Terkel, Working: A Musical was the first play that Jubilee Theatre Director William Earl Ray ever produced. And that was back before the veteran Austin area native was acting or directing f...
Texas Ballet Theater’s version of DGV was quite a jolt.
Hundreds of supporters came out to Shipping and Receiving last Sunday to hear musicians from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. Photo by Lee Chastain.
Liz Mikel, Justin Duncan, Aaron Green, Natalie Wilson King, and Djoré Nance suck on their Bootycandy at Stage West.
Latest From Eats
The selection of charcuteries are the draw at Grapevine’s Great Scott. Photo by Kayla Stigall.

Praise the Pig

Great Scott aims to bring charcuterie to the masses in Grapevine.
Laurie Barker James
On the way to Grapevine’s Great Scott, you’ll drive by a Hooters and Pluckers to reach the small, unprepossessing building –– but don’t let the exterior or the neighbors fool you. It’s what’s inside Matthew Scott...
Pantego Bay’s etouffee was swimming with perfectly cooked crawfish. Photo by Lisa Warner.
Tokyo Joe’s Cali poke roll (center) is a delicious bargain. Photo by Lee Chastain.
Tuk Tuk Thai serves big portions and big flavors. Photo by Lee Chastain.
Latest From Chow, Baby

First Look Again: Tokyo Café

Chow, Baby
I won’t pretend to be objective about the re-opening of Tokyo Café (5121 Pershing Av, 817-737-8568) this week. The venerable Japanese eatery has been shuttered for more than two years after a fire shut it down. When the plac...
Courtesy Oni Ramen.
Latest From Film Reviews
Sasha Lane feels the wind in her hair in American Honey.

American Honey: Lucky Star

A British director and a Dallas native make this road-trip movie truly epic.
Kristian Lin
You may not know who Andrea Arnold is, but she’s a genius. The native of Kent, England, has made films only sporadically in her homeland, but more often than not they’ve been blazing pieces of work, proudly working-class an...
Ewan McGregor and Jennifer Connolly in American Pastoral.
Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher, Zach Galifianakis, and Gal Gadot think their way out of a suburban spy plot in "Keeping Up With the Joneses."
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Film Shorts

Fort Worth Weekly
OPENING   Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (NR) Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma, and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan star in this Indian film about a long-running love triangle. Also with Fawad Khan, Raj Awasti, Lisa Haydon, and Shah Rukh Khan. (O...
Rachel Weisz stars as Deborah Lipstadt, the American professor of history who was sued for libel by British Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall) in Denial.
Asura: City of Madness – Jung Woo-sung stars in this Korean thriller as a dirty cop who’s caught between a crooked mayor (Hwang Jung-min) and a ruthless prosecutor (Kwak Do-won).
The Alchemist Cookbook – Ty Hickson stars in this horror movie as a young slacker who falls prey to paranoid delusions while holed up alone in the woods.
Latest From Arts
Photo courtesy of the Modern Art Museeum of Fort Worth

KAWS it’s Cool

It’s poppy and sweet at the Modern. And sad.
By Christopher Blay
Within hours of its opening last Thursday, the website for the gift shop at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth crashed due to overwhelming demand for items related to a new exhibition. “Due to extraordinary demand,” the no...
“The Pointe de Héve at Low Tide”
Texas Ballet Theater’s version of DGV was quite a jolt.
Latest From Gallery
J. Jimenez’ “My Mom, My Dad, and Me”


Kristian Lin
Officially, UNT on the Square’s new show opens on Halloween, but the opening reception is 6pm Fri. As part of the show, the students at UNT’s Professional Practices in Studio Art course created proposals, artist statements,...
"Einstein on the Ranch"
Deedra Baker’s “A February Flower Bed”
Lupita Murillo Tinnen’s “Luis” and “Leticia”
Latest From Listen Up

Jacob Furr’s Sierra Madre

By Jasun Lee
Jacob Furr Sierra Madre (Self-released)   On 2014’s Trials and Traces, Jacob Furr delivered a heartbreaking work of staggering darkness in the wake of losing his wife to cancer the year before. Throughout the album’s 1...