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Fast Times at Southwest High

Students got a whole lotta love for the Contemporary Academy of Music.
Jeff Prince
With the temperature pushing 100 degrees, marching band members practiced inside the air-conditioned band hall at Southwest High School on a recent afternoon. About 200 students lined up in neat rows, shouldered tubas, trombone...
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Latest From Blotch
BOOMER CASTLEMAN, GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. (courtesy of Boomer's Facebook page)

Boomer Castleman Dead

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Oh, them Georgia prisons don’t have such a beautiful view And Fort Worth’s such a wonderful town to disappear into On the muscle of my arm there’s a red and blue tattoo Says, Fort Worth I love you Cancer has t...
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Latest From Metro
Jeffcoat (left) and Allred had no background in politics before co-founding Fort Worth for Bernie Sanders.

Bern-ing Love

Fort Worth for Bernie Sanders is about more than just one U.S. presidential candidate.
Edward Brown
Thanks to Citizens United and lax rules governing political action committees, we all might as well get comfy and enjoy another seven-times-70 years of wealthy donors’ inserting themselves into U.S. politics. But Sky Allred a...
Photo by Jeff Prince.
Josh Weathers visits an orphanage in Vizag, India. Courtesy Josh Weathers.
MANO volunteers discuss upcoming events at Fort Worth Central Library. Photo by Kayla Stigall.
 
Latest From Music Feature
Thunder (right) and Road Soda are tighter than ever. But not too tight.
Photo by Jeff Prince.

Jack Thunder & The Road Soda: Rockarolla

They’re loud, primal, and now on tape.
Jeff Prince
A rock ’n’ roll scream is a beautiful thing, and Jack Thunder & The Road Soda can shriek with the best of them. Their throats are probably still raw after recording JT&RS, their blistering debut recording. All seven...
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More rock star. Less Woody Guthrie. Chris Johnson. Photo by Jeff Prince.
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Latest From Static
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Baylor University Has Cross to Bear

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Is it naïve of Static to expect more honesty and forthrightness from universities that call themselves Christian? Baylor University wears its cross on its sleeve, touting itself as a Baptist institution that helps students gro...
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Latest From Last Call
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The Whiskey Garden: Shallow End?

Steve Steward
I don’t know what you know about The Whiskey Garden, but if it’s based on its Yelp page, I can only say you should probably see what it’s like for yourself –– assuming you can get in. As a white guy, I had no problem ...
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Clear Acid’s approximately 30-minute set flooded the space with torrents of distortion and reverb.
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Happy Birthday Next Weekend, S&R

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What are you doing Labor Day weekend? Me? I’m so glad you asked! I’m going to my in-laws in Sun City, Texas, where we’re going to grill out and (try to) watch preseason football and referee the kids and maybe squeeze in a...
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Latest From Stage
A troupe of actors looks to protect their talent after the apocalypse in Stage West’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.

Bart to the Future

The apocalypse gets Simpsonized in Stage West’s Mr. Burns.
Kristian Lin
The Simpsons was hardly the first cartoon to make humorous references to both highbrow and lowbrow culture, but the breakneck pace of its in-jokes and its willingness to get esoteric helped make it into the postmodern comedy in...
Jeremy Schwartz represents the hall-of-mirrors nature of Amphibian Stage Productions’ The Quixotic Days and Errant Nights of the Knight Errant Don Quixote
Wendy Welch (dressed as the Wicked Queen) and Shannon J. McGrann (dressed as Snow White) bicker on their way to a costume party in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.
Christopher Dontrell Piper and Whitney Coulter prepare for work in Sunset Baby.
 
Latest From Eats
Local Foods Kitchen specializes in fresh, organic, locally sourced takeout. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Go Local, Go Home

Local Foods Kitchen brings elevated takeout to town.
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Local Foods Kitchen 4548 Hartwood Dr, FW. 817-238-3464. 7:30am–7:30pm Mon-Sat. All major credit cards accepted.   Local Foods Kitchen’s location doesn’t stand out like other restaurants on the southern stretch of Hul...
Mezcale’s serves traditional Tex-Mex cuisine without pretension. Photo by Lee Chastain.
Horseshoe Hill’s menu features some of Chef Grady Spears’ greatest hits. Photo by Lee Chastain.
The date cake alone is worth the trip to Citrus Bistro. Photo by Kayla Stigall.
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
Ol’ South Pancake House, 1509 S University Dr, FW. 817-336-0311.

You Can’t Go Home (Fries) Again

Chow, Baby
After college, I spent a lot of time trying to unlearn some things from the bottom of a rocks glass in local taverns. When the bars closed, there was really only one option for after-hours dining: Ol’ South Pancake House (150...
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The Avoca coffee and chocolate pot de crème was thick and decadent. Photo by Brian Hutson.
Among the offerings on Vivo 53’s menu, the wood-fired pizza and signature chopped salad get the highest marks. Robert Garner
 
Latest From Film Reviews
Greta Gerwig makes a grand, sweeping Times Square entrance in Mistress America.

Babbling Brooke

Greta Gerwig has trouble finishing in the boho satire Mistress America.
Kristian Lin
The press can’t resist a narrative, especially when it resembles a bad romantic comedy. Noah Baumbach spent the late 2000s gaining a small but devoted following by making a trio of finely wrought, keenly insightful, deeply un...
Robert Redford and Nick Nolte look out from the McAfee Knob on the Appalachian Trail in "A Walk in the Woods."
Bel Powley can’t wait to tell her bestie her secret in The Diary of a Teenage Girl.
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Starring Kim Go-eun, Lee Byung-hun, and Jeon Do-yeon. Directed by Park Heung-sik. Written by Park Heung-sik and Choi Ah-reum. Not rated.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
Bloodsucking Bastards opens Friday at AMC Grapevine Mills.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Bloodsucking Bastards (NR) Fran Kranz stars in this horror-comedy as an office drone who tries to survive when his co-workers start turning into vampires. Also with Pedro Pascal, Emma Fitzpatrick, Joey Kern, Joel Murray...
Z for Zachariah opens Friday in Dallas.
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet opens Friday in Dallas.
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Latest From Arts
Author Julia Heaberlin’s journalism background helps provide a sense of realism in her third novel, Black-Eyed Susans.

Black-Eyed Susans: Murder by Flowers

Texas author Julia Heaberlin draws from real-life experiences in her third novel, this one set in Fort Worth.
Taylor Provost
You can’t write a suspense novel with a female protagonist these days without being compared to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train — or both. Set in Fort Worth, Black-Eyed Susans¸ the thi...
There are lots of groovy paintings for sale at Artful Village.
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A troupe of actors looks to protect their talent after the apocalypse in Stage West’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.
 
Latest From Gallery
Luther Smith’s “Swamp, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 2015”

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TCU smartly gets a two-week jump on Fall Gallery Night with Biennial Faculty Exhibition, giving students a look at work produced by their instructors. The opening reception is at 5pm Fri.
Isabel Cano’s “Pirouette in Fuchsia”
Michel Cruz Flores’ “Green Apple Envy”
Soon Warren’s “Heart of Cherries”