Latest From Cover
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Royalty Rip-off

Around the country, landowners are suing Chesapeake and other drillers for massive deductions from royalty checks.
PETER GORMAN
Donald Feusner used to be a dairy farmer. His 370 acres of land in northeast Pennsylvania border New York state in a gloriously lush area. In 2011, when his farm was no longer profitable, he sold off his herd and retired to wha...
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Latest From Blotch
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Lone Star Film Screens Eisenstein’s “Strike”

JIMMY FOWLER
If you have no set Easter plans this Sunday, spend your holiday with the Lone Star Film Society, local musician and Theater Fire member James Talambas, and the pioneering Russian filmmaker Sergei Eisenstein. LSFS screens Eisens...
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THIS PICTURE OF "OPEN CARRY TEXAS" CHILDREN CARRYING GUNS AT MAIN STREET ARTS FESTIVAL WAS PUBLISHED ON THE MERICANS AGAINST THE TEA PARTY WEB SITE.
 
Latest From Metro
Jamie Connelly, with wife Stephanie: “Something about barking dogs puts you on edge.”

Barking/Mad

A tall, padded fence did not make good neighbors in East Fort Worth.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF PRINCE
A disagreement over Civil War allegiances prompted the feud between the Hatfields and McCoys in the West Virginia-Kentucky area, a vendetta that stretched for decades and resulted in at least a dozen deaths. It was barking dogs...
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Huckabee: “They could probably make it a little easier for stupid people to understand.” Courtesy Rachel Pilcher
In Texas, the Tar Sands Blockade delayed but could not stop the southern leg of the Keystone. Tar Sands Blockade
 
Latest From Music Feature
Lion Eye is (from left to right) Shayla Sweetz, Andrew McCollough (Dru B Shinin’), Sam Rude, Paul Gordan, Paul Garza, and Chris Birdine (Young Zeus).

Lion Eye: Roaring Rhymes and Riddims

This new Fort Worth outfit blends hip-hop and reggae for the working class.
EDWARD BROWN
Young Zeus, a.k.a. Chris Birdine, doesn’t have to dig very deep to find inspiration for his rhymes. When you grow up in Fort Worth’s impoverished South Side with a drug-dealing father and gangbanging classmates, life-alteri...
With producer Britt Robisheaux (left), Lazy Summer — (from left to right) Jeremiah Kirby, Justin Weisenborn, and Deryck Barrera — are about to release their second album.
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Latest From 2nd Thought
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Waiting Impatience

People in doctors’ waiting rooms are already worried. Must they also bear the pain of politics?
KEN WHEATCROFT-PARDUE
Due to my wife’s recent medical problems, I’ve become an expert of sorts on doctors’ waiting rooms. This niche ecosystem is filled with a cross-section of humanity, trending toward the elderly but also including more than...
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Latest From Static
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Canadians Is Smart

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Canadians may drink a lot of second-rate beer and think that curling is a sport, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to fool. Our neighbors to the north know a snow job when they see one. This week the little port of Kitimat...
Former Fort Worth City Council member Louis Zapata died on April 4 after a long illness. He was 79.
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Latest From Last Call
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Margarita Maddest

LAST CALL
My hunt for the perfect –– or at least the least gross –– margarita started in Arlington, specifically at J. Gilligan’s (400 E. Abram St., 817-274-8561), a downtown area sports bar that’s been around since at least ...
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Latest From Hearsay
Todd Osborne brought the rawk to the Stockyards.

R.I.P. Todd Osborne

HEARSAY
A few club owners had tried indie-rock in the Stockyards before, but it never really took off until Todd Osborne created The Basement Bar in the late ’00s. Osborne, who died Monday of natural causes at the age of 41, was an i...
Missing Sibling: “Instead of being insular in a time when it’s easy to do so, find your missing sibling, long-lost close friends you may have never known were there.”
Among Friday's shows, Fort Worth light-rockers The Oregon Trailers will celebrate the release of their self-titled debut EP.
JJ & The Rogues' new album has been well worth the wait.
 
Latest From Stage
Sam Swanson, Lydia Mackay, and Garret Storms are looking for love –– and shelter and answers — in the ’Phibs’ current production, Hunting and Gathering. Daylon Walton

Hunting and Gathering: Rootless and Roofless

In Amphibian Stage Productions’ latest, “home” is more than just an address.
JIMMY FOWLER
“How come all the jobs I can do are not the jobs that will pay me to live like an adult?!” angrily declares Ruth (Lydia Mackay), a New Yorker in her late 30s without a regular home or stable employment. Ruth is the oldest o...
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Texas Ballet Theater dived into modern territory recently with spectacular results.
 
Latest From Eats
Strawberry cheesecake in a cone (center) isn’t all that surprising, but buffalo chicken (left) and pulled pork make a major statement at Epic Cones. Lee Chastain

Epic Cones: Fun and Filling

Pizza, barbecue, and more American faves come in a doughy, hearty cone here.
EDWARD BROWN
American cuisine isn’t known for its original dishes as much as for the repurposing of old ones. Ground beef (hamburgers) and German sausage (hot dogs) weren’t new, but putting them on buns was. In the spirit of this distin...
Plop into a stadium-style seat and loosen your belt at TJ’s. Lee Chastain
The pies come straight from Cane Rosso’s 900-degree brick oven. Brian Hutson
Smartly spiced Tex-Mex goodies, including shrimp skewers, are plentiful at Mariscos la Marea. James Coreas
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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Sacrificial Chick

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Someone cue Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” and pour a 40-ounce malt beverage for Deluxe Bar & Grille –– another victim of the seemingly jinxed spot at 2600 W. 7th St. in Montgomery Plaza. For those keeping c...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Johnny Depp (on monitors) welcomes Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, and Rebecca Hall to his afterlife in Transcendence.

Logging Off

After seeing this humorless bore, I don’t believe in Transcendence.
KRISTIAN LIN
Great news if you were looking for an extended, unfunny parody of Christopher Nolan’s movies, because Transcendence is out this week. This good-looking, arid, windy bore is fully convinced that it is a Nolan film, with its bi...
Sky (middle) and her cubs forage for clams on a beach in Bears.
Denis Leary and Kevin Costner have a tense discussion in the Cleveland Browns’ front office on Draft Day.
Iko Uwais and Cecep Arif Rahman go at each other with curved blades in a restaurant kitchen in The Raid 2.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
Dom Hemingway opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Dom Hemingway (R) Jude Law stars in this comedy as a London safe-cracker who looks to collect on an old debt after doing 12 years in prison. Also with Richard E. Grant, Emilia Clarke, Kerry Condon, and Demián Bichir. ...
Oculus opens Friday.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier opens Friday.
Cesar Chavez opens Friday
 
Latest From Arts
Sam Swanson, Lydia Mackay, and Garret Storms are looking for love –– and shelter and answers — in the ’Phibs’ current production, Hunting and Gathering. Daylon Walton

Hunting and Gathering: Rootless and Roofless

In Amphibian Stage Productions’ latest, “home” is more than just an address.
JIMMY FOWLER
“How come all the jobs I can do are not the jobs that will pay me to live like an adult?!” angrily declares Ruth (Lydia Mackay), a New Yorker in her late 30s without a regular home or stable employment. Ruth is the oldest o...
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Byrd Williams IV captures the Jimi Hendrix Experience in Fort Worth in 1967.
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Latest From Gallery
Doug Blagg’s “Santa Monica 2”

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Artspace 111
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Dennis and Daniel Blagg are well-known in the Fort Worth art scene, but you may not be aware that they have two other siblings in other parts of the country. At Artspace 111, you can see the works of Woodrow and Doug and marvel...
Jake Gilson’s “MK 777”
Allison Schulnik’s “Mound” (video still)
Susan Sponsler’s “gun case” (detail)