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The Podcast Movement

More than 1,100 people piled into Fort Worth for a convention in July. You didn’t hear?!
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“I’d like to thank the Academy.” One hand nervously in his pocket, the other gripping the podium, Danny Peña looked down at a room full of his fans, his peers, and over a thousand people who, when they finished feting hi...
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Latest From Blotch
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The Top Shelf: A Visit to Buffalo Trace

Brad Hensarling
This week I had the pleasure of taking a tour of the Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. The express purpose of the trip was to select a single barrel of Buffalo Trace Bourbon.  Glenn and Will from Thompson’s Bo...
DON'T LET THE SMILE FOOL YOU; KENT SCRIBNER SAYS HE'S SERIOUS ABOUT LEADING A FUNCTIONAL SCHOOL DISTRICT.
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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.
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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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Mea Culpa, 1919 Hemphill

Steve Steward
With complete sincerity, I would like to apologize to the people of 1919 Hemphill for getting some facts wrong in my column last week about going to a show at the bar across the street. (Stick with me.) I said that 1919’s mot...
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

Hearsay
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
Mezcale’s serves traditional Tex-Mex cuisine without pretension. Photo by Lee Chastain.

In The Mezcale Tradition

For old-school Tex-Mex, this new arrival is at the head of the class.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
There was a time (and it wasn’t that long ago) when family-run Tex-Mex restaurants were the backbone of Fort Worth’s casual dining scene. These neighborhood eateries were institutions in their own right, handing recipes dow...
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.
Gino’s East serves traditional Chicago pizzeria fare in a kitschy setting. Photo by Jordan Ricaurte.
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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Like the Grave, Bella Italia West Beckons

Chow, Baby
The first time I ever walked into Bella Italia West (5139 Camp Bowie Blvd., 817-738-1700), the year was 1990-something, and I was a senior in high school. Even then, it was like eating in God’s waiting room. The crowd was as ...
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
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Latest From Film Reviews
Bel Powley can’t wait to tell her bestie her secret in The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl: “I had sex today. Holy shit!”
Kristian Lin
Theater actress Marielle Heller became obsessed when she read The Diary of a Teenage Girl, a 2002 illustrated novel by Phoebe Gloeckner that drew heavily from the author’s own troubled adolescence. Heller took it upon herself...
Memories of the Sword
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.
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The heroes of "Summer Night" spend part of their evening at an arcade.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
Z for Zachariah opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Z for Zachariah (PG-13) Craig Zobel (Compliance) adapts Robert C. O’Brien’s novel about three people (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Margot Robbie, and Chris Pine) who may be the last survivors of an apocalyptic event. (Opens Fr...
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet opens Friday in Dallas.
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Latest From Arts
There are lots of groovy paintings for sale at Artful Village.

Keep Artful Village Weird

Inspired by Austin’s arts and crafts culture, local Darren Houk has been hosting monthly mini-festivals.
ERIN RATIGAN
While walking through rows of paintings at an Austin art show with his wife three years ago, Darren Houk was struck with inspiration. Soaking in the color, vibrancy, and creative energy, he knew that he wanted to bring that exp...
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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.
This carved walrus-ivory harpoon counterweight from the Bering Sea is part of the Amon Carter’s Indigenous Beauty.
 
Latest From Gallery
Luther Smith’s “Swamp, Port Royal, South Carolina, March 2015”

Gallery

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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”