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Best Root to Mexico

With violence down in most border towns, Americans are once again flocking south of the Rio Grande for their dental work — as well as medicine, cosmetic surgery, good food, and cheap margaritas.
Peter Gorman
I wasn’t quite sure what I’d run into when I recently took off from Joshua in a rental car with my former wife, Chepa, and her two young daughters on our way to get some dental work done in Mexico. We were headed to Nuevo P...
Cover illustration by David Owens.
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Latest From Blotch
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On Tap in Fort Worth: Texas Beer Wars (UPDATED)

Edward Brown
[UPDATED 2:40pm: State District Judge Karin Crump has ruled in favor of independent breweries today, According to Live Oak Brewing's Facebook page.] Michael Peticolas is expecting a verdict soon in a lawsuit that’s been in t...
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Latest From Metro
Justin Arth signed with the TWU football team last month. Courtesy of Integrity Image Group.

Reverse Play

Texas Wesleyan goes back to the gridiron.
ROWAN LEHR
On any given day, you can walk around the Texas Wesleyan University campus and see students sporting t-shirts emblazoned with the slogan, “Undefeated Since 1941 –– Texas Wesleyan Football.” That’s right. Wesleyan hasn...
“I sleep fine at night because I know I’m doing the right thing,” said Jennifer Olson, Protective Parents Coalition cofounder. Photo by Madelyn Edwards.
Rotted door jambs and patched holes in balcony ceilings are among the obvious damages. Photo by Jeff Prince.
Stephanie Sanford: “Our ultimate goal is that we can die and [Bennett] will be fine.” Photo by Lee Chastain.
 
Latest From Music Feature
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Electro Night

Two electronic music heavy weights are working to grow their scene.
Jasun Lee
The electronic music scene in North Texas has been growing for the past decade yet while its popularity is on the rise and artists are becoming more abundant, electronic acts often find themselves squeezed onto bills that don...
CharLe$: “I want to do hip hop for a living.” Photo by Andre Trujillo.
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Jozwiak: “All five songs from Looks Like Rain were written in about a week-and-a-half.” Photo by Iris Hayes.
 
Latest From Static
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Globe Life Span Shortened?

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Back in 1994, Arlington leaders were calling the newly built Ballpark in Arlington the greatest thing since the Greek Parthenon. Tom Scheiffer said Texas Rangers fans would enjoy the structure for 100 years. Schieffer was part ...
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Latest From Last Call
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Del Frisco’s Grille Is Safe … -Ish

Susie Geissler
Not to get all Marathon Man up in here, but whenever I venture somewhere new, I have a feedback loop in my brain that says, “Is it safe?” It’s not like the places I check out for this column offer dental surgery behind a ...
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Latest From Hearsay
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Whence Yon Lyrics?

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Here’s what’s wrong with kids today. (Well, one thing.) They expect next to nothing from their pop stars, unlike back in the day, when we plebes had some lyrical standards. This chasm will be thrown into harsh relief this w...
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Latest From Stage
Bass Hall’s production of The Sound of Music was quite a ride.

Favorite Things

Nobody puts Mother Abbess in a corner.
JACKIE HOERMANN-ELLIOTT
The triumph of the human spirit sounds uninspiring after having been sung by the same characters with the same voices for over half a century. To conductor Jay Alger’s credit, The Sound of Music that echoed through Bass Hall ...
The cast of Artes de la Rosa’s "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" sings of the glories of Madrid.
Kelsey Milbourn and Justin Lemieux (right) are separated by bureaucracy in the form of Matthew Minor in Amphibian Stage Productions’ Crossing the Line.
Curtis Raymond Shideler, Bob Hess, Ben Phillips, and Jerry Downey hammer out artistic differences in Circle Theatre’s Don’t Talk to the Actors.
 
Latest From Eats
HG Sply Co.’s chicken legs are perfectly crisped. Photo by Steve Steward.

Paleolicious

HG Sply Co. serves a fresh, fast, upscale take on man’s prehistoric diet.
Steve Steward
If you’ve never heard of the “paleo diet,” or your dashboard is so covered with Whataburger wrappers that any kind of “diet” sounds like a joke in need of a punchline, “paleo” is a cooking and eating routine that ...
The Thai Boat Noodle Soup is one of the many traditional offerings you won’t find at a westernized Thai eatery. Photo by Lee Chastain.
Oni Ramen serves upscale noodles until 4 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. Photo courtesy of Oni Ramen.
The lomo saltado was a traditional stir-fry that bowed to Peru’s Asian heritage. Photo by Lee Chastain.
 
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The Bright Side of #Kentrification

Laurie James
It seemed like a few people were grousing when Will Churchill and Corrie Watson, siblings and co-owners of the Frank Kent brand, started moving and shaking in the Near Southside three years ago. The pair started their alleged c...
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The Pig Pizza included crumbled Italian sausage, pancetta, and pepperoni. Photo by Lee Chastain.
 
Latest From Film Reviews
Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers are a golden couple in the making in Southside With You.

Southside With You: Obama Afternoon

A charming romance about our First Couple.
Kristian Lin
Barack Obama isn’t out of office yet, and already I’m nostalgic for his presidency. I’d probably appreciate his easy communication and cool leadership in the face of unreasonable opposition regardless of the circumstances...
Ha Jung-woo looks for a way out of "The Tunnel."
Ben Foster and Chris Pine contemplate the land they’re prepared to kill for in Hell or High Water.
Paper cranes lift a boy hero into the sky in "Kubo and the Two Strings."
 
Latest From Film Shorts
Ace the Case opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Ace the Case (PG-13) Ripley Sobo stars in this mystery film as a 10-year-old girl who witnesses a kidnapping while she’s left home alone. Also with Susan Sarandon, Lev Gorn, Aaron Sauter, and Marc Menchaca. (Opens Fri...
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Latest From Arts
Bass Hall’s production of The Sound of Music was quite a ride.

Favorite Things

Nobody puts Mother Abbess in a corner.
JACKIE HOERMANN-ELLIOTT
The triumph of the human spirit sounds uninspiring after having been sung by the same characters with the same voices for over half a century. To conductor Jay Alger’s credit, The Sound of Music that echoed through Bass Hall ...
Gabriel Dawe’s Plexus No. 34 greets visitors to the Amon Carter Museum through 2018. Photo courtesy of The Amon Carter Museum.
In Fort Worth recently, expert John Buxton appraised, among other things, a pair of slippers from the South Pacific.
The cast of Artes de la Rosa’s "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" sings of the glories of Madrid.
 
Latest From Gallery
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Autumn is just around the corner, and that means gourds will be in season! We’re talking calabash, luffa, cucumber, Malabar, and so many other gourds! If you can’t contain your excitement, Fort Worth Contemporary Arts has a...
Trish Biddle’s “Fort Worth Style”
Britt Stokes’ “Tunes”
Texas Pottery and Sculpture Guild’s “untitled”
 
Latest From Listen Up
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The Me-Thinks’ “Mr. Dude,” “Rock Deaf”

Steve Steward
The Me-Thinks “Mr. Dude,” “Rock Deaf” (Indian Casino Records) If you ask me, the whole notion of “songwriter” as a type of music is meaningless. Even the person who wrote the lyrics to “Louie Louie” is technical...
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