Latest From Cover
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Grady Spears Last Shot?

Love him or hate him, the former celebrity chef is back with a new restaurant and new hope.
Jeff Prince
Cowboy cook Grady Spears is opening a chicken-fried steak café in the Stockyards next month, and, since the joint holds only about 60 diners, don’t be surprised if a line forms outside the door. A few folks in line might hav...
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Latest From Blotch
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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea

Keegan McInroe
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001 when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my ten-plus year...
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Latest From Metro
Is Gov. Abbott signing away our environmental protections? Courtesy of Austin-American Statesman

HB40 Switcheroo

Even before the ink has dried on a new law, Denton is already under assault from drillers.
Peter Gorman
On Monday, May 18, Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that eliminates many local restrictions on gas drilling and fracking in the state. Called the Denton Fracking Law by many of its critics, HB40 says that if an ordin...
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Protestors in South Texas march against ICE’s newest facility.
Steve Pavey, Hope In Focus (www.stevepavey.com)
Lopez: “Richland Hills would be taking on debt when we had no voice in it.” Photo by Lee Chastain.
 
Latest From Music Feature
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New Local Music

Hares on the Mountain, The Road Soda, and Dove Hunter lead the hit parade.
Fort Worth Weekly
Hares on the Mountain’s Lambs Musically, there haven’t been many major transformations made between Hares on the Mountain’s 2012 It Will Only Hurt Forever and their newest album, other than Lambs sounds markedly better an...
Sit back and relax with Missing Sibling before the band hits the road.
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Latest From Static
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Eminent Dough-Rain

Static
The rains we’ve had in North Texas this year are what old folks used to call “frog stranglers.” The Trinity River in Dallas has come close to spilling over its levees. Elsewhere in the state, the Houston area became so fl...
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Anthony Mariani is now editor.
 
Latest From Last Call
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Traveling to The Moon Tower

Steve Steward
The other night, I went to this old bar on the West Side that’s been recently revived as The Moon Tower. Prior to the change of ownership and its new name, the bar was called the Silver Dollar Saloon. Yes, that Silver Dollar ...
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Latest From Hearsay
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Siberian Traps: The Long Return

Hearsay
Recently, a lot has been written –– in these pages, by Steve Steward (who can be e-mailed at “s-t-e-v-e …”) –– about Fort Worth’s perhaps perverse fascination with cover songs and tribute shows. Well, say what y...
The Vandoliers
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A State of Suffering Caused by the Sudden Sight of One’s Own Misery.
 
Latest From Stage
Mark Landson and pianist Thiago Nascimento are bringing the classics to the unwashed twice a month at the Live Oak. Photo by Serkan Zanagar.

New Ways

Bringing art music to the masses
Edward Brown
Violist Mark Landson has spent the better part of his 25-year career pondering the question that’s commonly on the minds of classical musicians: How the heck do you get average music lovers as excited about art music as they ...
Talise Trevigne goes mad in the fourth act of Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet.
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La Traviata at the Fort Worth Opera.
 
Latest From Eats
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Firing Cannon Chinese Kitchen

Flavors explode at this Near Southside traditional eatery.
Edward Brown
Cannon Chinese Kitchen proprietors Jarry and Mary Ho have had more than their share of successes and setbacks. In June 2014, an accidental fire forced the temporary closing of the duo’s first restaurant, the popular Tokyo Caf...
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The chocolate sheet cake comes with a marshmallow surprise at Fixture Café and Social House. Photo by Robert Garner.
The owner’s daughter shows off a new classic, the ’75 Olds: two house-made blue cheese biscuits stuffed with beef tenderloin, bearnaise sauce, and more blue cheese. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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Eat, Pray, Eat Some More

Chow, Baby
The Foodie Gods wanted me to have burgers. I don’t question the wisdom of the deities, nor do I understand their mysterious ways. But when the gods speak to me directly, which they do about six times a day, I listen and follo...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Yes, that damned TV is back.

Poltergeist: Same Scares

This remake of the ’82 classic is all glitz, no soul.
Fort Worth Weekly
In 2015, when Hollywood rolls out yet another remake, there’s no point in asking, “Why?” Hollywood gonna Hollywood, and the only way studios are going to quit remaking classics is if people quit going to see them. The ori...
Milla Jovovich find herself a wanted woman in "Survivor."
Zoë Kravitz and Ethan Hawke take a break from operating drones in Good Kill.
In front of monitors forecasting doom, George Clooney and Britt Robertson have it out in Tomorrowland.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
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Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
Opening Dark Star: H.R. Giger’s World (NR) Belinda Sallin’s documentary profile of the late artist, architect, and Oscar-winning production designer. (Opens Friday in Dallas)  Chronicles of Evil (NR) Baek Woon-hak’s thri...
Mad Max: Fury Road opens Friday.
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Man From Reno opens Friday in Dallas.
 
Latest From Arts
Mark Landson and pianist Thiago Nascimento are bringing the classics to the unwashed twice a month at the Live Oak. Photo by Serkan Zanagar.

New Ways

Bringing art music to the masses
Edward Brown
Violist Mark Landson has spent the better part of his 25-year career pondering the question that’s commonly on the minds of classical musicians: How the heck do you get average music lovers as excited about art music as they ...
The accidental star of Casual Luxury Complex may be Frank, the once-missing pooch.
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Talise Trevigne goes mad in the fourth act of Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet.
 
Latest From Gallery
Bernardo Vallarino’s “David’s Brother and Anna’s Father”

Gallery

Fort Worth Weekly
Perhaps the theme of ART7 Crockett Community Gallery’s show — the human figure and the diversity of our experiences — isn’t subtly expressed in its title I Am, You Are, but the works on display here (by 22 artists from ...
Ken Weaver’s “Wawona”
Devon Nowlin’s “Neat and Nifty”
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