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Actor Quinn Shephard wants to learn the ropes on small-budget films.

A Script For Texas

An investment banker assembles money, talent, and backing to shoot Windsor in North Texas.
STORY AND PHOTOS BY JEFF PRINCE
The upstairs dining room buzzed with hungry patrons at Amelia’s Attic, an antique store on the Gainesville town square. The customers were drenched in sweat and a bit smelly. Some wore prison uniforms marred by dirt and grass...
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SONNY CARL DAVIS (Photo via Sonny Carl's Facebook page and Sun Radio)

Sonny Carl Davis on Windsor, Alamo, Evil Bong, Willie Nelson

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Sometime back in the early 1990s I stumbled across Last Night at the Alamo (1983), an obscure black-and-white film directed by the tortured Texas maverick Eagle Pennell. For years I’d pull the VHS tape out at perfect times an...
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NICK KRAUSE ON THE SET OF WINDSOR (Photo by Jeff Prince)
 
Latest From Metro
Gray: “When we say ‘affordable housing,’ more times than not it comes with a negative connotation.” Jeff Prince

Homes for All

A recent city ordinance change is designed to boost affordable and low-income housing.
ERIC GRIFFEY
For years, getting apartment developers to include affordable housing in their plans was like buying a used car –– it took a lot of haggling on the part of city officials. The best leverage the city had was tax incentives, ...
Ali: “I just want to make a living and feed my family.” Jeff Prince
Zipcar, one of several new ridesharing arrangements, caters to TCU students and faculty. Brian Hutson
The Stockyards certainly saw its share of discreet gambling back in the day, but no casinos. Jeff Prince
 
Latest From Music Feature
Artists from as far afield as Germany, Peru, Russia, Sweden, Canada, and Italy –– and Texas –– call Saint Marie Records “home.” Tony Robles

Shoegaze Explosion

Fort Worth label Saint Marie Records has gone from two artists to nearly 50 in only three years.
KENNETH KOST
After starting out in 2011 with just two artists, Saint Marie Records has blossomed into a globe-spanning label with 46 artists and more than 50 releases. The thought of a local-centric label simply never appealed to owner Wyat...
More Fleetwood Mac than Merle Haggard, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Whitnye Raquel is still built to battle –– and baffle –– societal convention. Dee Hill
Duell does “cheeseburger rock ’n’ roll” very well.
With help from two guys in major label indie-rockers White Denim, 25-year-old Crowley singer-songwriter Leon Bridges is working on his debut album. Erin Margaret Alison Rambo
 
Latest From 2nd Thought
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How to Vote

Remember the rules for getting registered, getting ballots, and getting your vote to count.
DAVE McNEELY
There is a certain irony in the fact that while the Texas Photo Voter ID law is under court challenge by Democrats and the U.S. Department of Justice as being cumbersome and discriminatory, you can vote by mail without the need...
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While There’s Still Hope

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In case somebody didn’t notice it because we had such beautifully mild conditions here for once, August around the world was the hottest since such record-keeping  began in 1881. May was also the hottest May on record. Stati...
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Slowdown Showdown

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One thing I love about dive bars is their apparent immunity to the caprices of time. So often they’re locked in whatever decade they opened in, staffed by barkeeps who have poured drinks through multiple presidential administ...
Apparently, West 7th had a crazy back-to-school weekend.
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Latest From Hearsay
(From left to right) drummer Trey Alfaro, bassist Forrest Barton, and frontman Josh Fleming have finally come into their own.

Here, There, Everywhere

Fort Worth Weekly
This ain’t your big brother’s Phuss. Drummer Trey Alfaro, bassist Forrest Barton, and frontman Josh Fleming have always managed to zig when everyone else zagged. Five years ago, when the North Texas band started out, Flemin...
Don't miss any of the opening acts this Fri-Sat at Dia de los Toadies.
Blank-Men's debut recording, the six-song EP Fact or Fiction?, sounds like Devo or The B-52's but is more ragged, more punk.
Austin's Black Angels are among the headliners at this year's Clearfork Music Festival, this Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion.
 
Latest From Stage
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North Texas Giving Day is Sept 18

JIMMY FOWLER
As you’ve probably heard from various media outlets, tomorrow (Thu Sept 18) is 2014 North Texas Giving Day, the sixth annual donations event that encourages folks to give money to their favorite non-profits. From 6am-midnight...
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Disney alum Anneliese van der Pol starred in Prism Theatric’s inaugural production, Thoroughly Modern Millie.
The cast of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! includes Haltom High alumni and local drama teachers.
 
Latest From Eats
El Balconcito’s mojarra fritta is “a tasty example of coastal Colombian cooking.”

From the Top

El Balconcito (“The Little Balcony”) does Colombian fare exceedingly well.
EDWARD BROWN
Sausage links, pork cracklings, fried eggs, and steak are popular Southern comfort foods, but they also happen to be staples of Colombian cuisine. Chef Sonia Chaux, a Colombia native, recently opened El Balconcito (“The Littl...
As Pegaso’s namesake enchilada indicates, there’s a whole lot of food here. Lee Chastain
BBQ Ranch owner Mike Fisher, left, and pitmaster Donald Phillips run a family-friendly place. Lee Chastain
Mo’s pastrami sandwich is “packed to bursting.” Lee Chastain
 
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Welcome Melting Pot

CHOW, BABY
Saturday was going great until my party of six was turned away by a local eatery because it was half an hour before closing. Apparently the restaurant’s listed hours apply only when the staff has nothing better to do. I’ll ...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, and Adam Driver put on their shiva faces in This Is Where I Leave You.

Shiva the Destroyer

A talented cast is left stranded by the family gags in This Is Where I Leave You.
KRISTIAN LIN
When I read Jonathan Tropper’s novel This Is Where I Leave You, I wasn’t all that impressed with it, but I figured it could be made into a funny movie with a talented cast. Now the movie version is here, and a talented cast...
Justin Long and Michael Parks conduct an initial interview before things get hairy in "Tusk."
James Gandolfini and Tom Hardy ponder a grim situation in The Drop.
Son Ye-jin demonstrates her derring-do during a naval battle in The Pirates.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (NR) Originally made as two movies, each telling the story of a romantic relationship from a different character’s viewpoint, this is a single film condensing the two versions, star...
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? opens Friday.
Love is Strange opens Friday.
Frank opens Friday.
 
Latest From Arts
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North Texas Giving Day is Sept 18

JIMMY FOWLER
As you’ve probably heard from various media outlets, tomorrow (Thu Sept 18) is 2014 North Texas Giving Day, the sixth annual donations event that encourages folks to give money to their favorite non-profits. From 6am-midnight...
As with “Unseasonably Cool,” mischief pervades Judy Youngblood’s paintings, prints, and mixed-media works.
Fort Worth’s Tony Saladino abstracts one particular historic district in his painting “Fort Worth Stockyards Revisited II.”
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David Vest’s “Black Bike”

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Art and cycling enthusiasts alike will want to head to Gallery 414’s current show. Inspired by the Guggenheim’s famous motorcycle show from 1998, Art of the Gearhead showcases bicycles built by artists seeking to balance be...
Carole Bénitah’s “The Disguise”
Mary McCleary’s “Take a Boat to the Land of Dreams”
Robert Jessup’s “Storm Catcher”