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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The Taco Blog: Eva’s Taco Shack

Keith Grober
I had a hard time finding Eva’s Taco Shack (3401 N. Main St.), until I saw the derelict catering truck in the parking lot that hinted at the place’s humble beginnings. A friend and fellow chef recommended the Northside taqu...
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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.
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Lopez: “Richland Hills would be taking on debt when we had no voice in it.” Photo by Lee Chastain.
 
Latest From Music Feature
Sit back and relax with Missing Sibling before the band hits the road.

Commiserate with Missing Sibling

Expanded ranks make for a bigger, fuller sound on the indie-rockers’ new EP.
Jimmy Fowler
Anyone who gives a listen to Commiserate, the infectious new EP from noise-pop practitioners Missing Sibling, is likely to hear echoes of bands like Guided By Voices and Camera Obscura, specialists in warm vocal harmonies ridin...
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Tornup (left) and DJ Berto G have become a force for socially conscious hip-hop in North Texas.
 
Latest From Static
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Eminent Dough-Rain

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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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Go Home, Frat Bros

Steve Steward
I don’t particularly enjoy writing columns in which I rant about how people behave at a bar. It’s probably unprofessional in at least two different arenas, and it makes me replay every recent experience I’ve had as a bart...
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Latest From Hearsay
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Phuss over The Vandoliers

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Before we go any further, The Phuss has not broken up. The trio of guitarist/frontman Joshua Fleming, bassist Forrest Barton, and drummer Trey Alfaro is still together, just on hiatus, according to Fleming: “There are absolut...
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A State of Suffering Caused by the Sudden Sight of One’s Own Misery.
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Latest From Stage
Talise Trevigne goes mad in the fourth act of Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet.

To Be or Not to Be … French

Fort Worth Opera gives some great singers to a Shakespearean rarity.
Kristian Lin
While some of William Shakespeare’s other plays have inspired more than one great opera, Hamlet seems to have resisted the operatic treatment through the centuries. Despite the play’s swordfights, court intrigue, and great ...
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La Traviata at the Fort Worth Opera.
Jim Covault shows Nate Davis what he means by the color Red in Stage West’s new production.
 
Latest From Eats
The Caroline is Slice’s version of “the Works.” Joey Keeton

Hit Slice the Pizza Spot

Big toppings on thin crust equal some delicious pie.
JOEY KEETON
Slice the Pizza Spot definitely looks like something out of Mad Max. Made out of a ribbed steel A-frame roof, an old Airstream trailer, and other rustic architectural oddities, the Aledo eatery could easily be mistaken for a wi...
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.
World of Beer bartender Hays has a pint with your name on it. Photo by Lee Chastain.
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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Campestre: Just like Grandma’s Mex-Mex

Chow, Baby
What’s going on with all of my favorite Mexican joints playing musical chairs? Salsa Fuego (3500 Alta Mere Dr.) recently moved into a new space. The Star-Telegram reported that the owners of Paco & John’s (1116 8th Ave....
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Latest From Film Reviews
Zoë Kravitz and Ethan Hawke take a break from operating drones in Good Kill.

Push Button, End Life

Good Kill is about drone warfare, and all it does is drone.
Kristian Lin
Poor Andrew Niccol. He wants so badly to be that guy, you know? The New Zealand-born filmmaker has been toiling in Hollywood since the 1990s trying to make thrillers that both please the popcorn crowd and give the intellectuals...
In front of monitors forecasting doom, George Clooney and Britt Robertson have it out in Tomorrowland.
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With a faithful border collie, Carey Mulligan surveys her holdings in Far From the Madding Crowd.
 
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
The accidental star of Casual Luxury Complex may be Frank, the once-missing pooch.

Casual Luxury Complex: Devon Nowlin

The Fort Worth painter takes her photorealism to new, anti-commercial heights at Artspace 111.
Anthony Mariani
  I’ve done it. You’ve done it. We’ve all done it. Somehow or another, you get sucked into a décor store –– Pier 1 Imports, say, or Pottery Barn –– and as you are being dragged around the gorgeous canopy bed...
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Talise Trevigne goes mad in the fourth act of Fort Worth Opera’s Hamlet.
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Latest From Gallery
Ken Weaver’s “Wawona”

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Many artists have incorporated text into their art, but VAST’s Merging Visions has taken the practice to an unusual end by pairing works of art with works of verse composed by local poets. This show for National Poetry Month ...
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Nancy Lamb’s “Wedding Glitter”