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Scared/Silly

A local gun rights group says it carries loaded semi-automatic rifles in public to show it’s ludicrous. Others agree with the ludicrous part.
CHRISTIAN MCPHATE
In a Home Depot parking lot near AT&T Stadium in Arlington, a small group of people, mostly in their mid- to late 20s, stand by pickup trucks filled with flags. It’s a Saturday afternoon in late September, and they’re g...
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Art Institute's cover design winner Robert George, Jr.
 
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UNCONFIRMED REPORTS SAY LOVE IS EXCITING AND NEW, AND THE LOVE BOAT IS EXPECTING YOU.

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs New York Big Giants

Jeff Prince
Troy Aikman screwed up in the announcer’s booth during yesterday’s Dallas Cowboys game with the New York Giants at Jerry World. He said former quarterback Roger Staubach stands above all others. “He’s a great ma...
WILLIS ALAN RAMSEY PERFORMED FOR ABOUT 150 PEOPLE AT SHIPPING & RECEIVING BAR LAST NIGHT (All photos by Jeff Prince)
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Charles Carroll (left), with R.J. Logan, holds his notice to vacate, to which he has added his own comments. Brian Hutson

Get Out

In Riverside, a “gateway to downtown” is being opened by poor-people removal.
EDWARD BROWN
Susan Bethke, a seven-year resident of the Scenic Bluff area, chose her house northeast of downtown for its location near her son’s school and their church. From the get-go, she knew the area — consisting mainly of small, m...
Friese: “Most of the people I know who were homeless treated those bus passes as gold.”
Lola meets Hermione, one of two hens that she and her mom now rent. Lee Chastain
Art Institute's section design winner, Amy Minton.
 
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Killer or Filler?

Jacob Furr, Henry the Archer, and Fogg lead this month’s review of new local recordings.
FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF AND CONTRIBUTORS
Like Jordan Richardson (a.k.a. Son of Stan), who recently returned home to Fort Worth after spending most of his adult professional life in Los Angeles, and Bummer Vacation’s Paul Hernandez, who relocated from Dallas to Fort ...
Forget Willie and Waylon. The most talked-about Outlaw album is Willis Alan Ramsey.
“I’m not really into the whole ‘bro country/party all the time’ kind of music that you hear a lot on the radio.”
Artists from as far afield as Germany, Peru, Russia, Sweden, Canada, and Italy –– and Texas –– call Saint Marie Records “home.” Tony Robles
 
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Ebola’s Grim Math

GWYNNE DYER
Here are two good things about the Ebola virus. It is unlikely to mutate into a version that can spread through the air, as some other viruses have done. And people who have been infected by Ebola cannot pass it on to others du...
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How Many Times?

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Just a few weeks ago, Static was lamenting that Corrections Corporation of America, the largest private prison outfit in the U.S., probably would get the contract to run a new 2,400-bed family immigration detention center to be...
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Latest From Last Call
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Sidetracked with Sides

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Are there any bars around here housed in an old Taco Bell? The reason I ask is because a.) that would be funny and b.) there’s a bar east of Hwy. 360 on Division Street that looks like it might have once been a Wendy’s. I g...
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Art Institute's section design winner, Jean Gonzales.
 
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A fresh coat of paint is just the start of the major renovations under way at Lola's Saloon.

Lola’s Doubles Up

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Lola’s Saloon has always been larger in spirit than in size. Since opening in 2006, the West 7th Street corridor club has hosted shows by some of the biggest and best underground bands on the planet, including Cold War Kids, ...
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Fou has finally finished its debut album, and frontman Jeevan Antony says there's more to come.
(From left to right) drummer Trey Alfaro, bassist Forrest Barton, and frontman Josh Fleming have finally come into their own.
 
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Best Of Culture 2014

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Solo Dance Performance (Female) Critic’s choice: Carolyn Judson Judson continues to blossom into one of Texas Ballet Theater’s leading ballerinas, giving memorable opening-night performances as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet an...
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Disney alum Anneliese van der Pol starred in Prism Theatric’s inaugural production, Thoroughly Modern Millie.
 
Latest From Eats
Belly up to East Hampton’s Fried Chicken + Jack, a Southern-fried cutlet with pepper jack cheese, bacon, avocado mash, and greens. Lee Chastain

Fancy Sammies

The fare isn’t cheap at East Hampton Sandwich Co. but sure is tasty.
LAURIE JAMES
The meet-cute story about East Hampton Sandwich Co. is that Dallas native Hunter Pond apparently conceived of his business while daydreaming in law school. Pond subsequently dropped out and now owns three East Hampton stores (t...
Sophistication is the name of the game at Zambrano.
The fare is tasty and plentiful at Pho District. Lee Chastain
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Tempest in a Soup Tureen

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The recent bizarre drama centering on Dallas Morning News food critic Leslie Brenner got Chow, Baby to thinking about the relationship among restaurants, their customers, and news outlets. The rise of social media, celebrity ch...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Joaquín, María, and Manolo stand in front of a Día de los Muertos world in The Book of Life.

Gran Libro

The Book of Life celebrates Day of the Dead in style.
KRISTIAN LIN
Hollywood doesn’t put out many movies about Latinos that are pitched toward a general audience, let alone ones that are aimed specifically at families. The last such films that Hispanics could hold up with pride to their non-...
Brad Pitt (foreground) instructs Logan Lerman about operating the tank called Fury.
Jeremy Renner urgently follows another lead in Kill the Messenger.
Robert Downey Jr. and Robert Duvall work out legal strategy and family issues in "The Judge."
 
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St. Vincent opens Friday.

Film Shorts

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OPENING: St. Vincent (PG-13) Bill Murray stars in this comedy as a misanthropic war veteran who agrees to babysit an 11-year-old boy (Jaeden Lieberher) who moves in next door. Also with Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, Chris O’...
Addicted opens Friday.
Drive Hard opens Friday.
Hector and the Search for Happiness opens Friday in Dallas.
 
Latest From Arts
Some of the broad comic performances and situations reflect racial stereotypes that 21st-century movie audiences may find grating.

The Joint Is Jumpin’

Wildcatter Exchange screens a rare “race movie” to start a dialogue.
JIMMY FOWLER
In 1983, veteran Fort Worth journalist and movie historian Michael H. Price — then a film critic for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram — received a phone call from his friend G. William Jones, director of the film and video arch...
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In a climactic scene in The Devil’s Backbone, Papa and his protector traverse the titular rocky ledge.
Pilcher: “Writers know what other writers are going through, no matter what stage [of their careers] they’re in.”
 
Latest From Gallery
Philip van Keuren’s “Tree VIII”

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UTA Gallery’s shows actually opened more than a week ago, but the opening reception is still Friday at 5:30pm. Here, you can see Philip van Keuren’s black-and-white nature photographs as well as Liz Ward’s microbiology-in...
Lee Albert Hill’s “Blue Stem”
Adam Schreiber’s “Untitled”
David Vest’s “Black Bike”