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Cliburn Amateur Competition Report

Kristian Lin
In one way, I’m perfectly qualified to cover the Cliburn International Amateur Piano Competition. Who better than a film critic who occasionally forays into classical music criticism because he likes doing it to cover a b...


Important: MAF16 Parking/Ticketing Info

Hey, folks. We are as excited as you are for this weekend’s festivities: Nearly two dozen Fort Worth bands from 2 to 9pm Saturday on the Near Southside (The Boiled Owl Tavern, The Chat Room Pub, The Live Oak Music Hall, and S...

(Courtesy Taco Bell)

Steal Game, Steal Taco, Spike Global Warming

Jeff Prince
Taco Bell is giving away free tacos between 2 and 6 p.m. as part of its “Steal a Game, Steal a Taco” promotion with the NBA. What do you bet there will be lines stretching for blocks at every Taco Bell in town? Peop...


Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) Team to beat show of the week alert: dreamy, Brooklyn-based, Krautrock-inspired rock band Diiv is playing at Trees in Dallas tonight (Friday) with Norman, Oklahoma’s Broncho, a band called Winter, and another band called t...


On Tap: Fort Worth’s Beer Blog

Benbrook Brewpubs In this week’s Metropolis, I write about Benbrook resident Eric Addison’s travails as he works to open a brewpub in a metroplex that is largely exploding with breweries and brewpubs. His main problem is th...

Here's a look at Christopher Bond's workspace at Grand Studio. Photo by Christopher Blay.

Untitled, the Art Blog: Touring Grand Studio

The Hollywood version of the artist studio is a large brick warehouse, usually with hardwood floors and grand bay windows overlooking a metropolis or the ocean. There, the lone artist creates and lives in the shadow of the big ...

Art by Christopher Blay

Untitled: Auping vs. Shaq: Love, Art, and Basketball

PaperCity, a luxury Dallas mag, recently published an interview with Michael Auping, curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. A snippet of one of his answers promptly went viral. “A few years ago, a museum asked Shaqui...

Kacey Dowd's chalk artworks are things of beverage beauty.

On Tap in Fort Worth: Beer Menu Chalk Art

If you’ve ever dropped by The Bearded Lady, Chimera Brewing Company, or The Collective Brewing Project, then you’ve seen Kacey Dowd’s chalk art. Her bright swirls of pastels and custom lettering have adorned the Bearded L...


Fort Worth School District Bathroom Brawls

Lt. Governor Dan Patrick took time out of his busy and important job yesterday to come to Fort Worth to remind transgender students that their choice of gender means nothing to him. Patrick was greeted boos and hisses from seve...

(Photos by Rob Grogan)

Rob The Roving Reporter Survives Larry Joe Taylor Fest

Rob Grogan
(Editor’s Note) Larry Joe Taylor’s 25th Anniversary Texas Music Festival & Chili Cookoff was every bit as great as Arlington native and Austin singer-songwriter Rob Grogan had hoped for. Grogan attended the event wi...