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Fort Worth in Black & White

A local author sheds light on Fort Worth’s historic black communities.
Edward Brown
Over the decades, Richard Selcer has focused largely on local sagas, such as the rise and fall of Hell’s Half Acre and the lives of early Fort Worth lawmen. Admittedly, those kinds of subjects have lots of appeal. Who doesn...


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Young Nudists, Unite!

Even more North Texas millennials are baring it all at private parties and outdoor events.
Edward Brown
Chris Lopez can regularly be found without any clothes. And not only in his house. One of the 29-year-old’s favorite all-nude activities is a good ol’ fashioned 5K (always on private property). He enjoys the exercise and th...



Visionary Call for Artist

Call for Boozy Artists

FORT WORTH WEEKLY
The Fort Worth Weekly and Rahr Brewery are calling all artists to submit original pieces of previously unpublished artwork suitable for public consumption (no porn, no violence, no profanity) to appear on every bottle of the 20...


The cast of Bail Out is ready for its close-up at Tony’s Pizza.

Bail Out at Tony’s

Lorenzo Lamas stars in a webisode of a copy dramedy filmed at the Near Southside pizzeria.
Karen Gavis
If you would have strolled into Tony’s Pizza, Pasta & Subs last week, you probably would have backed out calmly. That’s because a UTA filmmaker was shooting an episode of Bail Out. Starring veteran soap hunk Lorenzo Lam...



Wendy Welch and Bob Hess plumb the mysteries of this book and their marriage in Stage West’s Sexy Laundry.

Strange Odors

Stage West’s marriage comedy Sexy Laundry is as sharp as old clothes.
Kristian Lin
My other duties at this publication have kept me away from reviewing theater for a while, but I got back on that horse this past weekend with Stage West’s Sexy Laundry, which is among the first Fort Worth productions of 2016....


Sebastião Salgado’s photographs are spotlighted in The Salt of the Earth.

Best Documentaries of 2015

Rounding up the nonfiction film achievements of the past year.
Kristian Lin
You may have noticed that I didn’t include any documentaries when I ran my list of 2015’s best movies last week. I’m never sure how to evaluate documentaries alongside fiction films — comparing fiction movies to one ano...



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WoCA: Evolving Art

Without a space to call home for now, Lauren Cross is fostering new partnerships in town.
Edward Brown
It’s been one year since Lauren Cross said goodbye to her socially conscious art gallery space on Race Street. She knew that real estate development nearby could one day spell her departure, but the incident that led to the c...


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Billy Hassell: Eco-Painter

A survey of new and old works presents an artist with a message.
Christopher Blay
There is no substitute for being in nature. And there is no equivalent expression that translates nature into a satisfying two-dimensional experience either. For as long as humans have stood in awe of it, we have tried to bring...



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From Bow to Baton

Former UNT College of Music conductor Anshel Brusilow reflects on a lifetime of music in his memoir.
Edward Brown
Famed conductor Anshel Brusilow first conceived of his memoir, Shoot the Conductor, in 1967. He didn’t start writing immediately. Life afforded the former conductor of the UNT Symphony Orchestra several more decades to ponder...


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Arts-Centered Learning

Imagination Fort Worth is reinventing itself while keeping the focus on the kids.
Edward Brown @EJB0017
As long as there’s been public school, there have been fights about where art and music fit into it. “They’re valuable but not crucial,” say some folks. Others think learning how to read music or paint not only help cre...