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Doug Atkins reads up on his new boss’ preferred aesthetic in Stage West’s Buyer & Cellar.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 16 - The great Shakespeare director Trevor Nunn once compared As You Like It to a beer commercial, feeling that its rollicking good cheer was forced. Polly Findlay cures that in her staging of the comedy at the National The...


Sam-Lao

New Local Music

The Live Oak released a live compilation and Sam Lao sashays delightfully.
Fort Worth Weekly
Live at the Live Oak, Vol. 1, various artists The Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge is an acoustically and aesthetically pleasing joint to go listen to traveling singer-songwriters as they pass through town. And now it’s a wel...



“The heirloom vegetable salad was an impeccable mélange of textures and flavors.” Photo by Lee Chastain.

Pressed for Time

Chef Felipe Armenta’s third try has a few kinks to work out.
BY LAURIE JAMES
At 11:30 a.m. on a sunny Saturday morning, the hostess at Press Café indicated an inside table for two would be available in 45 minutes to an hour. Seating options include about two dozen tables inside, an upstairs patio that ...


Christopher Taylor, Shayleigh Ward, and Caddo Lindsey are caught in a triangle in UNT’s Stage Kiss.

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Kristian Lin
Wed 9 - David Itkin and six students will take turns conducting the UNT Symphony Orchestra as it accompanies the students who have won the music school’s concerto competition. You’ll hear soloists play the marimba and the e...



“L’ènetènafionale” is the centerpiece of Focus: Glenn Kaino. Photo by Tim Johnson, courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta, Chicago.

Art Space

The Modern mounts a telescopic view of Glenn Kaino’s art.
Kristian Lin
Glenn Kaino is the subject of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth’s current Focus exhibition. Other artists like Kehinde Wiley have seen their work go from occupying just the one gallery that Focus takes up to larger shows at...


Linda Guerrero (left) and her daughters Brianna (middle) and Jasmine are still dealing with the loss of the man they loved. Photo by Madeleina Gorman.

Leaving a Void

The 2004 death of a Fort Worth man leads to questions from his 13-year-old daughter.
Peter Gorman
On November 2, 2004, a young man named Robert Guerrero was asked by a friend to reconnect the electrical current to her apartment in Fort Worth –– the power had been shut off for non-payment. Guerrero didn’t hesitate: His...



Carolyn Judson was wonderful in Texas Ballet Theater’s Classic Combination. Ellen Appel.

Birthday for Ben

To celebrate the artistic director’s 80th anniversary, TBT danced up a storm.
Leonard Eureka
Ben Stevenson, artistic director of Texas Ballet Theater, turns 80 next month, and the company began celebrating early last weekend with a stunning triple bill at Bass Performance Hall. Classic Combination featured three great ...


Ryan (left-center): “The machines are a big part of our sound.” Courtesy of Mind Spiders.

Mind Spiders Punk at Heart

The Fort Worth/Denton synth-punk trio has solidified its sound.
Eric Griffey
There’s something almost serene about Mark Ryan. The thoughtful, direct, soft-spoken 40-year-old frontman/guitarist/songwriter for Fort Worth/Denton’s Mind Spiders carries himself with the confidence of a person who has fig...



Artes de la Rosa’s Big Fish opens at Rose Marine Theater (and not at this waterfall), Fri.

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Kristian Lin
Wed 2 - The touring festival may be called Mountainfilm, but it’s devoted to short films that celebrate all parts of nature. This year’s films stopping in Fort Worth include Freddie Wilkinson and Renan Özturk’s Rinpoche ...


Calvin Tillman, former DISH mayor, knows from experience that wells dry up rather quickly. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Gas Money Gone

The mailbox money that was supposed to arrive monthly for 30 years has dried up in the Barnett Shale.
Peter Gorman
When the landmen arrived in Fort Worth in 2007, they didn’t promise that every home owner would make a killing from leasing his or her land for natural gas exploration. But they did promise that every house would be getting f...