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Damon Gupton conducts FWSO’s tribute to the Oscars this weekend.

Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 20 - James Koskinas has been an actor, playwright, and filmmaker, but he’s best known for painting portraits heavily influenced by the Expressionist painter Emil Nolde. Tonight, Koskinas will be the subject of Arlington M...


Van Broughton Ramsey’s costume drawings are part of Sid Richardson Museum’s Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story.

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Kristian Lin
Wed 13 - Coriolanus presents a difficult problem, having as its hero a great military leader who stumbles when he tries to go into peacetime politics because of his contempt for the people. Tom Hiddleston tackles this difficult...



Andy Pickett. Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Saved by the Southside

Piano man Andy Pickett may be the only one who doesn’t love his music.
Eric Grubbs
A steady stream of people comes in and out of Avoca Coffee on West Magnolia Avenue. It’s a cool Saturday afternoon, though many of the Near Southside coffee shop’s customers arrive on bike. Sitting on a bench in the parking...


Genma Holmes poses with Congressional Gold Medal recipient Mark McCann Sr., one of the first black Marines. Holmes profiled McCann in the magazine she produced. Courtesy of Genma Holmes.

Glossy Showdown

A legal battle over a magazines — and thousands of dollars — is playing out in Fort Worth and Nashville.
Jeff Prince
Jim Austin and wife Gloria are often seen at public and private events around town dressed in Western attire, promoting their annual Cowboys of Color Rodeo, their museum (National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum), and var...



If you overcook your own food at Jin Korean BBQ, you can always go back for more. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Cook it Yourself

An unconventional Arlington eatery scores points for flavor and volume
LAURIE JAMES
Jin Korean BBQ is tucked into a strip mall on one of the busier parts of Cooper Street in Arlington. But once you’re inside, you’d swear you could see the cook-it-yourself restaurant from space. There’s more neon lining t...


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....



Bad Blonde is writing songs for a second album and playing more shows. Photo courtesy of Bad Blonde.

Blonde Ambition

This young trio has a throwback sound and positive message
Jasun Lee
Dylan Owens is a different breed of punk. Bad Blonde’s twentysomething frontman is an anti-millennial –– confident with an air of positivity yet unfazed and unaltered by the typical narcissism and sense of entitlement tha...


The Sadie and the Jambo Texan sandwich are two of the Arlington eatery’s signature dishes.  Photo by Lee Chastain.

Feats of Meat

All of Jambo’s BBQ Shack’s comes from the kitchen.
Lauren Phillips
I experienced a kind of dejected longing while waiting in line at Jambo’s BBQ Shack. I watched forlornly as the servers weaved through the packed dining room carrying the kitchen’s two signature monstrosities: the Sadie, a ...



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...


John Krasinski stars in 13 Hours, premiering Tue at AT&T Stadium.

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Kristian Lin
Wed 6 - The TCU women’s basketball team has gotten off to a nice start in the Big 12 this season, and a win against Oklahoma tonight would help the Lady Frogs crack the national rankings. It won’t be easy, though, with the ...