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Everything made in-house at Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen was a treat. Photo by Lee Chastain.

A Tale of Two Polanco’s

The food is great at Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen, except when it’s poured from a box.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
It was a slow, lazy Sunday evening when my guests and I pulled up to Polanco’s Mexican Kitchen in southeast Arlington. The joint was so empty that we worried it might be closed, but our server warmly welcomed us. We were seat...


Squanto’s Color TV Death represents a new paradigm.

Squanto’s Spear of Density

There’s new music, and then there’s this Fort Worthian’s dark electro-pop.
Anthony Mariani
For fans of ’90s trip-hop, early Beck, glitchwerks, the poetry of John Ashbery and Jorie Graham, and music as people 30 and older probably treasure it, Squanto represents a sonic totem. “Ten was the last great album-album!...



Photo by Viktor Villanueva

Hate Your Friends Love Music

To this pop-punk-driven quartet, whining is for babies.
Steve Steward
An all-time classic “band dudes” conversation is the one that starts with “We should totally start a band together.” Usually there’s lots of complimentary banter bandied back and forth about mutual affinities for guit...


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Nicky D’s Delights

A fun and quirky atmosphere is only part of the dining experience at Nicky D’s.
EDWARD BROWN
The word “mishmash” comes to mind when pulling up to Nicky D’s. For one, the ranch-style building has a bright red sheet metal roof. A defunct fuel dispenser indicates that the space was once a gas station, and a large ha...



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Jesse’s Girls

There’s more to Jesse Sierra Hernandez than babes — mainly classicism and conceptualism.
Anthony Mariani
Jesse Sierra Hernandez has finally arrived. The fortysomething painter started out nearly two decades ago as a sort of scenester-slash-bon vivant-slash-autodidact who was arguably more popular personally than his artwork. Which...


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Night & Day

Kristian Lin
Wed 4 - When Rutger Hauer’s Roy Batty delivers his famous soliloquy near the end of Blade Runner, he references Wagner’s Tannhäuser, implicitly comparing himself to the hero who falls out of grace with men and God because ...



Guth: “There were specific threats to me, like rape threats and death threats.”

A Click Too Far

A Fort Worth native is speaking out against online harassment of women.
Eric Griffey
A year ago, Fort Worth native Amy Guth made what she thought was an innocuous comment on her Chicago-based radio talk show. The thirtysomething said it doesn’t cost anyone to say “happy holidays” instead of “merry Chris...


Photo by Vishal Malhotra.

Vodeo’s Auspicious Debut

This yacht-rocking Fort Worth quartet’s self-titled EP is already a classic.
Anthony Mariani
These guys must get laid a lot. Not that having acrobatic sex with as many attractive people as possible is every musician’s dream, but … wait. Yes, it is. Anyway, not since The Hanna Barbarians or maybe even the John Price...



“Market + Table is cram-packed with so many under-realized concepts.” Photo by Brian Hutson.

A Cluttered Market

Market + Table is a jack of all trades, master of none.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
It’s hard to figure out exactly what is going on at Fort Worth’s new Market + Table. The West 7th eatery is cram-packed with so many under-realized concepts it can make your head spin. There is a coffee bar, a juice bar, an...


Winter Rusiloski’s”Luna’s Surge” is more Die Hard than De Stijl.

Ugly, Beautiful, Pretty, Kitsch

Winter Rusiloski and The Exhibitionists thrill and delight at Artspace 111.
Christopher Blay
In 2009’s Untitled, the curator of a contemporary gallery sells abstract paintings from her back room because if her clients knew she sanctioned that kind of work they would banish her from the art world. The brutal suggestio...