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May the Fourth be with you.

Faith of Force

Star Wars is more than a sci-fi franchise. For some folks, it’s a religion.
DAVID DUNN
A short time ago, in a ThinkGeek store not so far away, mostly young men and women joined together to celebrate something very important to them: Star Wars. They stormed into the gadget retailer in North East Mall dressed as Da...


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Fine and Tandy?

A Central Park on the East Side might not be a dream — if the city cared.
Jeff Prince
A two-story house on View Street inspired artist Mary Jeter to set up an easel across the street in Tandy Hills Natural Area, squeeze an assortment of paints onto her palette, and stand knee-deep in grass and wildflowers while ...



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Jesus Returns

Chow, Baby
A few years ago, Chef Jesus Garcia was churning out James Beard Award-caliber fare at Little Lilly Sushi (6100 Camp Bowie Blvd., Ste. 12, 817-989-8886) until he suddenly departed for greener (and wetter) pastures in Seattle. At...


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Homeless Movie Night

A faith-based nonprofit attempts to bring some normalcy to lives that are anything but.
Erin Ratigan
Kevin McFarland has been living on the streets for three years. He’s tried shelters but doesn’t like them. When he’s not working as a day laborer, he spends most of his time taking care of Monique, his pregnant fiancée, ...



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James Hinkle: Still Ticking

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(Update below.) First, the good news. Veteran Fort Worth bluesman, painter, and all around great guy James Hinkle is alive. The bad news: His full recovery from emergency heart surgery last week might sidetrack him from a tour ...


Acosta’s battle against cancer ended in victory; his battle to win the heart of Kaitlyn, not so much. Photo courtesy of Michael Acosta.

Surviving Cancer, Surviving Romance

Testicular cancer derailed the author — but certainly not for good.
MICHAEL ACOSTA
I never thought this would happen to me. I was crushing on Kaitlyn, a beautiful blonde sitting on the other side of my English class at Central High School in Keller. When she laughed, my heart melted like the wax dripping off ...



Thomas Hart Benton’s “Shipping Out” features the face of John Paxton, father of Fort Worth-born actor Bill Paxton. The painting, now on display at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art, sold in 2014 at a Christie’s auction for more than $1 million. Private collection, Photo by Chip Cooper.

Benton and the Paxtons

One of America’s greatest art treasures has a long connection with one of Fort Worth’s most popular families.
Jeff Prince
Thomas Hart Benton was such a major American artist and muralist during the 1930s and 1940s that some consider him America’s version of Diego Rivera. Benton’s large, populist images are amazing to see, including the Hollywo...


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Forced Sobriety: Hard as Hell

Steve Steward
I’ve gotta hand it to full-blown alcoholics: Your struggle sounds brutal, and if you are able to overcome that dependency and save yourself from sinking to the bottom of a bottle and drowning, you deserve a medal of valor. I ...



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Guardianship Gulag

One former nurse was so enraged by Fort Worth’s probate court that she wrote a book about it.
Static
Few newspapers have published more stories on probate courts and guardianship cases gone wrong than yours truly. Tarrant County’s probate courts, led by Judges Pat Ferchill and Steven King, hear difficult cases, for sure. But...


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Young Nudists Rising

North Texas millennials have their own take on getting nekkid.
Edward Brown
I pulled up to the strip mall at the predetermined meeting time of midnight. All but one of the Mid-Cities area retail spaces was dark. That’s where I was headed. Inside, about 20 people, most in their 20s and 30s, were chatt...