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The Caprese grilled cheese oozed with mozzarella. Photo by Nancy Farrar.

Praise Cheeses

LAURIE JAMES
Who doesn’t like a good grilled cheese sandwich? Grain & Dairy Gourmet Grilled Cheese owner Josh Rogers has parlayed what he sees as the general public’s desire for home-style comfort food into a cute little sandwich sh...


The Purge: Election Year

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING The Purge: Election Year (PG-13) Not terrible! The third sequel in the horror/action movie franchise sees Frank Grillo back as Leo Barnes, an ex-cop-turned-bodyguard in the employ of Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitc...



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Stumptone’s Spark

Steve Steward
One thing I noticed while listening to Stumptone’s brand new album: Chris Plavidal and company really know how to shift the mood of a song. I’m not talking in terms of a weird key change or the band laying into some clunky,...


Francesca Eastwood grows up real fast in this brutal, nasty Western.

Tarantino-esque

Outlaws and Angels isn’t just another Q-Man knockoff.
Steve Steward
In the way that sharks come with remoras and roadkill with crows, Quentin Tarantino films are usually followed with a tail of aesthetic imitators varying in both budget and quality. Stuff like Eight Heads in a Duffel Bag or Sui...



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Jungle Lug

What should be an epic adventure is sucked of life in The Legend of Tarzan.
Cole Williams
Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author of Tarzan of the Apes, was never the most skilled wordsmith, but as science-fiction writer Jack DeVitt said, “When it rains in a Burroughs novel, the reader gets wet.” In comparison, The Leg...


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Blazing a Worn Path

Chow, Baby
I shouldn’t blame Siri for my lack of direction. I got seriously lost earlier this week trying to find Blaze Pizza (5925 Convair Dr, 817-731-5069). The week-old chain is set inside the Waterside Shopping Center near all of th...



The Bentley’s house hot dog and the Bent-Mi both pack a lot of spice. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Dog Heaven

Bentley’s’ ambitious take on a few comfort classics fits right in on the Near Southside.
Lauren Phillips
If you can remember the days when the only hot dog to be found on West Magnolia Avenue came from BJ Keefer’s, the street’s newest restaurant may cause you to reflect on how far the area has come. Bentley’s’ triple conce...


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Signals & Alibis’ Looks Like Rain

Jasun Lee
It is impossible to listen to Signal & Alibis’ Looks Like Rain without immediately being swept back to the early’90s Scene that Celebrates Itself: the first wave of shoegaze. But the Fort Worth duo of Rebecca Jozwiak on...



"The Dog Lover" opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING The Dog Lover (PG) Allison Paige stars in this drama as a young animal-rights lawyer who goes undercover to infiltrate a suspected puppy mill. Also with James Remar, Lea Thompson, Jayson Blair, Kathleen Willhoite, and S...


Aubrey Plaza and Anna Kendrick scam a free Hawaiian vacation because Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Stangled Web

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here to discuss this uproarious wedding comedy.
Kristian Lin
Hmmm, what do we make of men writing all the R-rated female-centric comedies these days? Look at Neighbors 2, the upcoming Bad Moms, and this week’s Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates, all written by teams of men, with not a si...