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Jumra Kabab’s gyro plate is spiced with garlic and cinnamon. Photo by Lee Chastain.


Jumra Kabab doesn’t water down its authentic Turkish fare.
After my first attempt to dine at Jumra Kabab was derailed by a gas line issue, I skulked and sulked hungrily away, annoyed that I would have to make a return visit all the way out to North Arlington to review a kabab shop. Sin...


Bapharet Vessel’s The Good Kind of Mushroom

Edward Brown
Bapharet Vessel The Good Kind of Mushroom (Self-released)   Does sophisticated songwriting and a mature sound come only with age and years of experience? Teenagers Julian Cedillo (guitar, vocals) and Adam Tunnard (drums, v...

Anya Taylor-Joy throws another tantrum in Morgan.

Morgan Has Broken

This science-fiction thriller is decent late-summer fun.
Kristian Lin
Maybe you saw The Witch and wondered what else its young star, Anya Taylor-Joy, might be capable of. Morgan represents your first chance to see, and this science-fiction thriller confirms the remarkable talent of this 20-year-o...

Anna Gunn tries to make the numbers work in "Equity."

Equity: The Women of Wall Street

Anna Gunn aims for maximum Equity in this financial thriller.
Kristian Lin
I’ll admit, it never occurred to me that we might need a female version of all those high-finance dramas that we’ve seen ever since Gordon Gekko told us that greed was good. I didn’t see the need for it until I got a look...


Jacob Furr’s Sierra Madre

Jacob Furr’s gone dark. On the Fort Worth singer-songwriter’s fifth recording, Sierra Madre, he sprinkles his trademark acoustic balladry with some crunchy guitarwork and intense rhythmic passages. The new material, Furr sa...

A Tale of Love and Darkness

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING A Tale of Love and Darkness (PG-13) Natalie Portman co-stars, writes, and directs her first feature, this Hebrew-language adaptation of the memoir by the Israeli writer Amos Oz. Also with Amir Tessler, Gilad Kahana, Mon...

Liz Mikel, Justin Duncan, Aaron Green, Natalie Wilson King, and Djoré Nance suck on their Bootycandy at Stage West.

Two at Stage West

We review very different shows in Bootycandy and An Iliad.
Kristian Lin
Since my other duties at this publication leave me too busy to go to stage shows on a weekly basis, I thought I’d take the opportunity to take in both of the plays currently running at Stage West and write them up for you in ...

Co-owner Demarcus Davis serves one of Taste N See’s signature chicken and waffle dishes. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Holy Waffles

Taste and see that the food is good at this small, soulful eatery.
It’s easy to drive right past Taste N See Chicken & Waffles. Located in a strip mall on Altamesa Boulevard, the eatery opened in June on a street that’s jammed with fast-food joints, storage places, and dollar stores. A...

Ace the Case opens Friday.

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Ace the Case (PG-13) Ripley Sobo stars in this mystery film as a 10-year-old girl who witnesses a kidnapping while she’s left home alone. Also with Susan Sarandon, Lev Gorn, Aaron Sauter, and Marc Menchaca. (Opens Fri...

Tika Sumpter and Parker Sawyers are a golden couple in the making in Southside With You.

Southside With You: Obama Afternoon

A charming romance about our First Couple.
Kristian Lin
Barack Obama isn’t out of office yet, and already I’m nostalgic for his presidency. I’d probably appreciate his easy communication and cool leadership in the face of unreasonable opposition regardless of the circumstances...