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Summer-Dean

Summer Dean’s Unladylike

Eric Grubbs
Summer Dean Unladylike (Self-released)   Summer Dean has been working on her solo material for years, playing shows frequently (including opening for notable country stars Sam Outlaw and Lindi Ortega) and she’s finally p...


The lomo saltado was a traditional stir-fry that bowed to Peru’s Asian heritage. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Post-Columbian Eats

Peru Gourmet stands out, albeit in an uncrowded field.
LAURIE JAMES
When it comes to food from South America, most diners don’t usually meander beyond Central American/Salvadoran fare –– if they ever make it past the multiple varieties of regional Mexican cuisine available locally. So hav...



The cast of Artes de la Rosa’s "Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown" sings of the glories of Madrid.

Madrileños Locos

Adam Adolfo says goodbye to Artes de la Rosa with this airy musical.
Kristian Lin
A little more than a month ago, the news dropped that Adam Adolfo was leaving his job as artistic director of Artes de la Rosa after seven years. It was saddening to hear, especially for those of us who remember the troupe befo...


Captain Fantastic opens Friday

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Captain Fantastic (R) Viggo Mortensen stars in this comedy as a hippie father of six in the rural Pacific Northwest whose unorthodox parenting style is forced to confront the outside world. Also with George MacKay, Sama...



vvoes

VVOES’ Get Your Life

Jasun Lee
VVoes Get Your Life (Self-released) Shortly after debuting its demos online in 2015, Fort Worth-based Ill Smiths began generating a solid amount of buzz around the region and decided it was time for a more proper release. Front...


rhea

Alexandria Rhea’s Naked Soul

Audrey Rodriguez
Alexandria Rhea Naked Soul (Self-released) “Naked” is the obvious adjective used to describe Alexandria Rhea’s debut EP. The 27-year-old Cleburne native not only appears bare-skinned from the waist up on the cover with m...



Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn go drunken grocery shopping in Bad Moms.

Bad Moms: Oh, Mama!

These mothers cut loose in one of the summer’s funniest comedies.
Kristian Lin
The late Garry Marshall’s last film was released this spring. It was called Mother’s Day, and it wasn’t mentioned in many of the director’s obituaries, mostly because it was terrible and a sad ending to his long career....


Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart check out Hollywood's stateliest homes in "Cafe Society."

Café Society: Beautiful People

Kristen Stewart outshines Tinseltown and Woody Allen's latest.
Kristian Lin
So it turns out that the latest young actress to give a dazzling performance in a Woody Allen film wasn’t Emma Stone but rather Kristen Stewart. Hands up, everybody who called that one. (Yeah, I didn’t think so.) In his lat...



The vegetable samosas at Namaste were served with a tamarind chutney. Photo by Lee Chastain.

Himalicious

Namaste is a hidden Nepalese gem worth finding.
LAUREN PHILLIPS
One hopes to avoid hackneyed phrases like “diamond in the rough” when describing hidden gems in the restaurant business, but the cliché fits Namaste like a glove. Inside the abandoned shell of an old Sonic drive-in, in the...


Kelsey Milbourn and Justin Lemieux (right) are separated by bureaucracy in the form of Matthew Minor in Amphibian Stage Productions’ Crossing the Line.

Park Bench Plays

JACKIE HOERMANN-ELLIOTT
This is not a play about Donald Trump’s wall, Brexit, or any government office involving a row of disgruntled, time-pressed people. But it could be. In Crossing the Line, playwright Kieran Lynn roasts bureaucracy on a big sti...