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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...


Café Society

Film Shorts

Kristian Lin
OPENING Café Society (PG-13) Woody Allen’s latest comedy stars Jesse Eisenberg as a New Yorker in the 1930s whose life changes when he travels to Hollywood. Also with Kristen Stewart, Blake LIvely, Parker Posey, Corey Stoll,...



Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley live it up as fugitives on the Riviera in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Absolutely Fabulous: Passing Fashion

Patsy and Edina look long in the tooth in their big-screen adventure.
Kristian Lin
I should start off by saying I’m an Absolutely Fabulous virgin. I had never seen a single episode of the cult 1990s British sitcom before I saw the movie version that comes out this week. Judge me for it if you will, but back...


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Feats of Meats

Chow, Baby
There’s an art to eating the Jambo Texan at Jambo’s BBQ Shack (1724 W Division Rd, Arlington, 817-275-7881). The six-layered goliath is a sandwich only by the strictest definition –– kind of like the way an ocean liner ...



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...



Spark

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...