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Love at First Sight: Tour Denton’s Murals

“You have to see them.” It was my first month in Denton, and my friend was beside himself. “How could you not have seen them already? Have you been living under a rock?” In a way, yes. I was in grad school, which meant my days were consumed by papers — either my own, or those written by the students…

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THIN LINE: Kifaru showcases livelihoods of rhino caretakers

“For future generations, we must never forget what extinction looks like.” - Jojo, rhino caretaker at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy The world is a wide and wild place filled all kinds of languages, cultures, and ways of life. Yet some things are universal, and sympathy is one of them. Filmmaker David…

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THIN LINE: This Mountain Life Finds Beauty Through Strife

This Mountain Life opens with a shot of Simon Beck standing on the face of a silent, snowy mountain. Beck walks slowly, methodically, across the snow, explaining that he never uses GPS when traversing mountains—only his sense of direction and orienteering skills. It’s not immediately clear what Beck…

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THIN LINE: Dons of Disco Faces the Music

“If something is a lie, it isn’t a question of fairness. It’s a question of truth.” James Arena, Author of Europe’s Stars of 80s Dance Pop It’s interesting that regardless of the time period or the topic, events of the past connect to things that still happen in the modern day. Whether it’s a…

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THIN LINE: The Must-See Music Performances

Every April, people travel to Denton to relish in Thin Line Fest’s musical entertainment, competitive photography and documentary films. If it’s your first year attending, it can be overwhelming to narrow down which performances you’d like to see. That’s where I come. So far, 18 bands are set to…

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Three reasons to fest at Thin Line this year

As you know, I’m a man of high taste. You’ve seen my dining recommendations, and if you’re wise, you’ve taken my dating advice, too. But I’m reaching out with a different kind of advice today--the kind that will save you time and money, and bring you boundless opportunities for fun and discovery…

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Pops Carter sculpture restored to former glory

You can keep a bluesman down, but not out. This week, after more than a year of painstaking restoration work, the sculpture of Pops Carter will be rededicated in its new home at the Patterson-Appleton Arts Center (PAAC), located at 400 E Hickory. The sculpture, which was created by Denton artist…

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DBFF: Late Night Shorts Worth Staying Up For

The Denton Black Film Festival’s late night shorts are a raucous laugh riot. But don’t take them for granted: while these shorts are often hilarious, their quality is seriously high. Here’s a rundown of this year’s late night shorts -- a slate of humorous, raunchy, must-see movies. Viewer…

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