Archive for December, 2014
DynCorp’s Alliance Airport office won’t be getting a tax abatement after all. Lee Chastain

Dodging an Ethical Dilemma

DynCorp won’t be bringing its headquarters — or its dark record — to Fort Worth.
JEFF PRINCE
Buddy, can you spare a million? You can? Oh, well, never mind. Don’t need it after all. That’s essentially what happened when a $3 billion-a-year company with a dark background of waste, environmental abuse, and complicity ...


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The Quest

LAST CALL
I feel like I’d actually need a phone book to do this (and possibly a Spanish translator), but one of my goals in life is to visit every bar in Fort Worth. I mean, shit, I’ve been writing this column for a long time now, an...



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Growin’ Up Is Hard to Do

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As anti-rock ‘n’ roll as it sounds, everyone has to grow up sometime. Including rap metal artists. That’s the message from Jason Taylor, lead singer of the Fort Worth metal outfit Sweetooth, which is on the bill with a he...


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Gallery

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In addition to its Paper + Wood exhibit, Denton’s Center for the Visual Arts is also holding an exhibit of works from its permanent collection, with an emphasis on some recently donated pieces by the late printmaker Susan Med...



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Bustin’ Out in Swag

How do marketers love us? Let us count the ways.
BY JEFF PRINCE AND ERIC GRIFFEY Photos BY JEFF PRINCE
Truck drivers in earlier decades used to talk about the “skip rolling in” on the radio as they crossed the country, picking up unexpected signals bouncing around the atmosphere from far-away stations — largesse on the air...


Will Poulter, Emma Roberts, Jason Sudeikis, and Jennifer Aniston gather round the campfire in We're the Millers.

Millers’ Crossing

Top-notch comic actors redeem the agreeable comedy We’re the Millers.
KRISTIAN LIN
For eight seasons of Saturday Night Live, the smoothly handsome Jason Sudeikis proved himself a skilled comic actor, excelling at portraying oblivious idiots and slick phonies. But other good-looking, funny guys have failed in ...



Matt Damon takes cover behind a military vehicle (and his metal exoskeleton) in Elysium.

Move On Up

Neill Blomkamp’s genius is not at home in Elysium.
KRISTIAN LIN
Four years ago, Neill Blomkamp blasted open the world of cinema with District 9, a wholly South African-made film that not only found its way into American multiplexes but became a hit, as global audiences flocked to see an ori...


Chicken, sausage, and sliced brisket make a fine plate at the Back Forty Smokehouse. Adrien P. Maroney

’Cue Courage

The Back Forty is counting on quality and service for the long haul.
EDWARD BROWN
Opening a barbecue joint where two others had closed (Cotton Belt Bar-B-Que and Big Barn Bar-B-Que) takes some courage. But with a long menu, good prices, and succulent ’cue, Back Forty Smokehouse may be working its claim her...



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Pump Up the Pacific

CHOW BABY
As my mother often says, I was born early and that’s the last time that ever happened. I was meeting a friend for lunch at Pacific Table (1600 S. University Dr., Ste. 601), Fort Worth’s newest seafood eatery, set in the for...


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Get There Early

Ann Cushing Gantz, Untitled, Gallery 440
BIG TICKET
Local art enthusiasts became concerned last year when organizers of the Collectors of Fort Worth Art show said that, after a decade, they’d grown weary of putting together the popular annual event. The show, held each summer ...