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The Campbells: Contemporary Classics

The first 40 years have been good for their gallery, the artists, and Fort Worth.
JIMMY FOWLER
Some folks do a good job of promoting Fort Worth by putting on tall boots and a big hat. Others do it in boardrooms and legislative chambers, in front of grand pianos, or on sports fields. For 40 years, Bill and Pam Campbell ha...
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Latest From Blotch
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Fort Worth Is Country’s Fastest-Growing Big City

Jeff Prince
People better get used to the idea of Fort Worth growing like a weed. Well, not a weed, a lovely flower. Earlier this month, U.S. Census Bureau information showed that the country’s fastest growing big city with at least ...
Michael Keaton soars to No. 1 with the DFW Film Critics.
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Mara Lee Miller's Bosque Brown is back after a long hiatus.
 
Latest From Metro
Parpia: “There’s a need for the next generation of children to become engaged global citizens.”

Bringing Home the Globe

An HEB teacher’s programs and charity work are helping students and teachers on several continents.
ERIC GRIFFEY
Bhavani Parpia’s trip to India in 2011 changed her life and affected many thousands of students and educators around the world. As the international business program coordinator for the Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district, P...
Nobody’s home at LaGrave Field these days, and sports teams are looking for new quarters — or new owners for the property.
As with this skull, a small section of bone was removed from the Austin skull for DNA testing.
Bounds: “We want that new technology in place to protect us.”
 
Latest From Music Feature
The Orbans’ Vedere was noteworthy for multiple reasons.

Top Local Albums of ’14

(Well, they’re one dudes’ faves.)
HEARSAY
1.) A couple of years ago, as I was interviewing Calhoun songwriters Tim Locke and Jordan Roberts, the discussion turned to The Orbans’ tremendous debut album, When We Were Wild. I don’t remember exactly how Locke put it, b...
Kitchens (left) and Dub have segued into pure metallic improvisation.
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(From left to right) Ryan Spears, Rangeley Grisel, and Austin Smith are in it for the long haul.
 
Latest From 2nd Thought
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Terrorism Equation

Western leaders keep getting it backward.
GWYNNE DYER
“We will not be cowed by these sick terrorists,” said British Prime Minister David Cameron after ISIS produced a grisly video of the mass beheading of Syrian captives by jihadis. “We will not be intimidated,” said Canad...
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Latest From Static
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Believe What We Tell You, Not What You See

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Static was pretty impressed when Denton decided to ban hydraulic gas fracking within its city limits in early November. Naturally, the gas industry is all verklempt and fighting the ban. Two lawsuits have been filed thus far, o...
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Senator Mary Landrieu, a Democrat from Louisiana, right, speaks as Senator Joe Manchin, a Democrat from West Virginia, looks on during a news conference.
 
Latest From Last Call
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Uptown Wild

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A couple of years ago, when The Wild Rooster changed owners, hired a new manager, fired a bunch of old staffers, and then went under in less than a year, I talked to one of the bartenders who’d gotten the ax. She was understa...
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Philly cheesesteak, made with “real” Cheez Whiz, on the grill. Courtesy Facebook.
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Local Songs of the Year

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Now that the year is coming to a close, let’s look back at some of the great songs that came to us from the 817 or thereabouts. In celebration of 2014, below are my favorite 14 local tunes of the year. I’ll share my 14 fave...
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Latest From Stage
The explorers raise a toast to a new partnership.

Exploring New Terrain

Stage West and WaterTower Theatre collaborate on a new production.
JIMMY FOWLER
Stage West’s current show, Nell Benjamin’s British period comedy The Explorers Club, marks an important milestone in the venerable Fort Worth company’s 35-year history. It’s Stage West’s first full-fledged co-producti...
Bass Hall was packed with music fans on Wednesday but not for a live performance. Photo by Performing Arts Fort Worth.
At The Live Oak, Anderson & Roe chatted with concertgoers and mixed in some Michael Jackson among the Stravinsky and Mozart.
Carolyn Judson was spectacular as Aurora, perhaps her best role.
 
Latest From Eats
Owner Maureen “Angela” Hucey proudly offers her jerk chicken with steamed cabbage.

High Times

Angie’s Bikkles’ address may be different, but the food is still awesome.
LAURIE JAMES
Angie’s Bikkles Caribbean Restaurant is movin’ on up. Owner Maureen Hucey recently relocated her business from a quiet spot on West Berry Street near I-35 to a more visible space, this one across the street from John Peter ...
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The Hello Goodbye Burger is just one of the specialties featured at The Rock
Just try to eat The Junkyard burger without a knife and fork.
 
Latest From Chow, Baby
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What if There Is No Tomorrow?

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It feels like I’m in the movie Groundhog Day almost every time I step into an Italian restaurant in this city. There are of course some notable exceptions, like Aventino’s Italian Restaurant (5800 Lovell Ave.), Piola Italia...
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Latest From Film Reviews
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Roughing It

Reese Witherspoon goes Wild with this adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s memoir.
KRISTIAN LIN
I remember the first time I saw Reese Witherspoon. It was in the 1996 satirical thriller Freeway, and she was playing a juvenile delinquent who runs away from home and is pursued by a murderous pedophile. There’s a courtroom ...
Joel Edgerton and his palace are pelted by hail in Exodus: Gods and Kings.
Hilary Swank and Tommy Lee Jones plan a long trip over wild country in The Homesman.
Yes, your movie is that terrible. Simon Pegg and Rosamund Pike in Hector and the Search for Happiness.
 
Latest From Film Shorts
Top Five opens Friday.

Film Shorts

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OPENING: Top Five (R) Chris Rock writes, directs, and stars in this comedy as a comedian trying to become a serious actor while his fiancée (Gabrielle Union) wants to make their wedding the subject of a reality TV show. Also w...
Diplomacy opens Friday.
Foxcatcher opens Wednesday.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I opens Friday.
 
Latest From Arts
The explorers raise a toast to a new partnership.

Exploring New Terrain

Stage West and WaterTower Theatre collaborate on a new production.
JIMMY FOWLER
Stage West’s current show, Nell Benjamin’s British period comedy The Explorers Club, marks an important milestone in the venerable Fort Worth company’s 35-year history. It’s Stage West’s first full-fledged co-producti...
Along with Ira Cohen, Fort Worth artist Zelmer Phillips, who died this year, created this portrait of Japanese dance pioneer Ohno Kazuo.
According to the Modern, theater influenced a lot of work of '80s artists, including Robert Longo, who photographed his subjects in motion before drawing them.
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Latest From Gallery
Richard Thompson’s “Painter’s Farm #7”

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William Campbell Contemporary Art opened in November 1974, and now the gallery is marking the anniversary with 40 Years and Counting, a show celebrating all the most distinguished artists who have helped make it into a Texas in...
Karen Weinman’s “Impermanent Chair”
Michael Mayes’ “Hank Williams Sr.”
Javier Téllez’ “Caligari und der Schlafwandler” (still)