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Art Institute's cover design winner Robert George, Jr.

Welcome to Best Of 2014

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This, our Best Of 2014 issue, is like a telethon for a good cause, except that you don’t have to listen to people in tuxedos and ruffled shirts begging for your money. And you can read it at your leisure (please do), and it d...
Actor Quinn Shephard wants to learn the ropes on small-budget films.
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Latest From Blotch
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This Week in Love: Consensual Sex App, Uniform Dating

Eric Griffey
Love Contract A few years back, The Chappelle Show aired a skit about two people signing a contract of consent before sex. In an instance of life imitating art, a company called Sandton Technologies has created an app called Go...
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Latest From Metro
Art Institute's section design winner, Amy Minton.

Best Of Getting & Spending 2014

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Customer Service Readers’ choice: Junker Val’s, 3458 Bluebonnet Circle Critic’s choice: Glen Keely, Poag Mahone’s Irish Pub, 700 Carroll St Businesses make mistakes. But how a place recovers from a mistake speaks volume...
Gray: “When we say ‘affordable housing,’ more times than not it comes with a negative connotation.” Jeff Prince
Ali: “I just want to make a living and feed my family.” Jeff Prince
Zipcar, one of several new ridesharing arrangements, caters to TCU students and faculty. Brian Hutson
 
Latest From Music Feature
Artists from as far afield as Germany, Peru, Russia, Sweden, Canada, and Italy –– and Texas –– call Saint Marie Records “home.” Tony Robles

Shoegaze Explosion

Fort Worth label Saint Marie Records has gone from two artists to nearly 50 in only three years.
KENNETH KOST
After starting out in 2011 with just two artists, Saint Marie Records has blossomed into a globe-spanning label with 46 artists and more than 50 releases. The thought of a local-centric label simply never appealed to owner Wyat...
More Fleetwood Mac than Merle Haggard, Fort Worth singer-songwriter Whitnye Raquel is still built to battle –– and baffle –– societal convention. Dee Hill
Duell does “cheeseburger rock ’n’ roll” very well.
With help from two guys in major label indie-rockers White Denim, 25-year-old Crowley singer-songwriter Leon Bridges is working on his debut album. Erin Margaret Alison Rambo
 
Latest From 2nd Thought
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How to Vote

Remember the rules for getting registered, getting ballots, and getting your vote to count.
DAVE McNEELY
There is a certain irony in the fact that while the Texas Photo Voter ID law is under court challenge by Democrats and the U.S. Department of Justice as being cumbersome and discriminatory, you can vote by mail without the need...
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While There’s Still Hope

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In case somebody didn’t notice it because we had such beautifully mild conditions here for once, August around the world was the hottest since such record-keeping  began in 1881. May was also the hottest May on record. Stati...
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Latest From Last Call
Art Institute's section design winner, Jean Gonzales.

Best Of On The Town 2014

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Overall Drinking Establishment Critic’s choice: Shipping & Receiving, 201 S Calhoun St Want a place with live music, a chic urban vibe, respectable beer selection and diverse crowd, plus pool, shuffleboard, and an outdoor...
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Latest From Hearsay
(From left to right) drummer Trey Alfaro, bassist Forrest Barton, and frontman Josh Fleming have finally come into their own.

Here, There, Everywhere

Fort Worth Weekly
This ain’t your big brother’s Phuss. Drummer Trey Alfaro, bassist Forrest Barton, and frontman Josh Fleming have always managed to zig when everyone else zagged. Five years ago, when the North Texas band started out, Flemin...
Don't miss any of the opening acts this Fri-Sat at Dia de los Toadies.
Blank-Men's debut recording, the six-song EP Fact or Fiction?, sounds like Devo or The B-52's but is more ragged, more punk.
Austin's Black Angels are among the headliners at this year's Clearfork Music Festival, this Saturday at Panther Island Pavilion.
 
Latest From Stage
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Best Of Culture 2014

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Solo Dance Performance (Female) Critic’s choice: Carolyn Judson Judson continues to blossom into one of Texas Ballet Theater’s leading ballerinas, giving memorable opening-night performances as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet an...
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Disney alum Anneliese van der Pol starred in Prism Theatric’s inaugural production, Thoroughly Modern Millie.
 
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Best Of Good Grub 2014

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
All-Star Barbecue Appetizer: There are many ways to get your barbecue “pre-game” on in North Texas. The BBQ Ranch (10250 Western Oaks Rd) serves up a formidable starter — the Ranch Rattler. What better way to begin your m...
El Balconcito’s mojarra fritta is “a tasty example of coastal Colombian cooking.”
As Pegaso’s namesake enchilada indicates, there’s a whole lot of food here. Lee Chastain
BBQ Ranch owner Mike Fisher, left, and pitmaster Donald Phillips run a family-friendly place. Lee Chastain
 
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Welcome Melting Pot

CHOW, BABY
Saturday was going great until my party of six was turned away by a local eatery because it was half an hour before closing. Apparently the restaurant’s listed hours apply only when the staff has nothing better to do. I’ll ...
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Latest From Film Reviews
His name’s on the box! Eggs prepares to lead his tribe in The Boxtrolls.

Cheese and Eggs

The Boxtrolls: Is Laika Entertainment the new Pixar?
KRISTAIN LIN
Just in time for the start of autumn comes The Boxtrolls, the first good mainstream movie of the season or indeed in what feels like ages. Of course, this stop-motion film is made by the excellent animation studio Laika Enterta...
Kristen Wiig drives Bill Hader home from the hospital in The Skeleton Twins.
Tina Fey, Corey Stoll, Jane Fonda, Jason Bateman, and Adam Driver put on their shiva faces in This Is Where I Leave You.
Justin Long and Michael Parks conduct an initial interview before things get hairy in "Tusk."
 
Latest From Film Shorts
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (NR) Originally made as two movies, each telling the story of a romantic relationship from a different character’s viewpoint, this is a single film condensing the two versions, star...
Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt? opens Friday.
Love is Strange opens Friday.
Frank opens Friday.
 
Latest From Arts
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Best Of Culture 2014

FORT WORTH WEEKLY STAFF
Solo Dance Performance (Female) Critic’s choice: Carolyn Judson Judson continues to blossom into one of Texas Ballet Theater’s leading ballerinas, giving memorable opening-night performances as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet an...
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As with “Unseasonably Cool,” mischief pervades Judy Youngblood’s paintings, prints, and mixed-media works.
Fort Worth’s Tony Saladino abstracts one particular historic district in his painting “Fort Worth Stockyards Revisited II.”
 
Latest From Gallery
David Vest’s “Black Bike”

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Art and cycling enthusiasts alike will want to head to Gallery 414’s current show. Inspired by the Guggenheim’s famous motorcycle show from 1998, Art of the Gearhead showcases bicycles built by artists seeking to balance be...
Carole Bénitah’s “The Disguise”
Mary McCleary’s “Take a Boat to the Land of Dreams”
Robert Jessup’s “Storm Catcher”