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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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The Best Movies of 2004

Kristian Lin
The end of the year is a time to look back, and most movie critics are content to compile a Top 10 list for the year and be done with it. I thought I’d re-rank the movies of 2004 and see whether time, age, the culture, or any...
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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 dude's 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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Republicans, We Hardly Know Ye

FRANK MATTHEWS
I’m curious — what has happened to the Republican Party? After all, these are the people who like to tell Americans they are the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and even to some extent, George H. W. Bush (the s...
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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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Be Careful Out There

LAST CALL
I had one sort of depressing experience at Don Pablo’s and then, about two months later, one that was totally fine and enjoyable. I’d love to tell you about both of them with all of the relevant yuks, color, and happy hour ...
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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

HEARSAY
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
Bob Allen and Melinda Wood Allen want Santa to be held accountable in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Lee Chastain

Bad Santa

St. Nick’s team accuses him of abusing his power in Drag Strip Courage’s Reindeer Monologues.
JIMMY FOWLER
If you thought David Sedaris and Joe Mantello’s The Santaland Diaries was the ultimate in smart-ass holiday entertainment for adults, you haven’t seen Jeff Goode’s The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Not as famous as Diaries ...
The explorers raise a toast to a new partnership.
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.
 
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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Frost Bites

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As I peered into the nearly empty dining room of Steel City Pops (908 Currie St.), a new gourmet ice-pop joint in the West 7th area, I couldn’t help but wonder why the owners would open the place just in time for winter. Nort...
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Latest From Film Reviews
Quvenzhané Wallis plays with Sandy in the new Annie.

Hard Knocks

Annie: Instead of treated, we get tricked by this leaden musical.
KRISTIAN LIN
Going into the newest big-screen version of Annie, I actually had some hopes for its success. Yes, the Broadway show is a saccharine piece of work that scored a huge hit in 1977 largely because a depressed America wanted to be ...
The dwarves make a last stand at their fortress in "The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies."
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Joel Edgerton and his palace are pelted by hail in Exodus: Gods and Kings.
 
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Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb (PG) Ben Stiller returns for this third installment as a museum security guard who must travel the world to save the secret denizens of all the museums. Also with Owen Wilson, St...
Top Five opens Friday.
Diplomacy opens Friday.
Foxcatcher opens Wednesday.
 
Latest From Arts
Bob Allen and Melinda Wood Allen want Santa to be held accountable in The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Lee Chastain

Bad Santa

St. Nick’s team accuses him of abusing his power in Drag Strip Courage’s Reindeer Monologues.
JIMMY FOWLER
If you thought David Sedaris and Joe Mantello’s The Santaland Diaries was the ultimate in smart-ass holiday entertainment for adults, you haven’t seen Jeff Goode’s The Eight: Reindeer Monologues. Not as famous as Diaries ...
The explorers raise a toast to a new partnership.
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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Gallery

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Leslie Lanzotti Solomon’s paintings are inspired by the reportage on the day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, capturing small slivers of the large historical event. The exhibit remains up for the next week and a half. &n...
Richard Thompson’s “Painter’s Farm #7”
Karen Weinman’s “Impermanent Chair”
Michael Mayes’ “Hank Williams Sr.”