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New arena at Will Rogers takes shape


The proposed Will Rogers Memorial Center arena continues to take shape as voters head for a Nov. 4 election to decide whether to approve new taxes to help pay for the $450 million facility.

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Fort Worth-based Woodmont plans $80M Hard Rock Hotel retail center

Woodmont Outlets of Fort Worth, an affiliate of The Woodmont Co., has partnered with Cherokee Nation Businesses for a proposed upscale retail development at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

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Cooking Class: Fort Worth chef brings home the gold

Toques off to Timothy Prefontaine. The executive chef at the iconic Fort Worth Club is currently the best in the nation, according to the American Culinary Federation. Prefontaine earned the title of 2014 U.S.A.’s Chef of the

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Fort Worth firm 'simplifies' advertising

Reaching customers requires more than price slashing and flashy ads. In today’s competitive marketplace, machines – not men and women – are essential to tapping new markets and

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Trinity Valley School leader to leave in May 2015

Gary Krahn, head of school for the past eight years at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, will leave his position in May 2015 when he and his wife Paula will move

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Buzz abounds for the return of 'Mad Men'

Mad Men's Megan. Will she 'Zooby Zooby Zu' this year?

 

By Lisa Respers France

CNN

 

(CNN) -- Tom Carson of GQ probably put it best in his review of the return of "Mad Men" for its sixth season:

"Every year, TV critics get all tingly when our early screeners of 'Mad Men's' premiere (episode) show up in the mail," he writes.

Critics are weighing in on the new season which starts Sunday night. Well, weighing in as much as they can as creator Matthew Weiner has asked those who've been fortunate enough to view the premiere to not share certain details.

Weiner's penchant for secrecy is just adding to the sense of expectation it seems.

"No showrunner in television history is as obsessed with secrecy as 'Mad Men's' Weiner," writes Andy Greenwald for Grantland. "He protects even the smallest details of his Emmy-winning show like Dick Whitman guarding the skeletons of his past.

Mo Ryan has written a piece about the secrets. "There's no problem with the content of "Mad Men," which I plan to write about each week this season," she said. "What's making me glum is the draconian code of silence that surrounds the show. "

Weiner did share a few of the plot points with CNN's Jake Tapper. "There is a sense that someone like Don and seeing the world through Don's eyes, who is now 40, is going to become out of touch," Weiner said. " And it's really the story for all of the characters. They're all sort of moving towards some kind of hopefully reconciliation with who they are, but there's quite a fire to walk through."

So far the chatter from TV insiders seems positive.

Time's James Poniewozik wrote "it would be absurd to claim, on the basis of the first two hours, that the show is 'better' or 'worse' or even 'as good' as ever."

"I liked the episode, a lot," he said. "But I also liked, a lot, Mad Men's season 3, which until its office-Ocean's-Eleven finale turned off some fans with its slow pace and melancholy."

Even the smallest details are being anticipated. Seth Stevenson from Slate writes "What will the clothes and hairstyles look like? Is it at last time for shaggy sideburns? Will bras get burned? Will lapels spread wider?"

Rolling Stone even has a "Mad Men" cheat sheet to get folks up to speed. The experts aren't the only ones excited. Fans are also eagerly awaiting more of the Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce action.

Twitter user JaiMe tweeted "It's going to take A LOT of man to get me off of my #madmen crush. I am completely addicted and hooked. I need meds. #madmen."

Even famed author Jackie Collins tweeted "Can't wait for #MadMen!

 

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