Spin Off

Over the years, public relations firms and political consultants have become more daring in their methods and shrewder with their strategies; selling their candidate's policies and platforms to the Great Unwashed Masses with such flippant ease you'd think they were marketing a new flavor of tartar-control mouthwash. (Wow, this tax cut is winter-minty fresh and it keeps poor people perpetually disenfranchised!) Now you can peek behind the scenes of such wrangling as James Carville and his consultancy crew try to organize a presidential victory for Bolivian politician Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada. Our Brand Is Crisis screens at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St., 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday, 5 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $7.50, $5.50 for Modern members. Call 817-738-9215 or visit themodern.org.
Aug. 11-13
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Geoff Johnston