Archive for July, 2014
SOME OF THE STOLEN GARDEN BEDS.

Thieves Steal Community Gardens On Race Street

Jeff Prince
Disheartening news comes from the Riverside neighborhood’s Race Street renovation project, which Fort Worth Weekly lauded in a recent cover story (“Revival In Riverside,” July 3, 2012). Thieves stole 10 large ...


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Olympics Wrap-Up

Kristian Lin
The following thoughts occurred to me while I was contemplating the hairstyles on the Gabonese men’s soccer team. The U.S. women’s volleyball team were cruising to victory in the gold medal match over Brazil when, a...



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Houston: Coolest, Fattest City in Nation

ANTHONY MARIANI
Thanks to Santa Claus and the Pillsbury Dough Boy, we all share the delusion that fat people are jolly. Ever heard of Chris Christie? Let me tell you, if you happen to live in his glorious Garden State and don’t make at least...


Old-school nu-school rock from North Texas: Tabula Rasa.

Tabula Rasa Reunites

ANTHONY MARIANI
Back in the early ’90s, Dallas ruled rock. Not just in North Texas but arguably the entire Southwest. Dallasites Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians, Tripping Daisy, and Course of Empire had gone national, and after they to...



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“Horseplay” at the Harbor? Details, Please.

Jimmy Fowler
Some local news tidbits raise more questions than they answer, especially when they end with a curt statement like: “We will have no further comment.” That can roughly be translated as: “Yes, there are more embarrassing d...


The U.S. women's soccer team celebrates after their first goal in the 2012 Olympic final.

Even More Thoughts on the Olympics

Kristian Lin
The following thoughts were prompted by watching the U.S. women’s soccer team win gold in satisfying fashion. I’ll have more on soccer further down, but the women are ruling the U.S. Olympic effort so far. They̵...



Marvin Hamlisch, 1944-2012

Four Obituary Notices

Kristian Lin
A number of people whose work has caught my interest over the years have passed away recently, and while I let a couple of them slip, I thought I’d take note of them all in this post: Robert Hughes The Australian art crit...


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T.O. To Get KO’d On Sept. 16

Jeff Prince
The Seattle Seahawks decision to pay perennial train wreck Terrell Owens a million bucks to catch passes this season leaves Dallas Cowboys fans savoring Sept. 16. The Cowboys second game of the season is in Seattle on that day....



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Help Clean Fort Worth’s Polluted Air on August 16

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The Only Hearing in the Nation on EPA’s Proposed Weakening of Toxic Air Pollution Standards for all U.S. Cement Plants When: Thursday August 16th-9 am to 7 pm Where: Arlington City Hall-101 W. Abram St. Fort Worth’s...


Expect some changes in programming at the Near Southside venue.

New Booking at Live Oak

ANTHONY MARIANI
The beautiful new Live Oak Music Hall & Lounge and its in-house booking agent, Clint Simpson, have parted ways. “Basically, it just wasn’t a good fit, and I think that [Simpson’s] forte is really managing bands on the...