Archive for July, 2014
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The Booze Book

Bootleggers, bathtub gin, and blind tigers form the heart of new volume on Prohibition in North Texas.
EDWARD BROWN
Book lovers know the dilemma: Should their next selection be educational or entertaining? With Rita Cook and Jeffrey Yarbrough’s new tome, they don’t have to choose. In the pages of Prohibition in Dallas and Fort Worth: Bli...


Landon Donovan leads USA at Cowboys Stadium, Wed.

We Want Gold

BIG TICKET
The U.S. men’s national soccer team plays its first-ever game at Cowboys Stadium on Wednesday during the semifinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the tournament that determines the champions of North and Central America. While US...



tacodog

The Taco Dog: New, Exclusive, and Pretty Gross

JIMMY FOWLER
I thought any baseball fan who could afford those pricey tickets at Rangers Ballpark would want fancy noshes from the concession stand. You know, something both decadent and preposterously foodie –– say, nachos made with wh...


SELENA AND THE BIEBS ARE, LIKE, SO LAST MONTH.

Star-Telegram Loses Mind

Jeff Prince
If it weren’t July, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram could explain today’s front page as an April Fool’s joke. Why else would the newspaper recycle a story from eight days ago and put it on the front page? I read ...



Fred's will be expanding into the space formerly occupied by The Oui Lounge and The Love Shack. Photo courtesy of City Data.

Oui Lounge to Be Fred’s Texas TCU

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fred’s, according to a press release sent earlier today, will expand into the space formerly occupied by The Love Shack and Oui Lounge on Bluebonnet Circle near TCU. Fred’s Texas TCU will be the third restaurant bearing the...


Sean Panikkar

Fort Worth Opera Star on “America’s Got Talent”

Kristian Lin
A once and future leading man for Fort Worth Opera just boosted his Q rating by appearing on NBC’s America’s Got Talent. Sean Panikkar recently joined the all-tenor group Forte Opera Trio as a replacement for Hana R...



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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Rudolstadt

KEEGAN MCINROE
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...


THE BOMB AND A HUNGRY FAN (flickr photo by Eli Duke)

7-Eleven Bans Rolling Stone “Bomber” But Keeps “The Bomb”

Jeff Prince
I almost had a heart attack when I saw this headline: “7-Eleven Bans ‘The Bomber’ From Its Stores Nationwide.” As it turns out, the convenience store chain is protecting everyone’s tender ocular ap...



Perry Corn dog

Texas Republicans Versus New York

Eric Griffey
Governor Rick Perry has been on the warpath against other states. He’s taken out radio ads in Illinois, California, and New York trying to convince businesses to move to deep in the heart of Texas. Well, one New Yorker ha...


toadies

Indie-Music Fests Fill Fort Worth this Fall

ANTHONY MARIANI
Look at Fort Worth. Gettin’ all festival-y this fall, with not one but two huge events landing on our not-so-sandy shores, and that’s not counting Fort Worth Rock Assembly (Fri.-Sun., Sept. 6-8, at J&J’s Blues Bar) an...