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Open Call of the Dead

JIMMY FOWLER
It’s important to remember that the Rose Marine Theatre’s annual Dia de Los Muertos celebration is proudly Mexican in its origins. But like all international celebrations that find their way into the U.S. national conscious...


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Why Did TCU Nix the “Fully Loaded” Flier?

JIMMY FOWLER
In terms of political issues, I probably disagree with the right-wing student group Young Americans for Freedom on most things. In terms of the ongoing national debate over gun rights, I definitely disagree with them –– I s...



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Cowboys, Broncos Try to Ruin Football

ANTHONY MARIANI
Everyone’s raving about the Broncos/Cowboys game. How exciting it was. How “entertaining,” to use a word that’s been bandied about zillions of times already, it was. Meh, if scoring touchdowns is the only thing that exc...


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Tarrant County Gay Pride Parade

JIMMY FOWLER
When we last joined LGBT Pride 2013 in North Texas, a kerfuffle about bare butts had created a fun mini-scandal at Dallas’ annual pride parade. The winners in that cage match between assless-chaps-clad leathermen on floats a...



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Fort Worth Author Jeff Guinn’s “Manson” Book

JIMMY FOWLER
This week’s “Books” page features a review of Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson, a fast-paced and insightful non-fiction tale by veteran journalist and Fort Worth-based author Jeff Guinn. The book is refreshing...


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The New Big Tex vs. Day in the District

JIMMY FOWLER
The annual Fort Worth Day in the District happens 10am-5pm tomorrow (Sat Sept 28) in the city’s justly famous Cultural Arts District. Ten venues, including the Modern, the Kimbell, and the Museum of Science and History, open ...



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“USA Today” Confirms Hugeness of Speedway Screen

JIMMY FOWLER
You may have heard that Texas Motor Speedway is bragging about its proposed new HD screen. The thing about this particular video board is that it’s really big –– so huge, in fact, officials have nicknamed it “Big Hoss...


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Amphibian Presents “Thom Pain (based on nothing)”

JIMMY FOWLER
“The past is never dead,” William Faulkner famously declared. “It isn’t even past.” Though he was speaking in national historical terms, our personal lives are just as haunted by distant events that might seem, on the...



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Rick Perry Takes Bold Stands Against Reality

JIMMY FOWLER
I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to worry about Rick Perry. For a long time, his states’ rights/secessionist shtick looked loony, but you could explain it as playing to the rabid Texas Republican base. His hillbil...


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Fort Worth Rock Assembly II at J&J’s

JIMMY FOWLER
Ask any native Texan who grew up listening to FM radio, and he or she will be happy to give you all kinds of Lone Star trivia. What’s the state bird? “Free Bird,” of course. State motto? “Hold Your Head Up,” natch. St...