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Rush Olsen and Rangers Captain have fun with the crowd before games at the ballpark.

Sports Rush

Rush Olson
Could your brain handle the pressure of standing on the dugout in front of fans at the Texas Rangers ballpark, competing in a game in which you try to decide whether a phrase describes weather, baseball, or has been created out...


Art by Christopher Blay

Untitled: Auping vs. Shaq: Love, Art, and Basketball

BY CHRISTOPHER BLAY
PaperCity, a luxury Dallas mag, recently published an interview with Michael Auping, curator of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. A snippet of one of his answers promptly went viral. “A few years ago, a museum asked Shaqui...



Another photo of the horror by Waco photographer Fred Gildersleeve. Courtesy Wikipedia via the NAACP.

The Waco Horror at 100

E.R. BILLS
One hundred years ago this week, Jesse Washington, an 18-year-old African-American man, was burned at the stake in Waco. On May 8, 1916, a 53-year-old white woman named Lucy Fryar was bludgeoned to death outside her home, seven...


Kacey Dowd's chalk artworks are things of beverage beauty.

On Tap in Fort Worth: Beer Menu Chalk Art

EDWARD BROWN
If you’ve ever dropped by The Bearded Lady, Chimera Brewing Company, or The Collective Brewing Project, then you’ve seen Kacey Dowd’s chalk art. Her bright swirls of pastels and custom lettering have adorned the Bearded L...



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Fort Worth School District Bathroom Brawls

BY STATIC
Lt. Governor Dan Patrick took time out of his busy and important job yesterday to come to Fort Worth to remind transgender students that their choice of gender means nothing to him. Patrick was greeted boos and hisses from seve...


(Photos by Rob Grogan)

Rob The Roving Reporter Survives Larry Joe Taylor Fest

Rob Grogan
(Editor’s Note) Larry Joe Taylor’s 25th Anniversary Texas Music Festival & Chili Cookoff was every bit as great as Arlington native and Austin singer-songwriter Rob Grogan had hoped for. Grogan attended the event wi...



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Reason No. 837 To Love FW — Self Policing

Jeff Prince
I’ve closed down my share of beer joints at 2 a.m. and left smelling like the ashtray that Keith Richards keeps beside his toilet. Drankin’ and a’ smokin’ and a’ dayncin’ all seem to go hand ...


LARRY JOE TAYLOR PLAYS MARK CIGAINERO'S CHILI PEPPER GUITAR ON STAGE LAST NIGHT AT THE LJT TEXAS MUSIC FESTIVAL. (Photo by Rob Grogan)

Hot (As In Spicy) News Update: Chili Guitar A Hit

Jeff Prince
Coastal-and-western singer Larry Joe Taylor christened the chili pepper guitar that Mark Cigainero introduced to the world yesterday at the annual LJT music festival and chili cook-off. The event runs through Sunday. A few year...



MARK CIGAINERO AND HIS CHILI PEPPER GUITAR. (Photos by Jeff Prince)

Luthier Takes Chili Pepper Guitar To Larry Joe Taylor Festival

Jeff Prince
Most local guitar pickers go to Mark Cigainero when they need work done on their six-string babies.  Cigainero and his brother, Mitchell, have been repairing axes for three decades in Fort Worth. A few years back, Larry Joe Ta...


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Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) If you go to a bar tonight (it’s Wednesday), you’ll probably be treated to some sort of 420 celebration. If that bugs you, well, I guess stay home. One day, weed will be legal here, and I hope someone blows a huge, victo...