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HIV Infection as Aggravated Assault? It’s Complicated

JIMMY FOWLER
Tarrant County courts aren’t earning a stellar reputation when it comes to handling complex consensual sex cases. Last year there was the Kennedale High School teacher who got a five-year prison sentence for sex with 18- and...


Dallas

Cowboys’ D: Trampled Under Foot

ANTHONY MARIANI
Yes, boneheaded plays and mistakes are killers. Missed game-winning field goals, unconscionably dumb penalties in crucial situations, interceptions –– they’re all horrible but do not exist in vacuums. You could even say t...



shinjuku

Good Service? Shinjuku Station

ANTHONY MARIANI
My wife Dana is a strict vegetarian, and no matter where we are on the globe –– Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, Arlington –– eating out is always a bit of a hassle. As a vegetarian, she has every right to know whether or n...


Obama

D/FW NORML Holiday Bash

JIMMY FOWLER
Thanks to this year’s contentious campaign, we learned that Barack Obama is America’s first foreign-born gay Muslim socialist president. But did you also know the dude was a major 420 enthusiast back in the day? “I inhale...



Mike Scaccia is remembered in this image posted on Bruce Corbitt's Facebook page.

R.I.P. Mike Scaccia

STEVE STEWARD
Mike Scaccia died doing what he loved. The Arlingtonian shredder suffered a fatal heart attack at the age of 47 last Saturday at The Rail, where he was performing with his band Rigor Mortis, a groundbreaking thrash outfit whose...


ghostbreakers

“Ghostbreakers” Viewing Party at Texas Theatre

JIMMY FOWLER
The satirical “paranormal reality” comedy Ghostbreakers –– broadcast Thursday nights on the basic cable network Youtoo –– is energetic, goofy, rough-edged, and utterly sincere in its love of the supernatural memes o...



SUSPIRIA

NRA, Obama Attack Movie Violence

JIMMY FOWLER
The national gun debate has officially gotten surreal: President Obama and the National Rifle Association agree on something. At a news conference earlier today, Wayne LaPierre, the NRA executive vice president, blamed “Holly...


WomanStealingOrnaments

North Texas “Freak of the Week” Goes To…

JIMMY FOWLER
No matter how horribly your day goes –– even if your boss cans you, your significant other dumps you, and your ferret dies –– you can say: “At least I’m not the woman caught on surveillance camera stealing Christmas...



The best band in Fort Worth, Complete will play South-by-Southwest for the fifth or sixth year in a row.

SXSW is Complete … Again

ANTHONY MARIANI
More than 800 bands (and counting) from all over the globe have been selected to perform as part of the 2013 South-by-Southwest Music Festival and Conference (March 12-17). The list includes a few regional acts, including three...


tgs

Velvet Taco Taking Over Gold Standard

STEVE STEWARD
If you think the West 7th corridor is nothing but a warren of Uptown-aping, high-end mixed retail and over-priced eateries, you’re probably not going to like the news that Velvet Taco, the Dallas-based purveyor of fancified M...