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Christ, Here Come the “Nones!”

Jimmy Fowler
If you need further proof that the religious right in America has trashed the reputation of Christianity for an entire generation, check out this new survey by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life: “Nones” –– tha...


Co-owner of Whiskey Girl Saloon, Trent Debth wants to bring indie-rock (and some country) to the Stockyards.

Whiskey Girl Saloon Opening Soon

ANTHONY MARIANI
Make room, Lola. There’s a new girl in town.   Joining Shipping & Receiving on the Southside and Arnetic on Race Street is Whiskey Girl Saloon (2413 Ellis Av), another new venue specializing in local, original music....



River Phoenix stars in his last movie, Dark Blood, featuring music from Fort Worthian James Michael Taylor.

Local Artist Scores River Phoenix’s Last Movie

ANTHONY MARIANI
James Michael Taylor is not “going Hollywood,” as the old saying goes –– he’s much too cantankerous and outspoken for anyplace other than Fort Worth –– but his music might be.   A movie for which the blue-col...


The Modern is one of more than 40 recipients of the arts council's largesse.

Arts Are Big Business in Fort Worth

ANTHONY MARIANI
On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Fort Worth City Council will vote on a new budget, one that includes a 25 percent cut in funding for the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. A nonprofit agency that disperses taxpayer money to m...



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Mission Accomplished: Bush Makes Bozo Of Himself Again

Jeff Prince
Big D resident George W. Bush has kept a relatively low profile during retirement after mucking things up for eight years. He’s back. Quick question: If you were writing a historical novel that included an ex-president as...


LOCAL ENVIRONMENTALIST DEBORA YOUNG PROCLAIMS HER ARMENDARIZNESS.

Who’s An Armendariz? And What Bombshell?

Jeff Prince
Al Armendariz, this region’s former administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, will speak at a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing this week in Washington, D.C. The group is looking into the EPA’s...



ROMOING THE WRITER WHO ROMO'D ROMO

Romo Romo’d

Jeff Prince
  Talk about harsh. Yardbarker.com blogged a bite of Tony Romo’s butt today, beginning with the headline “Tony Romo Spreads His Suck Across A Second Sport.” This article blames “the ruinous presence...


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New York City!?! Get A Rap

Jeff Prince
When it comes to picante sauce, Texans say “get a rope” if it’s been made in New York City. When it comes to fracking for natural gas, however, New Yorkers in the Marcellus Shale sound a lot like Texans in the...