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Former Fort Worth Rapper on Dr. Phil

ANTHONY MARIANI
The Fort Worth nerdcore rap artist formerly known as MC Router was on Dr. Phil today with her mother, who’s worried that her daughter, a recent Islam convert, will become a terrorist. In 2007, we profiled Router (“And Now, ...


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UNT Acquires Williams Collection

ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the largest, most diverse, and most historic photography collections in Texas has finally found a home. Consisting of more than 10,000 prints and 300,000 negatives –– plus correspondence, artifacts, and several vinta...



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DIY Day(s) this Weekend

ANTHONY MARIANI
The Syndicate is doing it right. Founded and operated by Erik Castel, the new Fort Worth booking agency-slash-promotions company is throwing a major bash right now (yes, this very minute) and tomorrow at 1116 Hawthorne Street o...


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Lone Star Film Screens 1982′s “The Thing”

JIMMY FOWLER
Someone at the Lone Star Film Society has great taste in B-movies. As part of its ArthouseFW series, the Society will screen John Carpenter’s 1982 remake of The Thing 10pm Fri Feb 28 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. My...



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Ted Nugent Leads a Confederacy of Assholes

JIMMY FOWLER
By now, Texas voters are accustomed to making excuses to themselves during primary season: “Of course the Republican candidates’ TV ads are so extreme –– primaries always bring out the party’s hardcore base.”...


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Lone Star Film Society Screens “Sunrise”

JIMMY FOWLER
Since there are so few chances to see expat German director F.W. Murnau’s silent stunner Sunrise (1927) on a big screen, movie fans should grab the opportunity when it comes. As part of its “ArthouseFW 2014″ serie...



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“NYT” Confirms: Wendy Davis is a Gold Digger, Bad Mom

JIMMY FOWLER
If you thought the New York Times magazine would do a better job of analyzing Wendy Davis’ political record and not judging her career vs. family choices, think again: Robert Draper’s cover article about Davis for the mag d...


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Way to Go, Michael Sam

Anthony Mariani
I played college ball. Small-time but still. Some of our coaches and several teammates had coached and played on the D-I level, and they said that we D-II student-athletes worked just as hard as they did in the big leagues. We ...



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2014 Peaceful Vocations Poetry Slam

JIMMY FOWLER
USA Today and other news outlets blared the Pew poll headlines just a few days ago: More than half of Americans think our military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have been a failure. It’s not just those damn commie homo h...


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2014 Stupor Bowl Ride

JIMMY FOWLER
One advantage of being a non-football fan on Super Bowl Sunday is: You have the roads and highways virtually all to yourself. Starting late in the morning, football fans plant themselves at their watching party of choice and do...