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Celine and Jesse go boating in "Before Sunset"

The Best Movies of 2004

Kristian Lin
The end of the year is a time to look back, and most movie critics are content to compile a Top 10 list for the year and be done with it. I thought I’d re-rank the movies of 2004 and see whether time, age, the culture, or any...


James Franco and Seth Rogen wait for their movie to be released in "The Interview"

North Korea Ruins My Thursday Evening (Updated)

Kristian Lin
I was supposed to see The Interview last night. There was a press screening scheduled for the comedy about an assassination plot against Kim Jong-un, and I was going to attend, terrorist threat or no. It’s not often that ...



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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) To help raise funds for Ashley, a young woman battling cancer, a bunch of talented local lads and lasses will gather on Saturday night at The Grotto (517 University Dr., 817-882-9331). The headliners will be the loud and ro...


FORT WORTH AT SUNUP (courtesy usapics)

Fort Worth Is Country’s Fastest-Growing Big City

Jeff Prince
People better get used to the idea of Fort Worth growing like a weed. Well, not a weed, a lovely flower. Earlier this month, U.S. Census Bureau information showed that the country’s fastest growing big city with at least ...



Michael Keaton soars to No. 1 with the DFW Film Critics.

DFW Film Critics Choose 2014′s Best Movies

Kristian Lin
This morning, the DFW Film Critics Association announced their awards for the best movies of 2014. I am a member of this group, and I turned in my vote on Saturday. Birdman wound up being the big winner, with gongs for the best...


YOU'RE GETTING SLEEPY, VERY SLEEPY. (courtesy wikimedia)

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles, Dreams

Jeff Prince
Attending an after-hours party on Saturday night/Sunday morning means Off Asides is not in tip-top shape on Sunday night to deliver the world’s most insightful column on the Dallas Cowboys. This stark reality dawns on me when...



Mara Lee Miller's Bosque Brown is back after a long hiatus.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) After a few relatively quiet years, Bosque Brown, the relatively quiet Fort Worth/Seattle duo of frontwoman Mara Lee Miller and multi-instrumentalist Jeremy Grant Buller, has new material. To celebrate the release of the fo...


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Open Call for Artes de la Rosa Resident Acting Company

JIMMY FOWLER
This is exciting news for the North Texas theater scene: It was recently announced that Artes de la Rosa, the performing and visual arts arm of Fort Worth’s historic Rose Marine Theater, would create a resident acting company...



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Once ‘Seedy’ Fort Worth Now No. 12 — Woo, Er, Uh, Hoo?

Jeff Prince
Vocativ, the online magazine that provides “news from the deep web,” just hit me with an email. The subject describes Fort Worth as being among the “top cities to live.” “Our new Livability Index r...


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Occupy TCU, Baylor

ANTHONY MARIANI
A lot of folks are upset that the Horned Frogs weren’t invited to the big dance, the inaugural College Football Playoff. Their pain is palpable. TCU went 11-1, their only loss coming on a horrible pass interference call in th...