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Sundance Screens “Pioneer”

Jimmy Fowler
Dallas writer-director David Lowery and Fort Worth producer James M. Johnston made a splash on the national film festival circuit with their locally shot, 2009 kids-create-a-world-of-their-own feature St. Nick. Now their short ...


Cowboys Hire Garrett — Amused?

Anthony Mariani
As the newly appointed head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett is ready to get his hands dirty and follow the rebuilding plan graciously laid out by the Weekly’s Jeff Prince.   Or not.   Garrett’s loss. Anyway, wi...



Burning Hotels to Play SXSW?

Anthony Mariani
Just got a hot tip (thanks, Twitter!) that The Burning Hotels have been invited to play an officially sanctioned showcase at SXSW, though SXSW’s long list of scheduled performers at www.sxsw.com does not include the Fort Wort...


D/FW Airport Wants Monopoly On Nudity, Gouging

Jeff Prince
American Airlines and D/FW International Airport are okay with fondling our junk, using nude scanners, and gouging us financially with excessive fees. But they’re protesting a strip club at the airport’s south entra...



Star-T’s Top “Local” Albums from Dallas, Denton

Anthony Mariani
Anyone else a little disheartened if not downright perturbed that Fort Worth Star-Telegram pop music critic Preston Jones’ top five “local” albums of 2010 includes only one album from a Fort Worth-based band, The Orbans...


Mayor Mike Makes Nice With Badgers After TCU Win

Jeff Prince
Mayor Mike Moncrief wrote a friendly letter to the editor of the Cap Times newspaper in Wisconsin after the TCU Horned Frogs gored the Badgers in the Rose Bowl last weekend. In the letter, published today, he compliments the Ba...



Phantom Caste Rides a New Wave

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Music” story is an interview with Paul Cooksey, lead singer-guitarist-lyricist for the Fort Worth-Denton synth rock quintet Phantom Caste. Last year the group received a big heap of praise for its debut EP Ha...


DFWian: Local Onion-esque Site

Anthony Mariani
There’s a newish Onion-y local news satire site called DFWian that’s not half bad. One post that recently caught my attention (thanks, Twitter) is “Rest of Nation Pretty Sure UT Won the Rose Bowl,” commenting on the Uni...



Tarleton State Hearts Its Dropouts

Jeff Prince
The lead paragraph in Fort Worth Weekly‘s recent story about Texas A&M System threatening instructors with termination includes a passing reference to a few “graduates” at Tarleton State Univeristy. “...


Dallas Cowboys Should Follow This Winning Formula

Jeff Prince
Okay, Jerry Jones, I’m tired of your constant phone calls and emails begging me for advice on how to manage your underachieving football team. So here it is, my formula for a winning season next year. No. 1 – Get ri...