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No More Open-Mic at Barnes & Noble

Kristian Lin
If you missed the usual end-of-the-month open-mic poetry event at the Barnes & Noble on University Drive, you have a good reason. That’s because the event has apparently been canceled. The monthly spoken-word perform...


Welcome, Steelers (and Yinzers)

Anthony Mariani
That tremendous jolt in your crotch region? Don’t worry. It’s just that the Pittsburgh Steelers have arrived in Fort Worth and are ready to win an unprecedented seventh Super Bowl. The team landed a couple of hours ago but ...



Jacksboro Highway Like Time Travel

Jeff Prince
The above photo looks like it was taken back in the day — note the obsolete phone booth, the old-school air conditioner on the building, and the 50s era Coca-Cola signs. But that’s modern day Jacksboro Highway ̵...


QLive! Open Mic

Jimmy Fowler
Tomorrow night (Tuesday Feb 1) 9-11pm, QLive! will host its first Open Mic Night for would-be comics, could-be comics, and anyone else who dares to be funny in front of an enthusiastic if slightly jaded crowd at Percussions Lou...



Fort Worth 8-Track “Record” Label Launches

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth R&B singer-songwriter Nathan Brown relocated back home to Fort Worth from Little Rock a couple of years ago with a family, a bunch of new songs, and a new internet business venture, The Dead Media, a full-service...


Super Bowl Halftime Show Needs New Blood

Jeff Prince
The Super Bowl is infamous for trotting out geezers during its halftime show (McCartney, the Stones, Prince, Petty, and Springsteen), but this year they went younger with the Black Eyed Peas. Still, the Peas aren’t all th...



FW Cop Cites Litterbug — Hooray!

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter Deanna Boyd’s story about a woman ticketed for throwing her cigarette out her car window made my day. I can’t stand roadway litterbugs tossing their non-biodegradable cigarette butt...


Richard L. Connor’s Latest: Ethics Complaint

Jeff Prince
Newspaper publisher Richard L. Connor can’t stay out of the spotlight. The Fort Worth Business Press owner (and former publisher of Fort Worth Star-Telegram) ought to know how to avoid headlines by now, and yet he stumble...



The Real Rachel Caine

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s cover story is a profile of Fort Worth novelist Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, a prolific urban fantasy writer who for many years has published under various pen names. She’s finally become an international bestsell...


Name That Train

Jimmy Fowler
When you were a kid, did you spend hours dreaming what it would be like to name a commuter railway train? Okay, me neither, but it’s still a cool idea. Fort Worth Weekly and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority are teaming...