Around Fort Worth

American Idol Conspiring Against Casey James?

Jeff Prince
The American Idol judges are trying to pull a fast one – they want America to vote for Crystal Bowersox or Lee Dewyze. That leaves hometown boy Casey James twisting in the wind unless America bucks the system and votes big fo...


Local NORML Folks: Legalize It!

Jeff Prince
This YouTube video shows scenes from the Dallas-Fort Worth National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) street rally in Dallas this month. If anything, it’s worth watching just to jam on the “Legal...



SI’s Peter King Underestimates Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Sports Illustrated isn’t much impressed with the Dallas Cowboys these days, even though our defense is solid; QB Tony Romo, WR Miles Austin, and RB Felix Jones are young, healthy, and super talented; we just drafted a pass-ca...


High School Playwrights Honored

Jimmy Fowler
Attention, high school creative writing teachers: Do you have a student who makes mysterious classroom comments like “actors are exhausting” and “the fourth wall is not sacred?” If so, you may have a budding playwright ...



Casey James In Stockyards Parade Rain Or Shine

Jeff Prince
God must be crying tears of joy for Casey James. Why else would He soak Fort Worth prior to James’ homecoming parade? Not to worry — this just in from a PR flak: “American Idol contestant Casey James will appe...


Joe T’s Gets Kudos From Casey

Jeff Prince
American Idol finalist Casey James flew into Fort Worth to hobnob with fans (all captured by Idol cameras for next week’s show), and his long day began at 7 a.m. with a visit to the Fox Channel 4 news station. One of the firs...



Fort Worth Writer Profiled in National Mag

Anthony Mariani
The March/April issue of Poets & Writers magazine contains a small profile of Alex Lemon, the 30-year-old TCU creative writing prof whose slight memoir Happy I semi-panned back in January, not long after the book came out, ...


Black Tie Dynasty Reuniting for Joan Jett Show

Anthony Mariani
One of Fort Worth’s most beloved yet polarizing indie-rock bands, Black Tie Dynasty, broke up about a year ago (or longer; I can’t recall) after about five years of togetherness. One member moved on to Telegraph Canyon. Ano...



Cops Gone Wild, Part 2,967

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s web site conveniently lists in order the stories being read the most. The top two stories today? This one about a local cop that went ballistic on his former girlfriend’s new companion, shooti...


Jordan Mycosckie Says Adios To FW

Jeff Prince
The curly-coiffed, punk-country, eccentric, and always lovable singer-songwriter Jordan Mycosckie has officially pulled up stakes and bade farewell to Fort Worth. A job offer — combined with his wife wanting to live close...