Around Fort Worth

Bad Waiters Or Diva Critics At Cowtown Diner?

Jeff Prince
Cowtown Diner’s wait staff got blasted in this Dallas Morning News restaurant review. Reviewer Leslie Brenner liked the downtown Fort Worth restaurant’s decadent comfort food. “I swooned over a bacon-wrapped, tempura-...


Ultimate Census Competition

Jimmy Fowler
The mayors of Fort Worth and Arlington are in a friendly competition to see which 817 burg returns more U.S. census forms by April 30. This is a dorky, high school-level publicity stunt with very good intentions – to get as m...



Pulitzer Prize Goes To Smarty Pants

Jeff Prince
Congratulations to The Dallas Mornings News writers Tod Robberson, William McKenzie, and Colleen McCain Nelson for winning a Pulitzer for editorial writing. Colleen and I sat next to each other while working at the Arlington St...


Ted Pillsbury Leaves Void In Early Texas Art

Jeff Prince
The death of internationally renowned art expert Ted Pillsbury is, somewhat surprisingly, the loss of an influential voice for early Texas art. Texas art collectors have no shame in touting their state’s early painters and sc...



Recycle Phones For Speedway Prizes

Jeff Prince
I’m the only person I know who has never owned a cell phone. My parents have one. Hell, my 98-year-old grandmother has one. Somebody gave me one for Christmas a few years ago. I re-gifted it. My goal is to be the last person ...


Shindig for Fort Worth Directors

Jimmy Fowler
To coincide with this weekend’s Dallas International Film Festival, The Butterfly Connection is hosting a reception/shindig/throwdown for North Texas filmmakers Tom Huckabee (Carried Away), Frank Mosley (Hold), and Clay Lifor...



Another Setback for “Gay Jesus” Play

Gayle Reaves
Fort Worth’s Rose Marine Theater, which earlier this week had offered Tarleton State University students a place to put on their canceled play involving a gay Jesus, rescinded that offer on Thursday, according to a posting on...


Dinner And A Movie Anyone?

Jeff Prince
Anybody care to join me for dinner and a movie at 7 p.m.? I’ll soon be joining others at Studio Movie Grill in Arlington for a screening of Split Estate. Details here. Realize that my inviting you to the movie doesn’t m...



the cut*off Calls it Quits

Anthony Mariani
One of Fort Worth’s best bands is breaking up. On Sat., May 1, at The Moon, the cut*off –– a perennial nominee in our annual Music Awards and all-around awesome, positive, invigorating group of young guys –– will play...


Get “Fearless” at Main St.

Jimmy Fowler
There are a ton of great things to do at this weekend’s Main St. Arts Festival – so many, in fact, that you might miss something cool. We’d like to draw your attention to Main St.’s fourth annual Fearless Film Festival,...