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Jay Leno Mocks Bullheaded Mayor Mike Moncrief

Jeff Prince
A Fort Worth Star-Telegram blooper photo of Mayor Mike Moncrief, appearing as if he had longhorns sprouting from his head,  was mocked by Jay Leno last night. Truth in journalism should have required the Star-Telegram and Leno...


Poag Mahone’s Grand Re-Opening

Anthony Mariani
Poag Mahone’s will celebrate its grand re-opening on Thursday. The Irish pub has relocated from a building on West 7th Street to a building about 10 feet away at the intersection of West 7th and Carroll Street. The impetus be...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
The December curse on the Dallas Cowboys is the big topic of conversation today on news sites, radio talk shows, and in the blogosphere. Everybody’s ready to bury this team alive. But I see a glass half full. The Cowboys trav...


FW Indie Comedy Needs Extras

Jimmy Fowler
Hold It Now Films and director Patrick Johnson are shooting an indie feature around Fort Worth called “The High Schooler’s Guide to College Parties.” As the title suggests, it’s a comedy – the story concerns a high sc...



Who Decides What’s (Thrift) Art?

Anthony Mariani
The simple answer, according to Duchamp, is … an artist. Fine, but who decides who’s an artist? Easy: Larry Gagosian, Sotheby’s, and, here in town, Modern curator Michael Auping. If you’re an artist and you’ve either ...


unleash heART Classes to Begin

Anthony Mariani
A new visual art-related nonprofit educational organization is taking reservations for upcoming classes. unleash heART is for children and teens between the ages of 7 and 15, and first of nine scheduled 90-minute classes is on ...



Weekender 4 Fri., Dec. 4, 2009

Anthony Mariani
I remember the first time I saw Dale Bozzio on MTV. Way back in the day. The “Words” video. The one where she’s wearing black stiletto ankle boots, black pantyhose, a black micro-mini made out of two plastic squares, each...


Aughts of Laughs

Jimmy Fowler
Character actor and Fort Worth resident Patrick Cranshaw died in December 2005 at the age of 86. He worked constantly until the end playing small but memorable film and TV roles with names like Uncle Earl, Grandpa, Pappy, and ...



Ohm Reunion, One O’Clock Lab Band Grammy

Anthony Mariani
One of Fort Worth’s and all of North Texas’ most trailblazing and significant experimental bands is performing a reunion gig of sorts tonight in Denton. Formed in 1995 by Sam Ward and the late Doug Ferguson (Frankie Teardro...


TCU Prof Lemon in Esquire

Anthony Mariani
KERA’s Art & Seek blog has noticed that this month’s Esquire magazine features an excerpt from a forthcoming memoir by a Fort Worth poet. TCU lit prof Alex Lemon’s Happy (Scribner) is about his salad days as a booze-f...