Around Fort Worth

100 Damned Guns on KXT

Anthony Mariani
A week ago, HearSay complained about the lack of Fort Worth bands invited to perform in the studios of KXT (91.7-FM), KERA’s new terrestrial all-music radio station that debuts on Monday. Our grouchy columnist’s grievance i...


Bad Water-Foul Air O’Plenty In Barnett Shale

Jeff Prince
In addition to the pipeline explosion mentioned in Peter Gorman’s post, there have been all kinds of interesting stuff happening in the natural gas world in the past couple of days: Here’s an Associated Press story about st...



Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Red-Faced By Blackface?

Jeff Prince
An African-American man wore a generic white-person mask at a costume party I attended two Saturdays ago. The costume was kind of amusing. It certainly didn’t appear to offend anybody at the party, which consisted of about 25...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Coverage of yesterday’s Dallas Cowboys-Seattle Seahawks game opened with a shot of Wade Phillips standing on the sideline, staring blankly ahead with glazed eyes, looks of both confusion and constipation on his face. The ...



Weekender for Fri., Oct. 30, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Pianist/singer/bon vivant Paul Slavens –– whose live jazz-tinged improvisational pop, which includes hilarious made-up-on-the-spot lyrics, can be heard every Tuesday night at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth (2736 W. 6th St., in the W...


The Usual to Open on Nov. 9

eric.griffey
Chat Room owner Brad Henslaring’s new bar, The Usual, will be opening up across the street from his current hipster haven on Mad-Nolia ave. in 10 days,  in the same spot that once housed MacHenry’s and the second c...



Coen Brothers Hold True Grit Auditions at Billy Bob’s

Anthony Mariani
Paramount Pictures and the Academy Award-winning Coen brothers (No Country for Old Men; Fargo; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; The Big Lebowski) are remaking the John Wayne classic True Grit and will be holding auditions for the le...


D/FW A Top 5 Metro In U.S.

Jeff Prince
Who knew that big ol’ Texas was such an economic powerhouse these days? BusinessWeek presented its Top 40 strongest U.S. metropolitan areas based on a study by the Brookings Institution considering employment, gross metropoli...



Line, Please!

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” review of Jubilee Theatre’s “The Dance on Widow’s Row” rhapsodizes about the four gorgeous and supremely funny female leads. Although the script lets them down all too soon, they’re in top pr...


The Times Remembers Don Ivan Punchatz

Anthony Mariani
In today’s New York Times is a kind obit of Don Ivan Punchatz, the TCU prof and Arlington resident whose illustrations for sci-fi and horror paperbacks, consumer magazines (including National Lampoon in its halcyon days, Roll...