Around Fort Worth

2009 Gets Run Over By Reindeer Author

Jeff Prince
Randy Brooks, author of “Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer,” proves every year at this time that he’s one funny SOB. (And not just because his song still gets played relentlessly some 30 years after it was first recorded...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
From now on, Marian “The Barbarian” is going to be called Marian “The Aquarium” – he appeared to be running underwater during that horrible goal line stand by the Chargers at yesterday’s 20-17 loss to the San Diego ...



New Year’s Eve in New Stockyards Venue

Jimmy Fowler
If you haven’t made New Year’s Eve plans yet, what better way to ring in 2010 than in a brand spankin’ new Stockyards entertainment venue? The Palace Room and Stockyards Event Center (2525 Rodeo Plaza in the Stockyards) w...


Weekender: Fri., Dec. 11, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Oxford University-educated Nigerian artist and photographer Adeniyi Olagunju, who’s studying for his MFA at TCU, is one of several local artists –– and three TCU MFA candidates –– who’ll be exhibiting work at Galler...



TIME Mag Salutes Kimbell Art, Fort Worth

Anthony Mariani
In TIME magazine’s current Top-10 of everything from 2009 issue, the Kimbell’s Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons ranks as the seventh best art exhibit, according to TIME art critic Richard Lacayo. But Philip Haas’ f...


Site For Sore Job-Seeking Eyes

Jeff Prince
Looking for a job? Career reinvention is the topic of this week’s cover story, and one of the people quoted is Debby Kratky, director of capacity building and training for Workforce Solutions For Tarrant County. She is workin...



More Aurora Fusion from HearSay

Anthony Mariani
Last week, that literary genius HearSay talked about the dearth of jazz fusion in the Fort. One possible explanation: Maybe fusion requires too much rehearsal time, too much wherewithal to do properly, and in our age of Faceboo...


Miles Austin Has Heart On … Taylor Swift

Jeff Prince
The Tiger Woods scandal is just a brilliant ruse to cover up the real sexual story of the year – Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin’s fantasies about teen singing sensation Taylor Swift. In this Cosmo “exclusive”...



Season of the Witch

Jimmy Fowler
As this week’s ”Stage” review indicates, Mark Medoff’s internet-era Christmas fable “Kringle’s Window” — given a local revival by Theatre Arlington — didn’t quite work for me. Though its heart is in ...


AwkQuarius Filthifies Fat Albert

Anthony Mariani
In addition to knockin’ old-school, R&B-inflected rap out the box daily, two young North Texas rhyme-makers, Dallas’ Pikahsso and Arlington’s Tahiti –– together known as AwkQuarius –– have been hearkening back...