Around Fort Worth

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...



The “Boo!”s are Their Business

Jimmy Fowler
The Texas Ghost Hunters, a group of amateur but knowledgeable chasers of paranormal activity, keep a long list of alleged hauntings statewide, including some interesting FW cases. I like the one about a cackling spirit that har...


Local Burlesque Revue Audition

Anthony Mariani
The Velvet Kittens, North Texas’ most popular burlesque revue, is seeking one young woman who can dance suggestively or has been classically trained for a weekly Thursday show that will begin in December at an undisclosed loc...



Drive-Ins of the Dead

Jimmy Fowler
Every Halloween season, this boy’s fancy turns to… the memory of drive-in movie theaters around North Texas. I spent quite a few 1970s childhood hours with my family there. Most of those lost hours were dedicated to wat...


Free Domino’s Pizza to Help Attacked Deliveryman

Anthony Mariani
From 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday), Domino’s Pizza will be doling out free large one-topping pizzas to the first 150 customers at Domino’s 900 Henderson St. location who donate to the rehabilitation fund of Fred Rei...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Wade Phillips has received plenty of venom in Off Asides because his ability to motivate players is largely suspect. However, his decision to knock Patrick Crayton down the depth chart was a great move. Crayton has been the Cho...


TCU Player Featured in New York Times

Anthony Mariani
Here’s a relatively small, glowing NYT profile about TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes. The 6-foot-3-inch 257-lbs. senior is projected to be a first-round draft pick next year. Go, Frogs.