Around Fort Worth

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...


Good Guy Dennis Gilbert Eying Texas Rangers

Jeff Prince
Dennis Gilbert doesn’t appear to be the stereotypically shifty, conniving, creepy kind of a guy one might expect from a former sports agent who represented superstars such as Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, and Rickey Henderson in...



TBT vs. DFW Musicians Union

Jimmy Fowler
Who knew that ballet was a blood sport? During the last couple of days, local arts sites have been abuzz over the stepped-up rhetoric between Texas Ballet Theater and the DFW Professional Musicians Association union over the us...


Naomi Needs a Table!

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s one for the personal planner: Next Monday night (December 7), make your way to The Modern for Amphibian Productions’ 7pm staged reading of Becky Mode’s frantic one-man comedy ”Fully Committed.” The 70 minute sh...



TCU Heroes Make Encore Appearance

Jeff Prince
Alert readers have noticed something strange – the current covers of Fort Worth Weekly and Fort Worth, Texas magazine look almost identical. Both publications feature cover stories on the TCU football team’s magical yea...


S-T Wants More Holiday Money

dan.mcgraw
Many of us were sort of surprised on Thanksgiving when we went to buy our morning Fort Worth Star-Telegram. They recently raised prices for the weekday edition to $1, and some of us were getting used to that. But the Thursday p...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
A forceful win over the Oakland Raiders has Cowboys Nation happy this post-Thanksgiving morning. But I’m not washing down my leftover turkey with Cowboys Kool-Aid just yet. First off, it was Oakland, a sorry team, at home. No...


Cowboys Get Ammo For Naming Rights Deal

Jeff Prince
Over-selling tickets is the oldest trick in the book. A local concert promoter once sold way too many tickets to a 1970s Willie Nelson concert. Then, to appease the fire marshal who was complaining about being over capacity, th...



FW/Austin’s Best Fwends Playing SXSW

Anthony Mariani
The first batch of bands chosen to play spring 2010′s SXSW Music Festival have been announced. A couple are from Dallas. There’s only one with Fort Worth ties: Best Fwends, who claim both Austin and Fort Worth home. Hop...


No Punk Like an Old Punk

Jimmy Fowler
During his interview for this week’s ”Music” feature, Disco:Hate a.k.a. Casey Colby made an interesting observation. He was discussing his favorite punk band, L.A.’s still-standing (with its umpteenth lineup change) Fea...