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Animal Spirit Onstage Proposal

Eric Griffey
To find his soul mate, Animal Spirit vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stroheker didn’t have to look very far. During the band’s New Year’s Eve gig at The Grotto, he looked about three feet to his right and, on bended...


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Grading Jim Witt’s Response To Critic Of Star-Telegram

Jeff Prince
The national healthcare writer, journalist, and blogger who sliced, diced, and dissected a Fort Worth Star-Telegram story on Obamacare finally got a response from Executive Editor Jim Witt. We’ll grade his effort in a mom...



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The Best Movie Dialogue of 2013

Kristian Lin
I’ve said it before, but I love compiling this post every year. (Here’s last year’s post.) Instead of citing the best movie scripts of the year, I transcribe pieces of dialogue that I find very good. I think it’s instru...


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Healthcare Writer Sneezes At Star-Telegram Obamacare Story

Jeff Prince
Maggie Mahar is something of a national expert when it comes to the healthcare industry. She’s written a book, news articles, and frequent blog posts on the subject. Before that she was a financial writer and a Yale Unive...



RAILROAD COMMISSIONER DAVID PORTER COULD LEARN A FEW THINGS ABOUT HOW TO HOST A TOWN HALL MEETING (photos by Jeff Prince).

Azle Crowd Rumbles About Drilling, Earthquakes

Jeff Prince
The clumsy manner in which Texas Railroad Commissioner David Porter kicked off a town hall meeting last night in Azle created friction that quickly grew to frustration. The 1,000-capacity high school auditorium was near-filled ...


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Year of the Bible in Flower Mound? Not for the Zoros

JIMMY FOWLER
I’m always fascinated by the inability of people to do something simple but very important: Look at a situation through the eyes of other folks with different opinions and life experiences. Doing this obviously never occurred...



Adèle Exarchopoulos in "Blue Is the Warmest Color."

The Best Lead Performances of 2013

Kristian Lin
You may be surprised that I’ve relegated a number of Oscar-contending performances to the honorable mentions here. That’s because I ran into the same problem that I did with making a list of the year’s best films: Too man...


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Wendy Davis Named a 2013 “Gawker” Hero

JIMMY FOWLER
Well, this should confirm the worst fears of the rather large right-wing nutball bloc in Texas: Wendy Davis was named one of the Heroes of 2013 by Gawker, the liberal New York-based gossip and cultural/political commentary web...



James Franco in "Spring Breakers."

The Best Supporting Performances of 2013

Kristian Lin
Continuing my recap of the year in movies, here are the best supporting performances I saw in 2013. Usually the men get the better supporting roles over the course of a year’s movies, but the women caught my interest more in ...


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Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Philadelphia Eagles

Jeff Prince
The Cowboys playoff destiny rested on the rusty arm of backup quarterback Kyle Orton, who Orton to have thrown that last pass. The offense had the ball at the end of the game, down by two points, but needing only about 35 yards...