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Bob Hoskins in "The Long Good Friday."

R.I.P., Bob Hoskins

Kristian Lin
I intended to post this earlier, but other post-worthy subjects got in the way. Earlier this week, Bob Hoskins passed away from pneumonia at the age of 71. The actor had announced his retirement from acting two years ago due to...


The Dickies bring their light-hearted punk to Trees Saturday.

Five Cool Touring Shows this Weekend

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) Though they’ve got legit punk chops, The Dickies are basically all about having a few laughs. Formed in 1977 near the dawn of the genre in the San Fernando Valley, the band never broke into MTV but was huge onstage, openi...



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“Gigantabugs!” at the Fort Worth Zoo

JIMMY FOWLER
Though the Fort Worth Zoo is a popular North Texas destination staffed by many hard-working professionals, I don’t visit very often. I’m no PETA zealot, but the older I get, the more vaguely sad it makes me feel to watch an...


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Copa América Comes to America

Kristian Lin
Major soccer news dropping ahead of this summer’s World Cup tournament: The North and Central American soccer federation (CONCACAF) and its South American counterpart (CONMEBOL) announced that the 2016 Copa América will be h...



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Partying with Ed Harris at USA Film Festival

EDWARD BROWN
Last Sunday’s screening of Frontera at the 2014 USA Film Festival in Dallas was a candid glimpse into a great film and the world of acting. The room at the Angelika Film Center was packed with Hollywood heavyweights: actors, ...


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Colorado Symphony: Now With Weed!

Kristian Lin
For some decades now, classical music organizations have been wondering how to attract more young listeners to their concerts, and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra has now hit on an idea inspired by the recent changes in their s...



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Online Reviews Praised Camp Bowie Animal Clinic Until Today

Jeff Prince
If you were going to take your sick dog to a veterinarian in Fort Worth prior to today, you might have read online reviews of local clinics and chosen Camp Bowie Animal Clinic. Most of those online reviewers showered the clinic...


MARY KELLEHER (photo by Naomi Vaughan)

Tarrant Regional Water District Board To Censure Mary Kelleher?

Jeff Prince
Board member Mary Kelleher has spent the past year poking and prodding for public documents and insisting on more transparency among her peers at the Tarrant Regional Water District. She presented herself as a regular person tr...



The Buffalo Jills aren't so happy behind the scenes.

NFL Cheerleading Sucks!

Kristian Lin
If you need a break from being outraged at everything Cliven Bundy says, be outraged at some of the things being alleged in the lawsuit brought by five Buffalo Bills cheerleaders against the cheerleading team’s management...


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Dolores Huerta Speaks at the Rose Marine

JIMMY FOWLER
With issues like the dissolving middle class, dramatic income disparities, equal pay for women, and living wages for service sector workers now back on the table, the time couldn’t be better to hear from an old-school labor a...