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The Best Movie Dialogue of 2015

Kristian Lin
This is my annual post about the year’s best movie dialogue, and 2015 brought so much good writing that I couldn’t find room for such well-scripted movies as Spotlight, The Hateful Eight, 45 Years, The Martian, Queen of Ear...


Dallas Cowboys Off Asides on Buffalo Bills, Pride

Jeff Prince
Off Asides is fired up about today’s noon game against the Buffalo Bills even though the Dallas Cowboys are playing for nothing but pride. If they lose the next two games, their pick improves dramatically in next year’s...

"Ex Machina" is one of the year's most striking movie debuts.

The Best Filmmaking Debuts of 2015

Kristian Lin
Welcome to the first in what will be many blog posts about the movies of 2015. I’m starting with the directors whose debuts made me sit up and take notice. When I say “debuts,” I mean first feature fiction efforts. I’m ...


Baseball Makes the Arlington City Council’s Nice List

Rush Olson
As Rangers Captain pulled the small box from under the tree, he knew it didn’t contain a bicycle. While he started to unwrap it, his friends from the Arlington City Council explained their gift. “Well, see, we knew you want...

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Soundcheck 817: Oh Whitney at Lola’s Saloon

Eric Griffey
The staff at Lola’s Saloon must be getting tired of seeing the Soundcheck crew. Two out of our last three spots have been shot at the West 7th-area bar. But, I just couldn’t resist hanging out with Peter More from O...


Xs & Os: At Home with Mental Illness

Sarah Angle
I teach at TCU, and this semester, I asked my students to write an essay about love. I told them they could write about anything: loss of love, romantic love, love of self, or even love of place. But, I encouraged them to dig d...


Top 5 Shows

Steve Steward
1) You know what would be a fun date night? Taking your boo, bae, or ball ’n chain (or your ballin’ chain) to Shipping and Receiving tonight at 7:30 for dinner and dance lessons. Of course, this being Fort Worth, dinner and...


On Tap in Fort Worth: Dr Jeckyll’s Beer Lab

Edward Brown
As Pat Myers showed me his recently revamped tap room/growler-filling station/homebrew store in Pantego, I sensed he had been waiting for this moment for quite some time. The Dr. Jeckyll’s Beer Lab founder has spent the last ...

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Study Says Humans (Hello, Oil & Gas) Probably Trigger Earthquakes

Jeff Prince
Scientists are so darned skeptical. Seems they didn’t blindly accept the Texas Railroad Commission’s claim that all those pesky earthquakes occurring in North Texas have nothing to do with injection wells used by th...

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Remembering Girl’s Choir Director Debra “Debi” Weir

Edward Brown
Last Saturday, Debra “Debi” Weir, the executive director of the Texas Girl’s Choir, died in an automobile accident at the age of 63. Weir entered the girls choir program as a child in the early ’60s under then-director ...