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Dallas Morning News To Charge For Online Content

Jeff Prince
The newspaper tried charging for online access some years back but few people were willing to pay to read the Dallas Morning News on their computer back then. Now, News & Tech says the Dallas daily is planning to try again ...


Does Jeffress Worship Satan?

Jimmy Fowler
If you think Pastor Robert Jeffress of the First Baptist Church of Dallas made a royal ass out of himself when he recently claimed that Islam promotes pedophilia, well, that’s just the latest salvo in a looong history of idio...



With Friends Like BP, Who Needs Serial Killers?

Jeff Prince
For weeks now, BP has been airing commercials featuring friendly employees looking into the camera oh so earnestly and talking about how they grew up in Louisiana and how their employer is going to restore the Gulf coast “...


AHHS Whistleblower Suspended

betty.brink
                        Fort Worth schools spokesperson Barbara Giffith confirmed today that former Arlington Heights High School assistant principal Joe Palazzolo, the whistle-blower in the recent Fort Wo...



Extra Calcium Sulfate With That Twinkie, Please!

Jeff Prince
Why do people do this? Somebody broke down and analyzed all of the ingredients in a Hostess Twinkie and wrote Twinkie, Deconstructed. He must not have heard the old saying, “I used to wonder what was in a hot dog; now I k...


Nike Toying With Self-Lacing Shoes

Jeff Prince
Nike filed a patent for self-lacing shoes. These will come in handy for obese people who have difficulty bending over to tie their laces. Actually, a treadmill might even be more handy. But exercise is no fun. For Christmas thi...



Will Killdares Dare To Wear Moo Moos Tonight?

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth-based Celtic rock band the Killdares will throw down their entertaining mix of music and revelry at 6 tonight at Central Market. The Thursday Night Live music series (sponsored by yours truly Fort Worth Weekly) is a ...


R.I.P., Satoshi Kon

Kristian Lin
Sad news from Japan: Animated film director Satoshi Kon has died of pancreatic cancer at age 47. At first it appeared that the news was some cruel Internet hoax, but his animation studio has confirmed his death. Many great arti...



The “Coward” Ad: Thoughts

Kristian Lin
By now you’ve probably seen the full-page ad, taken in out in various newspapers across Texas yesterday: Whatever you think of our governor, his tactics, or politics in general, this thing sure is attention-grabbing. That...


Digital Overload on “Fresh Air”

Jimmy Fowler
You can usually count on NPR’s star interviewer Terry Gross to facilitate a great conversation, and last night’s Fresh Air was no exception: She interviewed New York Times technology writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Ri...