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The Return of “Brewster McCloud”

Jimmy Fowler
One of my favorite 1970s movie rarities was just released on DVD – Robert Altman’s trippy, chaotic, and sweet-natured Icarus riff Brewster McCloud (1970). It arrived in theaters after M*A*S*H and before McCabe and Mrs Mille...


Wise Words To The Wide-Eyed

Jeff Prince
Interns learn a lot from the veteran journalists here at Fort Worth Weekly. Take for instance this actual exchange from yesterday: Intern: “Is there a better job than being a journalist? I don’t think so. Today I he...



Ed Smith’s Sweet, Stormy “Blues”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” page offers an interview with Ed Smith, the outgoing artistic director of Jubilee Theatre. Smith directed Jubilee’s current revue Blues in the Night and is unquestionably responsible for injecting dr...


Kinky Gubernatorial Observations

Jeff Prince
The current edition of Texas Monthly contains a Kinky Friedman column with some funny observations about the gubernatorial election, written by “the only man on earth who’s had the misfortune of running against both...



Perry: Flying Robots Will Save Us

Jimmy Fowler
As you may have heard, Pres. Obama will arrive in North Texas this afternoon to attend an evening fundraiser at the Dallas home of a wealthy Democratic supporter. Gutless Democratic candidate for guv Bill White won’t meet wi...


This Blog Post Is Kick-Ass

Kristian Lin
The headline just doesn’t have the same ring as the one on my review of Kick-Ass, does it? I wanted to get my leftover thoughts about the movie closer to its DVD release last Tuesday, but more pressing matters intervened. Jus...



“Friday on the Green” Tonight

Jimmy Fowler
Sure, it’s August in Texas, and that means the weather’s a wee bit toasty outside. But that shouldn’t stop you from catching this month’s edition of “First Friday on the Green,” tonight’s free 7 pm concert at Magn...


My Faves For This Weekend

Jeff Prince
Not a bad weekend for music coming up, if you like flashy guitar pickers, nostalgic local rock music, and dandy songwriting. Davin James, a monster on acoustic guitar, will be cranking up the amps at White Elephant Saloon on Fr...



8-Year-Old Artist, “Mini Monet,” Better Than You

Anthony Mariani
Just when you thought the art world could not be any more absurd –– $1.5 million for a Richard Tuttle?! –– along comes the news that an 8-year-old British boy has sold in excess of $200,000 of his paintings. Kieron Will...


One More Reason I Love America

Jeff Prince
The battle between Big Tex and Big Mouth — Nolan Ryan vs. Mark Cuban — was finally settled this morning, and Ryan’s investor group looks to be the new owner of the Texas Rangers. But that’s not why I lov...