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If Rick Perry Becomes President Can He Secede?

Jeff Prince
Gov. Rick Perry figured he’d make a fierce run at the presidency, win the Republican nomination, and then even if he somehow lost to Barack Obama a year from now, he’d return to Texas with a higher national profile,...


Attack of the Black Friday Creep

Jimmy Fowler
The recently coined phrase “Black Friday creep” sounds like the name of a Goth metal band, but it refers to this year’s decision by Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, and other retailers to start their Christmas shopping seasons...



In-N-Out Burger Is Really, Really…

Jeff Prince
Three months after the In-N-Out Burger opened on 7th Street, I finally got around to seeing what all the fuss was about. More than a dozen people camped out overnight to be among the first in line when the hamburger joint first...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Bills

Jeff Prince
Seventy players were drafted before the Dallas Cowboys selected DeMarco Murray with the 71st pick in the 2011 NFL draft. Doh! X 70 = Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh!Doh! D...



Apropos Oops

Jeff Prince
Gov. Rick Perry’s brain freeze during a recent debate has some Americans questioning his mental capability to lead this country. But in his defense, he did use the word “oops” correctly, according to this Slat...


Local Refugee Bicycle Benefit

Anthony Mariani
Early next month, an awesome benefit show will take place to raise money to repair several dozen bicycles and possibly purchase several more to be donated to local refugee families via Refugee Services of Texas and Catholic Cha...



Our LSIFF Blog Is Up

Kristian Lin
As we have each year, we’re putting our thoughts on the Lone Star International Film Festival on a Weekly blog devoted to the event. This year’s blog, however, is much improved. We’ve got other writers coverin...


Joe Rogers at A5A

Jimmy Fowler
This Saturday night (Nov 12) at 8pm, Arts Fifth Avenue will host a must-see evening of live jazz called Joe Rogers: Old & New. Composer-bandleader-keyboardist Rogers is probably best known nowadays for his work as musical d...



Rick Perry: “Oops”

Kristian Lin
You know you want it. Here it is. First reaction: Wah wah wah! Second reaction: Did anyone think Rick Perry’s presidential campaign would end in quite this way? Third reaction: Love the assist in Perry’s destruction...


Of Class, Crass, And Suffering Succotash

Jeff Prince
Joe Paterno erred by not being more proactive and chopping heads after hearing about alleged sexual abuse going on under his nose at Penn State. Now that the story has broken, at least he’s owned up to his shortcomings, e...