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Price Is Right Story Reads Like Melody

Jeff Prince
To fledgling writers currently traipsing the hallways in Tarrant County’s fine establishments of higher education: This is an excellent example of storytelling. Fort Worth Star-Telegram writer Melody McDonald takes a friv...


No More Supernatural Latinos!

Kristian Lin
Here’s a movie trend that needs to go away. I just got back from seeing Paranormal Activity 2, the prequel to last year’s sleeper horror hit. In this film, the same invisible demon that haunted the original movie is...



George W. Bush’s Worst Moment?

Kristian Lin
As the Democrats lick their wounds from the midterm elections, they’re probably thankful that they’ve retained control of the U.S. Senate, but they’re more likely cursing their luck that these comments by form...


Feed Your Head in Arlington

Jimmy Fowler
The cable channel IFC has recently been airing reruns of the short-lived, much-loved 1999 TV show Freaks and Geeks. Paul Feig and Judd Apatow’s comedy about life in a suburban high school circa 1980 is chock full of classic r...



El Chupacabra Unmasked

Jimmy Fowler
Well, at least local news outlets waited until Halloween was over to be killjoys. It seems all those recent el chupacabra sightings in Texas have been declared by veterinarians and biologists to be coyotes infected with mites....


Rangers Deserve To Be Slapped

Jeff Prince
That’s right, the Rangers deserve to be slapped on the back for a job well done. Great season guys. The team played exciting baseball, fought their way farther into the playoffs than ever, and didn’t collapse until ...



Future Art Films at 1455 W. Magnolia

Kristian Lin
Some of you have no doubt been following Citizen Theater, James Johnston and Amy McNutt’s longstanding project to found a Fort Worth movie theater specializing in art-house films. Well, the news came down over the weekend...


Bats Sleep Through Halloween

Jeff Prince
A powerful Texas Rangers offense that hit most everything thrown its way in 2010 and won 90 games suddenly can’t score runs. Two shutouts in four games? Really? Behind 3-1 in the World Series, the Rangers’ season ha...



World Series Airs Burning Hotels Song

Anthony Mariani
That twinkling guitarwork and propulsive drumming that you heard during the Rangers-Giants Game 2 pre-game? That was The Burning Hotels’ “To Whom It May Concern,” off the Fort Worth band’s terrific most recent album, No...


“Hack, Hack, Sweet Has-Been”

Jimmy Fowler
I’ve always thought that in horror/suspense flicks, women are more interesting as psycho killers than men. It’s empowering — in a trashy pop culture way – to watch a woman subvert all expectations of sweetness...