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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...


Stage West Takes “Steps”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” page features an interview with Jim Covault, artistic director of Stage West and director of their current comic production Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, which opens tomorrow (Thursday). AH39S is...



Palabrazos Festival is Coming

Jimmy Fowler
In the spirit of “it’s never too early to think about the weekend”: Fort Worth spoken word artist Tammy Gomez is producing the 2010 Palabrazos Festival this Friday August 27 and Saturday August 28 at 7pm. The third annual...


Jacksboro Hwy Ain’t Jack Next To China Jam

Jeff Prince
Driving on Jacksboro Highway has been a pain lately because of a repaving job that seems to be dragging on for weeks. But the 10 extra minutes it takes to traverse that Fort Worth roadway ain’t jack compared to the 10-day...