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The Best of World Cup 2010

Kristian Lin
Thought I’d wrap up the tournament with my picks for the best we’ve seen over the past month. These are some of the memories that this World Cup has left us to savor: Best Goals 10. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal) vs. ...


Live Aid Anniversary Still Haunts Writer

Jeff Prince
Today marks the 25th anniversary of Live Aid, not to mention the 25th anniversary of one of my low points (although, looking back, my situation doesn’t seem all that dire anymore). Do you remember where you were that day?...



Anti-Gay Group at City Hall Tonight

Jimmy Fowler
Curtis Smith, pastor of Arlington’s Trinity Metropolitan Community Church, is calling on the LGBT community and its supporters – especially the Christians among them – to attend tonight’s (Tuesday) 7pm meeting of the Fo...


Mel Gibson Makes Tom Cruise’s Day

Jeff Prince
Tom Cruise is loving him some Mel Gibson these days. Cruise once maintained a quiet air of mystery. Then, perhaps to quell rumors of his alleged homosexuality, he came out of his shell after his engagement to Katie Holmes a few...



Paste Magazine Sings Transient Songs

Anthony Mariani
I recently wrote about Telegraph Canyon for Paste magazine, an award-winning national pop-culture publication whose online presence features an almost-daily column entitled Best of What’s Next. Last week’s subject was anoth...


Chupacabra Fever: Catch It!

Jimmy Fowler
The humidity is stifling, August heat is just around the corner, but I got a glimpse of October and Halloween on the horizon when tonight’s 6pm broadcast of NBC Channel 5 news lead off with a story about two ”chupacabras”...



Los Reyes de Fútbol

Kristian Lin
The only one who emerges from this World Cup unbeaten is Paul the Octopus. Congratulations! Congratulations, too, to Spain, who won the European championship two years ago and now are world champions as well. Seven nations are ...


The Prettiest Guys at the World Cup (and other lists)

Kristian Lin
Everybody else seems to have done lists of handsomest guys at the World Cup, but those tend to focus on the sport’s superstars. I thought I’d try to get some lesser-known names on my squad along with the famous play...



Josephine Mahaffey Exhibit at Arts Center

Jeff Prince
It’s fitting that Fort Worth painter Josephine Mahaffey’s nickname is “The Texas Dynamo.” A prolific, enthusiastic painter, she would slather watercolors on almost any surface that wasn’t moving. Paper sacks, note pad...


Breaking News: The Gulf is Oily!

Jimmy Fowler
If fans of The Daily Show were to spend a few consecutive hours watching one of the 24/7 cable news stations, they’d realize: Jon Stewart’s writing staff doesn’t have to work that hard to find ideas. It only requires a li...