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Jerry Haynes: Class Act

Jimmy Fowler
I don’t have much to add to the avalanche of well-deserved praise for beloved performer Jerry “Mr. Peppermint” Haynes, who died yesterday at the age of 84. I was a kid in North Texas in the ‘70s and ‘80s and of course...


Jen Floyd Engel No Longer Android

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Star-Telegram former sports columnist Jennifer Floyd Engel left the paper earlier this year to become a national sports columnist on the FOX Sports web site. Now every time she writes about the Dallas Cowboys she rec...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Redskins MNF

Jeff Prince
Hey, Drew Pearson, what do you think of No. 88 now? Two weeks ago, Pearson questioned Dez Bryant’s courage and character after the Cowboys lost to the New York Jets.  Bryant missed last week’s game with a leg injur...


Life Liberty And Pursuit Of 10 Large

Jeff Prince
Hey, high schoolers, put down that bong, drop that Twinkie, turn off that video game. Even though you should rightfully be able to pursue those legitimate forms of happiness, you might be better off writing about the U.S. Const...



Open Call of the Dead

Jimmy Fowler
This Friday (Sept 30) is the last day artwork will be accepted for the Rose Marine Theater’s 2011 Dia de los Muertos Art Show. All media – paintings, drawings, sculpture, dioramas, and of course altars – are welcome and c...


The Village on Magnolia

Anthony Mariani
Near the Fairmount neighborhood on the Near South Side, several entertainment establishments will join together to form The Village on Magnolia. Only one of the prospective five, Shinjuku Station, is open. The rest –– BREWE...



Troubador TX And Guthrie Kennard Debut Sunday

Jeff Prince
A new docu-reality TV series examining the unpredictable lives of musicians in the Texas Music scene will feature a couple dozen artists over 22 episodes. And based on last night’s red-carpet premiere, Fort Worth’s ...


Facebook Changes Deserve A Like

Jeff Prince
Yesterday I typed a status update saying I didn’t understand all the furor regarding FB changes. You’d have thought I denied the Holocaust and spat on the pope. Someone even accused me of being a spy (all in good fa...



A Free Day in the District

Jimmy Fowler
Money is tight for a lot of people these days, and living a life of cultcha – attending the museums, the symphony, the opera, the theater – can get pricey. But this weekend, you have no excuse to neglect the fine museums in...


Ron Washington Is in “Moneyball”!

Kristian Lin
I didn’t have room in my review of Moneyball to include this tidbit, but the Rangers’ current manager turns up as a character in the movie. Washington was a coach on the A’s staff during the time period covere...