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Batons, Anyone?

Gayle Reaves
So the Miss Texas pageant is back in town this week for – oh my, the 75th year. Where does the time go? In honor of that milestone, there’s a fascinating … well, they wouldn’t want us to call it a wrinkle, but … the o...


Frank Artsmarter: The Final Word on Art

Anthony Mariani
For more than two decades, multi-media artist Christopher Blay has interrogated and de-propositioned the visual art world. At the heart of all of his exhibits, writings, and stunts are the questions, “What is art?” and “S...



Lone Star Awards: The Weekly Rocked

Gayle Reaves
If you’re keeping score, Fort Worth Weekly rocked the house at the Houston Press Club’s journalism awards banquet over the weekend. In the small-newspaper division of the club’s statewide contest, Weekly writers brought h...


More Scenes from Music Awards

Anthony Mariani
Thanks to Weekly photog Vishal Malhotra for the pics.



Texas Corny Dog Waddles To Victory

Jeff Prince
Health magazine has given us an award. They like us, they really like us! Oh, wait; the award is for being fat slobs. The Texas State Fair made the magazine’s list of 50 fattest foods across the nation with its artery cloggin...


Well Water Is Un-Well In DISH

Jeff Prince
Well water near DISH is tainted with toxins commonly used in gas drilling, according to testing done by Wolf Eagle Environmental LLC. Damon and Amber Smith of DISH have done without clean well water for the past year, ever sinc...



Scenes from Music Awards

Anthony Mariani
Thanks to photog Mike Hollis for the pics.


Music Awards Festival Vids

Anthony Mariani
Here’s some footage from yesterday’s Music Awards Festival. Thousands of people came and went throughout the day, making the 2010 iteration of the festival easily the most successful yet.



Notes on a Sad World Cup Weekend

Kristian Lin
If you’re a newcomer to soccer who’s been taken with the ecstasy and agony of Team USA’s World Cup run, let me be the first to welcome you to life as a U.S. soccer fan. It’s maddening, but it’s seldom boring, and it h...


Halfway Point for the World Cup

Kristian Lin
I watched the last two group-stage matches (Spain vs. Chile and Honduras vs. Switzerland) with a motley group of fans at Boomer Jack’s on West 7th, including a Madrid native wearing his Spain jersey in support of his country,...