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8-Year-Old Artist, “Mini Monet,” Better Than You

Anthony Mariani
Just when you thought the art world could not be any more absurd –– $1.5 million for a Richard Tuttle?! –– along comes the news that an 8-year-old British boy has sold in excess of $200,000 of his paintings. Kieron Will...


One More Reason I Love America

Jeff Prince
The battle between Big Tex and Big Mouth — Nolan Ryan vs. Mark Cuban — was finally settled this morning, and Ryan’s investor group looks to be the new owner of the Texas Rangers. But that’s not why I lov...



Prop. 8 Struck Down

Kristian Lin
One day after a watershed moment for religious tolerance comes encouraging news from the other coast, as U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker rules California’s ban on gay marriages unconstitutional. The openly gay Bus...


“Ticked-Off Trannies” At Midnight

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s cover story tells the tale of Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives – a stylish B-movie revenge saga shot in Fort Worth, Arlington, and Dallas – and the passionate national protests that rose up against it. Here’s...



Mike Modano Heads North

Kristian Lin
The news that Dallas Stars fans have been expecting is now official: Mike Modano has decided against retirement and signed a one-year contract with the Detroit Red Wings. When it comes to athletes changing teams, the sight of M...


Green Light for Ground Zero Mosque

Kristian Lin
It’s always nice when religious tolerance wins the day. Yesterday a New York City historical commission removed the last legal hurdle for the construction of the Córdoba Initiative, dubbed by the mainstream press as the Grou...



Amphibian’s Workshop for Young Actors

Jimmy Fowler
Junior high and high school-aged people with a flair for the dramatic are pretty common. Teenagers whose flair for the dramatic can earn them big bucks on TV and in film are a much rarer breed. Amphibian Productions wants to se...


Gas Drilling Air Quality Meetings Today, Tomorrow

Jeff Prince
Today and tomorrow are important days in the push toward improved monitoring of the oil and gas industry. First off, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is updating its air quality regulations regarding oil and gas and wi...



Anne Rice Ditches Church, Not God

Jimmy Fowler
The latest bit of non-news burning up the blogosphere – author Anne Rice declared on her Facebook page that she has “quit Christianity in the name of Christ.” Here’s an interesting piece on the Politics Daily website ab...


Calling All Guerilla Artists

Anthony Mariani
The Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County is seeking guerilla artists to help generate buzz for www.worthgoing.com, an online calendar that the arts council will launch in September. Anyone with any ideas (flash mobs, s...