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R U Ready For Some Hank-less Football?

Jeff Prince
Defenders of free speech are rallying behind Hank Williams Jr. in his fall-out with ESPN over his Hitler remark. ESPN canned the singer after he dared to utter the word Hitler and Obama in the same sentence. ESPN has the right ...


R.I.P., Steve Jobs

Kristian Lin
The news is sad but not entirely unexpected: Steve Jobs has died at the age of 56 after years of health issues and a high-profile resignation from Apple a few months ago. CNN has a live blog of reactions from colleagues and lea...



Fort Worth Director Impresses

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Screen” page features an interview with Fort Worth filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson, who had three terrific short works debut this year: In Kind, a meditation on unemployment, identity, and escape; New Animal, ...


Park Could Use Your Help On Saturday

Jeff Prince
The deterioration of a park he loved prompted Jay Johnson to get proactive. Johnson adopted the Eugene McCray Park in east Fort Worth through the city’s Adopt-A-Park program in 2010, and on Saturday he is hosting his seco...



Hank Williams Jr. Gets Dixie Chicked

Jeff Prince
Monday Night Football began in an odd, quiet way last night, with a spoken word narrative over football footage. Yawn. Missing was the pounding piano introduction leading into “Are You Ready” by Hank Williams Jr., t...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Lions

Jeff Prince
I apologize to the Dallas Cowboys and fans for a remark I made during the first quarter of yesterday’s game. I’m afraid it jinxed the team. “Nice to see Barbie Carpenter on the other side,” I texted to a...



Stage West Playwrights Contest

Jimmy Fowler
Stage West just announced the winners of its fifth annual Texas Playwriting Contest. Thirty six entries were narrowed down to five finalists. Two Fort Worth playwrights placed: Laura Lundgren-Smith came in first for her script ...


Notes From the Modern Cinema Festival

Kristian Lin
Christopher Kelly’s Modern Cinema: Great Movies You Haven’t Heard of … Yet festival just concluded, and as usual, I found some of his picks to be excellent and others to be underwhelming. As always, it was a great...



Rest in Peace – Wangari Maathai

betty.brink
        Wangari Maathai, Ph.D. Nobel Peace Prize Winner from Kenya, died of ovarian cancer Sunday, September 25, 2011.  She was 71. Best known for her environmental work with the Green Belt movement that she helped fou...


Texas Rangers Get No Respect

Jeff Prince
So-called experts are predicting the World Series already, and they don’t have much faith in our hometown Texas Rangers. FOX Sports sportswriter John Paul Marosi says the Rangers will fall in the first playoff series, whi...