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Marion The Barbarian Lives Up To Both Nicknames

Jeff Prince
Dallas Cowboys running back Marion “The Barbarian” Barber continues his slow and painful fall from grace. Last month, I blogged that Barber was a shell of his former self as a player, a growing pain in the ass in th...


Save Her Crown!

Jimmy Fowler
With all the publicity about the struggles of workers in Egypt and Wisconsin, one injustice right here in Texas has flown under the radar: They’re trying to can Miss San Antonio. Domonique Ramirez, 17, went before a state dis...



“Top Grad” at TCU

Jimmy Fowler
In case you’re worried that today’s college students have mixed-up priorities, relax. They know just where the future lies: Reality TV! The TCU Film/Television/Digital Media department has completed a pilot episode of a rea...


Paradise Center Visitors Protest MHMR

Jeff Prince
“Honk for justice!” protesters yelled over and over as cars passed by on busy Hulen Street during today’s lunch hour. Protesters were waving  signs in front of the Tarrant County Mental Health and Mental Reta...



Borders Books: A Tragic Love Story

Jimmy Fowler
I recently read an interesting column by The Dallas Morning News‘s Jacquielynn Floyd about what may be the slow death of the brick and mortar bookstore. Here are my own thoughts. If you had told me back in the ‘90s that...


Cirque du Soleil’s OVO: A Bug’s Life

Anthony Mariani
I’ve been meaning to see another Cirque du Soleil show for years now. But why bother going myself when I can just ask a Weekly person to go and report back to me?   Below is an account of Cirque’s new production, OVO, ru...



A Free Pass To Growing Your Own

Jeff Prince
Planning on planting tomatoes in the garden (or maybe a killer batch of kush in the attic) this spring? We’ve got about a dozen free tickets to the All Texas Garden Show on Feb. 25 to 27 at Arlington Convention Center. It...


Wild Wild West U. — Guns on Texas Campuses

Anthony Mariani
Texas college campuses are set to turn into the Wild Wild West if the lege allows students and teachers to carry firearms. Supporters claim that the relatively recent shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois would not h...



The 5 Browns’ Father Pleads Guilty

Kristian Lin
By now, you’ve probably heard the extensively horrible news from the classical music world that Keith Brown, the father of the sibling pianists The 5 Browns, has pleaded guilty to sexual abuse of all three of his daughter...


Tracer Fluids Would Fingerprint Gas Drillers

Jeff Prince
The CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise, now in its 11 year, has been so popular for so long with its creative use of DNA analysis that I’m wondering why nobody pitched this idea before — establishing company-s...