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Sea Pigs Take, um, Flight?

Anthony Mariani
Seemingly forever (or at least since the 1990s), super-bassist Aden Bubeck has been a Fort Worth fixture, backing up solo singer-songwriters here and there and throwing down heaviosity with his fusion project, Bertha Coolidge, ...


FW Critical Mass Is Hot!

Jimmy Fowler
Yikes! I can’t imagine what kind of masochists would enjoy bike riding in high humidity and 100 plus degree temps, but such people must be out there – Fort Worth Critical Mass, the free public bicycling event, is scheduled ...



Want to Be a Movie Extra?

Kristian Lin
Filmmaker Cameron Bruce Nelson needs about 20 or so people to pretend to be crashed partygoers the morning after a big bash. It’s for a short film called Hozomeen, filmed by a production company called Rambos Rainbos. The...


Alann Sampson Takes New Post at Cliburn

Kristian Lin
Bit of news drops today about the Van Cliburn Foundation: Alann Bedford Sampson has been named as the foundation’s interim president and CEO. She takes over for David Chambless Worters, who resigned abruptly last June. As...



Roy Williams Lives Up To (Our) Expectations

Jeff Prince
You knew it was over when even Jerry Jones gave up the ghost. The Dallas Cowboys owner invested millions of dollars and his own sullied reputation as a general manager when he traded the farm to get wide receiver Roy Williams, ...


Becky’s Naughty “New Car”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s “Stage” page has a review of Circle Theatre’s sometimes melancholy, sometimes zany comedy of infidelity Becky’s New Car, which has just one weekend of performances left. I thought the cast was uniformly su...



Jen Floyd Engel Dodges Balls Of Hate

Jeff Prince
The last we heard of Jennifer Floyd Engel — the Little Ball of Hate, as she was known as Fort Worth Star-Telegram‘s longtime sports columnist — she’d left the paper in July without a word of farewell, no...


Concert Raises Nearly $4,000 for Yocom

Anthony Mariani
The best news in recent memory is that Lance Yocom, recently hospitalized for severe pneumonia, is on the road to recovery. The good news is that the benefit that we and Lola’s Saloon threw for him at Lola’s this past Satur...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs San Diego Chargers

Jeff Prince
Separated at birth: Also separated at birth: Ryan’s blitz-happy defense and… A team from sunny San Diego that wears ugly uniforms with cartoon lightning bolts on the shoulders thundered into Dallas and shocked the C...


School Days, School Days

Jimmy Fowler
  Today’s the first day of a new school year for a lot of kids in Fort Worth and around North Texas. Given all the dire talk about state education funds being slashed, you’d think teachers would be presiding over class...