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Casey James In Stockyards Parade Rain Or Shine

Jeff Prince
God must be crying tears of joy for Casey James. Why else would He soak Fort Worth prior to James’ homecoming parade? Not to worry — this just in from a PR flak: “American Idol contestant Casey James will appe...


Joe T’s Gets Kudos From Casey

Jeff Prince
American Idol finalist Casey James flew into Fort Worth to hobnob with fans (all captured by Idol cameras for next week’s show), and his long day began at 7 a.m. with a visit to the Fox Channel 4 news station. One of the firs...



Fort Worth Writer Profiled in National Mag

Anthony Mariani
The March/April issue of Poets & Writers magazine contains a small profile of Alex Lemon, the 30-year-old TCU creative writing prof whose slight memoir Happy I semi-panned back in January, not long after the book came out, ...


Black Tie Dynasty Reuniting for Joan Jett Show

Anthony Mariani
One of Fort Worth’s most beloved yet polarizing indie-rock bands, Black Tie Dynasty, broke up about a year ago (or longer; I can’t recall) after about five years of togetherness. One member moved on to Telegraph Canyon. Ano...



Cops Gone Wild, Part 2,967

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s web site conveniently lists in order the stories being read the most. The top two stories today? This one about a local cop that went ballistic on his former girlfriend’s new companion, shooti...


Jordan Mycosckie Says Adios To FW

Jeff Prince
The curly-coiffed, punk-country, eccentric, and always lovable singer-songwriter Jordan Mycosckie has officially pulled up stakes and bade farewell to Fort Worth. A job offer — combined with his wife wanting to live close...



The Not Gay Actor (or, WTF, Ramin Setoodeh?)

Kristian Lin
Ramin Setoodeh’s recent culture piece in Newsweek last week has set off quite the conflagration in the gay blogosphere, with repercussions for those of us who care deeply about theater, movies, and TV. Let’s start from the ...


White Trash Beautiful

Jimmy Fowler
As this week’s ”Stage” review indicates, Circle Theatre’s The Great American Trailer Park Musical is a rude, crude, but extremely well-performed valentine to that last American class it’s permissible to pick on – so...



Baseball Lulling Us Into Comas

Jeff Prince
Now it’s becoming clear why the Texas Rangers manager likes cocaine – it’s to stay awake during long games (average length 3.5 hours) that are lulling players, announcers, and fans into unconsciousness faster than singing...


Babies, Babies, Babies

Jimmy Fowler
I’m glad Kristian Lin didn’t jump on the doting nanny bandwagon in his review of the documentary Babies. A friend invited me to see the movie this past weekend, and I declined with an apparently scandalous opinion: Babies a...