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Fort Worth Woman Trapped in Cairo

Jimmy Fowler
So you think you have it bad being trapped at home by the ice? “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams just conducted a brief on-air phone interview with one Mary Thornberry, a 76 year old woman who reportedly moved from F...


R.I.P., John Barry

Kristian Lin
While I was writing up my Milton Babbitt obituary earlier, another composer also passed away this past weekend. John Barry, who penned dozens of scores for Hollywood movies and won five Oscars, died last Sunday at the age of 77...



Dear Visitors: Be Very Afraid

Jimmy Fowler
The icy conditions on North Texas roads make for a classic definition of a winter wonderland – as in, you wonder if you’re going to make it home alive. Local TV news reporters have been hitting the pavement in places like S...


Eaton Lake Tonics Breaks Up

Anthony Mariani
Unfortunately, the four guys in Fort Worth-Denton’s Eaton Lake Tonics have decided to break up after six years. The band’s most recent album, Rancho Folly IV, was warmly received by us (rightfully) when it came out and was ...



Heard About the Super Bowl Yet?

Jimmy Fowler
I’m happy that the Super Bowl is bringing national attention and patronage to Fort Worth and its businesses (including the one that employs me). But in the relentless flood of hype, some local TV coverage has been a teeny bit...


Meet The Weekly’s New Receptionist

Jeff Prince
The new receptionist at Fort Worth Weekly is Kohlby. There’s a reason she’s looking at the  camera that way (read to the end). If you pop into the office to grab a paper, place an ad, or whatever, Kohlby is the one...



No More Open-Mic at Barnes & Noble

Kristian Lin
If you missed the usual end-of-the-month open-mic poetry event at the Barnes & Noble on University Drive, you have a good reason. That’s because the event has apparently been canceled. The monthly spoken-word perform...


Welcome, Steelers (and Yinzers)

Anthony Mariani
That tremendous jolt in your crotch region? Don’t worry. It’s just that the Pittsburgh Steelers have arrived in Fort Worth and are ready to win an unprecedented seventh Super Bowl. The team landed a couple of hours ago but ...



Jacksboro Highway Like Time Travel

Jeff Prince
The above photo looks like it was taken back in the day — note the obsolete phone booth, the old-school air conditioner on the building, and the 50s era Coca-Cola signs. But that’s modern day Jacksboro Highway ̵...


QLive! Open Mic

Jimmy Fowler
Tomorrow night (Tuesday Feb 1) 9-11pm, QLive! will host its first Open Mic Night for would-be comics, could-be comics, and anyone else who dares to be funny in front of an enthusiastic if slightly jaded crowd at Percussions Lou...