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R.I.P., Satoshi Kon

Kristian Lin
Sad news from Japan: Animated film director Satoshi Kon has died of pancreatic cancer at age 47. At first it appeared that the news was some cruel Internet hoax, but his animation studio has confirmed his death. Many great arti...


The “Coward” Ad: Thoughts

Kristian Lin
By now you’ve probably seen the full-page ad, taken in out in various newspapers across Texas yesterday: Whatever you think of our governor, his tactics, or politics in general, this thing sure is attention-grabbing. That...



Digital Overload on “Fresh Air”

Jimmy Fowler
You can usually count on NPR’s star interviewer Terry Gross to facilitate a great conversation, and last night’s Fresh Air was no exception: She interviewed New York Times technology writer and Pulitzer Prize winner Matt Ri...


Stage West Takes “Steps”

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” page features an interview with Jim Covault, artistic director of Stage West and director of their current comic production Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, which opens tomorrow (Thursday). AH39S is...



Palabrazos Festival is Coming

Jimmy Fowler
In the spirit of “it’s never too early to think about the weekend”: Fort Worth spoken word artist Tammy Gomez is producing the 2010 Palabrazos Festival this Friday August 27 and Saturday August 28 at 7pm. The third annual...


Jacksboro Hwy Ain’t Jack Next To China Jam

Jeff Prince
Driving on Jacksboro Highway has been a pain lately because of a repaving job that seems to be dragging on for weeks. But the 10 extra minutes it takes to traverse that Fort Worth roadway ain’t jack compared to the 10-day...



Fort Worth’s Ethics Get Slapped

Jeff Prince
A nonprofit, nonpartisan Florida-based organization that provides advice on local government ethics matters has recently issued a two-part article referencing Fort Worth — and not in a good way. Robert Wechsler, research ...


Fort Worth Bucks Gas Drilling Trend

Jeff Prince
Cities surrounding Fort Worth, including Grapevine, Hurst, Colleyville, Denton, and Flower Mound, are looking at tougher ordinances on gas drilling. In Fort Worth it’s business as usual. The city’s Ethics Review Com...



Can The Kids Still Cut It?

Jimmy Fowler
While I was a little nervous when I first heard about the cable mini-series The Kids in the Hall: Death Comes To Town (the U.S. premiere is tonight at 9pm on IFC), there are enough funny online clips from the Canadian broadcast...


“The Popcorn List” Debuts

Kristian Lin
If you’re looking for a replacement for the recently canceled At the Movies, a possible candidate is making its debut tonight for TV viewers with Time Warner Cable. The Popcorn List is hosted by Rainy Flynn and Devin Pike...