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Two New Weekly Newsletters Out Now

Anthony Mariani
Last Tuesday, we began e-mailing a weekly local food-related newsletter called Food News & Booze, a column of sorts that features tidbits on local happenings in the Fort Worth food scene –– and lots of giveaways. Yester...


Mad Hatter for Texas Guv

Jimmy Fowler
Now that Republican gubernatorial primary contender Debra Medina has told Glenn Beck she believes there are good arguments to be made that the U.S. government was involved in the 9/11 attacks, can we please please please stop p...



Butterfly Connection Crew Call

Jimmy Fowler
The multi-arts collaborative The Butterfly Connection is producing a new four-part satirical web series called “Illegal Gringo Crossovers,” directed by Adam Dietrich. They’re seeking crew members to fill key tech position...


Baptists in Haiti, Drunk on God

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s an excellent article on the good, the bad, and the ugly of Christian missionary work in Haiti. Some U.S. missionaries cooperate with existing international institutions and take the time to learn about Haitian culture ...



Fort Worth Sings for Haiti Gets First Bands

Anthony Mariani
The Burning Hotels, Josh Weathers and the True+Endeavors, and The Orbans, and two tribute bands –– Me and My Monkey (The Beatles) and Protect and Swerve (The Police) –– are the first of several 817-area bands to commit ...


Black Keys Frontman Produces Cadillac Sky’s New LP

Anthony Mariani
Produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, Cadillac Sky’s new album, Letters In the Deep, is now set for a summer release. You can catch the trad-bluegrass-rock band –– featuring frontman Bryan Simpson from Fort Worth ...



CBS Lucks Out on Super Bowl

Anthony Mariani
CBS is at an all-time low. The sit-coms suuuuuck, the nonstop golf coverage on the weekends is excruciatingly unnecessary, Dave Letterman is a mere parody of himself and Craig Ferguson’s anti-funny monologues are cringe-induc...


Artsy Monday, Boozy Tuesday

Jimmy Fowler
Now that another work week has begun, how will you cope? The Fort’s contemporary theater troupe Amphibian Productions comes to the rescue. Monday (February 8), check out their 7pm staged reading of Lanie Robertson’s “Woma...



FW Director Wins Top Prize

Jimmy Fowler
Congrats to Fort Worth writer-director Tom Huckabee for winning ”Best Narrative Feature” at this weekend’s seventh annual Oxford Film Festival in Mississippi for his dark comedy ”Carried Away.” (“The Scenesters,”...


Weekender: Fri., Feb. 5, 2010

Anthony Mariani
I haven’t written about Goodwin in a while, but let’s just say that Tony Diaz and company had better be in the studio –– tracks from their last CD, the now-classic Goodwin 2 (one of the best local albums of the decade, ...