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Schieffer Symposium on the News

Jimmy Fowler
With so many news outlets in different media competing for your attention, it’s more important than ever to keep perspective on all the information available in a crowded marketplace. TCU’s Seventh Annual Schieffer Symposiu...


First Friday on the Green Photos

Anthony Mariani
If you could have found a blade of grass on Magnolia Green Park that was not occupied by someone’s rear end or a blanket during last week’s First Friday on the Green, you would have thrown your arms up and collapsed...



Wildflowers Waking

Jeff Prince
Local activist Don Young has spent endless hours over the years touting the Tandy Hills Natural Area, hosting regular clean-ups, spotlighting the park’s beautiful hills during an annual festival, and fighting to protect i...


Exotic Pet Doc at Rave Theaters

Kristian Lin
When I was in seventh grade, my science teacher kept three fully grown Burmese pythons in the classroom. They were between 10 and 15 feet long. I kept thinking about those snakes while I was watching The Elephant in the Living ...



Blogging “Black Swan” (Finale)

Kristian Lin
I issued a SPOILER WARNING earlier but now seems like a good time to repeat it: ALL THE PLOT DEVELOPMENTS ARE GIVEN AWAY IN THIS POST. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 • A brief shot of Nina trying and failing to make herself thro...


Tarrant County AIDS Walk

Jimmy Fowler
With the Texas state legislature pondering some truly frightening cuts in funding for HIV/AIDS programs, the need for private donations has never been greater. Fort Worth’s AIDS Outreach Center will present its 19th Annual Ta...



A Small but Significant Win for Palazzolo

betty.brink
It’s not a big win, but it’s a win nonetheless and Joe Palazzolo needs a few these days. The former assistant principal and whistleblower at Arlington Heights High School here whose firing by Superintendent Melody Johnson w...


“The Room” at Ridgmar Tavern

Jimmy Fowler
There are two kinds of great bad movies. The first kind is cheap crap turned out by a cynical director to make a quick buck. (That would be much of what Mystery Science Theater 3000 showed back in the ‘90s). The second is low...



New Conductor, Quartet for Cliburn Competition

Kristian Lin
Here’s something to look forward to in 2013. The Van Cliburn Foundation just announced the new guest artists for the upcoming Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The legendary conductor Leonard Slatkin, just appo...


Blogging “Black Swan” (Part 4)

Kristian Lin
All the sexy stuff is in here, so be advised. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3. • In the aftermath of yet another humiliation at Thomas’ hands, Nina sits on the floor of the rehearsal space and tries not to cry. Then she notices anothe...