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Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
The December curse on the Dallas Cowboys is the big topic of conversation today on news sites, radio talk shows, and in the blogosphere. Everybody’s ready to bury this team alive. But I see a glass half full. The Cowboys trav...


Thoughts on the World Cup Draw

Kristian Lin
The draw for the World Cup tournament was held last Friday, and my first thought looking at it was, “Wow, that could have been so much worse!” Many neutral experts are picking USA as one of the two teams to advance out of G...



FW Indie Comedy Needs Extras

Jimmy Fowler
Hold It Now Films and director Patrick Johnson are shooting an indie feature around Fort Worth called “The High Schooler’s Guide to College Parties.” As the title suggests, it’s a comedy – the story concerns a high sc...


Who Decides What’s (Thrift) Art?

Anthony Mariani
The simple answer, according to Duchamp, is … an artist. Fine, but who decides who’s an artist? Easy: Larry Gagosian, Sotheby’s, and, here in town, Modern curator Michael Auping. If you’re an artist and you’ve either ...



unleash heART Classes to Begin

Anthony Mariani
A new visual art-related nonprofit educational organization is taking reservations for upcoming classes. unleash heART is for children and teens between the ages of 7 and 15, and first of nine scheduled 90-minute classes is on ...


Weekender 4 Fri., Dec. 4, 2009

Anthony Mariani
I remember the first time I saw Dale Bozzio on MTV. Way back in the day. The “Words” video. The one where she’s wearing black stiletto ankle boots, black pantyhose, a black micro-mini made out of two plastic squares, each...



Aughts of Laughs

Jimmy Fowler
Character actor and Fort Worth resident Patrick Cranshaw died in December 2005 at the age of 86. He worked constantly until the end playing small but memorable film and TV roles with names like Uncle Earl, Grandpa, Pappy, and ...


Ohm Reunion, One O’Clock Lab Band Grammy

Anthony Mariani
One of Fort Worth’s and all of North Texas’ most trailblazing and significant experimental bands is performing a reunion gig of sorts tonight in Denton. Formed in 1995 by Sam Ward and the late Doug Ferguson (Frankie Teardro...



TCU Prof Lemon in Esquire

Anthony Mariani
KERA’s Art & Seek blog has noticed that this month’s Esquire magazine features an excerpt from a forthcoming memoir by a Fort Worth poet. TCU lit prof Alex Lemon’s Happy (Scribner) is about his salad days as a booze-f...


Good Guy Dennis Gilbert Eying Texas Rangers

Jeff Prince
Dennis Gilbert doesn’t appear to be the stereotypically shifty, conniving, creepy kind of a guy one might expect from a former sports agent who represented superstars such as Barry Bonds, Jose Canseco, and Rickey Henderson in...