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One-Hit Wonders Win Again

Jeff Prince
The Dallas Observer‘s March 31 cover featured a deer with crosshairs on its skull, and the headline “One-Hit Wonders.” The cover mocked Texas Rangers fans and their antler gestures, and predicted doom for the ...


Jubilee’s “Monday Night Series”

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight (Mon Apr 11) at 7pm, Jubilee Theatre will present the second installment of its 2011 “Monday Night Series” with a staged reading of playwright Katori Hall’s comic drama Saturday Night/Sunday Morning, about the pol...



R.I.P., Sidney Lumet

Kristian Lin
“Good style, to me, is unseen style.” The film director Sidney Lumet was quoted as saying so in the New York Times obituary notice that ran for him over the weekend. The 86-year-old Lumet passed away on Saturday, af...


Kelly Clarkson On Idol This Week

Jeff Prince
American Idol is teetering toward inanity this season after a promising start. The new judges who were so strong in the early episodes have evolved into boring cheerleaders with nothing to say. The guest performers, including D...



Larry’s (Art) World

Anthony Mariani
Larry Gagosian is probably why contemporary art is so misunderstood and the art-world establishment loathed by everyone who’s not part of it, all nine zillion of us non-billionaires. Gagosian represents nearly 80 artists and ...


FW At Night Is A Pretty Sight

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s skyline at night is hard to beat. While trolling around YouTube this morning I found this entertaining video of our lovely city:



Scenes/Sounds from TNL

Anthony Mariani
A few dozen folks showed up at Central Market last night for our free weekly outdoor concert series, Thursday Night Live. Openers Mission to the Sea, the songwriting vehicle for Dallas’ Deck Sachse, was like a mini-orchestra,...


Identity at the Science Center

Anthony Mariani
I’m glad the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (1600 Gendy St., Cultural District) has come to the realization that not every adult in town has children and that by catering to children, the museum leaves out a lot of ...



Cut Football, Too

Jimmy Fowler
With all the buzz about laying off teachers, increasing class sizes, and cutting whole programs to balance the state budget, I’ve been wondering when someone would ask high school athletics to share the pain. The Keller schoo...


Still Raking Muck 25 Years Later

Jeff Prince
The Pine Log, my old college newspaper, blogged about me today and made me feel special. Last Friday I spoke to young writers at the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association’s annual conference in downtown Fort Worth, wher...