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Scenes From a Political Marriage

Kristian Lin
Harry Reid has found trouble recently from Game Change, the upcoming book on the 2008 election. The real dirt, though, is on John and Elizabeth Edwards, as detailed in this excerpt in New York magazine. I just got through readi...


Mark McGwire Apology As Lame As His Lies

Jeff Prince
Steroids must shrink a dude’s brain even smaller than his nuts. That’s how it seemed while watching Mark McGwire sniveling an apology on TV last night. He lied for years — lied by omission, stonewalling, passive-aggre...



Telegraph Canyon to Play SXSW

Anthony Mariani
Telegraph Canyon is now the second band with 817 ties –– the other is Best Fwends –– to be selected to play the annual SXSW Music Festival in mid-March, 2010, in Austin. No word yet on when and where Telegraph will be p...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys (and Jay Leno)

Jeff Prince
Watching the Dallas Cowboys pluck the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday made for a fun party with friends but I didn’t get any notes taken. See, most Cowboys games I watch alone at home, taking notes for “Off Asides.” Then ...



Free Tix to AA Bondy Show at Lola’s

Anthony Mariani
Thanks to Spune Productions, I’ve got a pair of tix to Fat Possum’s AA Bondy gig tonight (Monday) at Lola’s Saloon Sixth (3726 W. 6th St. in the W. 7th St. corridor, 817-877-0666). Austinite Amy Cook is opening. To wi...


Happy Birthday To King, Queen

Jeff Prince
Two of the world’s greatest performance artists are celebrating birthdays today. Elvis would have been 75 today if pills hadn’t waylaid him. He was never better than when he sang this song written specifically for him t...



Vegan, Pass By

Jimmy Fowler
I’d like to introduce my new love: Hanger steak. He’s cheap, juicy, and enjoys being treated like a piece of meat. As far as I know, I first met him in chicken fried form during a recent visit to Tillman’s Roadhouse for t...


Bruce Wood Film in Fest

Anthony Mariani
Longtime readers probably remember Weekly dance critic Leonard Eureka’s raves about Bruce Wood Dance Company, a Fort Worth-based Modern troupe founded in 1995 by the titular choreographer, who studied under Balanchine at New ...



Love This Story

Jeff Prince
Domingo Ramirez Jr.’s story in today’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram touched even this crusty reporter’s leathery heart. Sure, honesty should be the norm and not “big news.” But Erfan Vatanpour, 18, cou...


Eagles Spit On Cowboys Star, Apologize, Dread

Jeff Prince
It’s official – the Philadelphia Eagles and their mouthy fans are trembling like baby Accipitridae. Their mojo is no-go leading up to Saturday night’s playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Philadelphia Inquirer see...