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Save the Vampire Squid From Hell

Kristian Lin
I was appalled when I read this entry at Huffington Post, which seemed to say that the vampire squid might be endangered from human activity. Then I clicked on the original press release put out by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Res...


Reception for FW Artists

Jimmy Fowler
This Friday (Feb 19), The Art Institute of Fort Worth hosts a 5:30-7:30pm reception for painters Ron Tomlinson and Zack Hawkins to celebrate their joint gallery show there. Tomlinson has practically created a school of Fort Wor...



Drama Nabs ‘Idols’ Todrick Hall, Casey James

Jeff Prince
Last night’s episode of American Idol proved one thing – two of the most talented contestants hail from these parts. Todrick Hall, the 24-year-old dancer, actor, and playwright from Arlington, did a bang-up job of the Jason...


Fort Worth’s Adonis Rose Shares Grammy

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth-via-New Orleans jazz drummer and bandleader Adonis Rose played on the album that won the Grammy in the Best Large Group/Ensemble jazz category –– Book One, the debut album by the 20-piece New Orleans Jazz Orchest...



FW @ SXSW

Anthony Mariani
As first reported here, recent cover-story subjects Telegraph Canyon will be playing an officially sanctioned showcase at SXSW, though the band’s slot has not yet been confirmed. What we do know, however, is that Telegraph is...


Almost Hades, West Virginia And Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” always made me think West Virginia was a paradise. I’ve never been there, so I don’t know. But maybe he should have sang, “Almost Hades, West Virginia…” based on this G...



A DeSoto Veggie Tale

Jimmy Fowler
The enterprising capitalists at Sara’s Secret and Condoms To Go – two “erotic accessories” stores in DeSoto — have created a stir with a billboard ad on I-35 that features a cucumber with a terrified expression on...


Kevin Smith Waddles From Plane, Whines

Jeff Prince
Removing obese filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) from a plane has resulted in a ton of bad publicity for Southwest Airlines. And that’s not fair to Southwest. Smith could have reasonably been thrown off the plane i...



Cellar Star Bongo Joe Remembered

Anthony Mariani
Every year, The Oxford American magazine puts out a music issue, a few hundred pages devoted mostly to obscure musicians from the south –– each issue comes with a compilation CD of select music. In the OA’s most recent it...


Chris Johnson Of Telegraph Canyon Nails 47 Herkies

Jeff Prince
Talk about suffering for one’s art — look closely at the current issue of Fort Worth Weekly and you can see the sheer misery in the eyes of a few Telegraph Canyon band members who were freezing their asses off when the ...