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The Best Movies Directed by Women of 2009

Kristian Lin
The New York Times recently found that only about 10 percent of the films they reviewed in 2009 were directed by women. Of course, women make up much more than 10 percent of the world’s population. The lack of female movie di...


Texas Creamed Unmercifully: TCU Falls To Boise State

Jeff Prince
It’s hard to say whether the TCU offense had an off night or if they just couldn’t compete with Boise State’s defense. Either way, Horned Frog quarterback Andy Dalton and his receiver corps couldn’t get it together and ...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
Bless Wade Phillips’ pea-pickin’ little ol’ heart. The Cowboys coach tried to be marketable and media savvy. He tried to create a rallying cry (ala former coach Jimmy Johnson’s now famous “How ‘Bout Them Cowboys!”...


Take A Hike

Jeff Prince
Listening to numerous quarterbacks saying “hike, hike” all weekend still didn’t prompt me to get off the couch and take their advice. I missed the Manly Men & Wild Women Hike through the Tandy Hills Natur...



Year of the Butterfly

Jimmy Fowler
Continuing its mission of assisting local artists, the multi-media collaborative The Butterfly Connection will host a free photography session for North Texas stage/film/TV actors who need professional head shots for auditions....


The Best Sports Films of 2009

Kristian Lin
I was trying to figure out whether I had enough material to do this list, and then Bill Simmons beat me to the punch. He even had his best sports movies in more or less the same order as I had. I guess I should file that under ...



All-Decade 817 Songs

Anthony Mariani
In this week’s HearSay, our trusty columnist who may or may not be me trots out a bunch of what he thinks are some of the best tunes, albums, and shows to come out of the 817 over the past 10 years. Below are links to some of...


Best FW Stage of the ’00s

Jimmy Fowler
For an incomplete but very heartfelt overview of the best Fort Worth stage productions of the “Naughty Aughties,” check out this week’s ”Stage” page. Live theater is a precious art form because when the run is over, t...



Miles Austin Pro Bowl Shines On Jerry Jones

Jeff Prince
Remember this past off-season when Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones was trumpeting the talent of Miles Austin for weeks on end? Austin was a restricted free agent at the time, entering his fourth season, looking for a decent pa...


The Best Horror Films of 2009

Kristian Lin
Why horror? I just happened to notice a bunch of interesting films in the genre this year. (That will be a theme in my upcoming future posts as well: stuff I happened to notice.) Personally, I found Observe and Report scarier t...