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Starbucks Baristas Get Steamed

eric.griffey
Some of the baristas at the 8th and Rosedale Starbucks announced today that some of their employees have unionized, making them the first unionized Starbucks in Texas. Here is their press release: Fort Worth, TX- Baristas and c...


Fort Worth Opera Lassos ‘Celebs’

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Opera asked local celebrities to sing “Jingle Bells” in an off-key manner as part of a “Stop Bad Singing” campaign. This is hoped to encourage people to give money to the opera and, I suppose, to enco...



More Bad Santas

Jimmy Fowler
Like Barbie and the circus clown, Santa Claus is a cultural icon whose desecration brings endless joy to bored adults with a fondness for easy targets. And isn’t that most of us? The folks at SketchySantas.com have colle...


Hip Tips: The Anti-Drug

Anthony Mariani
I’m sick of pure crap being described as “experimental” or “edgy.” Playing pop music out of tune qualifies as neither experimental nor edgy. It’s annoying and stupid. Same goes for your unintelligible prose poem or ...



Romo’s a Homo? (No, No)

Jimmy Fowler
Let me apologize up front if any readers are offended by the “H” word in the post headline. If you didn’t already know, I’m gay, I play for the pink team, I’ve got sugar in my shorts, etc etc. I just couldn’...


Does John Denver Ever Cross Fort Worth’s Mind?

Jeff Prince
John Denver attended Fort Worth’s Arlington Heights High School in the early 1960s but reportedly didn’t enjoy his time there too much. He hit the road as soon as he could, plunging into the music business and becoming a st...



More on Monthly’s, Texas Music’s Neglect

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth bands might as well be from Idaho for all of the coverage they (do not) receive in Texas Monthly and Texas Music Magazine, two alleged “statewide” publications that have music sections. Agreed, the Monthly’s is...


Face It, Nolan Ryan Is Texas Rangers

Jeff Prince
Tom Hicks has had plenty of ups and downs as the Texas Rangers owner since 1998, but his final couple of bows have been graceful. Bringing back Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez to the Rangers in 2009 after a seven-year absence was a ...



Holy Mischief

Jimmy Fowler
Accusations of child sexual abuse against Catholic priests are so unsurprising, they barely blip on the media radar, as when seven Tarrant County women recently filed a lawsuit alleging that a priest who served locally molested...


Fate Lions, Maren Morris in KXT Studios

Anthony Mariani
KXT studios in Dallas will be full of Fort Worth sounds over the next two days. From 3:15 to 4:15 tomorrow (Wednesday) on 91.7-FM, Fate Lions will be performing on-air. The quartet hearkens back to the wow and flutter of The Pl...