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Frontier Brothers Playing CMJ Festival

Anthony Mariani
For Northeasterners, CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival is a pretty big deal. It’s like SXSW, but it takes place in New York rather than Austin, it doesn’t have any stupid panel discussions, its focus is 100 percent on ...


Baby Monster

Jimmy Fowler
It’s that season again – the time when fans of horror, suspense and speculative cinema are scrambling to find something fresh to watch. Let me recommend a low-budget satiric shocker that generated quite a buzz at this year...



Weekender: Fri., Sept. 23, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Lots of sensory-heightening, mood-lightening shows this weekend, starting tonight (Friday) at Lola’s Saloon-Stockyards (105 W Exchange Av, 817-386-5008), when Sorta’s Trey Johnson and Fort Worth’s answer to the ’80s-era...


Spankings Lower Kids’ IQs Or Is It An Act?

Jeff Prince
While growing up I had a friend who was spanked regularly for almost any reason by a surly father. My friend was smart and inventive when we were together with nobody else around, but when anyone in his family came into the pic...



Oh Ye Of Little Cowboys Faith

Jeff Prince
New York Giants starting safety Kenny Phillips is out for the season with a knee injury, becoming another in a long line of hobbled players on the Giants roster. Still, they managed to thump the Dallas Cowboys last Sunday night...


Love the One You’re With

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight, the ABC late night “news” (and I use that word with a giggle) program ”Nightline” is airing the totally pointless but probably entertaining face-off between Ed Young, pro-marriage pastor of Grapevine’s Fellow...



U.S. is Running Out of Ammo

eric.griffey
According to the Associated Press, bullet-makers can’t keep up with demand. The reason for the spike is what the article calls “the Obama effect.” This was a pretty alarming quote from the story: “It alw...


Netflix’s Ten Percent Solution

Kristian Lin
Earlier this week Netflix awarded $1 million to a team of researchers calling themselves BellKor’s Pragmatic Chaos. At issue is Cinematch, the part of the website that comes up with a set of recommended movie rentals pers...



Gay Raid

Anthony Mariani
A couple of week’s ago, some members of Fort Worth’s GLBT community began “raiding” straight bars, no doubt in response to the now-infamous Rainbow Lounge raid. But instead of busting some heads, the gay raiders have ju...


Gen Text: Kids Getting ‘Faced

Jeff Prince
I was visiting a friend a couple of Saturdays ago, the same day that the Texas Tech Raiders were hosting the Rice Owls in a football game. My friend’s teen-aged son is a freshman at Tech and throughout the day he sent text me...