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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...


Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn Ya

Jeff Prince
Those controversial red-light cameras just keep on coming. The city of Fort Worth tell us that nine more red-light cameras will be added to the 25 cameras already scattered around Fort Worth. In the past, cities that wanted to ...



In the City

Jimmy Fowler
This Friday night, UTA is hosting a chat by urban economic theorist Richard Florida. If listening to ideas about regional economies and urban redevelopment sounds like a snoozer of a way to spend a weekend night, well, you don...


Push Dogs, Pandas Off Same Cliff

Jeff Prince
British naturalist Chris Packham surprised quite a few people when he said pandas are doomed and should be allowed to become extinct. Rather than spending millions of dollars to save a hopeless species, people should support ot...



Toilt Paper on Fire

dan.mcgraw
Breaking news on the Star-Telegram website: “Burleson Elementary school evacuated after toilt paper set ablaze” It was just one roll of the toilt paper burning at Taylor Elementary School. But it was the first time ...


(Nearly) Free Beer!

Anthony Mariani
Tomorrow night (Wednesday) from 5 to 7 p.m., Rahr & Sons Brewery will open its doors to the unwashed for a tour and sampling. On tap will be some of the Fort Worth brewery’s award-winning beers, including a porter and one...