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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...



Soul of City Hall

Jimmy Fowler
The often dreary workaday business at City Hall just got a shot of “Yummy!”: The “Star-T” reports today that Drew’s Place, the popular 22 year old Lake Como soul food establishment run by Drew Thomas, has secured a co...


Historic Fort Worth Exhibit Wrapping Up

Anthony Mariani
Preservation is the Art of the City is an art show and sale whose proceeds benefit preservation programs at Historic Fort Worth, a nonprofit agency devoted to preserving local historic sites such as Thistle Hill and the McFarla...



Tom Delay Finally Jumped the Shark

eric.griffey
Here he is on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars. For one night, forget the fact that he took money from lobbyists, embezzled money, and was generally one of the most corrupt, pandering politicians in recent memory… and g...


Off Asides on Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
My colleague Peter Gorman erroneously predicted that the New York Giants would beat the Dallas Cowboys. Sorry, Peter, but the Giants didn’t do squat. Tony Romo beat the Cowboys. I’m always interested to see what my friend J...



Weekender, Fri., Sept. 18

Anthony Mariani
Got an un-mastered copy of Stella Rose’s new album (eight tracks, as-yet untitled). It’s badass: heavy, melodic, and a little trippy. (Think: My Bloody Valentine, Bush, Queens of the Stone Age.) I’m sure HearSay will tell...


Kimmel Sells Blagojevich Chair Creeply er Cheaply

Jeff Prince
Publisher Michael Viner of Phoenix Books might be sweating today. He’s the guy who paid former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich a reported six figures to write a book about his rocky time in politics. And yet a chair that was si...