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Thursday Night Live Tonight

Anthony Mariani
New and old local outfits will clash –– um, I mean, “Complement each other nicely” –– tonight (Thursday) at Central Market. You’ve got newbies Luke Wade and No Civilians, a supergroup of sorts fronted by vet singe...


R.I.P. Lovable Curmudgeon Tad Gaither

Anthony Mariani
Former proprietor of both Black Dog Taverns, Gaither passed away recently of unknown causes. Folks who knew him will remember a little guy, no bigger than about 5’-7’’ and a buck-fifty, with a non-offensive, successful, s...



World Cup Soccer Roundup

Kristian Lin
I skipped the president’s health care speech last night because it conflicted with another weighty occasion for Americans: The U.S. soccer team’s 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain that gets our guys one ...


Are You Wolf Or Sheep?

Jeff Prince
Driving into Fort Worth from the west on I-30 has presented motorists with a quandary this week. A construction project means traffic is being funneled into one lane. A sign tells motorists to merge left one mile ahead. Some dr...



Ellen DeGeneres In (And Out); Paula Abdul Buh-Bye

Jeff Prince
Ellen DeGeneres isn’t a bad pick to replace Paula Abdul as an “American Idol” judge but I’m reserving my cartwheels for awhile. Nobody on the judging panel has ever been (purposely) funny on that show, other tha...


A Man of Taste and Style

Jimmy Fowler
Kudos to the five local Metropolitan Community Churches who’ve started the eye-catching “Would Jesus Discriminate?” highway campaign, with at least two billboards on I-30 in Fort Worth declaring things like “Jesus Affir...



Obama Tells Students to Stay in School, Not All Kids Hear the Message

betty.brink
“He said things that we, parents, teachers, ministers, have been saying for years: Stay in school, respect your teachers, listen to your parents, take responsibility. Well, praise the Lord, it makes all the difference in the ...


Cry Me A River … Of Blood

Jeff Prince
HBO’s vampire series “True Blood” presents a world in which mortals and immortals try to live side by side in harmony. Humans and vampires even become couples, and one thing always happens when people form romantic relati...



Post-Labor Day Movie Thoughts

Kristian Lin
How was your Labor Day weekend? Judging by the box-office returns, you probably didn’t spend it at the movies, but that’s OK. I still have a bunch of movie-related thoughts and links for you as the fall gets underway. All A...


Shhhh! On Shuttle

Jeff Prince
People bitching about the high cost of parking at the new Dallas Cowboys stadium might want to consider the “Shuttle Deal” at J. Gilligan’s, 400 E. Abram St., in Arlington. If you go to Gilligan’s before the game, order...