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ULTA Offers Beauty Not Axe Murders

Jeff Prince
Friday the 13th is associated with bad things happening. Tires blow out. Toilets clog. Freaks named Jason hunt down young co-eds and kill them one by one in increasingly graphic ways and sometimes in slow motion. It’s a h...


Texas Sheiks in the Times

Anthony Mariani
In a newish podcast, The New York Times interviews blues guitarist Geoff Muldaur, who discusses the Texas Sheiks, a traditional, old-timey blues super-group of sorts that several months ago put out an eponymous album (with cove...



Everything’s A-OK

Jimmy Fowler
Today’s the 40th anniversary of my all-time favorite kid’s show “Sesame Street.” (Broadcast locally, of course, by KERA-TV Channel 13). If you couldn’t take the day off, then productivity at your office should at leas...


Fort Worth’s First All-Green Retailer Opens

Anthony Mariani
On Wednesday, Fort Worth’s first all-green retail store will open its doors. The Greener Good will provide green alternatives to everything from “lawnmowers to baby bibs.” All of the store’s products, according to the c...



Dallas’ Barley House Launches All-Local Jukebox

Anthony Mariani
A Big D club/venue, The Barley House, has committed its entire jukebox to bands based mostly in Dallas. CDs by The Deathray Davies, Baboon, The Dixie Chicks, The Polyphonic Spree, and Denton’s Centro-matic represent just some...


Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
My dog Hazel and I were watching the Dallas Cowboys kick some major Philadelphia bootay last night when Eagles backup quarterback (and convicted canine killer) Michael Vick appeared on TV. Hazel suddenly bolted upright from her...



FW’s Trannie Budget Crisis

Jimmy Fowler
Lots of people are preening with moral outrage that FW city leaders will consider covering gender reassignment surgery in the employee health plans. That’s only one in a list of 20 recommendations by a post-Rainbow Lounge rai...


Weekender for Fri., Nov. 6, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Tonight (Friday) is the last First Friday on the Green, an outdoor concert series at Magnolia Green Park that started, oh, a few months ago. (Gotta shut it down ’cause winter’s coming and stuff.) Fort Worth’s alt-country-...



Titanmoon Opening Orphanage in Pakistan

Anthony Mariani
Sophisticated indie-pop rock band Titanmoon has just returned from a tour/goodwill mission to Dubai, Japan, and Pakistan. The Fort Worth group will be opening an orphanage/school in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2010, with help from Pa...


There’s A New Sheriff In Town

Jeff Prince
Local folks who don’t like the way the oil and gas industry is shoving drilling down their throats are breathing a little bit easier today (which is saying a lot in polluted Fort Worth). News that the Environmental Protection...