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The Sky isn’t Falling

Jimmy Fowler
I had to double-check the sky last night. There were no fiery horses stampeding from above. No dragons spewing pestilence. This dude gave nary a peep. I suspected that the ordination of Susan Slaughter as Fort Worth’s first f...


Weekender for Fri., Nov. 13, 2009

Anthony Mariani
As first reported on Blotch, the Oscar-winning Coen brothers (No Country For Old Men; O Brother, Where Art Thou?; Fargo; The Big Lebowski) will be holding open auditions tomorrow (Saturday) at Billy Bob’s (2520 Rodeo Plaza in...



We Can be Heroes

Jimmy Fowler
Most of us love a story about an unlikely hero (male or female) who steps up to confront a horrifying crisis, neutralizes the situation, and saves lives in the process. But do we love that story enough to throw out the truth? A...


Scouring the Fest

Jimmy Fowler
Since the “Weekly”’s blog coverage of the Lone Star International Film Festival doesn’t automatically leap out at you from this website, here’s an easy link. One of the festival’s most anticipated flicks, “The Mes...



So Far, So Good

Jimmy Fowler
I hope it’s fair to judge a fledgling public radio station on a random selection of two and a half hours, because this morning on KXT 91.7 — KERA 90.1’s new all-music sister station – I heard Telegraph Canyon, Katsu...


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...