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Happy Birthday, Mr. Russell

Jimmy Fowler
This past Wednesday was the 75th birthday of Jerry Russell, founder and current producing director of Stage West. His theatrical accomplishments are way too numerous to list here, so instead let’s look for the best word to de...


Little Sisters of the Poor Congratulate TCU

Anthony Mariani
OK, as much as I admire and respect TCU football, I have to say that until TCU plays in a major conference –– and the Big East doesn’t count, ’less you’re talking hoops, and you’re not –– TCU football will never...



Sundance Screens “Pioneer”

Jimmy Fowler
Dallas writer-director David Lowery and Fort Worth producer James M. Johnston made a splash on the national film festival circuit with their locally shot, 2009 kids-create-a-world-of-their-own feature St. Nick. Now their short ...


Cowboys Hire Garrett — Amused?

Anthony Mariani
As the newly appointed head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Jason Garrett is ready to get his hands dirty and follow the rebuilding plan graciously laid out by the Weekly’s Jeff Prince.   Or not.   Garrett’s loss. Anyway, wi...



Burning Hotels to Play SXSW?

Anthony Mariani
Just got a hot tip (thanks, Twitter!) that The Burning Hotels have been invited to play an officially sanctioned showcase at SXSW, though SXSW’s long list of scheduled performers at www.sxsw.com does not include the Fort Wort...


D/FW Airport Wants Monopoly On Nudity, Gouging

Jeff Prince
American Airlines and D/FW International Airport are okay with fondling our junk, using nude scanners, and gouging us financially with excessive fees. But they’re protesting a strip club at the airport’s south entra...



Star-T’s Top “Local” Albums from Dallas, Denton

Anthony Mariani
Anyone else a little disheartened if not downright perturbed that Fort Worth Star-Telegram pop music critic Preston Jones’ top five “local” albums of 2010 includes only one album from a Fort Worth-based band, The Orbans...


Memorable Moments from 2010′s Movies

Kristian Lin
I don’t know why I didn’t think of this earlier: Film Comment used to do a feature in their print version called “Moments Out of Time” to recap the year in films. They stopped about 10 years ago, but revived it five yea...



The Best Supporting Actors in 2010′s Movies

Kristian Lin
Supporting actors can add so much to a film and even occasionally steal them out from under the leads. Here are the most memorable supporting performances I saw in 2010, along with some citations for ensemble casts: Christian B...


Mayor Mike Makes Nice With Badgers After TCU Win

Jeff Prince
Mayor Mike Moncrief wrote a friendly letter to the editor of the Cap Times newspaper in Wisconsin after the TCU Horned Frogs gored the Badgers in the Rose Bowl last weekend. In the letter, published today, he compliments the Ba...