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Jay Leno Takes It On Chin In Debut

Jeff Prince
Red flags popped up in my mind when the TV commercials promoting Jay Leno’s new primetime show for weeks on end were surprisingly unfunny. Then, I kept hearing about how Leno was going to bring back funny to prime time. More ...


Cuzthisis Thrillaaa!

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth will be part of a worldwide effort to perform the largest simultaneous dance. The song –– and the moves –– will be Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Y’know. Clawed hands in the air going back and forth. S...



Wendy Davis and Joel Burns to Sling Booze

eric.griffey
Senator Wendy Davis and Councilman Joel Burns will be serving the public booze at Grace from 5-7pm, Sept 29. All of their tips will benefit the Mobile Summer Rec. programs at DeZavala, Daggett and Rosemont schools. A lot of pla...


Texas Ballet Theater Protests

Anthony Mariani
Members of North Texas’ professional musicians union plan on protesting Texas Ballet Theater’s performances at Bass Performance Hall on the weekend of October 2nd. To make up for budget shortfalls several months ago, TBT be...



This Just In: World To End Soon

Jeff Prince
I watched a lot of the History Channel this weekend and was floored by all the shows about Nostradamus, the Mayans, and other ancient prophets who claimed that Armageddon, the end of days, the apocalypse, or whatever you want t...


“King Of The Hill” Will Be Missed

Jeff Prince
The joy of watching the Dallas Cowboys kick butt in their season opener on Sunday was saddened later that evening when “King of the Hill” aired its series finale. Hank, Peggy, and Bobby Hill of “Arlen” have been welcome...



Want an NEA Grant? Only if You Voted Obama

Anthony Mariani
In the 1930s, the U.S. government conscripted visual artists across the country to create what amounted to U.S. propaganda: murals of muscular farmers, posters of empowered women. The goal was to help motivate Americans out of ...


Ridglea Theater Finally Sold?

Anthony Mariani
The Westside building that houses the Ridglea Theater may have finally been sold. Ridglea co-owner Richard Van Zandt said, “I’ve heard they’re going to sign a contract on Monday.” The sale will allow the company that ow...



Weekender: Fri., Sept. 11, 2009

Anthony Mariani
If you’re not doing anything tomorrow night (Saturday), you really oughta gather up some of your smartest (drinkingest?) pals and hit Fall Gallery Night. From 2 ’til about 9 p.m., you can hop from gallery to gallery –– ...


AISD Apologizes For Dissing Barack Obama Speech

Jeff Prince
Another hour passes; another apology is issued. This time the groveling comes from Arlington Superintendent Jerry McCullough for his handling of the Barack Obama speech to school kiddies. I’m sick and tired of hearing people ...