Blotch

R.I.P., Jim Johnson

Kristian Lin
While all the offseason NFL coverage is dominated by Michael Vick coming back and Brett Favre not coming back (to the latter of which I say, thank God), you may have missed the sad news of the death of Jim Johnson, the Philadel...


Edward R. Murrow Salutes In Grave

Jeff Prince
Investigative journalism is a calling card here at Fort Worth Weekly, where we strive to peer deep into the destabilizing cracks that can stagger the foundations upon which freedom and democracy are built. So thank the ghost of...



Everyone Knows It’s Wendy

Jimmy Fowler
A combination of a “Mad TV” sketch character and an R. Crumb fantasy come to life, the towering, bewigged, and hilariously intimidating talk show host Wendy Williams recently returned for her first syndicated TV season on t...


Sarah Palin’s Attack on the Media: Pandering Nonsense or Sour Grapes?

eric.griffey
You decide. My favorite quote from her speech yesterday, as she handed power over to Lt. Governor Sean Parnell: “Democracy depends on you, and that is why — that’s why our troops are willing to die for you. So how abo...



Whatever Will Grunt Will Grunt

Jeff Prince
An MSN article today mentions five life lessons that come up most among people aged 65 to 104: 1. The simple things matter most. 2. Humor and time cure most pains. 3. There’s more satisfaction in giving than getting. 4. Choos...


Boozing With President Obama

Jeff Prince
President Barack Obama screwed up royally by saying those Cambridge cops “acted stupidly” when arresting black Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. The prez wasn’t there, didn’t know what happened, and inserted...



Dinner Roll: Restuarant Round-Up

eric.griffey
In addition to great deals, the Dinner Roll is all about new places to eat. Tim Love’s new gourmet burger joint opens its doors next week, and a much-needed fine dining restaurant has opened up in Weatherford. Love Shack So7 ...


Weekender/Hip-Tips, Fri., July 24

Anthony Mariani
Odd pairing tomorrow night (Saturday) at the Longhorn (121 W Exchange Av, the Stockyards, 817-740-9477): Austin’s kinda silly, rockabilly-inflected Flametrick Subs and Fort Worth’s deadly serious, grungy Stella Rose. But as...



In a Fat Snit

Jimmy Fowler
If ever there was an example of America’s screwed-up relationship with food and physical appearance (a pathology shared by the skinny as well as the fat), it’s in the current web debate over whether Obama’s nominee for su...


Playboy.com Loves Angelo’s Bar-B-Que

Anthony Mariani
Angelo’s Bar-B-Que was recently named one of the top 10 barbecue joints in the country by Playboy.com. Of the 51-year-old institution at 2533 White Settlement Road on the near West Side, the legendary magazine says that co-ow...