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Travel Notes from Spain

Kristian Lin
My recent absence from this blog was due to my vacation in Spain, so I thought I’d report back on what I’ve seen. Seville was the first European city I visited that made me think, “I could live here.” It’s fascinating...


Spike Lee and “Good Hair”

Kristian Lin
When I was watching Good Hair, I was disappointed that the filmmakers didn’t use this clip from Spike Lee’s 1990 collegiate musical School Daze, with the straight-haired girls facing off against the nappy-haired one...



TCU Player Featured in New York Times

Anthony Mariani
Here’s a relatively small, glowing NYT profile about TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes. The 6-foot-3-inch 257-lbs. senior is projected to be a first-round draft pick next year. Go, Frogs.


Why is the city settling for a mere drop out of a million dollar bucket?

betty.brink
The Fort Worth City Council, facing a budget gap of $59 million that it closed by firing long-time workers and forcing pay cuts on those it kept along with cutting millions from various city services, many of which benefited lo...



Weekender for Fri., Oct. 23

Anthony Mariani
On Saturday, you’ve got the Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Quaker City Nighthawks (from Sioux Falls), and Room Sound at The Moon (2911 W Berry St, by TCU, 817-926-9600), and Los Noviembres at the Scat (111 W 4th St, Sundance Square, ...


Riverboat Gambler Muso in Need

Anthony Mariani
The Riverboat Gamblers’ Ian McDougall is in the hospital, recovering from injuries suffered when hit by a car while on his bike. He has a broken hip, broken wrist, hemorrhaging under the skull, and assorted lacerations, torn ...



Fighting the Good Fight

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s a big salute to Natalie Ellis, a 34 year old criminology student at UTA. A volunteer for the UTA Arlington Innocence Network, she didn’t pass up a case file on a 1997 Dallas murder that others had dismissed. Because ...


‘Survivor’ Extra-Realistic This Season

Jeff Prince
Why does it seem so fitting that the most conniving, manipulative, lying, greedy snake in the grass ever featured on Survivor is an oil company owner in Texas? So far Russell Hantz has lied about being stuck on a roof for two d...



Dubya’s New Career Launches in FW

Kristian Lin
The next surreal chapter in the life of George W. Bush plays out here in Fort Worth on Monday. He’s starting his career as a motivational speaker! The all-day event at Fort Worth Convention Center also features Colin Powe...


Sidebar to This Week’s Cover Story

eric.griffey
This is something of a sidebar to this week’s cover story “Falling Down, Getting Back Up.” Though the stories may seem like novellas, you’d be surprised how much stuff has to be left out because of lack of room, or for ...