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T.O. B.S.

Jeff Prince
Football is the only sport I’m interested in watching these days — so it’s a long, long dry spell between February and August. During that six-month lull, there is little on TV that interests me sports-wise unless it...


Seniors Today

Jimmy Fowler
Recently, there’s been a fair amount of handwringing over how 21st century digital distractions like the internet, blackberries, and cell phone cameras have obliterated good manners during live performances. Of course, two au...



NBC5′s Mike Snyder Demoted

Jeff Prince
A year ago TV critic Ed Bark suggested Thomas Ehlmann at NBC5 needed to “make his mark” when he took over as the local station’s new boss in August. Bark further suggested in this “Uncle Barky’s Bytes” blog site tha...


Midyear Movie Lists

Kristian Lin
I was recently asked to take part in a poll of critics and fans about the 50 greatest movies of all time. The results of the poll are here, and my list is here. You may notice that Citizen Kane isn’t on this list. Do I really...



Free Tix: James McMurtry

Anthony Mariani
Alt-country singer-songwriter and one of four ’09 inductees into our Fort Worth Music Hall of Fame, James McMurtry will be performing a free show at Longhorn Saloon in the Stockyards (121 W. Exchange Ave.) on Sun., July 12. D...


Reason for the Season

Jimmy Fowler
At some point this weekend, turn the party music down a little, step away from the grill, put the beer down (it’s not going anywhere), and savor the awesomeness of Thomas Jefferson’s greatest hit — or, at the very lea...



The Return of the King

Anthony Mariani
One-man-R&B-band Nathan Brown/Browningham is playing tonight at The Grotto, probably about 1 in the morning, after everyone has drunk a dangerous amount of alcohol and the gritty party band Shuttle has come and gone. That a...


Dinner Roll: Restaurant Round-Up July 4 Edition

eric.griffey
Keep those restaurant related emails rolling in: eric.griffey@fwweekly.com Hoffbrau Steaks (1712 S. University Dr. FW 76107 phone: 817-870-1952) is offering dinner for two for $19.99, but only if you tell your server that you k...



Wacked-up Over Jacko

Jimmy Fowler
“Breaking News: Michael Jackson Still Weird and Still Dead!” CNN plays continuously throughout the day at my house as a kind of background noise. The amount of coverage being given to Jackson’s death is smothering, and I ...


Police Chief Backpedals Over The Rainbow

Jeff Prince
Wow, how’s this for an about-face? Fort Worth’s top cop, the one who came across as cavalier and condescending while first discussing last weekend’s raid at the Rainbow Lounge, is now doing the ol’ soft ...