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“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 ...


Rolling Stone Mag Praises Fort Worth Band

Anthony Mariani
Say what you will about Rolling Stone –– that it’s basically a celebrity rag with a few album reviews in it, that it hasn’t been relevant in, oh, about 900 years –– but the 850-year-old magazine is still the last wo...



Joe Wilson Apologized; Why Not Obama?

Jeff Prince
Republican Congressman Joe Wilson’s half-assed apology for yelling “You lie!” during the president’s speech is a glaring example of Washington D.C.’s lack of political backbone. Political correctness includes the word...


Thursday Night Live Tonight

Anthony Mariani
New and old local outfits will clash –– um, I mean, “Complement each other nicely” –– tonight (Thursday) at Central Market. You’ve got newbies Luke Wade and No Civilians, a supergroup of sorts fronted by vet singe...



R.I.P. Lovable Curmudgeon Tad Gaither

Anthony Mariani
Former proprietor of both Black Dog Taverns, Gaither passed away recently of unknown causes. Folks who knew him will remember a little guy, no bigger than about 5’-7’’ and a buck-fifty, with a non-offensive, successful, s...


World Cup Soccer Roundup

Kristian Lin
I skipped the president’s health care speech last night because it conflicted with another weighty occasion for Americans: The U.S. soccer team’s 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain that gets our guys one ...