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Weekender, Thur., July 9

Anthony Mariani
Around happy hour tonight (Thursday) on the patio at Central Market (4651 W. Fwy., 817-335-1373) you will be able to marvel at Chatterton, the superb Fort Worth alt-country quartet fronted by veteran songwriter and beard enthus...


Ex-Cowboys Dud Betrays His Bud

Jeff Prince
Former Dallas Cowboys piss-and-moaner Greg Ellis stabbed his “friend” DeMarcus Ware in the back by saying on the ESPN 103.3 “Michael Irvin Show” that Ware took himself out of games to force more playing time for Ellis. ...



Drama Queens: News at 5

Jeff Prince
This tearful goodbye between veteran news anchors Mike Snyder and Jane McGarry — complete with handholding, long gazes, and heartfelt “I love you’s” – is a freak show. And remember, Snyder is only switching to an ...


State Board of Indoctrination

Jimmy Fowler
Watching Texas state politics sometimes feels like reading a Terry Southern novel – there are so many absurd situations, bizzaro twists, and exaggerated examples of unlikely human behavior, you feel inured to almost everythin...



Palin, Perry Two Peas In A Pod

Jeff Prince
Gov. Rick Perry is yapping about Sarah Palin’s decision to campaign for his reelection. Makes sense donchaknow because political leaders in Alaska are just downhome folks with good moral fiber and strong Christian values donc...


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...