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Ron Washington’s Mixed Legacy

Eric Griffey
Why couldn’t Ron Washington have just taken an extended leave of absence? Why did he have to quit? Today Washington unexpectedly resigned as manager of the Texas Rangers. He cited “personal reasons” for leaving th...


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Star Party at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History

JIMMY FOWLER
Maybe you’ve noticed, but damn, the news has been depressing lately. Much of it is due to the perennially obnoxious habit of human separating themselves into tribes and then attacking each other, either literally or rhetorica...



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Thousands to Protest Cowboys, Michael Sam

Jeff Prince
Thousands of Christians are showing up in Arlington to protest Jack Burkman and American Decency for their moralistic, closed-minded stance on the Dallas Cowboys signing openly gay football player Michael Sam to its practice sq...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) I’m not saying Fred’s Texas Café (915 Currie St., 817-332-0083) is small, just that the West 7th beer-and-burger institution might not be big enough to contain all of the gigantic gospel-psych-funk fury that living leg...



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“Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” at The Modern

JIMMY FOWLER
Right now we’re in that frustrating transitional phase from summer to fall that Texans know all too well: It’s still hot and humid, but Labor Day is over and the official start of autumn is less than three weeks away. It’...


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Arts Goggle is Seeking Artists

Eric Griffey
Since 2003, Arts Goggle has been one of the city’s premier showcases for local artists and musicians. Twice a year, Mad-Nolia Avenue and surrounding sreets  are closed off and filled with artists and buskers; dozens of ...



Yep. Perdition's been there too.

Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
1.) I don’t know how they do it, but the four Fort Worth dudes in the heavy pop-punk band Perdition have probably put as many miles on the road as any major-label band. And air-miles too. Perdition has toured Europe twice. ...


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Lone Star Film Society Screens “The Lodger”

JIMMY FOWLER
The Lone Star Film Society is presenting an orgy of great Hitchcock flicks this weekend, and my pick of the litter would be Hitch’s gloriously creepy 1927 silent thriller The Lodger. It screens 1:30pm Sun Aug 31 at The Modern...



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Is Big Tex’s New Shirt Good, Bad Or Ugly?

Jeff Prince
Western shirts can look really good or really bad depending on the style. And on whom is donning them. Big Tex just got a new one. The shirt doesn’t do much for me. But hardly anything looks good or fits correctly on that...


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Texas Association of Magicians at Casa Manana

JIMMY FOWLER
You have to wonder if old-school stage magicians ever resent the internationally hyped creators of spectacle like David Copperfield and his spawn, which include Criss Angel, David Blaine, and the British performer Dynamo. Audie...