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Mural Finally Completed

Jeff Prince
The tornado-bent metal sculpture and its accompanying art mural at the new U.S. Post Office in the museum district were lauded in this article back in November. Then, in April we got a little snarky when the mural remained unfi...


A Great Day for U.S. Soccer

Kristian Lin
U.S. soccer fans won’t soon forget this day, when Team USA defeated Spain 2-0 in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup. Not bad for a team that opened the tournament with two losses, including an avert-your-eyes ugly 3...



DVD Reviews

Anthony Mariani
AUSTRALIA (PG) Bloated but charming and effective WWII-period piece by native Australian Baz Luhrmann (Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge). Fellow Aussie and Luhrmann go-to gal Nicole Kidman stars as Lady Ashley, a.k.a. Mrs. Boss...


DFW Versus FWD

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s longtime rivalry with Dallas isn’t as contentious as it was in the old days, but the feud still percolates now and again. On Monday, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram blog site, Crime Time, posted an article under t...



Barry Barry Quite Contrary

eric.griffey
Star-Telegram business writer and chili cookbook author Barry Shlachter and local blogger Robert McKee are engaged in a bizarre battle of words involving a scavenger hunt, a trip to Scotland, a Hawaiian shirt and the meaning of...


Another Head Rolls in Housing Dept

Jeff Prince
This post written by Betty Brink In the ongoing saga of the Fort Worth Housing Department scandal, another of fired director Jerome Walker’s cohorts has been shown the door. City communications staffer Diane Covey wrote in an...



Ultimate Fighting: Penn vs. SBC

Jimmy Fowler
The biggest mistake that right-wing churchgoers make is believing that their church speaks for God, and Satan or Bill Maher or Madonna or whoever else speaks for the secular world. They’re forgetting two of their own rules: 1...


Remove knife, apply hug

Jeff Prince
Mayor Mike Moncrief’s smarm factor was on high as he welcomed Zim Zimmerman to the Fort Worth City Council this morning. Moncrief expressed pure delight at the prospect of working with the newest council member and espoused t...



R.I.P. Neda

Jimmy Fowler
Hope you’re following the street protests by young Iranian citizens who want their country to be more open and engaged with the world vs. the bullet- and tear gas-charged reaction by mullah-directed police and paramilitary fo...


A Vote on de la Garza’s Fate?

betty.brink
Tonight’s special called meeting of the Tarrant County College District board could prove to be the end of Chancellor Leonardo de la Garza’s beleaguered career as head of the district, a post he’s held for more than a dec...