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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...



Local Music Notes

Anthony Mariani
One of a couple of local artists who, IMHO, should have been a nominee in this year’s Music Awards (in Avant-Garde/Experimental, specifically) but isn’t is Alex Atchley, ex of the Alex Atchley Experience. His new band, Alex...


Dinner Roll: Restaurant Round-Up

eric.griffey
And we roll: The Covey Restaurant and Brewery (3010 S. Hulen Street 76109 phone: 817-731-7933) was awarded five awards at the 2009 Los Angeles International Commercial Beer Competition. The local brewery took one gold, two silv...



Talk About Sharks

Jeff Prince
Jessica Alba was hot, mysterious and seductive when she burst onto the scene in Dark Angel back in 2000. Since then, however, she’s established a reputation as a miff-prone, bubble-headed Hollywood flake. Seeing her interview...


Simple Twist of Fat

Jeff Prince
Baseball cards were a hot commodity back in the late 1980s and early 1990s and I remember when the 1992-93 Fleer Ultra basketball cards came out featuring Fort Worth homeboy Oliver Miller on a rookie card. He was a hot prospect...



Swatting PETA

Jeff Prince
How does People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) expect to be taken seriously when they make a stink about somebody swatting a fly? I was talking to a guy who owns a barbecue joint in Azle — we were discussing ...


No More Shows at the Chat

Anthony Mariani
And just when the Chat Room Pub on the South Side was putting Fort Worth on the indie-rock map, booking agent Ben Rogers has just announced that the Chat’s last show will be on Wed., July 29 (with Orange Coax, Lychgate, and S...



Return of a Rangers Stranger

Jeff Prince
Texas Rangers games are banned from my TV, even though I grew up in Arlington and attended countless games through the years. I was there when Ted Williams coached. I saw David Clyde pitch his first game. I saw coach Billy Mart...


Lonely at the Top

Anthony Mariani
It ain’t easy being me, a native Pittsburgher surrounded by Cowboys fans, Rangers fans, and Stars fans. My friends here are always razzing me, saying stuff like, “Tony Romo’s girlfriend is way hotter than Ben Roethlisberg...