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Texas BBQ Joints in Pictures

Anthony Mariani
Blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Bailey’s Bar-B-Q on Taylor Street downtown is one of several dozen Texas ‘cue joints included in Wyatt McSpadden’s new photography book, Texas BBQ. The Texas Monthly photog will be at Barnes and...


Amon Carter Bags Cool New Painting

Jeff Prince
Can’t wait to go take a look at the Amon Carter Museum’s latest painting: The Illustrious Guest, featuring a depiction of famous orator and Kentucky politician Henry Clay holed up in a bar. Portraits can be cool, but I pref...



City official fired two years too late

betty.brink
Jerome Walker joined the ranks of the unemployed last week. The long-time deputy director of Fort Worth’s housing and economic development department was unceremoniously fired on May 7 by his boss, department director Jesus C...


50 million ways to raise money

Jeff Prince
A loyal reader has been hearing all the talk about the city building itself a grandiose city hall at the old post office and — after he picked his jaw up off the floor — he sent this insightful email of wonderment: ...



Holy war

Jimmy Fowler
It’s hard to know whether to laugh or feel terrified at the latest revelation about the Bush Administration. Both responses seem appropriate. According to a story by Robert Draper in the new “GQ” mag, Donald Rumsfeld appr...


Spring sports roundup

Kristian Lin
The Mavericks’ series with Denver got ugly on a number of fronts. There’s no need to rehash it all here, but the series did place the NBA’s officials back under the spotlight. Without defending the NBA refs get a bad ...



Movies, politicians, and gay sex

Kristian Lin
I went to the AMC Grapevine Mills this past weekend to see Private Eye, a Korean movie that’s so obscure that it has neither an English-language website nor an entry on the Internet Movie Database, and yet here it is in T...


West and Clear Ceases Publication

Anthony Mariani
Local news blog West and Clear has ceased publication. “Unfortunately,” writes W&C contributor Steve Smith in the blog’s farewell post, “our real-life demands have left us [contributors] with too little time to mai...



Fort Worth Author in the ‘Times’

Anthony Mariani
‘The New York Times’ now weighs in on a book by a Fort Worthian author that ‘Weekly’ staff writer Jimmy Fowler recently reviewed: Jeff Guinn’s ‘Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde.’ The ...


M. Day confession

Jimmy Fowler
My sister, who’s married with three children, has an interesting take on Mother’s Day tributes. She’s happy to receive candy, flowers, cards, and other traditional kudos. But those perennial news stories that speculate ho...