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Bad info: Catch it!

Jimmy Fowler
It’s easy to make sport of FWISD and May Fair’s recent closings as overreactions to swine flu hysteria, as I did in an earlier post. After taking an unscientific weekend spin through CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC’s coverage of...


Rose Marine on TV

Kristian Lin
Here’s a TV tip: Tune into KERA tonight at 9:30 for A Sense of Place, Logan Gilpin and Michael Rodriguez’ documentary about the history of the Rose Marine Theater. The program contains fascinating bits like how the ...



Mavs move into second round

Kristian Lin
The Mavericks vanquished the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night, giving the three-time NBA champs their first first-round playoff exit since 2000. Nobody’s surprised. Though the third-seeded Spurs’ defeat was technic...


God is… Not!

Jimmy Fowler
Now that the group’s month-long billboard contract has expired, Metroplex Atheists a.k.a. Godless Secular Trouble in the Bible Belt (my tongue is firmly in cheek here) has decided not to renew its Atheist Billboard Campaign o...



R.I.P. Bea Arthur

Kristian Lin
I thought I didn’t have anything to add to the obituary notices for the late Bea Arthur being run in the mainstream press, but then I saw her star in this internet Sex and the City parody and was reminded why she was so d...


Wendy Davis comes out swinging

Jeff Prince
State regulatory agencies that come across as apologists interested in protecting rather than regulating industry are getting torched down in Austin. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is the latest bunch to draw the...



“Heather X” Nabbed

Jimmy Fowler
I’m happy to hear that the first likely Tarrant County case of swine flu, a 12 year-old girl, is recovering with what seems to be minor symptoms. Given the way cable news outlets have shamelessly relied on the formula “big ...


Among the dolls

Kristian Lin
An appreciation of Fox's Dollhouse, plus a tip for helping save a TV show in trouble.



TV censors itself

Jimmy Fowler
The most-read story on salon.com has not been seriously reported – in most cases, not reported at all — by the major TV news broadcasters, including NBC, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. No surprise, since it directly implicates th...


Tempur-Pedic bliss

Jeff Prince
Anybody who has ever considered buying one of those fancy Tempur-Pedic mattresses might appreciate my recent experience. Until Sunday, I’d never bought a mattress in my life. I’ve slept on hand-me-down mattresses since movi...