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Kuban’s Vigil, Mass Scheduled

Jeff Prince
A vigil for Joe Kuban is at 6 p.m. Sunday at Nolan Catholic High School, 4501 Bridge St., near the intersection of I-30 and Oakland Ave. in East Fort Worth. “It will be a closed-casket event as Joe’s wishes are to be cr...


“Mr. Nolan” Joe Kuban dead at 59

Jeff Prince
One of Nolan High School’s most beloved teachers, Joe Kuban, died this morning in Arlington. He was 59. Kuban had been battling amylotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease, since 2007. His phys...



Post-Colonialism

Anthony Mariani
Flipping through channels at home on Saturday afternoon, I came across an aerial shot of a neo-classical clubhouse and part of a golf course over which the sound of two men whisper-talking proved to be exceptionally soothing an...


One Scary-Ass Future for Earth

Jeff Prince
Did anybody else watch ABC News’ “Earth 2100” last night? This was one of the most interesting TV shows I’ve seen in a while, even though it gave me a bad dream later. Combining documentary with fiction, live action wit...



Dinner Roll: Restaurant Round-Up

eric.griffey
For those of you who missed the first Dinner Roll post, I’ll briefly remind you of the criteria. I’m just trying to shed a little light on local restaurants that are having great deals, special menu items, or just trying so...


Hunka Hunka Burning bin Laden

Jeff Prince
So, the U.S. has al Qaeda on the run, huh? Wonder if they’ll fetch Osama bin Laden while there at it. Is anybody even looking anymore? You’d think the mega-bounty on the al Qaeda leader’s head would motivate somebody. If ...



TDT Gets Wood, and Other Stuff

Anthony Mariani
Our dance critic, Leonard Eureka, wasn’t exactly enthusiastic about the recent debut of Texas Dance Theatre. He wasn’t cruel, just kind of blah. But Leonard might be singing a different tune come September, when the theatre...


Calling All Cowpokes

Jeff Prince
Seems like only yesterday that the soft, tender thud of longhorn poop hitting a red brick road began echoing through the Stockyards. But, believe it or not, a decade has passed since the Fort Worth Herd was established and bega...



Weekender, Fri., May 29

Anthony Mariani
There are certain among you who enjoy golf or, as I call it, Whacking the Little White Ball Around and Then Chasing After It. Some of you might attend the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial every year to, y’know, actually ...


Don’t Read This Pointless Crap

Jeff Prince
Jay Leno is leaving The Tonight Show after tonight’s final broadcast and being replaced by Conan O’Brian, and I couldn’t be happier. O’Brien never fails to make me laugh. Leno, on the other hand, is just one of those pe...