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Clyde’s letter to the editor

Jimmy Fowler
A couple of issues ago we ran my review of Fort Worth author Jeff Guinn’s semi-revisionist, research-intensive book “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde.” The book should top the summer readin...


Texas Brahmas: CHL champs!

Kristian Lin
Congratulations to the Texas Brahmas, who last night won the Central Hockey League championship on their home ice at NYTEX Sports Centre, beating the Colorado Eagles 6-2 in Game 5 for a four games to one series victory. Jason D...



FW actor’s notes

Jimmy Fowler
For interesting little glimpses of the triumphs and frustrations of a Cowtown stage actor, go to www.stagewest.org and hit “Actor and Director Blogs.” There you’ll find regular updates on the Stage West rehearsals for “...


Did you ‘ear the latest on Van Gogh?

Jeff Prince
Although I’m fascinated with early Texas art and the painters who created these works, my favorite artist of all time and on many different levels is the Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). His distinctive and innovati...



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...