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ALISON MCQUEEN (courtesy McQueen's Kickstarter page)

Want To Be A Character In A Book?

Jeff Prince
A Fort Worth woman’s idea for crowdfunding a new book earned it a Kickstarter Staff Pick designation. Alison McQueen, 23, is writing Insider’s Game in a genre known as New Adult fiction that bridges the gap between ...


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An Incomplete History of Cinderella at the Movies

Kristian Lin
I mentioned in my review of the new Cinderella that the story had been told many times before, modernized, tweaked, and otherwise adulterated in every possible way. Anna Kendrick said in an interview last winter that each gener...



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Riverside, Oakhurst Scenic To Get Some Cleanup Love

Jeff Prince
Remember when Oncor went into the beautiful woods on Oakhurst Scenic Drive and butchered them with chainsaws? Sure you do: I wrote about it a few weeks ago (“Too Much Power,” Feb. 11, 2015). I assume most of you fra...


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Top 5 Shows

ANTHONY MARIANI
            1.) The biggest deal in town this weekend, especially for lovers of local music and indie-rock, is 35 Denton. The lineup is stout, loaded with some of the best bands in North Texas and ...



A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM (photo courtesy Wikipedia)

Early Fracktivists To Gather For Group Photo

Jeff Prince
“A Great Day in Harlem” is the photo at left that portrays 57 notable jazz musicians gathered in New York City in 1958. The picture is inspiring Fort Worth activist Don Young to attempt his own photo shoot. The foun...


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Adopt A Storm Drain, Protect A River

Jeff Prince
Tired of seeing trash floating in the Trinity River? You can help diminish some of that litter by signing up for the Adopt-A-Drain program. Here’s more info provided by the Tarrant Regional Water District, which initiated...



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George W. Bush To Give Graduation Speech At SMU; Bushisms Await

Jeff Prince
Southern Methodist University has asked the 43rd president of the United States to give the commencement address this year. Were they unaware that our 43rd president was George W. Bush? They could have looked that up on Wikiped...


Former Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead announces his retirement last year at Fort Worth City Hall (photo by Jeff Prince).

Former Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead Now Shilling For Taser

Jeff Prince
Associated Press reporter Ryan J. Foley connected some interesting dots through the use of public records, and shows how Taser, the company that makes stun guns and body cameras, works with police chiefs to help get cities to a...



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Linda LaBeau to Run for School Board Against Needham

Eric Griffey
Over the weekend, Linda LaBeau filed to run for the district 5 school board seat that Judy Needham has held since 1996. LaBeau, who works as a facilitator for parents with children with learning disabilities and mediator for pa...


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Mike Leigh and His Stars

Kristian Lin
Who is Mike Leigh? You might answer, “A British filmmaker who has been making films since the 1980s, a few of them period pieces, but most of them slice-of-life realistic dramas set in London’s working class.” You’d be ...