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2012 Rahr Beer Label Design Contest

Anthony Mariani
In anticipation of our Second Annual Visionary Awards, to be awarded to three outstanding Fort Worth artists in various disciplines, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company is crafting a special beer for us, the Visionary Brew. But the...


Kill “The Simpsons”

Jimmy Fowler
Slip Bart and Lisa a cyanide pill. Push Marge down a flight of stairs. Stand Homer in front of a firing squad. Do whatever you have to, but for the love of God, please put The Simpsons out of its misery. (The show is about to r...



I Heard a Rumor

Jimmy Fowler
By now you may have heard about veteran sports writer Mike Shropshire’s comments in a promotional video for the new Stage West play The Sports Page. Reflecting on women journalists entering the sports field, the author and fo...


Stupid Bowl

Anthony Mariani
We’ve come to a point when slamming one’s head in a car door is preferable to listening to or reading mainstream sports media pundits. You didn’t even have to pick up a daily newspaper sports section (assuming you’re 80...



Zio Carlo Happy Hour Scheduled

Anthony Mariani
He could have done the respectable thing and gone on Letterman and recited a Top 10 list, but the controversial Carlo “Il Patriota” Galotto, owner of Zio Carlo Magnolia Brew Pub on the Near South Side, is doing something al...


The Zio Carlo Facebook Meltdown

Anthony Mariani
Dirty bathrooms, awful service, high prices: all common ways to kill business. Having a political meltdown on Facebook, though, is easily the most entertaining. So late last night (Monday), the owner of the newly opened Zio Car...



Attack of the Black Friday Creep

Jimmy Fowler
The recently coined phrase “Black Friday creep” sounds like the name of a Goth metal band, but it refers to this year’s decision by Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, and other retailers to start their Christmas shopping seasons...


Artists in America

Anthony Mariani
From the National Endowment for the Arts comes new study creating a portrait of the artists in the United States, identifying where we live and work and how big (or small) our presence is in the total workforce. The ostensible ...



“Allure” at Artspace 111

Jimmy Fowler
Images of hot celebrities – especially hot women celebrities – are so ubiquitous in our culture, few people pause and ponder the ramifications of marketing Beautiful People like consumer products. Those who do ask question...


Dallas Observer Hunting New Music Editor

Anthony Mariani
Like music? Like getting into shows for free? Like being a major source of anger, frustration, disappointment, shame, even hatred for thousands of people you don’t even know? Then the Dallas Observer wants to hear from you. T...