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Facebook Got You Jealous?

Jimmy Fowler
Way back in that ancient era known as the ‘90s, a friend told me that she often felt a little jealous after watching the then-megahit NBC sitcom Friends. The reason? The lives of those TV characters rarely appeared boring or ...


National Honors for the Weekly

Gayle Reaves
The Fort Worth Weekly team hit some homers recently in the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies’ national competition. Texas Music, “boxcar tourist” Bo Keely and, of course that local character named Barnett Shale loom...



Paste Magazine Sings Transient Songs

Anthony Mariani
I recently wrote about Telegraph Canyon for Paste magazine, an award-winning national pop-culture publication whose online presence features an almost-daily column entitled Best of What’s Next. Last week’s subject was anoth...


Chupacabra Fever: Catch It!

Jimmy Fowler
The humidity is stifling, August heat is just around the corner, but I got a glimpse of October and Halloween on the horizon when tonight’s 6pm broadcast of NBC Channel 5 news lead off with a story about two ”chupacabras”...



Breaking News: The Gulf is Oily!

Jimmy Fowler
If fans of The Daily Show were to spend a few consecutive hours watching one of the 24/7 cable news stations, they’d realize: Jon Stewart’s writing staff doesn’t have to work that hard to find ideas. It only requires a li...


White vs. Extremist Not Named Perry

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight, while you were busy clearing out the empty beer bottles and the gnawed-on rib bones from the backyard, Democratic guv candidate Bill White talked issues with Libertarian guv candidate Kathie Glass down in Kerrville. He...



Lone Star Awards: The Weekly Rocked

Gayle Reaves
If you’re keeping score, Fort Worth Weekly rocked the house at the Houston Press Club’s journalism awards banquet over the weekend. In the small-newspaper division of the club’s statewide contest, Weekly writers brought h...


Justice Done for USA

Kristian Lin
I said it in a previous post, and it certainly bears repeating: They wouldn’t be the U.S. soccer team if they did things the easy way. USA went into its last World Cup group game against Algeria knowing that they needed t...



Bi, Bi, Baby

Jimmy Fowler
This is some funny shit: The Advocate has compiled a list of quotes by about 16 allegedly “bisexual” women actors/singers/personalities called “Girls Who Say They Like Girls.” “Say” is the operative word her...


Scenes from The Orbans’ CD Release

Anthony Mariani
Photog Mike Hollis was on hand for The Orbans’ CD release show on Friday at Lola’s Saloon, with openers the Quaker City Nighthawks, from Fort Worth, and Dallas’ The Roomsounds. The Orbans’ album, When We Were Wild, is a...