Media

“Cowtown” Alive and Well to NBC-5

Anthony Mariani
There’s never been any doubt that North Texas’ four broadcast news stations treat Fort Worth, the 17th largest city in the country, as a backwater hamlet. You’re liable to get more news about what’s going on in your bac...


Become a Fort Worth Weekly Facebook Fan

Anthony Mariani
The Weekly‘s “personal” Facebook page has exceeded FB’s 5,000 friends limit. Holy wow is right. I’ve started a “fan” page, which will allow us to compile as many friends/fans as technol...



Telegraph Canyon on Gossip Girl

Anthony Mariani
OK, OK! I watch Gossip Girl. But don’t ask me why. Maybe it’s the New York City setting. The campus of Columbia University, one of my beloved alma maters, has been featured prominently in the show (mainly in early episodes)...


Try “Die” My Darling

Jimmy Fowler
My attitude towards so-called “guilty pleasure” TV is – if you enjoy watching it, you shouldn’t feel guilty about it. But after viewing recent back-to-back episodes of Spike TV’s 1000 Ways to Die – on the recommenda...



The Star-T’s Intellectual Fraudulence Problem

Anthony Mariani
Readers shouldn’t expect much from the Star-Telegram’s arts and entertainment section. With the exception of film critic Chris Kelly’s work, most of the writing is pretty chummy and seems tossed off. Some of it is painful...


Seeking Writing Submissions

Anthony Mariani
Local poet and all-around rabble-rouser Tammy Gomez is seeking scribed submissions for a forthcoming anthology, the portentously named Somethin’ Stinks in Fort Worth, to be published by Tejana Tongue Press, the publishing arm...



Critics? Who Needs ‘Em

Anthony Mariani
Daily-newspaper bosses across the country have been letting cultural critics go en masse, no doubt due to the crappy economy, no doubt due to the predominance of the blogosphere. Smarty-pantses are all verklempt about the situa...


“Modern Family” Shills For Apple

Jimmy Fowler
As techies line up to buy their iPads tomorrow, please say a prayer for the future of American popular entertainment. Last night I watched my Tivo’d version of the hit sitcom “Modern Family.” It’s a great show – cleve...



Mountain Time Zone, Here We Come!

Kristian Lin
I may have to join the Tea Party over this. Gadling.com is reporting that President Obama is abolishing the Central Time Zone effective November 7, with Obama’s home state of Illinois and others joining Eastern Standard T...


Briskets and Comas

dan.mcgraw
Awoke this morning to read Barry Shlachter’s story in the Star-Telegram that brisket prices had soared recently to a record high. Nice picture of my friend Danny Longoria holding up a big slab by his smoker in Everman. Bu...