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DFW Film Critics: “12 Years a Slave” Is Year’s Best Film

Kristian Lin
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association announced the results of their annual poll this morning, and 12 Years a Slave took the prize as the best film of 2013. So that fellow critic whom I screamed at after I first saw th...


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Violent Mom Attack the Stuff of Middle School Legend

JIMMY FOWLER
Local TV newscasts really ought to use more eyewitness testimony from 11-year-olds in their stories, especially if those sixth graders are as deadpan funny as Austin Muller. He’s the Little Elm Middle School student who watch...



KRATOM COMES FROM THE LEAVES OF THE MITRAGYNA SPECIOSA TREE FOUND IN SOUTHEAST ASIA (Wikipedia photo).

CBS 11 News Cuts Off Kratom Comments

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth Weekly‘s recent story on kratom perked up readers — 26 commented on the story and several hundred clicked the “like” button. (I just  resisted using a stale Sally Field-Oscar speech “yo...


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Black Friday Boycotts Abound

JIMMY FOWLER
I like money. Indeed, I’m a born-and-bred consumerbot like a lot of Americans –– buying something I want, even if it’s just a movie or an album, gives me a little rush of adrenaline every time. And generally speaking, I...



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Cowboys, Broncos Try to Ruin Football

ANTHONY MARIANI
Everyone’s raving about the Broncos/Cowboys game. How exciting it was. How “entertaining,” to use a word that’s been bandied about zillions of times already, it was. Meh, if scoring touchdowns is the only thing that exc...


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Former TV Anchorman Mike Snyder Has Interesting New Job

Jeff Prince
Former TV anchorman Mike Snyder dropped out of the public eye in 2010 after Channel 5 no longer wanted his weird ass telling us the nightly news. I blogged on Snyder’s departure back then and called him “the worst o...



Fred's will be expanding into the space formerly occupied by The Oui Lounge and The Love Shack. Photo courtesy of City Data.

Oui Lounge to Be Fred’s Texas TCU

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fred’s, according to a press release sent earlier today, will expand into the space formerly occupied by The Love Shack and Oui Lounge on Bluebonnet Circle near TCU. Fred’s Texas TCU will be the third restaurant bearing the...


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An Apology, Holy Moly in WSJ, Music Awards After-Party

ANTHONY MARIANI
Lots to get to, but first I’d like to apologize for my/HearSay’s grossly insensitive column last week (“Panic Volcanic: Freak Fuzz”). I’m sorry for implying that female vocalists in hard rock and/or metal bands someho...



The Texas Music-obsessed Dirty Shoes Band joined Keegan for a few tunes in Krakow.

Texas Troubadour Abroad: En Route to Berlin

KEEGAN MCINROE
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...


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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Trieste, Italy

KEEGAN MCINROE
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...