Media

Artists: The “New Peasants”

Anthony Mariani
A cranky old man’s complaining about “the internets” is one thing. But when the argument is coming from a tech guru who once promoted the virtues of digital piracy, you’ve got a whole ’nother story. In his new book, Y...


Scenes From a Political Marriage

Kristian Lin
Harry Reid has found trouble recently from Game Change, the upcoming book on the 2008 election. The real dirt, though, is on John and Elizabeth Edwards, as detailed in this excerpt in New York magazine. I just got through readi...



Kimbell in Wall Street Journal

Anthony Mariani
The Wall Street Journal has reviewed the Kimbell Art Museum’s current exhibition, From the Private Collections of Texas: European Art, Ancient to Modern. WSJ critic Willard Spiegelman calls the show a “giant Christmas stock...


Tiger, Tiger, Burning Bright

Jimmy Fowler
I have a question for the 24/7 cable news/blogosphere outlets, and I’d like to ask it in the most delicate way possible: What the fuck is up with this unrelenting campaign against Tiger Woods? Golf – like football and ...



Romo’s a Homo? (No, No)

Jimmy Fowler
Let me apologize up front if any readers are offended by the “H” word in the post headline. If you didn’t already know, I’m gay, I play for the pink team, I’ve got sugar in my shorts, etc etc. I just couldn’...


More on Monthly’s, Texas Music’s Neglect

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth bands might as well be from Idaho for all of the coverage they (do not) receive in Texas Monthly and Texas Music Magazine, two alleged “statewide” publications that have music sections. Agreed, the Monthly’s is...



TIME Mag Salutes Kimbell Art, Fort Worth

Anthony Mariani
In TIME magazine’s current Top-10 of everything from 2009 issue, the Kimbell’s Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons ranks as the seventh best art exhibit, according to TIME art critic Richard Lacayo. But Philip Haas’ f...


We Can be Heroes

Jimmy Fowler
Most of us love a story about an unlikely hero (male or female) who steps up to confront a horrifying crisis, neutralizes the situation, and saves lives in the process. But do we love that story enough to throw out the truth? A...



Everything’s A-OK

Jimmy Fowler
Today’s the 40th anniversary of my all-time favorite kid’s show “Sesame Street.” (Broadcast locally, of course, by KERA-TV Channel 13). If you couldn’t take the day off, then productivity at your office should at leas...


Koo Koo for Swine Flu

Jimmy Fowler
Did you have your bowl of cold, chocolatey antioxidants this morning? If so, it was without the comforting, Mary Poppins-ish promise “Now Helps Support Your Child’s Immunity!” banner. Yesterday, Kellogg announced it was p...