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Jim Nabors

You Go, Gomer!

JIMMY FOWLER
The recent “coming out” of two celebrities provides a teachable moment in the subtle art of self-revelation and personal integrity. As you may have heard, 82-year-old actor and gospel singer Jim Nabors of Andy Griffith Show...


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Let’s Go … Ravens?

ANTHONY MARIANI
My worst NFL nightmare has come true. Two of my least favorite teams –– the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers –– are headed to the Super Bowl, the Ravens after effectively neutering Tom Brady and his Pats, an...



Could this be any more annoying?

Flying Rats Live Another Day

ANTHONY MARIANI
Dear Lord. We’ve got to see Ray Lewis do that stupid dance at least one more time. My thoughts on the head flying rat are well known: He’s a thug who obstructed the investigation of a double homicide in 2000 and yet somehow...


DAVE LIEBER SHOWN IN HIS FACEBOOK PROFILE PHOTO

Star-Telegram Lays Off Watchdog Columnist Dave Lieber

Jeff Prince
Another round of layoffs at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram included this surprising pink slip — consumer watchdog columnist Dave Lieber is leaving the daily after 20 years. Lieber accepted the layoff with grace and his typi...



WOULD YOU LIKE A CIGARETTE WITH YOUR BLINDFOLD? (flickr photo by beatingtheinvincible18)

Different Lede, Same Nut Graf

Jeff Prince
The economy sucks and everybody has to take a week off without pay. I’ve paraphrased, but that’s how Fort Worth Star-Telegram Publisher Gary Wortel began a March 22, 2010 inner office memo to staff. Here’s the...


One size fits all.

Sports! Knees! Murder!

ANTHONY MARIANI
The NFL playoffs began this past weekend and were as lackluster as you probably imagined though not nearly as lackluster and bone-dry boring as next week’s games will be. All of the favorites won, handily, yesterday and Satur...



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Cowboys’ D: Trampled Under Foot

ANTHONY MARIANI
Yes, boneheaded plays and mistakes are killers. Missed game-winning field goals, unconscionably dumb penalties in crucial situations, interceptions –– they’re all horrible but do not exist in vacuums. You could even say t...


DEPUTY LASARO SALGADO AND SNOOP DOGG AKA LION (photo courtesy of Lasaro Salgado)

Snoop Throws Dallas Cowboys A Bone; Fiona Apple Who?

Jeff Prince
Here’s a Snoop Lion photo we didn’t have room for in this week’s cover story (“Happy New Year From Sierra Blanca…But Leave Your Weed At Home,” Dec. 27, 2012). Lion wore a Dallas Cowboys swea...



Lincoln

DFW Film Critics: “Lincoln” Is Tops

Kristian Lin
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association, of which I am a member, recently voted on the best movies of 2012. Today, they released the results of our vote, which includes acting awards and a new category for best movie sou...


The best band in Fort Worth, Complete will play South-by-Southwest for the fifth or sixth year in a row.

SXSW is Complete … Again

ANTHONY MARIANI
More than 800 bands (and counting) from all over the globe have been selected to perform as part of the 2013 South-by-Southwest Music Festival and Conference (March 12-17). The list includes a few regional acts, including three...