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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...


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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...


SINCE WHEN DID JENNA BUSH BECOME LIKE MY MOM? (photo by timothy horrigan)

Jenna Bush Hager: From Party Girl To Southern Living Matron

Jeff Prince
Seems like only yesterday that George W. Bush’s cute, blonde daughter Jenna was running wild, drinking while under age in Fort Worth and Austin, and developing a reputation as a coo-coo party girl. I always liked that abo...



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Century Media Signs Pinkish Black

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth Goth-prog duo Pinkish Black has signed with Century Media, a 24-year-old L.A.-based label that is home to metal giants Andrew WK, Buckcherry, Napalm Death, and Lacuna Coil, plus dozens of other, smaller acts. In a pr...


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One More Turkey: Star-Telegram’s Undercooked Turkey Awards

Andrew McLemore
The Turkey Awards paper has long been one of the most beloved traditions among Weekly staffers, second only to hourly cigarette breaks and lunches consisting of bite-size candy bars. This annual ritual of lampooning the cowards...