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One Square Mile

“One Square Mile” Near You

Kristian Lin
If you remember the story we ran last July on Betsy and Carl Crum, the Emmy-winning documentarians behind the One Square Mile series, here’s some follow-up news. They’re producing a new series called One Square Mile...


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Fort Worth Teen Suspended For Anti-Gay Comments Makes Video

Andrew McLemore
Remember Dakota Ary? He was the teenager disciplined by Western Hills High School last year after a teacher overheard him telling another student that “homosexuality is wrong.” He and his mom filed a lawsuit against...



Right-wingers think Lena Dunham is a slut for Obama.

Lena Dunham Gives Right-Wingers Female Trouble

Kristian Lin
When writing a post like this, I become very much aware that there are no women writing regularly on this blog, now that Betty Brink is indisposed. That’s really too bad; this subject cries out for a female point of view....


Mitt Romney speaking in Detroit in February. COURTESY OF AUSTEN HUFFORD.

Texas Newspapers Line Up Behind Romney/Ryan Ticket

Andrew McLemore
Texas is a red state (though possibly not for long), so maybe it shouldn’t come as a surprise that all but one of the state’s large-circulation newspapers have endorsed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney fo...



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Cowboys Implode Against Ravens

ANTHONY MARIANI
Dallas Cowboys fans, first of all, thanks for nothing. My beloved Steelers (2-3) beat your dreaded conference rivals the Eagles (3-3) last weekend, and your blue and silver (2-3) repaid us by losing against our bitter conferenc...


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Rahr: “Official” Beer of Your Dallas Cowboys

ANTHONY MARIANI
I don’t know if Dallas has a brewery. I don’t spend any time there and don’t have any reason to follow Dallas-centric food/spirits journalism. But I do know that Fort Worth has a brewery, that everybody loves it, and that...



River Phoenix stars in his last movie, Dark Blood, featuring music from Fort Worthian James Michael Taylor.

Local Artist Scores River Phoenix’s Last Movie

ANTHONY MARIANI
James Michael Taylor is not “going Hollywood,” as the old saying goes –– he’s much too cantankerous and outspoken for anyplace other than Fort Worth –– but his music might be.   A movie for which the blue-col...


The Modern is one of more than 40 recipients of the arts council's largesse.

Arts Are Big Business in Fort Worth

ANTHONY MARIANI
On Tuesday, Sept. 18, Fort Worth City Council will vote on a new budget, one that includes a 25 percent cut in funding for the Arts Council of Fort Worth and Tarrant County. A nonprofit agency that disperses taxpayer money to m...



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Tarrant County Never Convicts Innocents… Except Sometimes

Andrew McLemore
Fort Worth, as many local columnists love to say, is so much better than Dallas. We’ve got bike lanes, great museums and none of that hip-hop “flavor,” as Mayor Betsy Price said in this week’s cover stor...


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Houston: Coolest, Fattest City in Nation

ANTHONY MARIANI
Thanks to Santa Claus and the Pillsbury Dough Boy, we all share the delusion that fat people are jolly. Ever heard of Chris Christie? Let me tell you, if you happen to live in his glorious Garden State and don’t make at least...