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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...



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Even More Thoughts on the Olympics

Kristian Lin
The following thoughts were prompted by watching the U.S. women’s soccer team win gold in satisfying fashion. I’ll have more on soccer further down, but the women are ruling the U.S. Olympic effort so far. They̵...


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Rachel Maddow Refers To FW Weekly In Earthquake Report

Jeff Prince
MSNBC news anchor Rachel Maddow is about as subtle as an anvil, and she’s in true form in this recent report about the growing number of earthquakes in Texas and their link to natural gas drilling disposal wells. To help ...



Members of the Sikh community and supporters met last night at the gurdwara in Palatine, Ill., for a candlelight vigil in support of victims of the recent temple shooting in Wisconsin. More gatherings are planned throughout the week, including tomorrow night at the Sikh Temple of North Texas in Garland. (Photo by Ramona Gupta, courtesy of the South Asian American Digital Archive.)

The Gurdwara Attack and Identity Politics

ZACK SHLACHTER
In the wake of the attack Sunday on the Oak Creek, Wisc., gurdwara, the media discourse has largely added insult to injury. Anyone who turned to television for continuous coverage of the attack had only one option, CNN. Unfortu...


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Mass Shootings? Sure, But Did You Know To Run Away?

Andrew McLemore
Could there be a better sign of how accustomed to mass shootings we have become? We no longer view these atrocities as surprising.  We actually expect them. What else can be concluded from a six-minute public service video, pr...