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Wanted: 21st Century Knowledge

Andrew McLemore
Throughout her spring semester of teaching English to college freshmen, a close friend of mine used a variety of online media as essay prompts. She showed her students a TED video, a multimedia presentation on MediaStorm and se...


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S&M Goes Mainstream… Again

ANDREW MCLEMORE
I guess I’m a little behind the curve in the whips-and-handcuffs department — wait, is there an unintended pun in there? Despite weeks of media fanfare over “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the Twilight fan-ficti...



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Spring Arts Goggle Recap

Alex Tyler
Hundreds of lovers of art, music and food trucks filled the Near South Side on Saturday to celebrate Fort Worth’s artistic spirit. Arts Goggle, like Fort Worth Art Dealers Association’s Gallery Nights, is a biannual event, ...


Hey! It’s Our New Site!

Kristian Lin
Greetings, Weekly readers! By now, you’ve probably noticed that we have a newly redesigned website! It’s got bigger type and a cleaner interface, and it’s generally more picture-tastic. What do you think? Leav...



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Comic Con Pics

Anthony Mariani
I was going to start this post by describing Weekly photog Vishal Malhotra as “intrepid photographer Vishal Malhotra,” but then I remembered a text he sent me Saturday afternoon. He at the annual Dallas Comic Con in Irving....


The Week in Gay Rights

Kristian Lin
What a month of May it’s been, huh? Let’s recap: Last week, Romney’s openly gay national security/foreign policy spokesman Richard Grenell resigned from the campaign amid disputed reports that he was pressured to stay in ...



Candidate Vows To Fight ‘Islamization’

Andrew McLemore
Okay, how about this one? A white Republican walks into a Muslim bar (just go with it) and vows to fight against Islam. Actually, I’ll let you come up with your own punchline. Itamar Gelbman, an Army veteran running for C...


UPDATE The Ticket’s Danny Balis Joins Calhoun

Anthony Mariani
As a P1, I’m happy to report that Danny Balis, producer for The Hardline, probably the longest-running radio sports-talk show in North Texas, on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket, will be joining Fort Worth indie-pop rockers Calho...



Cowtown Council Argues Over ‘Water Hogs’

Andrew McLemore
Supposedly, Mark Twain once said, “Whiskey is for drinking. Water is for fighting over.” Well, at least two Fort Worth City Council members expressed concerns Tuesday that restricting residents’ lawn-watering ...


Sound Police Are Coming

Anthony Mariani
On Tuesday Fort Worth city council passed a noise ordinance, becoming one of only several large metropolises with specific limits on sound. In business areas, police can issue citations for noises louder than 70 decibels at nig...