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TCU Adds Chick-fil-A, Angers LGBT Community

Eric Griffey
When Texas Christian University students return next fall, they’ll be greeted by a shiny new Chick-fil-A on campus — and many LGBT students and alumni and supporters are not happy about it. In May, school officials ...


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Fort Worth Wrestles With (Sorta) Nude Servers

JIMMY FOWLER
This week the Fort Worth City Council debated the definition of nudity in order to head off possible public outrage from the Cowtown location of Redneck Heaven. The restaurant’s Lewisville address sometimes encourages its fem...



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The Taco Dog: New, Exclusive, and Pretty Gross

JIMMY FOWLER
I thought any baseball fan who could afford those pricey tickets at Rangers Ballpark would want fancy noshes from the concession stand. You know, something both decadent and preposterously foodie –– say, nachos made with wh...


Fred's will be expanding into the space formerly occupied by The Oui Lounge and The Love Shack. Photo courtesy of City Data.

Oui Lounge to Be Fred’s Texas TCU

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fred’s, according to a press release sent earlier today, will expand into the space formerly occupied by The Love Shack and Oui Lounge on Bluebonnet Circle near TCU. Fred’s Texas TCU will be the third restaurant bearing the...



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Texas Republicans Versus New York

Eric Griffey
Governor Rick Perry has been on the warpath against other states. He’s taken out radio ads in Illinois, California, and New York trying to convince businesses to move to deep in the heart of Texas. Well, one New Yorker ha...


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Screw Twinkies, Where’s My Ding Dong?

JIMMY FOWLER
The national media is dutifully giving today’s Return of the Twinkie a warm hug of celebratory headlines. People say they love Twinkies, but I’m not really convinced. There’s a certain social pressure to claim the golden ...



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An Apology, Holy Moly in WSJ, Music Awards After-Party

ANTHONY MARIANI
Lots to get to, but first I’d like to apologize for my/HearSay’s grossly insensitive column last week (“Panic Volcanic: Freak Fuzz”). I’m sorry for implying that female vocalists in hard rock and/or metal bands someho...


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Totally Awesome Fireworks Almost Burn Down City

JIMMY FOWLER
At the risk of being called a mom-and-apple-pie hating socialist traitor, I’m gonna suggest we shelve fireworks as an Independence Day celebration ingredient. Like clandestine sex with your best friend’s spouse, firewo...



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Music Awards Festival 2013 in Pics

ANTHONY MARIANI AND BRANDON GREEN
We’ve been doing this Music Awards Festival thing for 11 years now, back before the term “festival” became a source of tired-head for everyone, and we’ve done a lot of partying, but none of us remembers an MAF flashing ...


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Whitney Paige Memorial at Rainbow Lounge

JIMMY FOWLER
If you want to know why drag queens have been so important to the urban LGBT scene, you need only study the career of Whitney Paige, who died early this week of advanced pancreatic cancer. As a performer, activist, fundraiser, ...