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Boy Scouts “Compromise” on Gay Ban is a Joke

JIMMY FOWLER
If the Boy Scouts gave out merit badges for cynical caginess, the North Texas-based Boy Scouts of America leadership would earn one with its nonsensical “compromise” on changing the group’s ban against gays and lesbians. ...


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Spring Artsgoggle 2013

JIMMY FOWLER
This Saturday (May 18) 4-10pm, the Spring 2013 Artsgoggle event takes place at 69 different locations in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood. (It’s free, by the way.) Paintings, photographs, sculptures, video art, and ...



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Fort Worth’s Woodson Named State Painter

ANTHONY MARIANI
Fort Worth painter and TCU alum and former prof Jim Woodson has been named state artist (two-dimensional) for 2013 by The Texas Commission on the Arts. Woodson joins state poet laureates Rosemary Catacalos (2013) and Dean Young...


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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Leaving Philly

KEEGAN MCINROE
My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when I began my four years of study at Texas Christian University. Over the course of my 10 years wri...



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Fort Worth Artist Wins Hunting Art Prize

ANTHONY MARIANI
Native Fort Worthian and TCU alum Marshall Harris’ “Round Up: B.F. Smith & Son Saddlery Circa 1940-1942,” a life-size photorealist graphite drawing, was chosen by judges from Texas, Tennessee, and Delaware from more t...


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Fort Worth, Arlington Land in Top 10 Redneck Cities

JIMMY FOWLER
An Austin-based blogger who writes for a real estate website called Movoto has determined, via some super-scientific and mega-rigorous calculations, that Fort Worth and Arlington are not only the two most redneck cities in Texa...



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Review: “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs”

JIMMY FOWLER
There’s no doubt that The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs, playwright Mike Daisey’s theatrical monologue currently staged by Amphibian Productions through May 12, contains important information for so-called First World...


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Jerry Jones: Village Idiot

ANTHONY MARIANI
This much we know: Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones cares so much what people think of him that he will shoot himself in the foot –– to the potential detriment of his organization –– just to prove a point. And that p...



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Coming Out is Still Brave. Ask Jason Collins.

JIMMY FOWLER
People can be forgiven if they’re a little jaded about celebrities who come out of the closet. That’s because declaring to the world that you are gay or lesbian has largely been the prerogative of actors, musicians, and oth...


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Museum Swap: The Perot is Pretty Groovy

ANTHONY MARIANI
Never mind all of the noise you’ve (probably) been hearing about the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas. The building is not as offensive as most architecture critics have said it is (especially that guy from the L....