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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, ...


The Texas Music-obsessed Dirty Shoes Band joined Keegan for a few tunes in Krakow.

Texas Troubadour Abroad: En Route to Berlin

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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Local Stage Celebs Bartend at Grace

JIMMY FOWLER
Theater artists often work in the restaurant service industry to support their creatively fulfilling (as opposed to bank account fulfilling) endeavors onstage. But prolific North Texas theater directors Robin Armstrong and Har...


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Anti-Abortion? Nah, More Like “Pro-Coat Hanger”

JIMMY FOWLER
A historic and deceitful bid by Texas’ fringiest right-wing lawmakers (i.e., Republicans) to shut down the state’s legal, licensed abortion providers was met with appropriate outrage yesterday: Over 700 people –– mostly...



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Texas Troubadour Abroad: Trieste, Italy

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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Star Party at Museum of Science & History

JIMMY FOWLER
Believe it or not, there’s a reality show full of stars that dazzles viewers and increases their IQ every time they watch it: It’s called the evening sky. Operating on the belief that nature provides the best entertainment ...