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UNT Acquires Williams Collection

ANTHONY MARIANI
One of the largest, most diverse, and most historic photography collections in Texas has finally found a home. Consisting of more than 10,000 prints and 300,000 negatives –– plus correspondence, artifacts, and several vinta...


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Told Ya So! Texas Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

JIMMY FOWLER
I don’t like to brag –– in fact, I love to brag –– but I saw today’s ruling by a federal judge against Texas’ gay marriage ban coming from miles away. Me, and just about every legal scholar with half a brain: In s...



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Gloria Campos Stops Spreading The News

Jeff Prince
Holy Tweet! Gloria Campos says she’s hanging up her Teleprompter after 30 years in television news. March 7 marks her final newscast at Channel 8. Campos, 59, was the Metroplex’s first Hispanic news anchor, and she’s deli...


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Are Rumors Of Baker Hotel’s Rebirth Greatly Exaggerated?

Jeff Prince
The Baker Hotel in Mineral Wells was slowly limping toward a sad end when Fort Worth Weekly last visited in 2003. The dilapidated hotel hadn’t seen a sleepover guest in decades but opened its doors occasionally for ghost hunt...



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Lone Star Film Society Screens “Sunrise”

JIMMY FOWLER
Since there are so few chances to see expat German director F.W. Murnau’s silent stunner Sunrise (1927) on a big screen, movie fans should grab the opportunity when it comes. As part of its “ArthouseFW 2014″ serie...


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Way to Go, Michael Sam

Anthony Mariani
I played college ball. Small-time but still. Some of our coaches and several teammates had coached and played on the D-I level, and they said that we D-II student-athletes worked just as hard as they did in the big leagues. We ...



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Denise Lee Does Cabaret at Stage West

JIMMY FOWLER
Music fans in the 21st century have all but forgotten the art of cabaret singing. But that performance style –– in which a vocalist with minimal accompaniment interpets a collection of personally significant songs for a sma...


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2014 Peaceful Vocations Poetry Slam

JIMMY FOWLER
USA Today and other news outlets blared the Pew poll headlines just a few days ago: More than half of Americans think our military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have been a failure. It’s not just those damn commie homo h...



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2014 Stupor Bowl Ride

JIMMY FOWLER
One advantage of being a non-football fan on Super Bowl Sunday is: You have the roads and highways virtually all to yourself. Starting late in the morning, football fans plant themselves at their watching party of choice and do...


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Safety Panel on Workplace Shootings

JIMMY FOWLER
If you think about it, people who favor tough gun control laws are motivated by pretty much the same thing as those who want few (or no) firearms restrictions: Fear of A Crazy Person With a Gun. The stories are all over the loc...