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Lynn Redgrave: Class Act

Jimmy Fowler
The untimely death of Lynn Redgrave reminded me how cool she was when I got to interview her a dozen years ago. During the session, I struggled with whether I should ask her a rather personal question. Redgrave came through Nor...


The Star-Telegram Follows Up on Harth-Bedoya

Kristian Lin
I don’t subscribe to the Star-Telegram, so I didn’t see their Sunday feature story on Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra until yesterday morning. Of course, it came out four days after my story on...



Phillies Fan Better Off Tazed Than Mad-Dogged

Jeff Prince
That teenager who got tazed by a Philadelphia cop for running on the field at a Phillies baseball game isn’t getting much sympathy. Most online comments I’ve read are along the lines of “the attention-craving ...


Fathers and Sons

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s review of La Mission complains that the movie tries to do too much. It wants to be both a love letter to the spiritually charged street culture of San Fran’s Mission District AND a family drama about a recoverin...



“Bonnie and Clyde” Nab Nom

Jimmy Fowler
Congrats to Fort Worth author and former Star-Telegram staffer Jeff Guinn – his non-fiction book Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde was a finalist in the 2010 “Best Fact Crime” category of The Ed...


Perry’s Got a Gun

Jimmy Fowler
Oh, lord. To borrow a phrase from Pres. Obama: The “silly season” of the Texas governor’s race has officially begun. Rick Perry revealed to the A.P. that he killed a coyote with one smooth shot while jogging in a hilly a...



“Cowtown” Alive and Well to NBC-5

Anthony Mariani
There’s never been any doubt that North Texas’ four broadcast news stations treat Fort Worth, the 17th largest city in the country, as a backwater hamlet. You’re liable to get more news about what’s going on in your bac...


Become a Fort Worth Weekly Facebook Fan

Anthony Mariani
The Weekly‘s “personal” Facebook page has exceeded FB’s 5,000 friends limit. Holy wow is right. I’ve started a “fan” page, which will allow us to compile as many friends/fans as technol...



This “Bee” Flies High

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Stage” review declares that Theatre Arlington’s current production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is spelled “h-i-t.” If you’re looking for something that’s both light and scalpel sha...


Telegraph Canyon on Gossip Girl

Anthony Mariani
OK, OK! I watch Gossip Girl. But don’t ask me why. Maybe it’s the New York City setting. The campus of Columbia University, one of my beloved alma maters, has been featured prominently in the show (mainly in early episodes)...