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Tom Hicks to Sell Liverpool Soccer Team

Embattled soon-to-be former owner of the Texas Rangers and Dallas Stars has announced his intentions to sell his English premier league “football” team. Hicks’ critics are finding this move to be ironic, since...

Is It Me, or Does This Suck?

Jimmy Fowler
Check out this thought-provoking blog meditation by NYT theater critic Charles Isherwood on a phenomenon he calls “Odd Man Out Syndrome” – that is, when you’re apparently the only one in the audience who dislikes a pla...

April 15: Tax Man Cometh

Jeff Prince
In honor of April 15, the deadline to ask for an extension to further delay doing your taxes:

“But Officer, It Was Bait”

Jimmy Fowler
National web forums are aflame with unsparing words for a Garland man convicted in Rockwall County: He’s a “low life” and a “dirt bag” who deserves a beating and will have to live with what he’s done “for the ...

Facebook ‘Friend Collectors’ Puzzling

Jeff Prince
Seems like every other day I get a facebook friend request from somebody I’ve never met. Sometimes they live locally, and maybe we even have a mutual friend or two, but since we’ve never met each other — why d...

Ultimate Census Competition

Jimmy Fowler
The mayors of Fort Worth and Arlington are in a friendly competition to see which 817 burg returns more U.S. census forms by April 30. This is a dorky, high school-level publicity stunt with very good intentions – to get as m...

Another Setback for “Gay Jesus” Play

Gayle Reaves
Fort Worth’s Rose Marine Theater, which earlier this week had offered Tarleton State University students a place to put on their canceled play involving a gay Jesus, rescinded that offer on Thursday, according to a posting on...

The Star-T’s Intellectual Fraudulence Problem

Anthony Mariani
Readers shouldn’t expect much from the Star-Telegram’s arts and entertainment section. With the exception of film critic Chris Kelly’s work, most of the writing is pretty chummy and seems tossed off. Some of it is painful...

Seeking Writing Submissions

Anthony Mariani
Local poet and all-around rabble-rouser Tammy Gomez is seeking scribed submissions for a forthcoming anthology, the portentously named Somethin’ Stinks in Fort Worth, to be published by Tejana Tongue Press, the publishing arm...

Critics? Who Needs ‘Em

Anthony Mariani
Daily-newspaper bosses across the country have been letting cultural critics go en masse, no doubt due to the crappy economy, no doubt due to the predominance of the blogosphere. Smarty-pantses are all verklempt about the situa...