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Weekender, The Orbans, Fred’s, and More

Anthony Mariani
Looking for The Weekender? Well, issa no here! You’ve got to sign up for it, ’member? And while you’re at it, also sign up for another newsletter that we’ve started, Food News & Booze –– both of them are full of...


Fort Worth Music in KXT Studios

Anthony Mariani
The newest and brightest addition to North Texas’ terrestrial-radio landscape, KXT/91.7-FM not only plays a lot of Fort Worth music –– Fate Lions, Goodwin, Katsuk, Telegraph Canyon –– but also has invited several ...



Save the Vampire Squid From Hell

Kristian Lin
I was appalled when I read this entry at Huffington Post, which seemed to say that the vampire squid might be endangered from human activity. Then I clicked on the original press release put out by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Res...


Drama Nabs ‘Idols’ Todrick Hall, Casey James

Jeff Prince
Last night’s episode of American Idol proved one thing – two of the most talented contestants hail from these parts. Todrick Hall, the 24-year-old dancer, actor, and playwright from Arlington, did a bang-up job of the Jason...



Almost Hades, West Virginia And Fort Worth

Jeff Prince
John Denver’s “Take Me Home Country Roads” always made me think West Virginia was a paradise. I’ve never been there, so I don’t know. But maybe he should have sang, “Almost Hades, West Virginia…” based on this G...


A DeSoto Veggie Tale

Jimmy Fowler
The enterprising capitalists at Sara’s Secret and Condoms To Go – two “erotic accessories” stores in DeSoto — have created a stir with a billboard ad on I-35 that features a cucumber with a terrified expression on...



Kevin Smith Waddles From Plane, Whines

Jeff Prince
Removing obese filmmaker Kevin Smith (Clerks, Mallrats) from a plane has resulted in a ton of bad publicity for Southwest Airlines. And that’s not fair to Southwest. Smith could have reasonably been thrown off the plane i...


Chris Johnson Of Telegraph Canyon Nails 47 Herkies

Jeff Prince
Talk about suffering for one’s art — look closely at the current issue of Fort Worth Weekly and you can see the sheer misery in the eyes of a few Telegraph Canyon band members who were freezing their asses off when the ...



Winter Olympic Thoughts (Part 1)

Kristian Lin
Since I’m going to be spending much of the next two weeks watching the Winter Olympics, I thought I’d make some observations here like I did with the 2008 Summer Games. I promise not to make any jokes about Canadians saying...


Scampi’s to Close, Change Name/Concept

Anthony Mariani
After 14 years, the beloved Southside Mediterranean eatery will close its doors –– but only temporarily. The place will reopen in late spring as Jack Tanners Patio Grill and include a full-bar service, two patio areas, and ...