Random Stuff

Starbucks Baristas Get Steamed

eric.griffey
Some of the baristas at the 8th and Rosedale Starbucks announced today that some of their employees have unionized, making them the first unionized Starbucks in Texas. Here is their press release: Fort Worth, TX- Baristas and c...


More Bad Santas

Jimmy Fowler
Like Barbie and the circus clown, Santa Claus is a cultural icon whose desecration brings endless joy to bored adults with a fondness for easy targets. And isn’t that most of us? The folks at SketchySantas.com have colle...



Hip Tips: The Anti-Drug

Anthony Mariani
I’m sick of pure crap being described as “experimental” or “edgy.” Playing pop music out of tune qualifies as neither experimental nor edgy. It’s annoying and stupid. Same goes for your unintelligible prose poem or ...


Romo’s a Homo? (No, No)

Jimmy Fowler
Let me apologize up front if any readers are offended by the “H” word in the post headline. If you didn’t already know, I’m gay, I play for the pink team, I’ve got sugar in my shorts, etc etc. I just couldn’...



More on Monthly’s, Texas Music’s Neglect

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth bands might as well be from Idaho for all of the coverage they (do not) receive in Texas Monthly and Texas Music Magazine, two alleged “statewide” publications that have music sections. Agreed, the Monthly’s is...


Holy Mischief

Jimmy Fowler
Accusations of child sexual abuse against Catholic priests are so unsurprising, they barely blip on the media radar, as when seven Tarrant County women recently filed a lawsuit alleging that a priest who served locally molested...



Fred’s Collects Toys for River Oaks

Anthony Mariani
Every year, employees and friends of Fred’s Texas Café in the West 7th Street corridor deliver meals to homeless people. This holiday season, the homestyle-cooking restaurant will also be collecting toys for the River Oaks P...


World Cup Draw (Groups E-H)

Kristian Lin
GROUP E NETHERLANDS Coach: Bert van Marwijk. Nickname: De Oranje. Honors: Champions, Euro 1988. Semifinals, Euro 2004, 2000, 1992, 1976. Fourth place, World Cup 1998. Notes: They skated to the tournament in a weak qualifying gr...



Weekender: Fri., Dec. 11, 2009

Anthony Mariani
Oxford University-educated Nigerian artist and photographer Adeniyi Olagunju, who’s studying for his MFA at TCU, is one of several local artists –– and three TCU MFA candidates –– who’ll be exhibiting work at Galler...


TIME Mag Salutes Kimbell Art, Fort Worth

Anthony Mariani
In TIME magazine’s current Top-10 of everything from 2009 issue, the Kimbell’s Butchers, Dragons, Gods & Skeletons ranks as the seventh best art exhibit, according to TIME art critic Richard Lacayo. But Philip Haas’ f...