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We Can be Heroes

Jimmy Fowler
Most of us love a story about an unlikely hero (male or female) who steps up to confront a horrifying crisis, neutralizes the situation, and saves lives in the process. But do we love that story enough to throw out the truth? A...


ULTA Offers Beauty Not Axe Murders

Jeff Prince
Friday the 13th is associated with bad things happening. Tires blow out. Toilets clog. Freaks named Jason hunt down young co-eds and kill them one by one in increasingly graphic ways and sometimes in slow motion. It’s a h...



Texas Sheiks in the Times

Anthony Mariani
In a newish podcast, The New York Times interviews blues guitarist Geoff Muldaur, who discusses the Texas Sheiks, a traditional, old-timey blues super-group of sorts that several months ago put out an eponymous album (with cove...


Everything’s A-OK

Jimmy Fowler
Today’s the 40th anniversary of my all-time favorite kid’s show “Sesame Street.” (Broadcast locally, of course, by KERA-TV Channel 13). If you couldn’t take the day off, then productivity at your office should at leas...



Fort Worth’s First All-Green Retailer Opens

Anthony Mariani
On Wednesday, Fort Worth’s first all-green retail store will open its doors. The Greener Good will provide green alternatives to everything from “lawnmowers to baby bibs.” All of the store’s products, according to the c...


Dallas’ Barley House Launches All-Local Jukebox

Anthony Mariani
A Big D club/venue, The Barley House, has committed its entire jukebox to bands based mostly in Dallas. CDs by The Deathray Davies, Baboon, The Dixie Chicks, The Polyphonic Spree, and Denton’s Centro-matic represent just some...



Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys

Jeff Prince
My dog Hazel and I were watching the Dallas Cowboys kick some major Philadelphia bootay last night when Eagles backup quarterback (and convicted canine killer) Michael Vick appeared on TV. Hazel suddenly bolted upright from her...


FW’s Trannie Budget Crisis

Jimmy Fowler
Lots of people are preening with moral outrage that FW city leaders will consider covering gender reassignment surgery in the employee health plans. That’s only one in a list of 20 recommendations by a post-Rainbow Lounge rai...



Buy Some Butterfly Goodies

Anthony Mariani
Costumes, ’80s clothing, a JVC digital camera, a Canon Rebel camera, books on tape, bikes, and more will be for sale on Saturday and Sunday between the hours of 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. as part of a garage sale-slash-fundraiser by e...


Koo Koo for Swine Flu

Jimmy Fowler
Did you have your bowl of cold, chocolatey antioxidants this morning? If so, it was without the comforting, Mary Poppins-ish promise “Now Helps Support Your Child’s Immunity!” banner. Yesterday, Kellogg announced it was p...