Random Stuff

Fighting the Good Fight

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s a big salute to Natalie Ellis, a 34 year old criminology student at UTA. A volunteer for the UTA Arlington Innocence Network, she didn’t pass up a case file on a 1997 Dallas murder that others had dismissed. Because ...


Sidebar to This Week’s Cover Story

eric.griffey
This is something of a sidebar to this week’s cover story “Falling Down, Getting Back Up.” Though the stories may seem like novellas, you’d be surprised how much stuff has to be left out because of lack of room, or for ...



Parsons’, Chapman’s Exhibits Worth a Look

Anthony Mariani
Gallery 414 and William Campbell Contemporary Art are only a couple of miles apart. It’s a straight shot down Camp Bowie from Byers, where Bill Campbell’s is, to Templeton, 414’s street. Meaning: There’s no reason why y...


Letterman on Tape

Jimmy Fowler
If the news that a David Letterman sex tape may soon surface doesn’t cause you to toss your cheerios, then you have mastered a powerful gag reflex. Although Letterman’s sex scandal has waned somewhat in the national press, ...



NFL Pass Rush

Kristian Lin
While I was on vacation I heard about Rush Limbaugh being dropped from the ownership group that wants to buy the St. Louis Rams. In typical fashion, Rush is playing the victim card. He should be focusing his anger on his fellow...


Porky Pickled

Jimmy Fowler
I have an acquaintance with inside knowledge of the international wine and spirits industry. (Okay – I know someone who knows someone who works at a liquor store). I was recently informed that flavored vodkas were all the rag...



Is Breast Cancer Over Exposed?

Jeff Prince
For weeks, I’ve been watching NFL football players wear pink — shoes, gloves, towels, whatever — to honor October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This recent Rasmussen report says almost one in every four adult...


Weekender Fri., Oct. 16, 2009

Anthony Mariani
The Great Tyrant has a couple of shows coming up, starting tonight (Friday) at Lola’s Saloon Sixth (2736 W. 6th St., in the West 7th Street corridor, 817-877-0666) with Dallas’ The Paper Chase and Denton’s Personal Victor...



Balloon Boy A Star In Making

Jeff Prince
This balloon boy has star potential. First off, his name is Falcon. How cool is that? He’s the center of national attention. He’s got a flair for the dramatic (excusing himself on national TV twice to go vomit off-camera). ...


Movie Piracy Blues

Jimmy Fowler
More than a dozen years ago, I was one of two official film critics for another publication. What innocent days those were. They were largely devoid of cell phone cameras, internet digital streaming, black market websites, larg...