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Travel Notes from Spain

Kristian Lin
My recent absence from this blog was due to my vacation in Spain, so I thought I’d report back on what I’ve seen. Seville was the first European city I visited that made me think, “I could live here.” It’s fascinating...


TCU Player Featured in New York Times

Anthony Mariani
Here’s a relatively small, glowing NYT profile about TCU defensive end Jerry Hughes. The 6-foot-3-inch 257-lbs. senior is projected to be a first-round draft pick next year. Go, Frogs.



Weekender for Fri., Oct. 23

Anthony Mariani
On Saturday, you’ve got the Whiskey Folk Ramblers, Quaker City Nighthawks (from Sioux Falls), and Room Sound at The Moon (2911 W Berry St, by TCU, 817-926-9600), and Los Noviembres at the Scat (111 W 4th St, Sundance Square, ...


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...