Random Stuff

Goodbye Charles Gibson, Good Grief Diane Sawyer

Jeff Prince
The retirement of Charles Gibson is a bummer. He was one of my favorite news anchors because he had charm and humility and he realized the news was more important than himself. Too many newscasters these days come across like t...


Green is the Color of Death for UTA’s Newspaper

eric.griffey
A resolution introduced during the last meeting of the University of Texas at Arlington’s student congress called for the university’s award-winning newspaper The Shorthorn to discontinue its printed circulation, an...



Like, Chill Dudes

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth is among the 40 most stressful major cities in America, according to a new survey that considered sinking property values, unemployment, inflation, and poor environments. But don’t have a panic attack for chrissake...


Facebook Closed?

Jimmy Fowler
My favorite line from this ”NYT” piece about disgruntled ex-Facebookers comes near the bottom: “Facebook is good for finding people, but by now the novelty of that has worn off, and everyone’s been found.” On the one ...



Bows Of Holly

Jeff Prince
Despite my sky-scraping IQ, keen insight, and all-around cleverness, I’m not always right. In the 1970s, I wore striped bellbottom pants with a fringed leather jacket, and considered punk rock an abhorrent flash in the pan. I...


Closing Halliburton Loophole

Jeff Prince
Local activists are passing along this notice from the Natural Resources Defense Council, which, if successful, could impact local gas drilling: “Tell Congress to close the ‘Halliburton Loophole’ to protect dr...



Just Gossip

Anthony Mariani
Every time I’m standing in line at the grocery store, I’m assaulted by magazines that promise even more insight into “Jon and Kate.” Who the fuck are they? Are they reality-TV show contestants or something? Or are they ...


After Hours at the Kimbell

Anthony Mariani
Not enough local jazzbos are doing torch music and/or bossa nova-influenced stuff*. Period. So thanks then for Los Noviembres, the Fort Worth duet of guitarist Paul Boll and vocalist Angie Cassada that does justice to the class...



Nanny Says ‘No’

Jimmy Fowler
What’s that loud background hum? No, it’s not a cricket invasion, it’s the sound of libertarians gnashing their teeth at a host of finger-wagging new state laws that go into effect Tuesday. Some of them seem like no-brain...


Stage West Announces Winners

Jimmy Fowler
Winners of Stage West’s third annual Texas Playwriting Competition were announced today, and the judges couldn’t pick between two scripts – “Binge” by Waco’s Thomas Ward and “Certificate of Death” by Arlington...