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Kids Under 12 Drink Free!

Anthony Mariani
Yep. You missed it.


“BobAAAY!”

Jimmy Fowler
I caught most of the ultra-hyped Oprah interview with Whitney Houston (part two today at 4!), and I have to say – I really regret never seeing an episode of ”Being Bobby Brown.” (Jeff, do you have any copies lying around?...



Jay Leno Takes It On Chin In Debut

Jeff Prince
Red flags popped up in my mind when the TV commercials promoting Jay Leno’s new primetime show for weeks on end were surprisingly unfunny. Then, I kept hearing about how Leno was going to bring back funny to prime time. More ...


Cuzthisis Thrillaaa!

Anthony Mariani
Fort Worth will be part of a worldwide effort to perform the largest simultaneous dance. The song –– and the moves –– will be Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Y’know. Clawed hands in the air going back and forth. S...



This Just In: World To End Soon

Jeff Prince
I watched a lot of the History Channel this weekend and was floored by all the shows about Nostradamus, the Mayans, and other ancient prophets who claimed that Armageddon, the end of days, the apocalypse, or whatever you want t...


“King Of The Hill” Will Be Missed

Jeff Prince
The joy of watching the Dallas Cowboys kick butt in their season opener on Sunday was saddened later that evening when “King of the Hill” aired its series finale. Hank, Peggy, and Bobby Hill of “Arlen” have been welcome...



Want an NEA Grant? Only if You Voted Obama

Anthony Mariani
In the 1930s, the U.S. government conscripted visual artists across the country to create what amounted to U.S. propaganda: murals of muscular farmers, posters of empowered women. The goal was to help motivate Americans out of ...


Weekender: Fri., Sept. 11, 2009

Anthony Mariani
If you’re not doing anything tomorrow night (Saturday), you really oughta gather up some of your smartest (drinkingest?) pals and hit Fall Gallery Night. From 2 ’til about 9 p.m., you can hop from gallery to gallery –– ...



R.I.P. Lovable Curmudgeon Tad Gaither

Anthony Mariani
Former proprietor of both Black Dog Taverns, Gaither passed away recently of unknown causes. Folks who knew him will remember a little guy, no bigger than about 5’-7’’ and a buck-fifty, with a non-offensive, successful, s...


World Cup Soccer Roundup

Kristian Lin
I skipped the president’s health care speech last night because it conflicted with another weighty occasion for Americans: The U.S. soccer team’s 1-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago in Port of Spain that gets our guys one ...