Random Stuff

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...


Beer + Tomato Juice + Clam Juice = Yum

Anthony Mariani
My in-laws live in Georgetown in Sun City, an ever-sprawling retirement community where folks ride around on golf carts and everybody knows everybody else’s name. My wife and I sometimes go there just to get away. We watch Fo...



Bud And Coors Make Me Go Rahr

Jeff Prince
For about 25 years, either Coors Lights or Bud Lights have been my main thirst quenchers. It’s time to find a new brand. An article in The Wall Street Journal says Anheuser-Busch and MillerCoors will increase their prices...


Tipping Over

eric.griffey
After enjoying a nice dinner recently at an area restaurant – and a little too much of the creature – I, perhaps possessed by the booze, decided to pick up the tab for my friends and me. There were six of us, and the restau...



Megan Doesn’t Want A Psycho

Jeff Prince
As much as I hesitate to admit this and ruin any fiber of credibility that I have, yes, I was one of the sad TV-aholics who was actually watching “Megan Wants A Millionaire” before one of its contestants, Ryan Jenkins, was ...


Gays “Raid” Bars

Anthony Mariani
No doubt in response to the recent Rainbow Lounge raid, Fort Worth’s GLBT community will be turning the tables by “raiding” certain straight-oriented bars once a month. The inaugural “raid” is Friday at a bar whose na...