Random Stuff

Alec Baldwin an Apologetic Lil’ Pig

Jeff Prince
Did Alec Baldwin not read my previous post (“If This Post Offends…I Don’t Care,” May 15, 2009) about how lame it is to make a joke or just say what’s on your mind and then turn around and apologize once people get the...


Dinner Roll: Restaurant Round-Up

eric.griffey
Times are hard these days. This is my humble attempt to shed light on some of the deals and special events area restaurants are offering to help diners (and the restaurants themselves) deal with this economy. I’m going to try...



Another Brick in Faux Wall

Jeff Prince
Last week’s edition of Fort Worth Weekly satirized a post-secession Texas and described a wall that the United States built along Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico to keep us out. Now those satirical goofballs ove...


Amon Carter Bags Cool New Painting

Jeff Prince
Can’t wait to go take a look at the Amon Carter Museum’s latest painting: The Illustrious Guest, featuring a depiction of famous orator and Kentucky politician Henry Clay holed up in a bar. Portraits can be cool, but I pref...



Holy war

Jimmy Fowler
It’s hard to know whether to laugh or feel terrified at the latest revelation about the Bush Administration. Both responses seem appropriate. According to a story by Robert Draper in the new “GQ” mag, Donald Rumsfeld appr...


Spring sports roundup

Kristian Lin
The Mavericks’ series with Denver got ugly on a number of fronts. There’s no need to rehash it all here, but the series did place the NBA’s officials back under the spotlight. Without defending the NBA refs get a bad ...



West and Clear Ceases Publication

Anthony Mariani
Local news blog West and Clear has ceased publication. “Unfortunately,” writes W&C contributor Steve Smith in the blog’s farewell post, “our real-life demands have left us [contributors] with too little time to mai...


Fort Worth Author in the ‘Times’

Anthony Mariani
‘The New York Times’ now weighs in on a book by a Fort Worthian author that ‘Weekly’ staff writer Jimmy Fowler recently reviewed: Jeff Guinn’s ‘Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde.’ The ...



M. Day confession

Jimmy Fowler
My sister, who’s married with three children, has an interesting take on Mother’s Day tributes. She’s happy to receive candy, flowers, cards, and other traditional kudos. But those perennial news stories that speculate ho...


Clyde’s letter to the editor

Jimmy Fowler
A couple of issues ago we ran my review of Fort Worth author Jeff Guinn’s semi-revisionist, research-intensive book “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde.” The book should top the summer readin...