Random Stuff

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...


FW actor’s notes

Jimmy Fowler
For interesting little glimpses of the triumphs and frustrations of a Cowtown stage actor, go to www.stagewest.org and hit “Actor and Director Blogs.” There you’ll find regular updates on the Stage West rehearsals for “...



Did you ‘ear the latest on Van Gogh?

Jeff Prince
Although I’m fascinated with early Texas art and the painters who created these works, my favorite artist of all time and on many different levels is the Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). His distinctive and innovati...


Bad info: Catch it!

Jimmy Fowler
It’s easy to make sport of FWISD and May Fair’s recent closings as overreactions to swine flu hysteria, as I did in an earlier post. After taking an unscientific weekend spin through CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC’s coverage of...



Mavs move into second round

Kristian Lin
The Mavericks vanquished the San Antonio Spurs Wednesday night, giving the three-time NBA champs their first first-round playoff exit since 2000. Nobody’s surprised. Though the third-seeded Spurs’ defeat was technic...


God is… Not!

Jimmy Fowler
Now that the group’s month-long billboard contract has expired, Metroplex Atheists a.k.a. Godless Secular Trouble in the Bible Belt (my tongue is firmly in cheek here) has decided not to renew its Atheist Billboard Campaign o...



TV censors itself

Jimmy Fowler
The most-read story on salon.com has not been seriously reported – in most cases, not reported at all — by the major TV news broadcasters, including NBC, ABC, CNN, and MSNBC. No surprise, since it directly implicates th...


Tempur-Pedic bliss

Jeff Prince
Anybody who has ever considered buying one of those fancy Tempur-Pedic mattresses might appreciate my recent experience. Until Sunday, I’d never bought a mattress in my life. I’ve slept on hand-me-down mattresses since movi...