Random Stuff

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...



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...