Posts Tagged ‘2010’

A Potpourri of Poisons

Fake pot and other synthetic “drugs” are causing real harm.
JEFF PRINCE
Horror stories about smoking synthetic incense or potpourri were spreading long before Hollywood actress Demi Moore linked her famous face to the phenomenon. She went into seizure on Jan. 23 in Los Angeles, and a friend’s 911...


Oscar’s Hidden Gold

And the Oscar goes to … that guy. An analysis of the awards’ not-so-major categories.
KRISTIAN LIN
Welcome to my fourth annual look at the mid-major categories of the annual Academy Awards (to be televised Sunday) It’s my way of pointing out who did the best work last year in these aspects of filmmaking that immeasurably a...



Cowboys, Wildcard, Super Bowl???

Jeff Prince
The dreamers among us are excited. They imagine that a two-game win streak after a coaching change has set off a chain of events that will lead to a 9-7 season record, wildcard playoff slot, and a Super Bowl berth for the Dalla...


Bats Sleep Through Halloween

Jeff Prince
A powerful Texas Rangers offense that hit most everything thrown its way in 2010 and won 90 games suddenly can’t score runs. Two shutouts in four games? Really? Behind 3-1 in the World Series, the Rangers’ season ha...



Beat The Rush With Early Voting

Jeff Prince
People get excited about early shopping days, and so I’m sure everyone is equally pumped that early voting for the upcoming November election season begins on Monday!!!! Tarrant County elections for federal, state, distri...


Fort Worth Weekly Best Of 2010

Fort Worth Weekly Staff
Back again, readers? Come on in. We’ve saved a chair for you at the table. Hors d’oeuvres are up, the game is afoot, there’s beer in the cooler, and you still have time to place your bets.



At Least Barbie Carpenter Didn’t Blow Games

Jeff Prince
Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bobby Carpenter caught a lot of grief during his four-year tenure with the team. The 2006 first-round draft pick was later nicknamed “Barbie” and featured on a blog site. Yep, it was...


Sing It Out

Big Ticket
College campuses are supposed to be dead in the summer, but UNT isn’t holding to that this week. The school’s dance, theater, and opera students will all be taking the stage this weekend only, so you may want to head up to ...



Life, Death, and Truth at Carswell

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Thanks to Betty Brink and Fort Worth Weekly for their persistence in covering the plight of female inmates at Carswell Federal Medical Center  (“Carswell Loses in Court,” June 23, 2010). I’ve been invo...


Where’s the Racism?

John Q. Public
To the editor: Eddie Griffin’s intellectually dishonest piece of propaganda (On Second Thought, March 31, 2010) attempts to portray all Republicans, Tea Partiers, and anyone else who disagrees with Obama’s policies for that...