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Whence Yon Lyrics?

HearSay
Here’s what’s wrong with kids today. (Well, one thing.) They expect next to nothing from their pop stars, unlike back in the day, when we plebes had some lyrical standards. This chasm will be thrown into harsh relief this w...


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Sports Rush: NASCAR is Semi-Serious Business

Rush Olson
Sports are supposed to be fun, but since the aim is to win, a competitor also has to take certain aspects of them seriously to realize his or her goals. One has to find the right balance between intensity and remembering it’s...



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The Fast Track to Beer ar Texas Motor Speedway

Rush Olson
Drinking beer and driving your car don’t mix. Drinking beer and watching others drive, on the other hand, have long paired well together. The latter assertion is especially true when those other people drive in a contained en...


Byrd Williams IV captures the Jimi Hendrix Experience in Fort Worth in 1967.

Messages in Bottles

Byrd Williams IV told a UNT crowd about a century of photography.
GAYLE REAVES
If Byrd Williams IV were not a world-class photographer, he might be doing just about as well as a writer. As editor of Fort Worth Weekly, I’ve known for years about Byrd’s photographic skills and the legacy of his family o...



lastcall7.31

NASCAR BAR

LAST CALL
I read this Harper’s essay a while back called “Southern Culture on the Skids,” in which writer Ben Austen examines the recent decline in NASCAR’s overall popularity from its dominant spot in the American zeitgeist of a...


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NRA, NASCAR, Fox: The Redneck Gods Are Smiling

JIMMY FOWLER
File this one under “Good Luck, Pal”: A U.S. senator from Connecticut has asked the Fox Network’s famously right-wing chief exec Rupert Murdoch to cancel his channel’s broadcast of tomorrow night’s NASCAR Sprint Cup ...



A Tribe at the Track

Dan McGraw, Photos by Byrd Williams IV
Those who have never been to a stock car race perceive NASCAR fans as rednecks with mullets and toothless grins — big southern dummies, and poor ones at that. Photographer Byrd Williams IV was one of those who had never been ...


A Tribe at the Track

Dan McGraw - photos by Byrd Williams IV
Those who have never been to a stock car race perceive NASCAR fans as rednecks with mullets and toothless grins — big southern dummies, and poor ones at that.   Photographer Byrd Williams IV was one of those who had never be...



Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 4 Australian music group Hillsong United brings its brand of Christian-flavored arena rock to movie theaters around the area this evening. The broadcast of a concert performed in Sydney the night before will be coupled wi...


Local Heroes? Who’d Know?

DAN MCGRAW
Since I was a little kid, I’ve always read the sports section of the daily newspaper before anything else. When I was a newspaper carrier, I would get my bundle on the corner, pull out the sports, and sit on that bundle u...