Posts Tagged ‘people’

Hustling THCK

The shores of Lake Arlington aren’t all that picturesque, especially on the Fort Worth side, where the rocky shoreline borders a massive parking lot and the summer sun reflects off both, making people feel like they’...

Rocks for the Goliath Road

Peter Gorman
BARTLETT – Sitting in Lois and Jerry’s Restaurant, surrounded by a blue-jean and overalls lunch crowd, Mae Smith and Ralph Snyder don’t look like giant-killers. In fact, the small-town mayor (5′ 2″...

Starting to Sound Like “Children of the Corn”

Everywhere Static turns these days is another message about the wonders of the Barnett Shale.

The Princess of Pong

Texas Wesleyan is a powerhouse in American table tennis, led by The Princess of Pong
Dan McGraw
It’s the beginning of summer in the city, and like most college athletes, Jasna Reed is taking it comparatively easy. But that wasn’t her plan.

High Score

Scott Kurtz has done the seemingly impossible: achieve 10 successful years in the webcomic biz.
Few people make it in the world of online comics. Few people probably even know that online comics exist.

Pocketbook Pileup

The only thing more painful than gas prices may be the toll-road hell Texas is about to enter.
Dan McGraw
Gas prices topping $4 a gallon. Freeways that have become parking lots – if you can get to them through surface-street traffic jams caused by fast growth, urban sprawl, and inadequate road planning.

Torture Porn

Big Ticket
Having made such classic documentaries as The Thin Blue Line and The Fog of War, Errol Morris looks deeper into the events at Abu Ghraib prison in Standard Operating Procedure. He interviews many of the U.S. military police off...

Q’d Up

Fort Worth’s gay film fest turns 10, with angst, accomplishments – and fewer rainbow flags.
Jimmy Fowler
Pretend you’re hitting the Netflix web site to rent a movie for the weekend, and these are your only choices: a romantic comedy starring Ashton Kutcher and Patrick Dempsey as star-crossed lovers, an action thriller featur...


Texas blogger Amanda Marcotte defends the F-word, mostly from the white, Christian, mainly male crazies.
If the phrase “West Texas feminist” causes your eyebrows to raise, It’s A Jungle Out There isn’t your kind of book.

Making Good

With a new gig, ex-Jet Powered owners say they’re cleaning up old debts.
The Dallas Business Journal’s recent inclusion of Fort Worth-based Starr Tincup on its annual list of best places to work shocked more than a few people.