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First Responders Rule (Again)

JIMMY FOWLER
A theme appears to be emerging from all the dramatic headlines of the last couple of weeks: First responders rule. There was, of course, yesterday’s emotional Waco memorial for the firefighters and medics who died in the West...


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There Is Such A Thing As A Free Libertarians Meeting

Jeff Prince
My favorite old haunt –Tanstaafl Pub — is getting media attention for hosting this week’s Tarrant County Libertarians Meetup. Examiner.com political writer Garry Reed tried to connect the pub’s acronym f...



G.I. Joe: Retaliation opens Friday.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13) The sequel to the 2010 action movie has the remnants of the commando force being hunted by their own government after the president (Jonathan Pryce) is kidnapped and replaced by a master o...


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Marriage Equality: Can We Hurry Up, Please?

JIMMY FOWLER
The most frustating thing about the marriage equality “debate” is being patient. Allowing gay partners to wed has become a no-brainer among most sane, intelligent adults, even those who find the thought of guys kissing guys...



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Letterman’s Stupid Pet Trick Auditions in Fort Worth

Eric Griffey
Are you willing to exploit your pet for cash and some face time on television? If so, you have until March 30 to teach your pet a stupid trick, if you want to be on The Late Show with Dave Letterman. For those unfamiliar with L...


springbreak

Arlington Grapples With Spring Break Rep

JIMMY FOWLER
I hope you’re happy, Arlington tourism officials. The city’s police have been forced to put a “no refusal” policy in place for DWI suspects during this week’s spring break. I think we all know the reason for this ...



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“Acting 101″ at Stage West

JIMMY FOWLER
Actor and director Andy Baldwin (pictured left with Lee Jamison) has been a frequent presence on North Texas stages over the last few years. Besides directing a stellar production of Charles Busch’s The Tale of the Allergist...


KELLY CLARKSON IS IN TOWN ON FRIDAY NIGHT FOR A BIG SHOW.

And The Winner Of The Kelly Clarkson Free Tickets Is…

Jeff Prince
… Bill Symon. Here is Symon’s winning response to the question of what he would say to Clarkson: “My partner is your #1 fan and has followed you since your American Idol days. He’s seen you in concert 15 tim...



"Photo by Shelby Tsuji"

Atheists Get Something to Believe In at TCU

Eric Griffey
It sounds like it could be a lame joke: A group of atheists walk onto a predominantly conservative Christian campus. A students affairs administrator says, “I can’t believe this.” Believe it or not, it’s...


longhorn

Um, Hurray for Lunchbox?

JIMMY FOWLER
A lot of people think Texans are a monolithic population. You know, we all wear cowboy boots, rope dogies, and such. But Texas is a big state –– so big, in fact, that a native North Texan like myself can be a totally cluele...