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Preacher Perry Comforts His Gun-Toting Flock

JIMMY FOWLER
How moronic is Rick Perry’s response to President Obama’s new gun control proposals? His statement reaches Everest-scale heights of dumbassed-osity that even I didn’t think he was capable of. It’s awe-inspiring. He ment...


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About That Asperger’s Post…

JIMMY FOWLER
Before I’m lynched by an angry crowd of Asperger’s/autism advocates, let me clarify: My intent with last Friday’s “Blotch” post wasn’t to offend anyone living with the spectrum of conditions associated with autism. ...



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Frack Me Elmo

ERIC GRIFFEY
CBS Sunday Morning recently filed this piece on fracking, and it’s about as hard-hitting as a segment on Sesame Street. As you read or watch it, try and imagine the whole thing as Big Bird explaining fracking to Oscar the Gro...


Rust and Bones opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Rust and Bone (R) Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) adapts Craig Davidson’s short stories into this French-language romance between a Belgian MMA fighter (Matthias Schoenaerts) and a killer whale trainer (Marion Cotillard)...



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North Texas “Freak of the Week” Goes To…

JIMMY FOWLER
No matter how horribly your day goes –– even if your boss cans you, your significant other dumps you, and your ferret dies –– you can say: “At least I’m not the woman caught on surveillance camera stealing Christmas...


Space-rockers Skeleton Coast had a big year.

Albums of the Year

Yep. Fort Worth is still pumping out quality product.
ANTHONY MARIANI
Grassroots support for the arts in town isn’t shabby. Seemingly every other week, word comes down of a new club or venue in town –– if there wasn’t a demand for clubs, they wouldn’t be opening. But the support could (...



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Josh Hamilton Follows His Wallet To Los Angeles

Jeff Prince
Texas Rangers power hitter Josh Hamilton has reportedly signed a five-year $125 million deal with division rival Los Angeles Angels. Hamilton is big on God so maybe he would rather be an Angel than a Ranger. Who knows? The guy...


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Home Sweet Home, ‘Phibs-Style

JIMMY FOWLER
Even after the mortgage meltdown that helped trigger the Great Recession, home ownership is considered an integral part of the so-called American Dream. But what kind of class divisions, character distinctions, and chance circu...



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Powerball Fever: Epidemic of Losers

JIMMY FOWLER
Look, I’d like to win $500 million as much as the next working-class shlub, but I seem to be immune from the “Powerball Fever” that North Texas TV news broadcasts have diagnosed in advance of tonight’s drawing. I’m af...


SCOTT COPELAND AND GIRLFRIEND CAROL PATE CHECK OUT A PROMOTIONAL T-SHIRT AT LAST NIGHT'S SCREENING OF "THE TEXAS MUSIC HOUR WITH BRAD HINES."

Stockyards Screening: Texas Music Hour

Jeff Prince
A truncated version of The Texas Music Hour With Brad Hines was shown last night at River Ranch in the Stockyards. Texas Music Hour is seeking a home on the small screen, and producer Rand Blair held a little party last night t...