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Anthony Mariani

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Status Quo (Not the Band)

For seating capacity at restaurants to be increased and for bar-bars to reopen, Gov. Greg Abbott says, essentially, that the number of available hospital beds...

That Bloody Crossroads

Jeff Zagers should have seen it coming. Bragging on social media that you’re part of a protest fueled by lies and that ends in death...

The Spirit and the Trickster

There was a time when Fort Worth wasn’t the music mecca that it is now. One of the scene’s only active, engaging original artists was...

The Year of No Do-Overs

I was sick of it at first. After Donald Trump won the election in 2016, I couldn’t stand to look at my dumb newsfeed....

Arting Forward into ’21

The good thing about art viewing is that social distancing is built into the experience. Even if you’re on a tour, you can still...

Save Our Stages Comes Through

Local venues will be receiving some much-needed financial assistance. With the passage of the $900 billion federal stimulus package, they will receive $19 billion along...

Your Best-Albums Lists Are Trash

We all know this, but it’s worth repeating. Stop buying new music only from year-end lists. Unless it’s local. Then buy all of it. Fair...

Once Size Fits Some

Either way, we’re screwed. We’re either going to die from COVID-19 or die from starvation because we’re broke. After the stark, intentional lack of national...

Welcome to Holidays 2020

As we do every year around this time, we have put together a Holidays-themed issue to celebrate all the good stuff happening (and that’s...

The Facebook Experiment

As we prepare to turn the calendar on yet another, horrible year, I’d like to take a moment to tell you all how much...