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Blogging the Cliburn (Semifinals Day 1)

During the off day from the Van Cliburn Competition, I watched Baby Driver, my early candidate for movie of the summer, and USA's under-20...

Former Star-T Sportswriter Moving On … Up?

Recently laid-off sportswriter Charean Williams has jumped off a sinking ship –– the Fort Worth Star-Telegram –– and into a tar pit –– PFT,...

Van Cliburn Semifinalists Announced

At the end of the quarterfinal round this evening, the field of 20 competitors was cut down to 12 semifinalists. They are: Kenneth Broberg Chen Han Rachel...

Blogging the Cliburn (Quarterfinals Day 1)

As usual, the Van Cliburn Competition runs through Memorial Day. As always, I take a moment to reflect on how cultural events such as...

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 4)

The crowd is sparse on Sunday morning, but I don't think it's because the warmth of the last few days has given way to...

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 3)

Do you like the program cover for this year's Cliburn? I get these books each time, and over the two weeks or so of...

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 2)

People are protesting police racism right now outside Bass Hall as I write these words. Four people, to be exact, which is kinda sad....

Blogging the Cliburn (Prelim Day 1)

Hello, everybody, and welcome to my blog of the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. I'm Kristian Lin, your friendly guide through the tall...

Dog Shot By Vote Canvasser (UPDATED)

  Duncan is recuperating at home. The 70-pound golden retriever/border collie mix lost multiple teeth, had his head shaved, received more than a dozen stitches...

On Tap in Fort Worth: Legal Draft Beer

Tarrant County feels like a hotbed of craft beer activity these days, as evidenced by the thousands of patrons who frequent Rahr & Sons,...