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Great Books: John Waters

Here’s your summer reading assignment: John Waters just released a new collection of essays called Role Models. It’s a beautifully indulgent litany of “The...

Stage West’s Playwriting Festival

The naked word is celebrated by some of the Fort’s top actors and directors at this weekend’s Texas Playwriting Competition Festival May 28-30. For...

The End: Lost Series Finale (Spoiler Alert)

The finale to the greatest thing ever to happen to television was, to be charitable, a major letdown. Over the last six years, all...

Dig This Groovy Woodstock Book

Nobody comes across any sweeter than Jimi Hendrix in Back To The Garden, an insightful, backstage look at the 1969 Woodstock music festival. Longtime New...

Ronald McDonald: Force for Good

The CEO of McDonald’s said something yesterday that made me spit out a mouthful of Big Mac: “Ronald McDonald does not hawk food. He...

High School Playwrights Honored

Attention, high school creative writing teachers: Do you have a student who makes mysterious classroom comments like “actors are exhausting” and “the fourth wall...

Fort Worth Writer Profiled in National Mag

The March/April issue of Poets & Writers magazine contains a small profile of Alex Lemon, the 30-year-old TCU creative writing prof whose slight memoir...

The Not Gay Actor (or, WTF, Ramin Setoodeh?)

Ramin Setoodeh’s recent culture piece in Newsweek last week has set off quite the conflagration in the gay blogosphere, with repercussions for those of...

White Trash Beautiful

As this week’s ”Stage” review indicates, Circle Theatre’s The Great American Trailer Park Musical is a rude, crude, but extremely well-performed valentine to that...

Baseball Lulling Us Into Comas

Now it’s becoming clear why the Texas Rangers manager likes cocaine – it’s to stay awake during long games (average length 3.5 hours) that...