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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...

Babies, Babies, Babies

I’m glad Kristian Lin didn’t jump on the doting nanny bandwagon in his review of the documentary Babies. A friend invited me to see...

Let Us (Not) Pray

The first line of this Star-T piece on the dispute over National Day of Prayer leaves no doubt as to where the reporter’s sympathies...

Salvation Army to Hold Human Trafficking Forum in Fort Worth

It's been in the news lately but it's still pretty damned shocking that we here in the middle of the Bible Belt are also...

Lynn Redgrave: Class Act

The untimely death of Lynn Redgrave reminded me how cool she was when I got to interview her a dozen years ago. During the...

The Star-Telegram Follows Up on Harth-Bedoya

I don't subscribe to the Star-Telegram, so I didn't see their Sunday feature story on Miguel Harth-Bedoya and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra until yesterday...