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Hip Tips (Thu., Nov. 3, 2009)

To a lot of folks, the late-’90s was a pop-music wasteland. Grunge and rap, two styles that matured in the late-1980s/early-’90s, were going mainstream...

Former Ranger Nut-Job Gets Accidentally Shot

Former Rangers' pitcher Vicente Padilla, who was released from the team late last season for being a jerk and throwing at opposing player's heads,...

It’s Gonna be Big. Like God.

In all things related to Jerry Jones, the Dallas Cowboys, and Arlington Stadium, I’m a big time Scrooge. Football fever and the joy of...

Ewoks on the Wild Side

The ewoks from 1983’s “Return of the Jedi” were largely responsible for cooling my passion for the original “Star Wars” franchise. Cute and mischevious...

Weekender for Fri., Oct. 30, 2009

Pianist/singer/bon vivant Paul Slavens –– whose live jazz-tinged improvisational pop, which includes hilarious made-up-on-the-spot lyrics, can be heard every Tuesday night at Lola’s Saloon-Sixth...

Coyotes Kill One Taylor Mitchell; The Other Kills Us

Just kickin’ back and reading the Star-Telegram this fine Friday morning: Let's see, Mike Lee examines the Carter Avenue situation pitting homeowners against Chesapeake Energy....

Line, Please!

This week’s ”Stage” review of Jubilee Theatre’s “The Dance on Widow’s Row” rhapsodizes about the four gorgeous and supremely funny female leads. Although the...

Hip Tips: Slight Return

It’s been a long time, but Hip Tips is back, with more brain-melting indie-rock and sundry other faux-intellectual, artful goodies for your listening/reading/observing/getting-hip-finally pleasure. New(-ish)...

The Times Remembers Don Ivan Punchatz

In today’s New York Times is a kind obit of Don Ivan Punchatz, the TCU prof and Arlington resident whose illustrations for sci-fi and...

The “Boo!”s are Their Business

The Texas Ghost Hunters, a group of amateur but knowledgeable chasers of paranormal activity, keep a long list of alleged hauntings statewide, including some...