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Catholic Scandals: The Ultimate in Reality TV

Some Catholic commentators have lamented the latest round of tabloid-quality scandals besetting the Vatican. Tragic that so much vanity and human error should impede the...

Video Boom at 1919 Hemphill

Can we expect a revival of interest in movies on VHS the way music on vinyl has enjoyed such a wave in the digital...

Puritan Justice, Tarrant County-Style

I think the Tarrant County d.a.’s office may have a thing about getting down and dirty in court. Last year a jury got to...

Pastrana Finally Buried in Mexico

Fort Worth theatergoers who caught Amphibian Stage Productions’ play The Tragic Life & Triumphant Death of Julia Pastrana last November should find this interesting:...

Um, Hurray for Lunchbox?

A lot of people think Texans are a monolithic population. You know, we all wear cowboy boots, rope dogies, and such. But Texas is...

See the Play, Then Try the Cupcake

I’ve been covering live theater in North Texas for –– gulp –– about two decades now. But I recently encountered a first: A cupcake...

You Go, Gomer!

The recent “coming out” of two celebrities provides a teachable moment in the subtle art of self-revelation and personal integrity. As you may have...

Open Carry Gun Walk in the Stockyards

There’s nothing more fun than a political demonstration organized to protest a non-existent injustice, especially if it provides an excuse to show off your...

Now Can We Have a “Dislike” Button?

Maybe Mark Zuckerberg should consider changing the onscreen color of Facebook from blue to green: Envy would appear to be the biggest emotion the...

Django Reinhardt Festival at A5A

How cool is 20th century guitarist Django Reinhardt? So cool, Sean Penn faints at the mere mention of his name. More accurately, Sean Penn’s...