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Even More Thoughts on the Olympics

The following thoughts were prompted by watching the U.S. women's soccer team win gold in satisfying fashion. I'll have more on soccer further down,...

Two New Weekly Newsletters Out Now

Last Tuesday, we began e-mailing a weekly local food-related newsletter called Food News & Booze, a column of sorts that features tidbits on local...

USA 2, Brazil 2 (USA Wins 5-3 on Penalties)

Wow, that game had everything, didn’t it? Everything except a streaker. And a jaw-dropping coaching blunder. And Hope Solo discovering a terrorist plot and...

I Want to Kill King Joffrey!

I’m waiting with bated breath for the season opener of Game of Thrones this Sunday. Though I should say that my breath is a...

iBrats On a Plane

People love to slam today’s teens for their alleged sense of entitlement, but it appears that the late Steve Jobs has turned many iDevice-bearing...

One Scary-Ass Future for Earth

Did anybody else watch ABC News’ “Earth 2100” last night? This was one of the most interesting TV shows I’ve seen in a while,...

Put Down Your Sandwich…

…before reading this item. Okay, here goes: It seems a US Airways flight bound for Charlotte, North Carolina from Atlanta had to return to...

St. Patrick’s Day Madness in Pictures

Thanks to local photographer Matt Martin for these great pics. And reports indicate that nearly $4,000 was raised for BrothersKeepers, a nonprofit for wounded...

Evil Puritans Censor Dallas Gay Pride. Is Fort Worth Next?

A gay tempest was unleashed in a Dallas teapot yesterday when the Dallas Voice, North Texas’s LGBT newspaper, posted a story about parade organizers...

Texas Troubadour Abroad: Leaving Philly

My name is Keegan McInroe, and I am a singer-songwriter from Lubbock who’s been living in Fort Worth off and on since 2001, when...