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Re-Greening the Shrub

Legion of Doom-kopfs

Ebola’s Grim Math

100 Years of Painting

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Finding Our (New) Way

Mayor Mike Moncrief's favorite term is "the Fort Worth Way." In general, the mayor uses this vague term to describe Cowtown as a polite...

Not So Revolutionary

Grant Wood’s most famous painting features an iconic farmer, his prim daughter and a pitchfork. His most satiric painting is “Daughters of Revolution.” Three...
Photo by Lee Chastain

NORML-izing Drug Laws

If there’s any doubt that the landscape of marijuana laws is changing in Texas, as it is in the rest of the country, look...

A Tar Sands Manifesto

The mornings start off frosty. Four months ago, in the August heat, waking with the sun was still a muggy, sweaty pleasure. Late summer...

Whistling Dixie

This is a strange time in American history. I don’t recognize us. And by us, I mean white people. We seethe with hatred. We’re fed...

Abuse Behind Bars

The scoreboard reads: Texas Prison Officials 1, Justice 0. A jury decided last week that former Texas prison inmate Roderick Johnson was not entitled to...

More Latex Gloves?

It is the duty of public officials to "do something" whenever a new threat appears, even if there is nothing sensible to be done....

Storm Tossed

The images of Hurricane Sandy are burned in my mind now, joining those of Katrina and, of course, Ally Collins. People who have never been...

Unhealthy Rhetoric

When the healthcare reform bill passed the U.S. House last week by a vote of 220 to 211, it wasn’t hard to find things...

Learning to Love Big Gas

In his Aug. 26 Fort Worth Weekly report, "The Big Takeover," Peter Gorman wrote about all the bad publicity that natural gas extractors have...