Archive for February, 2016

And The Winner Of The Kelly Clarkson Free Tickets Is…

Jeff Prince
… Bill Symon. Here is Symon’s winning response to the question of what he would say to Clarkson: “My partner is your #1 fan and has followed you since your American Idol days. He’s seen you in concert 15 tim...


Front Burner Taking Over Gold Standard

And we were just starting to become good friends. The impending demise of The Gold Standard might come much sooner than anticipated. Tomorrow (Friday), said Gold Standard co-owner Jimmy Moore, Addison-based Front Burner Restaur...


Purple Donkey Punch

Eric Griffey
To quote Stephen Colbert, the host of Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, “The Democrats are messing with Texas.” For the Dems, Texas has been a giant void in the electoral map since the Carter administration...


Free Tickets To Kelly Clarkson

Jeff Prince
The Fort Worth Weekly and your beloved Blotch bloggers are offering two free tickets (including free parking) to the Kelly Clarkson concert on Friday night at Verizon Theatre. It’s a value of more than $200 — or $20...


Local Photographer Welcomed to the Jungle

Eric Griffey
Robert Garner, a local photographer and mammal keeper at the Fort Worth Zoo, dreamed of going to Africa ever since he was a kid. He finally realized that dream in 2009, when a group of do-gooders hired him to travel to the Cong...


R.I.P., Van Cliburn

Kristian Lin
The world is now resounding with the sad news out of Fort Worth. This morning, the Van Cliburn Foundation announced the death of the concert pianist, goodwill ambassador, and son of Texas who installed the world’s premier...

(photos courtesy of Don Young)

Time Again For Trout Lily Walk

Jeff Prince
That harbinger of spring known as the trout lily – a cute wildflower with perky petals – begins beckoning nature lovers about this time each year. Poetic environmentalist Don Young describes the wildflowers as “golden-thr...

"A Place at the Table" opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENING: A Place at the Table (PG) Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush’s documentary examines the problem of American schoolchildren who don’t have enough food. (Opens Friday in Dallas) The Bitter Buddha (NR) Steven Feinart...

Courtesy Fireside Pies Facebook

Pin the Tail on Grumpy

Chow, Baby grew up with traditional pizza party birthdays, so I’ve always associated the doughy, gooey Italian dish with sleepovers, presents, and all-around good times. Now that I’m an adult, pizza is something that Chow, ...

Artist rendering of the entrance to the permanent exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. Courtesy George W. Bush Foundation.

A Library for George

George W. Bush has apparently been painting pictures in his jammies and watching a lot of SpongeBob in recent years. He’s kept a low profile since finishing his second term as president in January 2009. His sideways-smiling, ...