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Hip Tips/Weekender

Anthony Mariani
Lola’s will be the place to be this weekend. There are great shows tonight (Friday) and tomorrow. On Saturday, EPIC RUINS will celebrate the vinyl release of their spellbinding debut album, Void Mariner and the Mystic Boogie ...


Atheists Gone Wild!

Jimmy Fowler
Calm down, people, and find a couch before you faint: Those atheist signs on the T are no big deal. In fact, consider yourself lucky. If hardcore non-believers like Chris Hitchens or Richard Dawkins had written them, they’d s...



Spoken Word at Rose Marine

Jimmy Fowler
This weekend the Rose Marine Theatre presents Palabra: The Written Word, Spoken — two nights of poetry and prose performed by North Texas poets, writers, and musicians. Director and participant Tammy Gomez has selected wo...


Continuing Quest For New Lunch Spot

Jeff Prince
Dear Blotchers: I’m touched. You really do care. Several readers asked whether I found a new lunch spot to replace my beloved Los Alamos Cafe, which closed  in May. I’d eaten there most every day for 20 years. In J...



SceneShop Carries “A Fifth”

Jimmy Fowler
For some compelling thoughts on Christmas and adulthood, check out our interview with SceneShop’s Steven Alan McGaw in this week’s ”Stage” section. SceneShop’s annual holiday revue A Fifth of Christmas takes place 8pm...


Living La Lobby Loca

Jeff Prince
You know how Big Industry lobbyists persuade lawmakers to vote their way and stack the deck against the Little Guy? Well, two can play that game. Tonight you can get a crash course on how to “lobby and influence local and...



Morality, Arlington Style

Jimmy Fowler
Arlington police recently put up a billboard on I-30 near Cooper Street that features the mug shots of men arrested during local prostitution stings. My first thought was: It’s a slight improvement on Puritan-style stocks, bu...


At Least Roy Williams Didn’t Blame God

Jeff Prince
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams lost the Thanksgiving Day game by fumbling the football, but, as he usually does when faced with adversity, he handled it like a man. Not so much with Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson, who dropped ...



Coldplay’s Chris Martin Guitar In Stockyards

Jeff Prince
A cool but freaky guitar just made its way to Adobe Picture Framing manager (and Blotch buddy) Joel Lively. This handpainted Gibson Blues King acoustic guitar was played extensively by Coldplay frontman Chris Martin during the ...


Fort Worth Artist Brings Big Bucks

Jeff Prince
Early Fort Worth artist Bror Utter‘s intriguing oil on canvas painting “The Visitors” (1943) fetched $35,850 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas last weekend. That’s some serious cheese for local art. Utter (...