Blotch

R.I.P., Claude Chabrol

Kristian Lin
“I love murder,” the French film director reputedly once said. Indeed, many characters in his movies meet swift, brutal, meaningless deaths, so it seems incongruous that Claude Chabrol passed away Sunday at the age ...


Near Southeast to Get New Housing — Finally

betty.brink
Last week, the Texas Department of  Community Affairs Board approved a low income tax credit request from a developer from San Antonio, the NRP Group, to build 54 two- and three-bedroom, two-story houses in the Near Southeast ...



At Least Barbie Carpenter Didn’t Blow Games

Jeff Prince
Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Bobby Carpenter caught a lot of grief during his four-year tenure with the team. The 2006 first-round draft pick was later nicknamed “Barbie” and featured on a blog site. Yep, it was...


Amphibian at the Modern

Jimmy Fowler
For a different way to spend Monday night, check out Amphibian Productions’ staged reading of Jon Robin Baitz’s play Three Hotels at 7pm tonight at the Modern. Tix are $15. Originally written as a teleplay for PBS-TV’s Am...



Happy Birthday, A5A

Jimmy Fowler
Tomorrow (Saturday Sept 11) Arts Fifth Avenue will celebrate nine years of greatness as a community arts center/neighborhood performance venue/jazz joint/place to learn to tap dance and drum. From 2-6pm, free intro classes to t...


Van Cliburn National Anthem At Cowboys Stadium

Jeff Prince
Van Cliburn’s rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner is waxed upon in a rather uncharacteristic gushing manner by Fort Worth Star-Telegram columnist Bud Kennedy in today’s paper. I was going to post a YouTube video o...



Go “Beyond the Door” Again

Jimmy Fowler
Attention, fans of The Last Exorcism: I hadn’t updated my Netflix queue in two or three weeks, and among the DVD flotsam that was recently mailed to me was 1974’s Beyond the Door – a demonic possession flick whose TV comm...


Blame The Parents, Not The Kids

Jeff Prince
A restaurant is causing controversy after putting up signs saying, “Screaming children will not be tolerated!” Some people say the signs are discriminatory, particularly against kids with disabilities. That’s ...



Florida Pastor Terry Jones Is Hitler’s Dog?

Jeff Prince
President Obama came down hard on the Florida pastor with a Quran fire fetish. Obama tried to put a guilt trip on him, saying torching the Quran will encourage Taliban recruitment and incite violence against American soldiers a...


Luke Wade at TNL

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight’s edition of “Thursday Night Live” at Central Market (4651 W Frwy, FW) is a little bit pop, a little bit rock, and a whole lotta soul, with a decidedly Texas twist: Luke Wade will perform an acoustic set with two ...