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Los Reyes de Fútbol

Kristian Lin
The only one who emerges from this World Cup unbeaten is Paul the Octopus. Congratulations! Congratulations, too, to Spain, who won the European championship two years ago and now are world champions as well. Seven nations are ...


The Prettiest Guys at the World Cup (and other lists)

Kristian Lin
Everybody else seems to have done lists of handsomest guys at the World Cup, but those tend to focus on the sport’s superstars. I thought I’d try to get some lesser-known names on my squad along with the famous play...



Josephine Mahaffey Exhibit at Arts Center

Jeff Prince
It’s fitting that Fort Worth painter Josephine Mahaffey’s nickname is “The Texas Dynamo.” A prolific, enthusiastic painter, she would slather watercolors on almost any surface that wasn’t moving. Paper sacks, note pad...


Breaking News: The Gulf is Oily!

Jimmy Fowler
If fans of The Daily Show were to spend a few consecutive hours watching one of the 24/7 cable news stations, they’d realize: Jon Stewart’s writing staff doesn’t have to work that hard to find ideas. It only requires a li...



Ricky Lynn Gregg, Rusty Burns Reunite Saturday

Jeff Prince
Classic rock lovers will get an ear full on Saturday night. Anybody hanging out at rock clubs in the 1970s and 1980s remembers SAVVY, Head East, Point Blank, US Lords, and other bands that made Cowtown such a hopping party town...


Notes Before the World Cup Final

Kristian Lin
So we’re going to have a first-time World Cup champion. Either Holland or Spain is about to enjoy the greatest moment in its sporting history. I’m jazzed for that. Hope you are, too. I have some notes from the soccer hate b...



Two Fort Worth Super-Group Shows

Anthony Mariani
Two new super-groups have big shows coming up. A band you first read about here way back in September of O-9, EPIC RUINS will perform at Lola’s Saloon (3726 W. 6th St., 817-877-0666) on Fri., Sept. 17. Featuring Jordan Richar...


Man Tramples Kid At Ballpark

Jeff Prince
If you’re thinking a 25-year-old man risking his life and falling three-stories just to nab a foul ball is one cerveza short of a six-pack, how about the actions of this other “adult” at last night’s Rangers...



Levi Johnston Lies On Sarah Palin

Jeff Prince
Levi Johnston disappeared for awhile after his Playgirl centerfold and his derogatory interviews about Sarah Palin, but now he’s back and getting  even more exposure. And, for some odd reason, the kid is coming across like a...


UNT Lands Jake Heggie

Kristian Lin
This is quite a coup for the UNT School of Music: They’ve just announced that Jake Heggie will be their artist in residence for the upcoming academic year. The composer is fresh from staging his new opera Moby-Dick at Dal...