Blotch

The Real Rachel Caine

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s cover story is a profile of Fort Worth novelist Roxanne Longstreet Conrad, a prolific urban fantasy writer who for many years has published under various pen names. She’s finally become an international bestsell...


Name That Train

Jimmy Fowler
When you were a kid, did you spend hours dreaming what it would be like to name a commuter railway train? Okay, me neither, but it’s still a cool idea. Fort Worth Weekly and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority are teaming...



Changes to Outreach Benefit

Anthony Mariani
As you first read about in HearSay, several talented Fort Worth artists will be performing on Sat., Feb. 5, at The Where House (2510 Hemphill St., South Side) as part of a show benefiting the Fort Worth Music Outreach, an organ...


“GasLand” Nominated for Oscar

Kristian Lin
There weren’t too many surprises in the list of Oscar nominees that were read off this morning, but there was a treat for one movie filmed in Tarrant County. Josh Fox’s GasLand ran out with a nomination for Best Doc...



My Babysitter Is Dead: RIP Jack LaLanne

Jeff Prince
Fitness guru Jack LaLanne is dead at 96 and I miss him. The old guy kept me company for several crucial years when I was melancholy. See, my older brother started first grade in 1963. I was 3 and suddenly stuck at home all day ...


Steelers Ruin Super Bowl Party Yet Again

Jeff Prince
First, the Pittsburgh Steelers rob the Dallas Cowboys of the “Team of the Decade” crown in the 1970s. And now those bums have ruined our Super Bowl party. The “Stealers” beat the groggy New York Jets on ...



I Am a Super Bowl Victor

Jimmy Fowler
If anything is clear about 2011’s much-hyped Super Bowl in Arlington, it’s that fans can be divided between winners and losers. So stand back, beyotches, because I am a Super Bowl victor – I just bought a $200 “Plaza Pa...


Several FW Artists Added to 35 Conferette

Anthony Mariani
Almost a dozen 817 artists have been added to the 35 Conferette lineup, including Adventures in Magnetism (formerly known as Stumptone), Analog Rebellion, The Burning Hotels, Eaton Lake Tonics, Fate Lions, The Hanna Barbarian...



Hmmpff — More Travel + Leisure Hate

Anthony Mariani
Though based on some recent anti-Fort Worth comments to a previous Travel + Leisure-related Blotch post, I’m not all that surprised that visitors to North Texas find us ugly (we rank 18th in the looks department, according to...


Circle Seeks Actors, Info

Jimmy Fowler
Circle Theatre will hold general auditions in early March for actors seeking roles in its upcoming 2011 productions. Right now, the company wants to build up a data base of e-dress info for actors, theater artists, audiences, ...