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Amber Heard Is Gay! (Yay!)

Kristian Lin
Looks like I have a new name to add to my list of Not Straight Actors. Over the weekend, Hollywood actress and Austin native Amber Heard went public with the news that she is gay while attending a GLAAD event with her new girlf...


The ‘Phibs Do “Intimacy”

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight (Monday Dec 6) at 7pm, Amphibian Productions presents a staged reading of Rajiv Joseph’s bleak relationship comedy All This Intimacy at The Modern. The playwright’s central character is a male poet who callously man...



Tarleton State In Eye Of Open Records Storm

Jeff Prince
Journalists, journalism professors and students, and open government advocates across the nation are tuned in to a drama playing out at Tarleton State University after questions arose whether school policy prevents instructors...


Moncrief Goes Atheist Hunting

Jimmy Fowler
For some reason, Mayor Moncrief decided to turn a manufactured controversy (the atheist T bus ads) into a legitimate one by issuing a statement today. It reads, in part: “I totally disagree with (the Fort Worth Transportation...



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...


U.S.A. Robbed of World Cup 2022

Kristian Lin
This is filthy. World soccer’s governing body, FIFA, shocked the world today when it announced the hosts of World Cups 2018 and 2022. The United States were bidding for the 2022 tournament and were widely considered front...



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...