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Will BP Rely On IOUs?

Jeff Prince
British Petroleum (BP) has vowed to make good for all the damage it caused by spilling millions of gallons of crude into the gulf, but a new study casts doubt on the company’s ability to pay. BP CEO Tony Hayward may never get...


A World Cup Viewer’s Guide

Kristian Lin
The world festival of football soccer begins today, so I thought I’d give you some notes about what to watch for. Are there Texans in the World Cup? Two: Clint Dempsey (Nacogdoches) and José Francisco Torres (Longview). How ...



Badass World Cup posters

Kristian Lin
I just got a good look at these amazing pieces of artwork by the Cape Town-based art group called AM I Collective, commissioned by ESPN and the advertising firm of Wieden + Kennedy to promote the upcoming World Cup tournament. ...


Two Big Local LPs En Route

Anthony Mariani
The Foxymorons, a partially Fort Worth-based sugar-rock duo, are readying the release of a new album, Bible Stories, the follow-up to the band’s Pitchfork- and Paste-approved Hesitation Eyes. Bible Stories was mixed by Centro...



Fort Worth Art Show & Sale Draws Big Vendors

Jeff Prince
Art collectors who favor the vintage paintings by Fort Worth’s earliest artists are waiting impatiently for the annual sale held each July at Fort Worth Community Arts Center. This year’s show will feature some new bloo...


Bard to Tears?

Jimmy Fowler
Tonight (Thursday) is opening night for Trinity Shakespeare Festival’s 2010 production of Hamlet, and although I didn’t catch the preview, the show promises to be vibrant and highly accessible. This week’s ”Stage” pie...



T. Mediterranean A Lunch Mistress, Not Lunch Wife

Jeff Prince
Thousands of Blotch readers have inquired about my search for a new restaurant due to the tragic closing of Los Alamos Café, my regular spot for more than 20 years. Okay I admit only one of you has inquired. But I’d feel sil...


Driving While Stupid

Jimmy Fowler
Combining some activities just seems like a bad idea – having sex while flying a plane, drinking tequila while operating an electric carving knife, dissing your boss while Facebooking, etc etc. To my mind, “driving while te...



West 7th Throwing Free Concert On Wednesday

Jeff Prince
West 7th development isn’t about to play second fiddle to Sundance Square, the Stockyards, or anybody else. The section of Seventh Street between downtown and the cultural district is a newly renovated party spot in town, and...


Flower Mound Takes On Drillers; FW Not So Much

Jeff Prince
Flower Mound city councilman Tom Hayden had an interesting quote prior to last night’s vote to put a moratorium on gas drilling: “We have a valuable asset that’s underneath our town. We have a more valuable asset that sit...