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A Small but Significant Win for Palazzolo

betty.brink
It’s not a big win, but it’s a win nonetheless and Joe Palazzolo needs a few these days. The former assistant principal and whistleblower at Arlington Heights High School here whose firing by Superintendent Melody Johnson w...


“The Room” at Ridgmar Tavern

Jimmy Fowler
There are two kinds of great bad movies. The first kind is cheap crap turned out by a cynical director to make a quick buck. (That would be much of what Mystery Science Theater 3000 showed back in the ‘90s). The second is low...



New Conductor, Quartet for Cliburn Competition

Kristian Lin
Here’s something to look forward to in 2013. The Van Cliburn Foundation just announced the new guest artists for the upcoming Van Cliburn International Piano Competition. The legendary conductor Leonard Slatkin, just appo...


Blogging “Black Swan” (Part 4)

Kristian Lin
All the sexy stuff is in here, so be advised. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3. • In the aftermath of yet another humiliation at Thomas’ hands, Nina sits on the floor of the rehearsal space and tries not to cry. Then she notices anothe...



Sweet Tomatoes A New Honey Hole?

Jeff Prince
A restaurant called Sweet Tomatoes is opening later this year at the corner of 7th and Currie Streets, which is just a hop, skip, and jump from where I work. Woo-hoo! Regular Blotch readers know all about the painful demise of ...


Blogging “Black Swan” (Part 3)

Kristian Lin
I didn’t know how many installments there would be of this series when I started out, but now I’ve decided there will be five. Here are the links for Part 1 and Part 2. • The next morning, Nina is awake in bed loo...



Billy Collins at TCU

Jimmy Fowler
Some people complain that social media like Facebook and Twitter are depersonalizing human interaction, but the complainers forget – every medium is only as personal as you make it. With the new emphasis on brevity and conci...


Rachel Caine Down Under

Jimmy Fowler
Paranormal fiction scribe Rachel Caine – known on the mean streets of Fort Worth as Roxanne Conrad Longstreet – has just finalized nine dates in May for her Australian book tour (her first Down Under) in support of the new ...



Blogging “Black Swan” (Part 2)

Kristian Lin
Part 1 is here. Picking up where we left off… • So Nina is about to enter her apartment, and there’s a brief shot out in the hall as she takes a moment to steel herself before she goes in. That just says volumes about how...


FW Music Co-Op Comp CD Release at Lola’s

Anthony Mariani
D. Anson Brody, The Skeeves, Dru B Shinin’, Sloan Automatic, Human Groove Hormone, My Wooden Leg, and The Whiskey Prophets are just a few of the mostly Fort Worth-based artists whose music will be appearing on a compilation C...