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Exotic Pet Doc at Rave Theaters

Kristian Lin
When I was in seventh grade, my science teacher kept three fully grown Burmese pythons in the classroom. They were between 10 and 15 feet long. I kept thinking about those snakes while I was watching The Elephant in the Living ...


Blogging “Black Swan” (Finale)

Kristian Lin
I issued a SPOILER WARNING earlier but now seems like a good time to repeat it: ALL THE PLOT DEVELOPMENTS ARE GIVEN AWAY IN THIS POST. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 • A brief shot of Nina trying and failing to make herself thro...



Tarrant County AIDS Walk

Jimmy Fowler
With the Texas state legislature pondering some truly frightening cuts in funding for HIV/AIDS programs, the need for private donations has never been greater. Fort Worth’s AIDS Outreach Center will present its 19th Annual Ta...


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...