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Frank Talk

Jimmy Fowler
Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, you’re my hero. My fat, gay, speech-impeded, fearless, brilliant, and dedicated hero. Check out last night’s tasty exchange at a Dartmouth, MA health care forum between Frank and a m...


Let’s Dance

Jimmy Fowler
This week’s ”Music” feature profiles bassist Matt Skates’ newest musical baby Shuttle, a trio that spins thoughtful, vaguely jazz-ish, but urgently rump-swaying live dance music that can best be described as “nu-disco...



Boycott? Whaddya Got?

Jeff Prince
Regular reader(s) of Blotch know all about how I boycotted the Texas Rangers in 2002 after they dumped Pudge Rodriguez, but then rescinded my boycott yesterday after the team signed him to come back home. Which means I have a s...


Some Local Band Has a New Video Out

Anthony Mariani
There’s this cool band from Fort Worth –– maybe you’ve heard of them? The Burning Hotels? Well, they make a huge cameo in this new movie called Bandslam, and they’ve recently released their first single, “Austin’s...



Texas Rangers Getting Pudged

Jeff Prince
This report that Ivan “Pudge” Rodriguez is returning to the Texas Rangers is a shot of fresh air to this ornery old boycotter. See, I swore off the team after the Rangers dumped Pudge in 2002. He was their hardest worker at...


Rainbow Lounge Backpedal Part II

Jeff Prince
Fort Worth’s top cop is still doing the Rainbow Lounge backpedal, which is refreshing since police are sometimes slow to admit any fault. This morning, Chief Jeff Halstead released a preliminary summary of the investigation i...



Confederacy of Dunces

Jimmy Fowler
Earlier today, Dallas hosted a health care reform discussion with a joint appearance by U.S. Congressfolk Eddie Bernice Johnson and Pete Sessions. By all accounts, the usual astro-turf activist malcontents showed up outside wit...


Dancing with DeLay

dan.mcgraw
When ABC announced earlier today that former Texas Congressman Tom Delay would be a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars,” we knew some would have a political field day. And right on cue, The Lone Star Project – a Washin...



Beer Guts Are “In.” Seriously.

Anthony Mariani
Apparently in the Big Apple, hipsters are rocking beer guts. Proudly. The look is called the Ralph Kramden. (I’m not making this up.) The Times has the story. “I sort of think the six-pack abs obsession got so prissy it sto...


Restaurant Week Starts Tonight

eric.griffey
Every year, restaurants around the metroplex offer a 3-course prix fixe dinner for $35 — a bargain considering the caliber of restaurants participating in KRLD’s Restaurant Week. A portion of the proceeds benefits t...