Blotch

Movies, politicians, and gay sex

Kristian Lin
I went to the AMC Grapevine Mills this past weekend to see Private Eye, a Korean movie that’s so obscure that it has neither an English-language website nor an entry on the Internet Movie Database, and yet here it is in T...


West and Clear Ceases Publication

Anthony Mariani
Local news blog West and Clear has ceased publication. “Unfortunately,” writes W&C contributor Steve Smith in the blog’s farewell post, “our real-life demands have left us [contributors] with too little time to mai...



Fort Worth Author in the ‘Times’

Anthony Mariani
‘The New York Times’ now weighs in on a book by a Fort Worthian author that ‘Weekly’ staff writer Jimmy Fowler recently reviewed: Jeff Guinn’s ‘Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde.’ The ...


M. Day confession

Jimmy Fowler
My sister, who’s married with three children, has an interesting take on Mother’s Day tributes. She’s happy to receive candy, flowers, cards, and other traditional kudos. But those perennial news stories that speculate ho...



Leftover Star Trek thoughts (and a defense of the fanboys)

Kristian Lin
With the release of the new Star Trek movie, your local movie theater will once again become nerd central. With it comes a wave of press about how the Star Trek fans have taken over and how much our president resembles a Vulcan...


Clyde’s letter to the editor

Jimmy Fowler
A couple of issues ago we ran my review of Fort Worth author Jeff Guinn’s semi-revisionist, research-intensive book “Go Down Together: The True, Untold Story of Bonnie and Clyde.” The book should top the summer readin...



Texas Brahmas: CHL champs!

Kristian Lin
Congratulations to the Texas Brahmas, who last night won the Central Hockey League championship on their home ice at NYTEX Sports Centre, beating the Colorado Eagles 6-2 in Game 5 for a four games to one series victory. Jason D...


FW actor’s notes

Jimmy Fowler
For interesting little glimpses of the triumphs and frustrations of a Cowtown stage actor, go to www.stagewest.org and hit “Actor and Director Blogs.” There you’ll find regular updates on the Stage West rehearsals for “...



Did you ‘ear the latest on Van Gogh?

Jeff Prince
Although I’m fascinated with early Texas art and the painters who created these works, my favorite artist of all time and on many different levels is the Dutch master Vincent Van Gogh (1853-1890). His distinctive and innovati...


Bad info: Catch it!

Jimmy Fowler
It’s easy to make sport of FWISD and May Fair’s recent closings as overreactions to swine flu hysteria, as I did in an earlier post. After taking an unscientific weekend spin through CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC’s coverage of...