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Critics? Who Needs ‘Em

Daily-newspaper bosses across the country have been letting cultural critics go en masse, no doubt due to the crappy economy, no doubt due to...

The Buddha on KERA-TV

Tonight’s (Wednesday’s) 8pm broadcast premiere of the PBS documentary The Buddha on KERA-TV Channel 13 should be worth a look – even if, as...

Uncle Julio, Frog Killer

You may think you have enough to worry about with the still weak economy, global warming, and Sandra Bullock’s relationship status. Think again! Along...

“Modern Family” Shills For Apple

As techies line up to buy their iPads tomorrow, please say a prayer for the future of American popular entertainment. Last night I watched...

Mountain Time Zone, Here We Come!

I may have to join the Tea Party over this. Gadling.com is reporting that President Obama is abolishing the Central Time Zone effective November...

Briskets and Comas

Awoke this morning to read Barry Shlachter's story in the Star-Telegram that brisket prices had soared recently to a record high. Nice picture of...

EPA Kills State Permitting Program

The Environmental Protection Agency today handed down a decision that could have a major impact on air quality in Texas. The EPA decision – not...

Fudge You, “Scarface”

You may have missed one of this week’s hottest downloads on YouTube: A Bartonville, Illinois elementary school production of Brian DePalma’s Cuban gangster campfest...

Pondering A Short But Sweet Afterlife

This might be a ponderous subject for Blotch, but I’m fascinated with the new issue of Newsweek. Do we go to heaven? Is there a...

Ivins Show Debuts in Philly

File this one under “Curious Casting Choices”: Kathleen Turner is currently starring as the late Texas wit and nationally syndicated “Star-Telegram” columnist Molly Ivins...