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“Did You Hear That Lonesome Whippoorwill…”

Here’s an interesting “Newsweek” piece on loneliness in the age of online social networking. To see how the definition of “socializing” has changed over...

R.I.P. Hildegard Behrens

Opera fans are mourning the death of Hildegard Behrens at the age of 72. The native of Freiburg, Germany studied to be a lawyer,...

“Crude” Is Right

Crude oil’s jump in price indicates the recession is weakening. That’s good. I guess. The problem is, few people are receiving pay raises anymore. This...

Plaxico Runs Deep Route To Pen

For anyone who thinks celebrities can buy their way out of legal jams, this two-year sentence just handed to New York Giants WR Plaxico...

Fred’s Cafe On Top Of World, Ma!

The place with the flavorful burger, funky vibe, and fanatical following is finally getting the widespread props it deserves (even as the worshipful attention...

A Lonely Holdout in District 9

One of my fellow film critics has caused a bit of a dust-up: Writing in the New York Press, Armond White trashed District 9...

Frank Talk

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...

Let’s Dance

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...

Boycott? Whaddya Got?

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of Blotch know all about how I boycotted the Texas Rangers in 2002 after they dumped Pudge Rodriguez, but then rescinded my...

Some Local Band Has a New Video Out

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...