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  • 1 month ago | Longform

    Last year we lost two. First went The Loon, the bar Uptown forgot, an against-all-odds dive that finally succumbed to the weight of reality and was plowed in favor of a CVS. Next went Club Schmitz, the working-class bar on Old Denton Road, replace...

  • 2 years ago | News

    Thanksgiving is almost here, Dallas. What are you thankful for? 1. Despite years of dedicated efforts by the city, we've yet to screw up the Trinity River so badly that it can't eventually become something really cool. 2. Craft coffee, urban farmi...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    Photo by Jaap BuitendijkChiwetel Ejiofor in 12 Years a Slave.On this week's Voice Film Club podcast, Village Voice film editor Alan Scherstuhl and L.A. Weekly film critic Amy Nicholson disagree on Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave -- a beautifully ...

  • 2 years ago

    Tatiana CraineLove is in the air at New York Comic-ConEditor's note: We've been receiving dispatches from New York Comic-Con from our sister paper, The Village Voice. Since you're stuck in a costumeless Dallas cubical, we thought we'd share a bit ...

  • 2 years ago

    Tatiana CraineSmaug the dragon and Sherlock Holmes at New York Comic-Con.Editor's note: We've been receiving dispatches from New York Comic-Con from our sister paper, The Village Voice. Since you're stuck in a costumeless Dallas cubical, we though...

  • 2 years ago | Film and TV

    Summer 2013 was a strong season for that oft-maligned genre, the romantic comedy. Excellent films like The Spectacular Now and Drinking Buddies for the most part avoided rom-com cliches, and reinventions like Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing m...