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Archives: 2013
  • Santa’s a Drag King? Into it.

    published December 12, 2013

    Christmas is a time of giving and loving. Burlesque is a time of teasing and seducing. Mix the two traditions and the alchemy creates... More >>

  • Get Raw

    published December 12, 2013

    This Sunday, World Wrestling Entertainment’s pay-per-view, TLC — also known as Tables, Ladders, and Chairs — will feature one of... More >>

  • Nature Rises Up

    published December 5, 2013

    Residents of Dallas, you might need to rethink your Sunday brunch plans because it’s MetroPCS Dallas Marathon weekend. This 26.2-mile... More >>

  • Like A Light Bulb!

    published December 5, 2013

    So there’s Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Walt, Fred, Chaz and Rodrigue, plus some other dude, right? Uh, being old stinks. We all need a crash... More >>

  • Drown Your Thanks in Drafts

    published November 28, 2013

    You just got home for Thanksgiving. Your parents embrace you with hugs. Your dog slobbers all over your face. The warm receptions and the awaiting... More >>

  • Dr. Who’s on What Now? Third Base!

    published November 21, 2013

    When series seven of Doctor Who concluded in May, the 11th Doctor confronted a new Time Lord. It turns out now — brace yourself... More >>

  • Chillin’ With Walt’s Crew

    published November 21, 2013

    You screamed “No!” when Snow White ate the poisoned apple. You praised Mulan when she saw her father’s armor and decided to... More >>

  • Living in the Past

    published November 14, 2013

    In 1976, Pilot Grove Church, then 75 years old, disused since 1938 and badly in need of repair, was picked up from its foundation and moved from... More >>

  • I Don’t “Think,” I Know

    published November 7, 2013

    For the past decade the Fox network has let millions of viewers witness folks dance their hearts out on So You Think You Can Dance.... More >>

  • Grind in Memoriam

    published October 31, 2013

    Dallas skateboarder Jeff Phillips was landing tricks in skate parks before Bob Burnquist could walk. He popularized “Phillips... More >>

  • Don’t Fear the Reaper

    published October 31, 2013

    Long before Spaniards came and mixed things up with Catholicism, Meso-Americans dedicated a festival to Mictecacihuatl, the Aztec queen of the... More >>

  • Gnaw On Meat, Then Declare It “Delicious”

    published October 24, 2013

    Barbecue comes in many forms and seasonings — all of them delicious. From Tennessee’s dry-rubbed slabs to Georgia’s... More >>

  • Sculpture’s New World

    published October 24, 2013

    The Greeks took 10 years to sculpt Discobolus. Michelangelo needed three to build the statue of David. The Statue of Liberty required nine. Today,... More >>

  • Quick, Look Animated

    published October 17, 2013

    Today’s technology has transformed Lou Ferrigno’s Hulk into Mark Ruffalo’s, with its lifelike animation and graphics. It... More >>

  • Tap In

    published October 10, 2013

    The likes of Tito Ortiz and Jon Jones have launched mixed martial arts to new heights. Sadly, it also boosted its ticket price. Ignore UFC’s... More >>

  • Vampires on Campus

    published October 10, 2013

    Over the years, vampires have gone from the mystical creatures of Nosferatu to the high societal members of Interview With the Vampire... More >>

  • Renaissance Wrestler

    published October 3, 2013

    Three-time WWE champion, two-time New York Times No. 1 best-selling author and guest on 30 Rock, Mick “The Hardcore... More >>

  • Idol Worshipers Unite

    published October 3, 2013

    You screamed with the Green Ranger when he shouted “Dragonzoid!” You laughed when Napoleon danced to Jamiroquai’s “Canned... More >>

  • The Final Countdown

    published September 26, 2013

    You can argue WWE’s golden age has faded with the departure of wrestlers like The Rock and The Undertaker. You can argue WWE’s golden... More >>

  • All Bad Things Must Come to an End

    published September 26, 2013

    Jesse Pinkman pulls up to Walter White’s house, grabs the gasoline tank, pours it all over the inside … and the episode ends. You... More >>

  • A Classical Failure

    published September 19, 2013

    Way back in 1888, Composer Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky referred to his Fifth Symphony as a failure that would never please the public.... More >>

Archives: 2013