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2012 Stories by Jennifer Medina

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  • Father Knows Best

    published November 8, 2012

    If you’re looking for interesting, inspired and irreverent stage performances, then head directly to see the veterans at Undermain Theatre... More >>

  • DaVerse-ify Your Vocabulary

    published November 15, 2012

    For 25 years, local do-gooders Big Thought have been expanding the minds (and vocabularies) of our area kids with several educational programs and... More >>

  • Also, He Was In Real Genius

    published November 15, 2012

    Rumor has it, Val Kilmer gave himself a haircut on stage at this year’s Fun Fun Fun Fest for a scene in one of Terrence Malick’s new... More >>

  • Don't Have A Cow, Bard

    published November 15, 2012

    Shakespeare is for suckers. Sure, he (or whoever actually wrote all of those plays) played a vital role in language as we know it, but we’re... More >>

  • Stars As Big As Texas

    published November 8, 2012

    We love movies around here. Love ’em. So we’re pretty damned thankful that the metroplex is home to some of the finest film festivals... More >>

  • Booze + Babes = Adulthood

    published November 8, 2012

    One of the best things about being an adult: You can kick back with a fine cocktail and watch some of the region’s best burlesque performers... More >>

  • Confession Obsession

    published November 1, 2012

    We’re pretty certain Nicole Stewart (one of the Observer’s 2012 30 Most Interesting People) will jump over the dreaded... More >>

  • Better Living Through Poetry

    published November 1, 2012

    Leave it to the ladies at South Side on Lamar to remind us that there’s more to female erotica than Fifty Shades of Grey. For a real... More >>

  • John Hawkes, The Notoriously Private Actor in The Sessions', on Oscar Buzz

    published Nov 09, 2012

    No one would ever call John Hawkes a movie star, and he likes that just fine. Unfortunately for him, the buzz about him is growing by the day. The ever-private actor is finding himself in the spotligh... More >>

  • Billy Bob Thornton Breaks Vegan Edge for Texas Barbeque, and Other Fun Discoveries

    Billy Bob Thornton Breaks Vegan Edge for Texas Barbeque, and Other Fun Discoveries

    published Nov 09, 2012

    Billy Bob Thornton's in town for the Lone Star Film Festival, where Jayne Mansfield's Car, his first film behind the camera in more than 10 years, screened on Wednesday. It's a story about two familie... More >>

  • Alt Rocks

    published November 1, 2012

    The days of making fun of Ed Begley Jr. and his electric cars have gone the way of the dinosaur, and now the whole world knows that the future of... More >>

  • Human Rights, As Told By Hagman’s Eyebrows

    published November 1, 2012

    At the 2012 Dallas International Film Festival, Last Call at the Oasis opened our eyes to clean water issues, but that was just the... More >>

  • Geeks Who Drink at the Nodding Donkey: Putting All That Brain Clutter to Use

    published Nov 07, 2012

    Do you know how many buttons Lamb Chop has? What actress is slated to play Pepper Pots in Iron Man 3? What about the four most common religions in India? If you can answer these questions, you should ... More >>

  • Just You, Michael Myers And The Stars

    published October 25, 2012

    In most people’s minds, Halloween equals two groups of people: kids running around in costumes, hopped up on candy, and adults watching old... More >>

  • Her Corsage Has Seen Better Days

    published October 18, 2012

    Grapevine’s Runway Theatre picked an unconventional opening for its 30th season. Zombie Prom isn’t your typical... More >>

  • It Will Smell Like An Axe Body Spray Convention

    published October 25, 2012

    Combine slutty Halloween costumes, a bunch of Maxim models and several bottles of Jim Beam into one location, and I think we know where the... More >>

  • Better Bring Your Boom Stick

    published October 18, 2012

    Dallas fanboys and fangirls rejoice, because this weekend you’re in for some of the most awesome awesomeness ever. Fan Days is coming... More >>

  • Quick, Get The Gong

    published October 18, 2012

    The comedy and variety show genre is alive and well in Dallas thanks to two awesome entertainers, Ricki Derek and Nick Gibbons. Known for their... More >>

  • Get Locked Into Film’s Orbit

    published October 18, 2012

    Short films rarely get the attention they deserve. Which is odd, considering the average person’s attention span is fairly ... [leaves to... More >>

  • Jiggle That Antenna

    published October 11, 2012

    If you were looking for a reason to revive your crushes on TV gals of the past (Wednesday Addams or Joanie Cunningham, you decide), we’ve... More >>

  • Man Thy Sticks: Major League Gaming is Coming to the Dallas Convention Center

    Man Thy Sticks: Major League Gaming is Coming to the Dallas Convention Center

    published Oct 04, 2012

    There are types of people in this world: those who game, those who don't, and those who used to game, until they got jobs and wives and kids and life started crushing down on them, although sometimes ... More >>

  • A Monster Mash-Up

    published August 30, 2012

    Has it been a while since you’ve seen a proper bastardization of a classic? Then might we suggest an evening with Frankenstein, the... More >>

  • Roll Out the Barrel

    published September 27, 2012

    Oh, no. Did you forget to buy a plane ticket to Munich again? Don’t worry, you can still celebrate Oktoberfest and all things German... More >>

  • No Means Yes, But Only For Tonight

    published September 20, 2012

    Without James Bond movies, the world would be totally different. Can you imagine? There would be no argument over the best Bond, a dearth of spy... More >>

  • Is That the Transylvania Station?

    published June 21, 2012

    As one of only 11 EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) winners, entertainment juggernaut Mel Brooks has been making audiences laugh out loud and... More >>

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