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  • When Waking Up is Hard to Do

    published December 30, 2010

    Everybody has been making New Year's Eve plans for a while now: Are you going to get a good meal and a toast of the bubbly, see a rock show but... More >>

  • Toast with Champagne and Schnitzel

    published December 30, 2010

    You can tuck in to a fancy schmancy dinner before toasting at midnight. That's all well and good. It's also, like, so Central Standard Time. At... More >>

  • Should Old Acquaintance Be Murdered...

    published December 30, 2010

    Every New Year's Eve involves some sort of mystery: How did those pants get on the ceiling fan? Where did I spend that last $50? Who are they and... More >>

  • Run, Drunkard, Run!

    published December 30, 2010

    Have you resolved to exercise more in 2011? Well, set that alarm and be at Flagpole Hill at 10 a.m. New Year's Day to start the year off right--or... More >>

  • A Concert of Paintings

    published December 30, 2010

    Local artist Mark Shane Nelson is a bit of a rock star. And that's not just because he created the cover art for fellow Dallasites and... More >>

  • Top Alternatives to Milk & Cookies for Santa

    Top Alternatives to Milk & Cookies for Santa

    published Dec 22, 2010

    ​On Christmas Eve across Santa-revering areas, many little tykes put on their jammies and set out a plate of treats and (usually) a glass of wholesome milk (or perhaps, cider) for Mr. Claus to nibbl... More >>

  • The Best National Album Releases of 2010

    published December 23, 2010

    The thing that makes writing about music at once an exciting and frustrating endeavor is the fact that enjoyment of the art is subjective. One... More >>

  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year Until Thief Dashes In to Steal Donations and the Till

    published Dec 09, 2010

    ​Some folks strive to donate to charities during the holiday season: North Texas Food Bank, Salvation Army Angel Tree, Adopt-A-Child. Maybe they even help out a kitty or pup. Which brings us to Seco... More >>

  • That's Some Collection They've Got Here

    published December 9, 2010

    Just three years ago, George Michael and Kenny Goss founded the Goss-Michael Foundation. The exhibitions they have shown (including works... More >>

  • Model Watch: America's Next Top Model Is...

    published Dec 02, 2010

    ​I learned my lesson. I'm not going to throw a spoiler in the headline or even in the first paragraph of this blog post -- not even if you already know who won. Some people have DVRs and were busy w... More >>

  • The Bridge to Fabulous

    published November 25, 2010

    Talk about an art exhibition that really nails the interest of Dallas citizens: Try an installation that uses pre-made pieces and images of... More >>

  • Sports Shorts

    published November 18, 2010

    After screaming our throats raw as the Rangers won their way into their first World Series, and screaming now as FC Dallas kicks out the jams, as... More >>

  • Let It All Glow

    published November 18, 2010

    Art isn't just two-dimensional anymore, people. There's more than just paintings and photographs to look at these days. You can also find fine art... More >>

  • It's For Local Art's Sake

    published November 11, 2010

    We writer types have a prickly disposition. Sometimes we're, howyousay, anti-social or just downright ornery--especially when it comes to events... More >>

  • Shh, the Art is Speaking.

    published November 11, 2010

    Texas artists Brent Kollock and Michael Roque Collins both find inspiration in the harrowing, it seems. Whether that's considering... More >>

  • It's a Modern Mix

    published November 11, 2010

    You probably ate some form of contemporary fusion cuisine within the last week, but when was the last time you digested a little Dance... More >>

  • Required Bleeding

    published November 4, 2010

    Screw Bella and the Pacific Northwest; Twilight's gone dark. But apparently, lovers of young adult vampire fiction (read: students, Goths,... More >>

  • O, Modern and Beautiful History

    published November 4, 2010

    At what point does video documentation change from just recorded events to something worthy of exhibition in a gallery setting? When does a filmed... More >>

  • Top 5 Things To Do With Halloween Candy </br>After October 31

    Top 5 Things To Do With Halloween Candy
    After October 31

    published Nov 01, 2010

    ​This year, we saw no more than 15 trick-or-treaters come to the door -- at that wasn't even at our own house, but an an organized trick-or-treat event. At home, there were seriously, zero children ... More >>

  • Model Watch: Dallas' Ann Cannot Roller Skate, While Arlington's Chris Can

    published Oct 29, 2010

    ​Took us a while to get 'round to watching this week's America's Next Top Model -- something to do with bats, balls and boys in tight pants. And, there was the World Series. Anyway. Let's catch up:L... More >>

  • Don't Dream It, Be It

    published October 28, 2010

    What do Meat Loaf and Susan Sarandon have in common? Aside from their flowing locks, they both escaped the film-career killing that claimed their... More >>

  • Globetrot Before Clearing Customs

    published October 21, 2010

    Want to get the heck out of Dallas but aren't sure where to go? Don't worry, it's a common problem. There are so many destinations that it can be... More >>

  • Social Studies

    published October 21, 2010

    "Screw 'art for art's sake.' We want art for social purpose." That's what artists of the Constructivist movement said. Or, something like that.... More >>

  • Boldly Go

    published October 21, 2010

    There are some (like me) who can watch the very first season of Star Trek (aka TOS) and find themselves absolutely giddy at the... More >>

  • Model Watch: This High Fashion Business Is Getting Boring, But the Local Girls's Still Hot

    published Oct 14, 2010

    ​This week on It's All About Product Placement and Tyra, I was, sadly, bored out of my gourd -- it is officially fall, after all.But seriously, I remember those seasons of yore when the models were ... More >>

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