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  • The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown, October 27: Psycho

    published Oct 27, 2011

    Not a baseball fan? Before you read my reasons why Psycho is a fantastic horror film, head on over to Angelika Film Center to get in line for a screening of the Hitchcock classic on the big screen (it... More >>

  • The Dance of Divine Horrors

    published October 20, 2011

    The unfamiliar consider dance a scary thing anyway, so why not shake up expectations with a dance performance both original and modern, all the... More >>

  • The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown, October 26: <I>The Shining</I>
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    The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown, October 26: The Shining

    published Oct 26, 2011

    Stanley Kubrick and Stephen King are a match made in scary, anxiety-inducing horror movie heaven. Oh, no wait. Actually, let's make that perfect pairing a three-way with Jack Nicholson. Creepy Jack Ni... More >>

  • Our Favorite States In Scott Pasfield's Gay In America

    published Oct 26, 2011

    The World Series game has been postponed so you need something new to do. Seems to us that Scott Pasfield's one-night reception for and book signing of Gay In America at Ilume Galerie is the obvious c... More >>

  • To the Decks: Area DJs Can Win a Chance to Perform at Lights All Night

    published Oct 26, 2011

    Tiesto, Girl Talk, Diplo and Neon Indian are just a few of the names taking to the tables at the annual two-night New Year's blowout better known as Lights All Night. But you knew that. What you may ... More >>

  • The Mixmaster Horror Movie Countdown, October 23: <I>A Nightmare On Elm Street</I>
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    The Mixmaster Horror Movie Countdown, October 23: A Nightmare On Elm Street

    published Oct 23, 2011

    It's hard to say which is more frightening -- the idea of a murderer with no flesh (traditionally speaking) and fingerblades, or the idea that he only attacks in dreams. Wes Craven again took a basi... More >>

  • The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown, October 18: The Omen

    published Oct 18, 2011

    OK, seriously. One of this movie's taglines was/is "You have been warned." Amazing. Also, if children creep you out in any way, Richard Donner's 1976 antichrist fright-fest, The Omen, will really s... More >>

  • The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown, October 15: Audition

    published Oct 15, 2011

    Director Takashi Miike is totally fucked up ... but brilliant. In the realm of Asian horror, he's what many would call "the man." (He also owns in action -- just check out this year's 13 Assassins for... More >>

  • The Mixmaster Online Book Club Is Now In Session!
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    The Mixmaster Online Book Club Is Now In Session!

    published Oct 14, 2011

    We're back! She's back! The 'Pants are back! This time we've completed Tina Fey's Bossypants, reading right on through the meaty Second City years, out of SNL and into Sarah Palin's wig. Also, there... More >>

  • Do Be Such a Heel

    published October 6, 2011

    What’s that old saying? Whoever invented high heels was a total asshat with a low pain threshold and a penchant for masochism. Right,... More >>

  • The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown, October 12: Rosemary's Baby

    published Oct 12, 2011

    In 1968 Roman Polanski produced a bit of magic that remains one of the best pieces of film to combine the quiet and the horrific. Now, before you say that we should never comment on his work, Rosema... More >>

  • The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown, October 9: Dead Alive

    published Oct 09, 2011

    Peter Jackson's 1992 zombified gora-a-thon has been called the "goriest fright film of all time." Look, it says so right there on the poster. But that's really not much of a stretch. Dead Alive (ori... More >>

  • Bring Out the MasterMinds, Y'all
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    Bring Out the MasterMinds, Y'all

    published Oct 07, 2011

    Hey, you. Yes, you. We know you know a MasterMind. Have you nominated them yet? We need you to tell us about innovative, cultural landscape-paving Dallas-based artists -- those in dance, theater, pe... More >>

  • Art Conspiracy Warehouse Hard At Work: Artist Notifications On Wednesday
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    Art Conspiracy Warehouse Hard At Work: Artist Notifications On Wednesday

    published Oct 07, 2011

    Art Con 7 Artist Lottery from Erica Felicella on Vimeo. Exciting news for those waiting for the big yes or no. Mixmaster received this dispatch from Art Conspirators just moments ago: We the Conspira... More >>

  • The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown, October 6: <I>Suspiria</I>
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    The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown, October 6: Suspiria

    published Oct 06, 2011

    I credit two people for introducing me to the wonderful world of Dario Argento and to both of them I'll be eternally grateful. I love a good gorefest, but I especially love an artful one -- one that e... More >>

  • First Times Are Funny: Andy Franklin
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    First Times Are Funny: Andy Franklin

    published Oct 06, 2011

    We're back here with another installment of our local comedy series, First Times Are Funny. This time around we've put local Andy Franklin on the hotseat -- partly in anticipation of tonight's Stand... More >>

  • Inside With the Outsiders

    published September 29, 2011

    Believe one thing: We love us some outsiders. You don't become a free alternative weekly rag glomming on to the mainstream or the popular lunch... More >>

  • Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

    published Oct 05, 2011

    Above, one of the most innovative commercials to grace the small screen -- and, what is possibly our favorite commercial ever. It's especially appropriate, since he gave us products that quite liter... More >>

  • The Mixmaster's Horror Movie Countdown, October 3: Student Bodies

    published Oct 03, 2011

    Underrated. Underrated. Underrated. In 1981 Student Bodies took the horror movie genre to task for punishing happy, healthy, sex- and fun-having kids. The movie rips off the opening sequences, music... More >>

  • The MOBC Is Now <strike>In Session</strike> Over!
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    The MOBC Is Now In Session Over!

    published Sep 30, 2011

    For our first Bossypants assignment, we were to have read the first "half" of the book (remember, we admitted we had issues with math, and adding in the intro and all that gets so confusing). Simply p... More >>

  • Give Us Your Artists, Your Creatives, Your ... MasterMinds
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    Give Us Your Artists, Your Creatives, Your ... MasterMinds

    published Sep 30, 2011

    It's now. It's live. It's happening. We want the innovators, the community climate changers, the artists who see, make, and do like no one else. And, well, since you artistic types are already in ... More >>

  • Art Conspiracy 7 Is Calling
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    Art Conspiracy 7 Is Calling

    published Sep 27, 2011

    Artists, consider yourselves called to action. The annual goodwill-centered competition for wall space is upon you and word has been spreading via social media networks. We saw it popping up all ove... More >>

  • We'll Miss You, Mr. Peppermint.
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    We'll Miss You, Mr. Peppermint.

    published Sep 26, 2011

    Jerry Haynes has died at the age of 84. Rest in peace, Mr. Peppermint.... More >>

  • Dallas Pops Indeed

    published Sep 23, 2011

    Some customers might get a bit of a surprise if they decide to ring up "Ticketmaster" for tickets to The Canadian Tenors, Chicago and Riverdance concerts with the Dallas Pops Orchestra. Wait, let's ... More >>

  • Ready to Quiz? Brush Up on Our Favorite Moments from <I>It's Always Sunny</I>
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    Ready to Quiz? Brush Up on Our Favorite Moments from It's Always Sunny

    published Sep 21, 2011

    ​Do you have the Gang together? Have you brushed up on your: Danny DeVito Tanned baby Cocaine priest Huffing Waitress infatuation Questionable coaching methods Creepy, creepy rivals ... More >>

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