• Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    The Ten Best Texas Country Songs of 2013

    This past June, we provided a list of the 10 best Texas Country/Red Dirt/Whatever tunes in 2013 up to that point of the year. With 2014 looming, we're still not sure what the nebulous terms slapped onto the songs and bands that made up that list really mean. With an entire year of music to listen ba ... More >>

  • Film

    December 27, 2012

    The Maximalist

    In his great Ten Movies to Watch in 2013, Miguel Gomes offers more

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Growing Our Way Into the Third World

    ​Rick Perry keeps telling me that I shouldn't worry about dumping all the kids out of school or putting Grandma out of the nursing home. Texas has the nation's fastest-growing economy, he says, so don't sweat it. What does that mean -- fastest-growing economy? I took a look around yesterday ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Albums of 2008

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008
  • Music

    December 7, 2006

    Familiar Chord

    Blues rock duo intoxicates with Magic Potion

  • News

    June 30, 2005

    Blame the Other Guys

    A former DPD assistant chief over narcotics says she was made a patsy by the city

  • News

    December 16, 2004

    Life After Death

    Andre Lewis was eight hours from being executed, until the courts realized they had made a big mistake

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    The Weary Boys

    January 31

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    The Ex-Con Game

    How do we deal with the staggering number of prisoners re-entering society? Ned Rollo thinks he knows. He should. He's been there.

  • Film

    June 27, 2002

    Eeez Not Zat Bad a Guy, No

    Despite its many flaws, The Emperor's New Clothes is an enlightening look at Napoleon

  • Music

    November 28, 1996

    Glory and injustice

    Is bass legend Chuck Rainey falling through the cracks?