Beverly Hills (California)

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    The Postal Service Reunion was Ten Years Coming. Do you Feel Old Yet?

    If you are in or around your mid-twenties, this probably isn't the first time you've felt the cold hands of classic-rockdom closing around your neck. (For me, it was seeing a Garden State DVD on the bargain shelf at an FYE. And then, right afterward, it was thinking, "Man, I can't believe I used to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2012

    Here's a Chat with Jon Taffer, Host of Bar Rescue, Who is in Town Tomorrow for a Workshop

    Jon Taffer, host of Spike TV's Bar Rescue, is in town tomorrow for his Rescue Tour Workshop, which is basically how to save your bar from yourself. I've watched Bar Rescue a few times, often grimacing at the dumb things people do and wondering, "Why are these people even in the business?" And I ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    Smoke Guns and Cap'n Crunch at Four Lounge, the Cocktail Lounge for the Wizard in You

    The barman procures a large glass jar from underneath the bar and pours in a few ounces of Sobieski vodka, followed by fresh-squeezed lime juice. Hickory chips are scooped from a glass jar and loaded into a hand-held smoking gun, then ignited with a small torch. Smoke fills the jar and infuses the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2011

    Ever Wanted to Own J.R. Ewing's Hats and Boots? Larry Hagman's Having a Garage Sale.

    Ro Kim's original painting of Jim Davis as Jock Ewing can now be yours.​TNT's still in and around town shooting that next-gen Dallas pilot; Larry Hagman, Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy and the kids are due to wrap this week, after which network execs will decide whether to move ahead with a full series ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    DC9er Mixtape, Vol. 29: DJ Fishr Pryce

    ​ DJ Fishr Pryce thrives off spontaneity -- and, as has been made clear in the past, he doesn't like to take himself too seriously."I'm not afraid to be goofy," he says. "And I think that makes me a little different [from other DJ's in town]." Fittingly, the experienced hip-hop DJ, who has been sp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Buy This: Closing the Door on Lee Harvey and Marina Oswald's Former Oak Cliff Apartment

    ​Initially I thought this would be just an oddball novelty item: Heritage Auction Galleries is selling the door to Lee Harvey and Marina Oswald's old Oak Cliff apartment -- the one on Elsbeth and Davis Streets, more or less across the street from the Bishop Arts District. It doesn't officially go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Combing for Photos of Dallas'
    Don the Beachcomber

    ​Tiki history hobbyists -- a remarkably serious and disciplined group, considering its members like their drinks served in coconuts -- are on the hunt for photos of Dallas' Don the Beachcomber. Open at the corner of Meadow Road and Greenville Avenue from 1974 to 1982, the Dallas outlet of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top 100 Most Annoying Summer Songs

    Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.​You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Is Dallas Getting Yet Another TV Series? Called Cutthroat? Made by Fox? Maybe.

    Mia Maestro​On Friday, Variety published a piece about how TV networks and production companies are looking outside of Los Angeles when scouting for pilot-season locations. Which, sure, Dallas knows all about, what with Jerry Bruckheimer's The Chase and Midland, with Jon Voight, having wrapped pri ... More >>

  • News

    December 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Rangers, Hicks Continue to Speed Date Would-Be Buyers. This Week: Dennis Gilbert.

    Dennis Gilbert​Last month, the Startlegram outed former Barry Bonds and Jose Canseco agent Dennis Gilbert as a would-be buyer of Your Texas Rangers, which the Beverly Hills-based Gilbert wouldn't confirm at the time. That made sense: He's still in pro ball (he reviews contracts for the Chicago Whi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 11, 2009

    10 Questions: Wolfgang Puck

    Just about everyone with an abiding interest in food knows the name Wolfgang Puck.The Austrian born superstar helped to usher in the era of celebrity chefs after he opened the Beverly Hills destination Spago in 1982. What followed was a series of media raves, television appearances and the creation ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 29, 2009

    Swingin' Sinatra Style

    Steve Lippia croons the blue-eyed

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2008

    Last Night: Weezer At Nokia Theatre

    Weezer, Angels & Airwaves Nokia Theatre October 21, 2008 Better than: Trying to pretend I'm not a nerd and attending the Girl Talk show, I guess. Sure, it was a little goofy. But, when Weezer came out on stage last night to launch into its hour-and-a-half-long set at Nokia Theatre and all the gu ... More >>

  • Film

    December 27, 2007

    Film 2007: Hit List

    The top movies of 2007

  • Film

    December 20, 2007

    Savage Love

    Testing the limits of familial bonds, one nursing-home application at a time

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    A Blue Day at Blue Mesa Grill

    David Shaw, at left, was recently featured in the HBO documentary Funny Old Guys. There are plenty of famous faces populating this morning's obituaries: filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, talk-show host Tom Snyder, infamous Houston TV newsman Marvin Zindler. No less notable is David Shaw, who wrote more tele ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 5, 2007

    Missing Joules

    Downtown resort shifts gears

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2007

    From Prison Break to, Well, Prison?

    Lane Garrison, star of Prison Break -- and, yeah, we doubt he'll need to be reminded of the irony. Dallas' Lane Garrison coulda been somebody; the guy was on Prison Break, after all. Turns out, he's just gonna wind up in prison, most likely: Today, he pleaded guilty in Los Angeles County Superior Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2007

    Beverly Hills Cops Ready to Break Lane Garrison

    Prison Break star Lane Garrison could face up to 10 years in prison. Maybe he could date Brandy? A couple of months back, Prison Break co-star and Dallas native Lane Garrison crashed his Land Rover into a tree in Beverly Hills, killing a 17-year-old boy sitting in the back seat and injuring two 15-y ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 9, 2006

    Alley Fat

    This grill requires a high-cholesterol billfold

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2006

    Realty Check

    Coldwell Banker has issued a sorta study that proves what most of us have known for a long time: Dallas is just affordable enough to be attractive to the average homeowner, but also just expensive enough to drive you broke before you know it. Yesterday, the realtor released its Home Price Comparison ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 13, 2006

    Ladies' Man

    Bill Maher visits the Majestic

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Rivers Runs Dry

    Weezer's sullen front man trades good songwriting for meditation. Such a pity, indeed.

  • Film

    July 3, 2003

    Sidestep of the Machines

    The Terminator's back. Again.

  • Music

    April 3, 2003

    Bat Girl

    Kelly Osbourne would like everyone to just Shut Up

  • Film

    August 30, 2001

    God's Gift

    From the Mountain come joyous songs about life and death

  • Culture

    January 4, 2001

    The Tired Gun

    Or: Why winning an Oscar sometimes means losing sight of a career

  • News

    October 19, 2000


    Swine Among Pearls, Speaking of Whining, Slave to Soccer

  • Film

    September 28, 2000

    Bunk Whack

    Barenaked in America is an exercise in self-pleasure

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best place to spend money

    Highland Park Village

  • Film

    February 10, 2000

    Hair to die for

    The Big Tease only hints at a very funny movie about a hairdresser

  • Film

    January 27, 2000

    England's dreaming

    Director Mike Leigh owns up to his romantic side and sorts out all things Topsy-Turvy

  • Film

    November 11, 1999

    Mommy weirdest

    Anywhere But Here leaves Susan Sarandon flat on her face

  • Dining

    May 13, 1999
  • Music

    January 28, 1999

    Hey, world

    On the Watts Prophets and the author's days in the Writers Workshop

  • News

    November 19, 1998

    Up in smoke

    Lone Wolf fracas sees partners exit in a huff

  • Dining

    October 22, 1998
  • Dining

    October 1, 1998
  • Film

    August 27, 1998

    Oys in the 'hood

    Restraint and good taste keep this film from knocking us on our tuchas

  • Dining

    June 4, 1998

    Chinese slick

    P.F. Chang's polishes Chinese fare with an American bistro veneer

  • Film

    September 11, 1997

    City of angles

    How Curtis Hanson turned James Ellroy's epic crime novel L.A. Confidential into one of the year's best films

  • Film

    April 17, 1997

    Signs of the times

    Paul Mazursky's art lies in his topical films about the modern American landscape

  • Film

    October 24, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    July 25, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    July 27, 1995

    Fashion plate

    Trivial and proud of it, Clueless is an improbably entertaining time-waster

  • Film

    April 20, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Music

    November 10, 1994

    Black and white

    Madonna isn't a failed icon; she's a failed artist

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