Picture a long, steep staircase. Now, picture an extremely obese individual climbing up it. There's a lot of sweating and heavy breathing, no doubt, accompanied by a chorus of unseemly grunts and muttered curses. There's a not-too-distant risk of cardiac arrest. In this scenario, put forward on Mon ... More >>
Photos by Leslie MinoraThe Observation Tower Ride will fill this 30-foot hole behind the Cotton Bowl. Don't worry, they're covering it up for the State Fair.There is a big hole in Fair Park. Finally. Eventually the crater will be filled with a 500-foot pole surrounded by a doughnut-shaped slowly ... More >>
A builder's guide to skirting the zoning laws and making the city look goofy
DCT's James and the Giant Peach feeds Freudian fantasies; Immigrant goes bananas
With The Normal Heart, Uptown Players find gentle new beats in angry drama
Peter Jackson's King Kong earns its crown.
Sky Captain zooms back to a tomorrow that never was
One thing is sure--13 Conversations makes a grand impression
Bay Leaf gets a new chef
On September 11, the world needed superheroes. It found them not in comic books, but in real life.
How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?
Creator of Wonder Boys and supermen, Michael Chabon is a literary hero
Magnolia buries a radiant Tom Cruise beneath three hours of brilliant nothing
Texas hasn't followed art trends in the '90s -- and that's A-OK
A sizeable serving of New Texas Talent
A trip to Wenders' Buena Vista Social Club is nothing short of heavenly
With the long-awaited release of Stumptone, Denton loses a true talent but gains a cool album
The never-ending story of Hollywood going ape for a really big gorilla
Probing the mysteries of the monkey flip, the clothesline, and the pile driver at Black Bart's pro-fesh-nul wrestling academy
Ford and Pitt shoot blanks in the dull and ham-fisted The Devil's Own
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX