• Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Futurama's Lead Belly Episode Didn't Have Enough Deep Ellum in It. Problem Solved.

    Sunday night's episode of Futurama, "Forty Percent Leadbelly," documented the struggles of everyone's favorite bending machine, Bender Bending Rodriguez, to become the folk singer he'd always wanted to be. Now, while this may not be the blues singer that Dallas native Leadbelly, referenced in the ep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    Pecan Lodge: The Best Thing in the History of Time Brings Harmony Back to a Marriage

    Long-time readers of this blog will remember the irrepressible mischief of my wife, Richard (not her real name). Well, one of the greatest regrets of our marriage is that I took her to Pecan Lodge one time on an off-day. It was good, but not great. She was unimpressed. I had been one time before tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    PlayRadioPlay Splits With Label

    Less than four months after the release of Texas, Aledo-based PlayRadioPlay is no longer affiliated with Island Records or the label’s distributor, Universal Music Group. Dan Hunter, the man behind the bubblegum electro-pop, announced the release with a two-page letter outlining how things went s ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 29, 2007
  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006

    The Gore the Merrier

    "I am Al Gore, and I used to be the next president of the United States." In his cowboy boots and unfortunately pleated and tapered pants, Al Gore took the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie stage Saturday night to offer up his inconvenient truths. After observing just how good it was to be in Texas (ha ... More >>

  • Music

    April 20, 2006


    Ass Clown

    Michael Bolton returns to Dallas. Does his Initech doppelganger still have

    a beef?

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2003

    Media Darling

    Glass scores with a film fave

  • Culture

    November 28, 2002

    Richter's Scale

    Andy Richter deserves to control the universe, if only Fox would let him

  • Film

    November 28, 2002

    Ahoy, Oh Boy

    Treasure Planet reveals an embarrassment of riches

  • Film

    February 22, 2001

    Ape Escape

    Monkeybone, like a dream, is best when half-remembered

  • Calendar

    November 2, 2000

    Crazy Like Fox

    The future of Fox

  • Culture

    September 7, 2000

    School's Out

    When Fox-TV canceled American High, the network hit a new low

  • Calendar

    December 30, 1999

    IMAX; you, Mickey

    Walt Disney's toon-not-for-tots, Fantasia returns

  • Film

    August 5, 1999

    He comes in peace

    Gentle and breathtaking, The Iron Giant is a most human film

  • Music

    April 1, 1999

    Show us your hits

    The Toadies and South Padre go together like spring break and unprotected sex