I've known Gary Cogill a long time, and despite what Zac says, he's a good guy, a thoughtful critic and a pretty good cook who, back when the Lakewood Theater fed the homeless at Christmas, could be found in the kitchen lending a very helping hand. I've also been aware of Cogill's desire to do so ... More >>
Trip Advisor/Ultimate DallasQuick -- spot the real Southfork Ranch, the one in Parker. Good for you. (It's the one on the left.) The other one's a replica built in the mid-'90s by "corrupt Romanian billionaire Ilie Alexandru," as he's described on Ultimate Dallas. The only real difference, aside ... More >>
Last night kicked off an annual tradition for Girl Drink Drunk--taking a week off to spend at the movies. Fellow girl drinker and film festival enthusiast Jen joined me in hitting up the opening night festivities at the Angelika at Mockingbird Station. The draw, for me anyway, was actually t ... More >>
There are but four performances of Mozart's opera left at the Winspear Opera House: February 18, 20, 26 and 28. And to get you to at least one of them, the Dallas Opera just posted this clip from the production. Well, if it's good enough for Gary Cogill ...
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*Texas Stadium's last breath will be taken as nothing more than some tween's mac-'n-cheese, push-'n-pulverize, real-life video game? As a whole, we suck.
*Alabama > Texas. Toldja. ... More >>
The missus and I are going to Steve Martin's bluegrass hoedown tonight at the Meyerson -- good cause, sure, but also a good time from the sound of recent reviews. And, say what, Onion A.V. Club: "The band nonchalantly launched into a bluegrass take on the novelty tune 'King Tut.'" Sure 'nuff; here's ... More >>
Danny HurleyGlenn Morshower in a photo the great Danny Hurley grabbed at the Sci-Fi Expo in Richardson back in April. "I didn't realize I had so many freckles," says the actor of the picture.My dad came by the office yesterday -- not to see me, of course, but to meet his favorite actor, Glenn Mor ... More >>
Seems like any one of the nights we do a Girl Drink Drunk would be a "girls' night out" but this one was officially a "Girls' Night Out." Like, I got an invitation. People RSVPed. There were boys around once we arrived, but hey, we were at a public bar and it's not like they clicked "Will Attend" or ... More >>
Patrick MichelsIn more than three decades as an animator, Henry Selick has lived not only at the edge of the film industry, but as a stop-motion animator, even the fringes of animation world. From The Nightmare Before Christmas to Coraline, though, audiences have gladly followed him out to the edge. ... More >>
For the second time in three months, the Brinker International Forum has had to swap out celebrity guests -- once again because of a "scheduling conflict." (Do these people not have calendars? Or assistants with calendars?) After already getting a two-for-one deal in September, when Carl Reiner ... More >>