New York Times media writer David Carr, who's almost always right about everything, has a piece in today's paper about sponsored (paid-for) journalism, in which he singles out The Texas Tribune in Austin for having avoided the obvious pitfalls. I'm not too sure about that. Carr kicks off his piece ... More >>
In honor of St. Valentine's Day, we wanted to offer you a list of love songs. But, these aren't the ordinary love songs about boys falling in love with girls, or girls getting their heart broken. The following heavy metal songs represent the madness and chaos of love's firm grip on the human psyche ... More >>
Wes Anderson’s latest premieres at the Berlin Film Festival.
The 50-foot limestone angels trumpeting from the façade of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth face a trio of venues hidden from the outside world. Hyena's Comedy Night Club is down a grand staircase on the right. There's a smaller stage next to it. And on the left is Queen City Music Hall, which o ... More >>
A few weeks ago Alex Fletcher of The People's Last Stand made us a proper piña colada that any manly-man would be proud to order. While it didn't come with a colorful paper umbrella, there was a delicate purple flower along with a pineapple wedge and cherry atop the glass. Today's focus is on tha ... More >>
I am going to overlook my fear of octopus tentacles and endorse this show tonight, not only because it's free and at a doughnut shop, but because the lineup is pretty yankin', and includes a set from Budapest folk combo Morzsa Records.
Domino's recent trend of gourmet-ing the shit out of their food jumped to new heights recently. Introducing, from the company's Japanese chain (via Eater), the Prestige Quattro, which is not a sequel to the Hugh Jackman film. This is the $50 (¥3,900) unbelievably fancy pizza that features four sid ... More >>
And is "Make Sick O" the Best Mexi Slur Ever?
Lewis Wickes HineAnother October 13 photo from the Library of Congress's archives. Reads the cutline: "A few of the young workers in Hughes Brothers Candy Factory, S. Ervay St., I counted five going and coming at night and at noon, that appeared to be from 12 to 15 years old. One girl told me that ... More >>
Last October, North of the Dial featured a story about how The Heartstring Stranglers were dealing with losing one of the band's founding members. Next week, the chamber-folk act's frontman Freddie Schulze and cellist Emily Hertz leave Denton, bound for Budapest, where the pair will spend the ne ... More >>
Behind a beaded curtain at one of Kereje's secluded booths this Sunday, my dinner companion for this week's culinary adventure equated our situation--my situation, really, since he's Taiwanese--to entry #71 on the blog Stuff White People Like: "Being the only white person around." In other words, e ... More >>
Texas music looks great. It provokes the imagination and illustrates the intangible. For years, we've been providing the necessary flavor to help filmmakers tell their stories. It's what we do; we're obviously good at this kind of thing. And it goes both ways: Movie soundtracks are the kind of thin ... More >>
OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the co ... More >>
Local artist Robin Ann Walker's painting -- which, I believe, is titled Skyscape -- will hang in a Ritz-Carlton suite. I am officially fascinated (right on the arm, said Groucho Marx). I've always wondered about folks who paint hotel-room art, and this morning I've discovered one -- who lives right ... More >>
Nancy Brinker -- though you can call her "ambassador." As it's unlikely you saw this press release from the White House yesterday, perhaps you missed the announcement that President Bush has nominated two Texans (one of whom is very local) for some gigs currently open in his administration. Fine -- ... More >>
Yes, we're very excited David Lynch and Lauren Bacall are coming to AFI. But, c'mon, so's Ron Livingston. Yeeaaah. We just received the complete schedule for the inaugural AFI Dallas International film festival, which opens with a screening of Music Within at the Majestic Theater on March 22 and clo ... More >>
One of the restaurant closings I overlooked in my 2006 wrap-up was Lazlo's Cuisine, the continental restaurant specializing in Eastern European cuisine that took shape in 2003 in the former Ruggeri's Ristorante space in Addison. Lazlo's was the work of Lazlo Toth, an 18-year veteran of Ruggeri's who ... More >>
Kona's tasty happy hour won't break the bank
Former Dallas drummer (and legendary hooligan) Michael Sanger returns to home base from the desert sands of Phoenix on a short tour with electro-twins Bark Bark Bark. Jacob Cooper and Grace Claiborn (aka, Cranberry Grace) enlisted Sanger (formerly of Post from Vermont and Budapest One) to provide li ... More >>
Fateless paints a stunning portrait of a Jewish teen's death-camp survival
SMU presents an exhibit to die for
Poignant but a bit flaccid, Gloomy Sunday almost satisfies
Experience Lazlo's "infectious spirit"
Éva Gárdos delivers an autobiographical culture clash
A tangled web
Jakob the Liar twists the truth to make the Holocaust more fun
Passionate, not sentimental, The Last Days chronicles the Hungarian Holocaust
The long-coming canonization of an Irish hero
The McKinney Avenue Contemporary has survived a turbulent birth, but its artistic mission remains more confused than cutting-edge
For con men the world over, there is no place like the Dominion of Melchizedek because it is no place