A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers.
A swing around the clock in some of our favorite places to drink.
There is a thing about guilty pleasures -- other than the fact that we all have one -- and that is we usually prefer to keep them out of sight of other humans. Sure, we might like to drink straight out of the milk carton or have a heart-felt air guitar solo to Warrant in the comfort of our own dim ... More >>
If you look closely you can see them: the telltale shards of ice floating on the surface of your martini at Bob's Steak and Chop House on Lemmon Avenue. The bar is dim and dark, and martinis are the precursor of choice to meals that often feature massive cuts of beef plus carrots fit for horses. Be ... More >>
Fifty years in, the spy is ever less relevant — and still beloved. Why?
The Londoner in Uptown needs to borrow an Aston Martin for a James Bond "Skyfall" party on November 9th. Per their Facebook post, they promise it will be in good hands. It's a roll-out-the-red-carpet, black-tie event. Nary a crazy shenanigan to be seen! The owner even gets to be their VIP for the ev ... More >>
It's a relatively quiet Wednesday night at Deep Ellum's newest watering hole, Swallow Lounge (double entendre or just a hastily chosen name? You be the judge). I take a seat at the empty bar lined with bright red vinyl stools. Above the bar, back-lit swallows -- those little birds that adorn collarb ... More >>
Friend of Unfair Park Holy Sheet (got that right) forwards this most astounding real estate listing just perfect for, say, a James Bond villain: The SubHome! It's by renowned (no, seriously) sub-home designer Jonathan Owen Pearson, who spent eight years building this aquatic gem (from the looks o ... More >>
Well, there's no Shaft of Austin Powers or James Bond after all. But filmmaker Mike Jefferies has, as promised, just posted to the YouTube his short film Dear Mr Hicks, aimed at you-know-who over you-know-what. There are some familiar faces mixed in there, not that that's important. But for some rea ... More >>
To celebrate Dallas Observer's "Best of Dallas" 2010, available this week, City of Ate is serving up 100 of the favorite dishes we crave, savor and hope to scarf down again soon. These dishes are in no particular order. Some are little known, others celebrated. Some are pricey, others can be ... More >>
There was a time when basic vodkas roamed the barroom earth. They came in normal bottles--real glass when you stepped up to the Smirnoff or Stoli level. Clean, but with a warming, alcohol burn, they mixed readily into orange juice or ginger beer or whatever.But along came Bond (James Bond) and his " ... More >>
Twisted Root Burger Co.2615 Commerce214-741-7668A friend of mine can't help but laugh every time he walks into this place--and you can't blame him, really.Unlike Jennifer Aniston's character in Office Space, Twisted Root has maxed out its kitsch. There are old signs, burlap bags, metal buckets and c ... More >>
More lead than gold, Bond's latest gets the finger
The Round House on Baxtershire Drive -- which I've always thought would make a great set piece for a James Bond movie, retro porn or, more recently, an Entourage episode -- is for sale. For $1,075,000, sure, but it still seems like a bargain for this legendary abode built over six years, with constr ... More >>
Hi-Fi Stereo (Yep Roc)
Mantaray (Decca Records)
Shoot 'Em Up proves that its star could have been a killer Bond
See some limey motorcars in Grapevine
While we're no doubt going to love the Wyly Theare, we're still partial to Wile E. Coyote. If you're ever incredibly bored -- and, let's face it, if you're here it ain't because you're living the James Bond lifestyle -- you can go here and check up on construction at the Dallas Center for the Perfor ... More >>
This is really how we feel inside
The Bond franchise takes a gamble on a new guy and comes up aces
The Matador helps Pierce Brosnan shatter his Bond mold
Sahara has no reason to exist, until you see who made it
Nikita | La Dolce Vita
With Berry, the interest is high--and, indeed, the latest Bond yields a big payoff
Bond is reincarnated--sort of--as a shaven-headed punk in XXX
Arts and Letters Live is Texas Bound with Daryl Johnston
Schwarzenegger takes on terrorists in Collateral Damage
He's cuddly, goofy and often a bore. Meet the new Jesse James.
Do we prefer vodka or gin martinis?
Sci-fi conventions are where movie stars go to burn brightly one more time
As the Hong Kong movie industry collapses, scads of Chinese filmmakers and actors are landing big jobs in Hollywood
Most of Tomorrow Never Dies lacks the wit and inventiveness of the best Bond
Pierce Brosnan is golden in the best Bond since Connery
Martini Ranch mixes dozens of variations of the world's most famous cocktail