Over the weekend, the Observer received this message via email: I'm Joe Upshaw. I don't know if you have heard of Flyboarding, but it's pretty amazing. It's the coolest, newest thing in extreme water sports. It's like a jet pack attached to your feet on the lake that let's you fly like Iron Man up ... More >>
Ryan Bingham isn't a country singer. While he's dabbled in the tones of roots and country, he's a rock star at this point in his career. Sure, many people know the Los Angeles-based former rodeo cowboy from his celebrity-making, Oscar-winning tune "The Weary Kind" from the movie Crazy Heart, in whic ... More >>
"Let me be honest, no one comes to see this place. I designed it that way. I knew there'd be attention on the front end, but this is over. And I'm fine with that." Bucks Burnett is being honest with me, as he most likely has the length of our three-hour conversation (more in next week's issue) in h ... More >>
The Size of Texas with Clint Howard from Clint Howard Here's a new brilliant one from Funny or Die, where writer / Director Scott Gairdner parodies Michael Bay's Armaggedon (or any ridiculous asteroid movie)--specifically the scene where Billy Bob Thorton exclaims the asteroid about to pulveri ... More >>
I did a thing for DC9 at Night yesterday about how the city didn't do anything wrong at that rave at Fair Park over the weekend, and I got a lot of very positive response in the comments, most of it probably from the people who put on the rave, but it was really nice to hear some flattering t ... More >>
Bobbie Wygant Interviews Sidney Lumet for "The Morning After" from Atombomb.tv on Vimeo.Shortly after news broke of director Sidney Lumet's death at the age of 86 on Saturday morning, our pal Erik Clapp, the Fort Worth-based keeper of The Bobbie Wygant Archive, sent word: He had in his possession an ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, November 5, 2010...Well, today is the day some of you have been waiting for... it's the last Today In Music News posts. I know, I know... it's been a long and winding road of the best news stories the interweb has to offer. But don't worry your p ... More >>
Argentinian wines make good sense in Texas. Like Texas, Argentina is big and dry and hot. Most important, it's a beef-eating country -- the average Argentinian annually eats more than 150 pounds of beef -- and the wines are made to pair with steak. But the leaders of a session on South Amer ... More >>
The Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association just released its tops-o'-2009 list; it follows in full after the jump. But, first, this teaser: Dodging critical conventional wisdom that has put Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker at the top of most critics' polls, the DFWCA instead opted to follow ... More >>
Who would win in a fight: The Eagles or The Eagles of Death Metal? Let's go to the tape!
The Inwood brings in the logic probe
Hear the song (but not the lyrics) of Michael McDonald
Peter Jackson spares no expense for a Kong that's just too long
Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis have started bands. Come on, you know you're curious.
No sex, please, they're skittish at The MAC; comedy galore, mystery a bore in Addison
Jeff Bridges is at his swaggering best in a film about a couple wrecked by loss
It's the docs that rock this year's USAFF schedule
Life is coming up cow patties for kid comedian Corbin Corona
He has three Oscars, co-wrote Bonnie and Clyde and Paul Newman digs him. So why don't you know Dallas-born filmmaker Robert Benton?
Seabiscuit is a different breed of summer "ride" movie
Terry Gilliam sets out to make Don Quixote, but becomes him instead
Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.
The Contender is a candidate for the year's most high-minded trash
The tense but plodding Simpatico is no day at the races
Arlington Road insists things are worse than you thought
Jeff Bridges' wacked-out stoner carries the Coens' The Big Lebowski
Streisand's fun-house Mirror warps her strengths into rare weaknesses
Caught between two generations of Beatles fans
White Squall's pious mythologizing sinks its rousing action scenes
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX