John Grisham

  • Film

    October 9, 2014
  • Calendar

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    What's Not Good for Morale? Money Missing from the Dallas PD's Employee Morale Fund.

    ​For me, a good City Hall audit report is better reading than a John Grisham novel. You just have to know how to read it (upside down, holding it up to the mirror, between the lines). Today's offering is the City Auditor's report on the police department's Employee Morale Fund, for which the sub-h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Dude Food: Hattie's

    ​Each week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating...Hattie's418 Bishop Avenue214-942-7400Dude Factor: 10, or Jake Tyler Brigance, on a scale of 1 (Darby Shaw) to 10.The first time I walked into Hattie's, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2008

    Dude Food: Farewell 2008

    Six weeks of things fried and greasy, slopped in barbecue sauce or glopped from a buffet tub--damn it's been great.Mostly.This year was a short one, considering we started City of Ate less than two months ago. The Dude Food dudes return to action January 6, 2009, diving weekly into the pit of Dallas ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2008

    Oh Brother

    Mark Grisham signs his book

  • News

    July 31, 2008

    The Caretaker

    One mother's crusade to better the life of her mentally retarded son and the system that failed him

  • Film

    October 4, 2007

    The Fix Is In

    Watch your back, Grisham: Michael Clayton's no ordinary legal thriller

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2007

    Darrell Jordan's Law Firm is Being Sued. His Sworn Response: "I Know Nothing."

    Darrell Jordan seems like a swell guy. In his pursuit to become Laura Miller's successor as ruler of our fair burg, he's raised lots of money and received plenty of support from influential Dallasites such as SMU booster Gerald J. Ford, Republican National Committee bigwig and EDS Byron Nelson Champ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2006

    The Waiting Game

    Who do you think the jury's long deliberations bothered more: Bishop Terry Hornbuckle or Andrea Grimes? Choose one. Maybe I jinxed it last Wednesday morning when I told my mom, "I think we'll have a verdict before noon." If that really was my fault, I'm sorry. I caused a lot of people a lot of pain ... More >>

  • Film

    February 16, 2006

    The Price Is Wrong

    Freedomland turns a rich, complex book into a poor, simple movie

  • Film

    November 25, 2004

    Skip It

    This holiday movie will make you very, very Krank-y

  • Calendar

    April 29, 2004
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    March 11, 2004
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    January 15, 2004

    Nerd Herd

    Bookworms munch on two days of films

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Writer's Block

    Texas prisons start barring book authors from inmate interviews

  • Film

    October 16, 2003

    Jury Doody

    Despite many strong stars, this Grisham adaptation amounts to squat

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Making Book

    First-time authors gamble on a new form of publishing taking its first shaky steps

  • Film

    February 14, 2002

    Hart of Glass

    POW-camp thriller provides a not-so-great escape

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    E-publish or perish

    Move over Mr. Gutenberg -- Dallas Internet entrepeneur Patrick Seaman is hunting for the "killer app" to create the next revolution in publishing

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Hide and seek

    Deep Ellum developer Lou Reese bilked a savings and loan, bled his creditors, and walked away from federal prision a rich man. Bragging about it was is one big mistake.

  • Film

    January 7, 1999

    Objection overruled

    Travolta, Duvall, and filmmaker Steven Zaillian make a strong case for A Civil Action

  • Music

    September 24, 1998

    Baby, it's them

    Elvis Costello and Burt Bacharach are not such unlikely partners

  • Calendar

    July 30, 1998

    Night & Day

    July 30 - August 5, 1998

  • Music

    July 23, 1998

    The Buck stops here

    With Tuatara and R.E.M., Peter Buck goes on some new adventures in hi-fi

  • Film

    March 12, 1998

    High-order hackwork

    Altman uses his magic to distract us from the same old Grisham-isms in The Gingerbread Man

  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    Hype and holler

    The best of 1997 was OK, but sometimes the worst was better

  • Film

    November 20, 1997

    Blind faith

    Coppola brings little insight or verve to Grisham's The Rainmaker

  • Film

    May 8, 1997

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    January 16, 1997

    New Direction

    Oscar-winning bad guy Kevin Spacey tries a new role--director

  • Film

    January 9, 1997

    It's a wonderful life

    Marvin's Room makes suffering bearable, while Ghosts is just insufferable

  • Film

    January 2, 1997

    '96 rewound

    Good, but not that good

  • Film

    October 17, 1996

    Empty room

    The Chamber may be the best Grisham film yet-- if that means anything

  • Film

    July 25, 1996

    Time killer

    In A Time to Kill, the racial conflicts are just too black-and-white

  • Music

    November 16, 1995

    From hereto eternity

    Frank Sinatra isn't dead.He's just an 80-year-old man

  • Film

    August 31, 1995

    Lone Star Rising

    How obscure Texas actor Matthew McConaughey won the lead in Grisham's next big Hollywood thriller, A Time to Kill

  • Film

    June 8, 1995