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John Painter

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Echoes and Reverberations: "Snapshots From The Spectacle of Sickness"

    The original Nervebreakers lineup.Defining moment: For a suburban teenage kid from North Dallas in 1977, a delirious new underground movement called punk rock inspired a profound and urgent departure from the regular routine of cruising Forest Lane or hanging out at the Gemini Drive-In movie theate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Tonight at the AllGood, a Sweet Treat: Ron Howard's Cotton Candy!

    Among my most prized possessions is a videotape containing, in its entirety, the 1978 made-for-TV movie Cotton Candy, directed by Ron Howard (and co-written by Opie and brother Clint). It was given to me years ago by Mark Ridlen, better known to you as Deejay Mr. Rid and a founding member of the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2008

    Reel Newsworthy: Flaming Lips, Zombie Pictures and Dallas-Made Cotton Candy

    Charles Martin Smith in a scene from the fourth-greatest movie ever made locally, Ron Howard's Cotton Candy. A few movie notes on this new-film Friday. First, try to retain this bit of information in your short-term memory: Tonight and tomorrow, the Inwood Theatre will screen for the first (and last ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    The Fab Fifty

    Or, half a hundred folks with way better seats than you

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    The Fab Fifty

    Where would we be without these powerful peeps? In the fetal position, craving sports.

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