John Updike

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    Umbrella Man, Umbrella Man, Please Stay Away. Don't Come to Dealey on JFK Day.

    Louie Steven Witt, are you still out there somewhere, alive? Would you tell me if you were? You know you're back in The Dallas Morning News this morning, but only as a ghost. I wonder if you really are a ghost yet. I can't find you with Google, which may mean ... well, we know what it may mean. It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    John Updike Died This Morning

    Unfair Park just received this brief, sad missive from Nicholas Latimer, director of publicity for Knopf:It is with great sadness that I report that John Updike died this morning at the age of 76, after a battle with lung cancer. He was one of our greatest writers, and he will be sorely missed.JOHN ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Updike, Smile

    As mentioned earlier, John Updike's last visit to Dallas was exactly one year ago, when he visited with WFAA-Channel 8's John McCaa at the NasherSalon 2008 Lecture Series. After the jump, a wonderful photo of the two men on the Nasher stage courtesy Kristen Gibbins, communications manager at the Nas ... More >>

  • Film

    March 20, 2008
  • Calendar

    January 3, 2008

    Up With Updike

    A beloved scribe visits Dallas

  • Music

    June 14, 2007

    Fountains of Wayne

    Traffic and Weather (Virgin)

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2006

    Allowance Don't Cover This, Boys

    From left: Chris Mavor, Andrew Hamilton and Sam Murchison made it to the AAC last night the old-fashioned way. They earned a thousand bucks in a week. This afternoon The Dallas Morning News posted a short piece to its Web site about three 11-year-old boys who raised more than $1,000 so they could bu ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 28, 2005
  • Film

    February 24, 2005

    Death Warmed Over Again

    A family's crisis feels a bit too familiar in Imaginary Heroes

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Winter of Our Discontent

    Rose Troche uses the Altman method to reveal more suburban discomfort

  • Film

    June 14, 2001

    A Knight's Tale

    Chess, Turturro and Nabokov are reduced to pawns in this Rocky for the art-house crowd

  • Culture

    August 3, 2000

    The talking penis

    Basic Instinct author crawls up Bill Clinton's pants and hangs on tight

  • Culture

    October 21, 1999

    The product

    Former Dallas Cowboy Pat Toomay found it harder to write about the NFL than to play in it

  • Film

    September 23, 1999

    The terrifying Beauty

    Kevin Spacey is riveting in the year's most harrowing, horrific feel-good story

  • Film

    July 22, 1999

    Portrait of a Teenager

    Coming-of-age story about coming out at Seventeen

  • Calendar

    April 8, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 8-14, 1999

  • Film

    February 18, 1999

    Coal miner's son

    How reverent can you get?

  • News

    June 11, 1998

    Science friction

    Dallas author Patricia Anthony's sci-fi caught Hollywood's interest. But her decision to chuck the whole genre caught New York's wrath.

  • News

    November 17, 1994