Karen Carpenter

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Help! Our Drummer is An Egomaniac!

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    A Very Indie Christmas: Ten Songs To Conquer Your Parents' Karen Carpenter Blues

    Bring a little rock to your Christmas.​There are few things more refreshing on Christmas morning than wheeling the dial and finding an original Christmas song. Or, at least, one that is not by Mariah Carey. Our parents have to be sick of it too. They just have to be. The frustrating thing is that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Q&A: Eyehategod's Mike Williams Talks Playing Around Christmas, Going Through Bass Players and Liking The Carpenters

    For over 22 years, Mike Williams has led the New Orleans metal band Eyehategod. And, in that time, the singer has endured numerous protestors at shows, a constantly revolving situation with bass players and even some time in jail in 2005 on a narcotics charge. Through it all, Williams has remained c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    Two Questions for the Denton Music Teacher Who Wrote New Karen Carpenter Bio

    ​Got an e-mail yesterday about a local author named Randy Schmidt who's written a book about Karen Carpenter, Little Girl Blue. The book, from the very reputable Chicago Review Press, isn't officially released till July, but copies have been sneaking into stores in recent weeks, and early reviews ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Top 10 Most Annoying Diet Fads

    In a rare unguarded moment, Jared Fogle appears without a pair of pants in his hand.​Grapefruit can change your life. Cabbage soup, too. Balancing the right carbs with the right fats extends one's youth. Smoking shaves off the pounds. Eating only vegetables is ethically right...While Americans did ... More >>

  • Film

    November 22, 2007

    Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown

    I'm Not There and the changing face of Bob Dylan on film

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2007

    J'Adore Norah Jones? S�r, Pourquoi Pas?

    A couple of weeks ago, our music ed asked me if I was obsessed with Norah Jones. Uh, no, Jonanna, why do you ask? Hey, it's just that some of us remember trying to eat our Popolo's way back in the day whilst Norah tinkled and twinkled for tips, that's all. And, as we've reminded before, we were ther ... More >>

  • Music

    December 14, 2006


    Thursday, December 14, at the Curtain Club

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2005
  • Calendar

    December 9, 1999

    Yule be sorry

    All we want for Xmas is Jessica's two front teats

  • Film

    August 12, 1999

    KISS-ed off

    Don't lose your mind over Detroit Rock City

  • Music

    November 5, 1998

    Hunky dory

    The glam-rock saga Velvet Goldmine has substance to back up its style

  • Calendar

    April 17, 1997
  • News

    February 6, 1997

    Poor ol' Foots

    Gregory Morris has nothing but his musical talent. He gives back more then he gets on the streets of Dallas

  • Music

    October 31, 1996

    Not so Mickey Mouse

    TV icon Cubby O'Brien has done quite well since leaving Uncle Walt's band

  • Film

    September 21, 1995

    No Safe place

    Todd Haynes' new feature is the ultimate horror film for the '90s