Via.Boston, Burns and C.J. Wilson when the doc-maker was in town for the Tenth Inningâ€‹Prohibition, the latest doc from Ken Burns, doesn't premiere on PBS till October 2. But if you're hankerin' for a sneak peek at the five-and-a-half-hour three-parter, which the The Civil Wars and Baseball maker d ... More >>
...and with a little help from his charm, a crooked friend or two, some weird paperwork and his administrative assistant, he finally got it.
Tomorrow night at Sons of Hermann Hall, Titus Andronicus comes to town supporting The Monitor, its second full-length release, which, it just so happens, also stands as one of the best releases of the year.Visceral, and vehemently angry, the disc is in many ways a middle finger to the trivialities t ... More >>
David Simons new HBO series uses fiction to honor The Crescent Citys surreal, heart-breaking reality
â€‹According to a press release that apparently went out to every media outlet in the world today, Dallas' own Norah Jones has a new album coming out in November--her fourth overall, and first in two years. After the jump, the press release in full, since it features some Jones quotes on the new, as ... More >>
Kristina Bowman Last night's Carl Reiner-Martin Short showdown at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center was all a little boy raised on teevee could dream for, as Reiner recounted the creation of The Dick Van Dyke show and discussed working on Your Show of Shows while Short explained the genesis o ... More >>
Yesterday we received word that the locally made doc A Fair To Remember -- about, yup, the State Fair o' Texas -- received a Golden Eagle Award from Washington, D.C.-based CINE, a rather prestigious infotainment organization that boasts Ken Burns, Al Maysles and Steven Spielberg among its honorary b ... More >>
Speaking of Arts Magnet grad Norah Jones -- which I was, kinda -- her publicist sends word this afternoon that she's about to be, well, everywhere. On TV (she's the performer on the Austin City Limits season premiere, set to debut October 6). In the movies (Wong Kar-Wai's My Blueberry Nights). On th ... More >>
Wordplay explores the cult of the crossword puzzle
CSA envisions life today if the South had won the war
Oh, the talent given us at this year's remarkable Dallas Video Festival
Plus: Smells Like Indie Spirit
Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.
I coulda sworn I was there when they turned on the TV
Ken Burns’ Ken Burns
There's something funny, not scary, about Cold Creek Manor
John Wiley Price has Bolton's back, and we all suffer for it
Population Me (Electrodisc/Audium)
These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town
There will always be a little Miles Davis in electric jazz. And maybe some Christian McBride, too.
With headliners like Mike Judge and an impressive list of films, the Dallas Video Festival once again wins by knockout
Animal Farm, Police Story, All That Jazz
Ken Burns wants you to know why Jazz is America's music
John Carpenter sinks his fangs into the screen's vampire tradition
Filmmaker and archivist Rick Prelinger protects America's forgotten "home movies"
The USA Film Festival offers an unapologetic orgy of movie delights
Negro League ballplayers recall game's shameful, glorious past