Ken Burns

  • Calendar

    February 14, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Ken Burns to Pour Out Some Prohibition In Front of Dallas Bar Association in August

    Via.Boston, Burns and C.J. Wilson when the doc-maker was in town for the Tenth Inning​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 >>

  • News

    July 7, 2011

    So John Wiley Price Really Wanted Some Land...

    ...and with a little help from his charm, a crooked friend or two, some weird paperwork and his administrative assistant, he finally got it.

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Q&A: Titus Andronicus' Patrick Stickles On Geography, Buckaroo Banzai and The Lack Of Rocking In "Indie Rock." Also? A Giveaway!

    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 >>

  • News

    April 1, 2010

    Wired into New Orleans

    David Simon’s new HBO series uses fiction to honor The Crescent City’s surreal, heart-breaking reality

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Norah Jones Announces A November Release For Her Next Album

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Reiner, Short & Brinker: Not a Law Firm, But a Love Fest

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2008

    State Fair Doc Flies Like an Eagle

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2007

    Sure Hope You Like Norah Jones

    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 >>

  • Film

    June 22, 2006

    Letter-Box Edition

    Wordplay explores the cult of the crossword puzzle

  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    Because of Dixie Win

    CSA envisions life today if the South had won the war

  • Home Entertainment

    October 27, 2005
  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    Trip to Bountiful

    Oh, the talent given us at this year's remarkable Dallas Video Festival

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Plus: Smells Like Indie Spirit

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    Smells Like Indie Spirit

    Music that made the world safe for the word "alternative" again.

  • Culture

    January 1, 2004

    Depress Tour

    I coulda sworn I was there when they turned on the TV

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    What's Up, Doc?

    Ken Burns’ Ken Burns

  • Film

    September 18, 2003

    Dead All Over

    There's something funny, not scary, about Cold Creek Manor

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Protection Racket

    John Wiley Price has Bolton's back, and we all suffer for it

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Dwight Yoakam

    Population Me (Electrodisc/Audium)

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • News

    April 18, 2002

    2002 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    These are your choices, not ours, for the best musicians in town

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Untamed Lion

    There will always be a little Miles Davis in electric jazz. And maybe some Christian McBride, too.

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Tale of the Tapes

    With headliners like Mike Judge and an impressive list of films, the Dallas Video Festival once again wins by knockout

  • News

    November 30, 2000


    Animal Farm, Police Story, All That Jazz

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    He Got Rhythm

    Ken Burns wants you to know why Jazz is America's music

  • Music

    May 18, 2000
  • Film

    October 29, 1998

    Stake tartare

    John Carpenter sinks his fangs into the screen's vampire tradition

  • Film

    September 4, 1997

    Reel to real

    Filmmaker and archivist Rick Prelinger protects America's forgotten "home movies"

  • Film

    April 17, 1997

    Mia & Peter & Liza & Mazursky

    The USA Film Festival offers an unapologetic orgy of movie delights

  • Culture

    May 18, 1995

    Old friends

    Negro League ballplayers recall game's shameful, glorious past