Lawrence Welk

  • Film

    September 12, 2013

    Score One for the Phonies

    Salinger would make Holden Caulfield puke.

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2009

    Whitt's End: 11.27.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *This year's Super Bowl halftime entertainment is The Who. What the what? Springsteen. The Who. Next year at SB XLV in Arlington: Lawrence Welk? Maybe I'm just bothered that 1) The Who sucks. 2)The ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 4, 2009
  • News

    January 8, 2009
  • News

    July 17, 2008

    Ask a Mexican

    If Germany had won the War to End All Wars, we'd all be living in Dallas, Tejas

  • News

    January 24, 2008

    Why do Mexicans like the Doors?

    Heck, why does anybody?

  • Music

    December 27, 2007
  • Culture

    December 14, 2006

    Jangled Belles

    Holi-divas! premiere and Santaland revival make it the worst Noel at WaterTower

  • News

    November 9, 2006
  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    Jesus, Send Money: Prosperity, Pt. 2

    Creflo Dollar: Now, there's a name you can believe in. One day a colleague dropped an article on my desk. I imagined it was an emphatic drop, as if he were saying, "Here. The Smoking Gun." So I read it. It was a New York Times story on black televangelist Creflo Dollar, and a working-class family in ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 30, 2005

    Zip-A-Dee Doodoo

    Disney's On the Record never gets in the groove; Proof solves interesting problems

  • Culture

    December 11, 2003

    Plaid Tidings

    Good news at two musical revues; GZTC counts the 12 plays of Christmas

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Brothers in Arms

    You can't hurry love, which was too bad for Motown's musicians

  • News

    January 17, 2002


    Billboards show strange, but noble effort

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Something about Stephan

    After 25 years in Dallas' restaurant jungle, Stephan Pyles has come out respected and rich. How does he stay so clean?

  • Music

    July 19, 2001

    El Parche's Return

    This is the story of Steve Jordan, one bad-ass pachuco

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    He Got Rhythm

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

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    Squeeze player

    With his mob connections and starlet phone numbers, Dick Contino was the coolest accordionist in 1950s L.A. -- which is why he's James Ellroy's buddy

  • Music

    January 21, 1999

    Old-soul music

    Budapest One is a brand-new band making some venerable -- and tremendous -- rock and roll

  • Dining

    November 26, 1998

    Getting to the heart

    Pappas Brothers is belly-full of old-fashioned decadence

  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Jingle bells, Jingle sells

    The industry aims for the heart of Christmas-- with a shotgun

  • Music

    November 7, 1996

    The truth of sissy force

    Indie stalwarts Romanovsky and Phillips spread the gay gospel

  • Music

    October 31, 1996

    Not so Mickey Mouse

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

  • Music

    March 2, 1995

    Punk, polka, and puke

    New releases: Sonic Youth, Los Lobos, The The, and Mr. Spock