Characteristically, Mad Men bleeds hip-hop. On the surface you may think, "Of course it does, the characters smoke a lot, they drink like there's no tomorrow, and to them sex is more casual than a handshake." And while that's part of the story, it's a little bit deeper than that. Skydiving into its ... More >>
Beer and wine certainly have the run of the alcoholic festival circuit. Home brewers competitions, wine tastings, entire dinners built out of dishes incorporating beer -- the list goes on. But there's no reason whiskey shouldn't share some of that spotlight. Whiskey is a unique booze. In the popul ... More >>
Have you ever been to a gig in Deep Ellum on a weeknight that started in the daylight? It's a very disconcerting experience. The sunlight spilling in through the high windows illuminates even the furthest dusty corner of this venerable venue, simultaneously casting attractive evening shadows and lig ... More >>
The first time Iain Cook came to the States for South by Southwest with his band Chvrches (playing tonight at Granada Theater), he was surprised by their first American audience's reception. "In America, people are more about dancing and singing along to our music, even when we only released a coup ... More >>
Betty has a big season ahead of her.
It's been nice to watch TV--fresh off House of Cards's Netflix premier--deal with the same questions people have been addressing about music since Napster or iTunes or Spotify, depending on which iteration of the issue you remember best. Specifically: Now that Netflix can create programming based on ... More >>
Steven Soderbergh and Scott Z. Burns talk Side Effects -- and collaboration.
Everyone's favorite booze-soaked, chain-smoking, adultery-laden television series is about to disappear until 2013; yes, Mad Men's season five finale airs this Sunday on AMC. (If you need to catch up, the first few seasons are on Netflix. You're welcome.) But there's no reason that your thirst for ... More >>
While watching a gripping episode of Nothing's Still Happening on Mad Men, I saw an ad for the best product line ever: Man Candles from Yankee Candles. Yankee Candle is offering Man Candles in scents including 2 x 4, Riding Mower, First Down and Man Town (guessing this one smells like La Bare). C ... More >>
Sweaty camel-toe count: 32 People post-workout high-fiving count: 5 On Northwest Highway, right next to Bicycle Works, a bicycle café called Bicycle Café (7510 East Northwest Highway) recently opened. When you walk inside and see all the bicyclephernalia on the walls and all the people still wear ... More >>
"This right here is the epitome of a hipster palace," my boyfriend so eloquently put it. We had just stepped through the front doors of Hid In 2612, a blink-and-you'll-miss-it pop-up bar located at 2612 Commerce in Deep Ellum for just four nights. The brainchild of bartenders -- excuse me, ... More >>
Officially, yesterday was National Boss Day. But for most of the working world, any day this week would work for excessive, strategic ass-kissing. If you forgot to get your boss that bottle of liquor, don't sweat it. We've got you covered. Here, our five best ideas for a lunch worthy of any b ... More >>
Ryan Gosling takes the wheel in a retro heist-gone-bad bloodbath.
Miles FisherMiles Fisher is becoming something of a renaissance man. The actor and musician, born and raised in Dallas, and the son of Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas president Richard Fisher, stars in Final Destination 5, the latest in the long-lasting film series, which will be released in theat ... More >>
Welcome to a Unexpected Influences, where we talk to musicians about the music no one expects them to like. Ashley Myrick, aka LalagrayAs far as unexpected things go, Ashley Myrick can count her 2010 high on the list. She started the year a back up vocalist for local act The Beaten Sea, but her t ... More >>
Courtesy FOX BroadcastingKyle Killen and Eloise Mumford on the set of the pilot episode of Lone Star (back when it was known as Midland)Kyle Killen began yesterday in Covington, about 90 minutes southwest of Dallas on U.S. 67. He was on the set of Lone Star, of course, his FOX series about the co ... More >>
Of course, you probably already have this, you giant lush, you. But if not ... here.Here's one for the multitudes who will be struggling not to nap the afternoon away after a three-martini lunch: According to research conducted by UT-Southwestern Medical Center, boozing is on the rise. What appea ... More >>
Perhaps you've heard of Tiffany Lonsdale, who counts among her stage-and-screen credits Bedroom Farce at Theatre Three, several commercials and a few indie productions. Clearly, she has plenty of friends: Many of them have e-mailed in recent days begging us to push her attempt to land a walk-on r ... More >>
Go ahead and drool. This is a food blog, after all. Just spare us the Don Draper white sauce jokes.Mad Men didn't exactly blow its reputation for verisimilitude when Don Draper and his lady friend wandered into Benihana on last night's episode, but it sure seems like one of the restaurant-goe ... More >>
Let your eyes bite into a Manwich
A new Highland Park souffle joint is blowin' up