When wife Richard and I learned we were moving to Dallas, we decided to watch some TV shows to bring us up to speed with the place. A European ideal of Texas is one of deserts, cowboys and mild racism. American TV is, of course, all-pervasive wherever you are in the world, and we figured that Dallas ... More >>
It's a Tuesday night at Austin's Horseshoe Lounge and two members of the band Mike and the Moonpies are here to do an interview. Frontman Mike Harmeier is wearing snakeskin boots and a Dwight Yoakam trucker cap. Lead guitarist Catlin Rutherford vaguely resembles Chris Hillman when he wears a mustach ... More >>
"Mmm-mmmm, that is a tasty buger."Throughout movie and television history, there have been fake foods and drinks that have given us the urge to punch through our TVs and force-feed the goods into our faces. Here we stroll through of our favorite faux products.Big Kahuna BurgerScrew In-N-Out ... More >>
This morning, MediaBistro directs our attention to Uncle Barky's item from yesterday about former KXAS'er Grant Stinchfield, who, after seven years on the job, left the NBC owned-and-operated in April so he could run for the U.S. House of Representatives. Stinchfield, whose wife Amy Vanderoef co-hos ... More >>
As you've no doubt figured out by now, MTV turned 30 years old today. Indeed, that's a formidable amount of time -- enough, for sure, for almost entity to leave a mark.And, for sure, MTV has made plenty of marks. But beyond its ground-breaking debut as a music-centric cable station and past, eve ... More >>
Texas RangersDuring its 22 years of existence, the Dallas Video Festival has paid tribute to a great many pioneers and visionaries, among them Monty Python's Terry Gilliam, Robert Smigel, Paul Reubens, Martin Mull, Mike Judge, Mystery Science Theater 3000's Joel Hodgson and Slam Bang Theater crea ... More >>
Fans and cast members filled Austin's historic Paramount Theater last night to honor the 10th anniversary of one of Texas's greatest gifts to the global zeitgeist: the Mike Judge classic Office Space. With its office park sprawl and generic American flag license plates on its cars, the movie looked ... More >>
Heritage Auction GalleryThis Ernie Kovacs caricature, signed by the man himself, is among the items being auctioned off by Heritage.Heritage Auction Gallery, which sits across the street from Unfair Park HQ on Maple Avenue, sends word today that its February Music & Entertainment signature aucti ... More >>
Since some of Office Space was filmed in Las Colinas, and since writer-director Mike Judge once called Garland home, and since the movie still gets me to make the occasional "O" face, this good news courtesy the fine folks from Fantastic Fest down Austin way: There's gonna be an Office Space 10th an ... More >>
Life has a way of dragging us off the charted path and into rather randomly obtuse trajectories. Sometimes you just feel like you're everywhere, all the time. Like you've got the whole world in the palm of your hand.It often comes down to an intangible law of attraction: Many of us have that one ... More >>
Its passing has thus far gone without much mention, but after 13 seasons, Fox is firing poor ol' Hank Hill and canceling King of the Hill, created by former Garland resident Mike Judge and set just outside of Dallas, of course, in the fictional 'burb of Arlen. (Favorite episode? The one with Willie ... More >>
The Monte Cristo -- was it ever delicious? Really, in light of the Bennigan's news this morning, all I can think about is this clip from Mike Judge's immortal Office Space -- some of which was partially shot 'round these parts. Oh, and if you really wanna make your own Monte Cristo, well, there's al ... More >>
WALL-E blasts off to the future by boldly going where every sci-fi movie's gone before. And that's a good thing.
A few notes from the South by Southwest Film Festival and its attendant events -- chiefly, for now, the Texas Film Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday night at the Austin Studios, where Dan Rather tore tail through the proceedings like a burning hyena running through a meth lab during a spring ... More >>
Halle Berry's in town -- and, believe it not, she ain't here for the AFI. Last night's AFI Dallas International Film Fest coming-out party was quite the swanky affair in the downtown Neiman Marcus; said a visiting dignitary, "I've never been around so much money." You could almost count every penny ... More >>
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