The producers of the Holy Grail proudly present The Life Of Bri ... no, no that's not right. It says here "FM Smokehouse". I don't remember that one being part of the canon, but then I guess no one really watched The Meaning Of Life either, despite that whole song and dance routine about contracept ... More >>
Patrick MichelsOld 97's back at the 2010 Musink festival in Fair ParkLest you doubted our note from way, way, way, way back in March -- y'know, that the Old 97's were going to release the second installment of their two-part Grand Theatre release on July 5 -- well, now the folks putting out the r ... More >>
The Caddyshack soundtrack is slightly phallic.If Cee-Lo wrote the greatest song of all humankind with "Fuck You," which has sufficiently taken over the Internet this week, then Meat Loaf certainly deserves a firm No. 2 spot for his own masterpiece, "California Isn't Big Enough (Hey There Girl)," ... More >>
During the 1999 NBA Finals between the Spurs and Knicks I was in New York, covering the series for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. After a particularly long, fun and, yes, expensive off night at this fine establishment, I awoke at around 4 a.m. sprawled out on my hotel bed. Boxers only. Half-eaten b ... More >>
We all--well, most of us, anyway--like to group certain traits or people into easy shorthand definitions.For example, the French become "surrender monkeys," southerners are all "rednecks" and Eagles fans are...um, that's unprintable. As the guys from Monty Python once pointed out, the only group ... 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 >>
Danny HurleyBut that's precisely where our Danny Hurley found himself over the weekend -- at the Monty Python Madness Charity Festival, which was chock full o' Spam eating, movie watching, tribute making and silly walking. Danny's got the slide show, as usual, but keep in mind the event wraps thi ... More >>
Still not sure who gets the copy of Holy Roller (though the Monty Python fan's a real player), but today is the official publication date of former Dallas Observer editor Julie Lyons's tome that bears the subtitle "Finding Redemption and the Holy Ghost in a Forgotten Texas Church." That church ... More >>
The DCT shows off its claw
Grab your dead parrot and head to Grapevine
And on the seventh day, God created sketch comedy
Not exactly Dead Parrot: The Musical, but close; new season lineups promise star turns
Premieres compete with old faves on summer theater schedule
Susan Taylor discovers Dallas' culinary gems
Our critics weigh in on local theater
Python's Brian returns, bearing cinematic salvation
This unconventional comedic drama from Norway might be just the ticket
Grab your armor and seek the Holy Grail
What are the trendiest drinks in Dallas?
Was Terry Gilliam the man who killed Don Quixote?
The Kids in the Hall are the Same Guys, New Dresses
More bad news for the Trinity River project
Cosmic Voyage takes viewers to the edge of the galaxy
Rhyme Deferred finds the art at the heart of hip-hop
Where can you get funnel cakes now that the State Fair is over?
Scooter for your lives! The Freemasons are coming.
January 21 - 27, 1999
Cowtown's Texas Stage makes a tactical misstep in The Importance of Being Earnest, but Wilde's wit remains intact