With Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, Kenneth Branagh makes the dumb spy thriller soar.
Most places get their fancy jazz hands out for New Year's Eve. And maybe that's your thing, which is so awesome, but for some of us, we just want a drink. We've pulled together a list of a five places that are taking it quasi low-key, but also offer solid drink options and mental space to reflect, ... More >>
Two interesting and ironically paired stories in the daily paper this morning -- one about an expensive planned do-over for the failed Victory Park development, a monument to the perils of great-man leadership, the other about a planned museum exhibit honoring J. Erik Jonsson, one of the city's most ... More >>
With the emergence of Dallas' craft cocktail scene, bartenders -- OK, fine, mixologists -- have come to expect the city's notoriously conservative orderers utter those two magic words: "surprise me." It's an approach I've been taking more and more over the last year, and a result I've been on some g ... More >>
Randy Ebright of Molotov certainly stands out. Born in Michigan, Ebright ended up in Mexico City due his dad's job as a DEA agent. Once there, he quickly connected with the local music scene and joined Molotov. Twenty years later, the guy is still drumming for one of the most unique bands coming out ... More >>
On today's Dallas Morning News opinion page, Maxwell L. Anderson, chairman of the Dallas Arts District Foundation, and Catherine Cuellar, executive director of the Dallas Arts District Foundation, writing about a controversy over reflected light from a new condo tower and its affect on the Nasher Sc ... More >>
As I write this, no one in the world knows where Edward Snowden, leaker of all the secrets he could get his grubby hands on, is located. While the irony of the US government having a total lack of information on this subject cannot be lost on anyone, I would like to use this platform to suggest to t ... More >>
Last week, Lauren wrote a blog post covering Jason Kosmas' decision to keg cocktails for Twisted Root, a move that seemed counter to the popular bartender's mission of craft cocktail making. This week Details Magazine points to the same trend on a smaller scale: cocktail bars around the country are ... More >>
Chef and founder of Twisted Root Burger Co., Jason Boso, has concocted a new craft cocktail for his restaurants that taps into a slowly emerging trend around the country. Boso worked with bar man Jason Kosmas to develop a drink called the Twisted Mule, which is a combo-play on an Arnold Palmer and ... More >>
Find more of this weekend's best shows in our shiny new concert calendar. Fort Worth Music Festival Will Rogers Memorial, Friday, September 28 and Saturday, September 29 Whether it's the deep soul of Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires, the tears-in-my-beer ballads of Hayes Carll, or the smooth ... More >>
I'm taking every opportunity that comes along this summer to get out of the steamy swamp currently hanging over our city, and that means one thing: road-trippin'. I made the trek (more of a hop, skip and a kolache-fueled jump, really) to Austin this weekend to visit friends and raise hell, and did ... More >>
Chef Vijay Sadhu's cocktail-centric restaurant and bar Pepper Smash (7200 Bishop Road) soft-opened Monday in the same Shops at Legacy spot where his upscale-Indian venture Sutra closed in March after being open for less than a year. The bar program is the brainchild of Keith LaBonte, the mad scient ... More >>
Last week, in response to a post Brantley Hargrove wrote about power giant Energy Future Holdings' slow death waltz with potential bankruptcy, a commenter gently smacked him for ignoring some Major News related to power plants, smokestacks, etc. "And in other [news] this kid refuses to cover. The ... More >>
Dallas native Abraham Bebell previously kept spirits hopping at Cuba Libre and Victor Tango's, and now is the bar manager at the new Oak in the Design District. He's part of cadre of local bartenders that are rediscovering the old approach to booze. I recently drank his booze and spoke words with ... More >>
Chef John Tesar's menu takes second place to the cocktails.
A sold-out show at the Granada and a punk show up in Denton highlight tonight's kickoff to the work week.
Interesting couple of "shows" happening in the North Texas area tonight. Fans of classic rock, metal and bizarre performance art all have something to look forward to this evening.
We've extolled the virtues of John Iskander and his Parade of Flesh booking company more than a few times in our pages, and deservedly so. Just take a gander at the calendar of shows he's bringing to town in the next few months--impressive stuff, featuring performances from the likes of Harlem, Film ... More >>
This week's booking announcements comprises a pretty long list and features a few out-of-mind national acts--including A Flock of Seagulls, Live, and that band with the one-armed drummer. SXSW bookings are still coming in too, with a venue change for the Whispertown 2000. And, to top it all off, L ... More >>
Amnesiac-spy trilogy culminates in a thrilling Ultimatum
Is the 2006 invasion of culinary foreigners killing off our local character?
Anton in Show Business: Everything about it is appealing in a new theater company's debut at DTC
Spielberg and Hanks spawn a daring new genre: the post-9-11 comedy
Taste of Europe is a treasure that requires digging
Stephen Frears delivers accidental tourists caught up in Dirty Pretty Things
Storm the Hotel Intercontinental
Vitame vas na Uz Jsme Doma
The DMA's Mexican masters exhibit schleps around the world in service to...Aetna?
Those wacky Southern women return--again--in the trite Impossible Marriage
Russia's The Red Elvises are rushing back to rock-and-roll tradition
The DTC never reaches full flight in Chekhov's The Seagull
Undermain's The Seagull flies high over stormy waters
This Anna Karenina rips the heart out of Tolstoy
Paul Mazursky's art lies in his topical films about the modern American landscape
At Lombardi Mare, one of Dallas' top restaurateurs explores uncharted waters
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX