While making of a list of the greatest Music Documentaries of all time would be an exercise in futility that would probably drive us insane, we can capably give you dear reader a list of six great documentaries made in the last five years. This list also includes a rash of great films made in the la ... More >>
If for some reason you find yourself in Denton this weekend sans the shiny wristband required for entry into 35 Denton, the town's four-day, walkable music festival, don't fret! There's still plenty of cool shit to do and excellent music to see that costs absolutely nothing. Below is a list of the b ... More >>
I went on a previous trip to Fort Worth where I hit three places in a day, but against everyone's better advice I ignored Angelo's Bar-B-Que, on the wonderfully named White Settlement Road. On Saturday I put that right. Why couldn't they just drop the White from White Settlement Road? Is it crucial ... More >>
Because there are multiple decades of jazz, it's almost impossible to pick the top 10 albums of all time; the hip cats with their canes and cool shades will throw their used saxophone reeds in my direction and call me a young whippersnapper. The debate is so polemic that I might as well write about ... More >>
Black Star, Playdough, Topic House of Blues September 7, 2011 Better than: being blown away by a firearm. Mike BrooksMos Def in Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" ride post-show. Although each has enjoyed a remarkable solo career as one of the most important names in hip-hop today, Mos Def and Talib K ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsWell, that was ... surreal.When I left Dallas City Hall at 4:50 this afternoon, Gene Simmons was still there -- in the mayor's fifth-floor conference room, surrounded by cameras and politicos and one or two fans who'd managed to work their way into the room. Laid out befo ... More >>
While a lot of you are off work today, take time to remember and refresh the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The rest of us? Let's commemorate MLK Day with an impossible task: Selecting the world's all-time greatest black athletes. First step, choosing the criteria. Sheer athleticism? ... More >>
Granted, it would force me to actually watch the ridiculousy cheesy show, but I'd be willing to stomach Dancing With The Stars' sequins and sass and smarminess of Tom Bergeron if only I could orchestrate whom was boogieing down with whom. Following in the "Foxtrot" footsteps of Emmitt S ... More >>
After all, this is The Sportatorium. Right? I grew up watching Saturday Night Wrestling on Channel 11. While the adults played Canasta the kids were banished to the TV room, where we couldn't wait for Bill Mercer on the black-and-white Zenith. I remember Blackjack Mulligan and Frtiz Von Erich a ... More >>
I'm not an autograph hound, but this is "1 of 1."Had a wonderfully weird weekend. On Friday I saw the Fort Worth Symphony's interpretation of Led Zeppelin. (Thumbs up.) On Saturday I attended a Polish 40th birthday party complete with a full, cooked pig on a skewer, potato vodka shots an ... More >>
Patton Oswalt is the Big Fan, scheduled to play the AFI Dallas International Film Fest this yearMoments ago, the AFI Dallas International Film Festival sent along its complete schedule for this year's fest, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as we've noted before, most screenings taking pl ... More >>
Mission Accomplished Impossible. In honor of February's Black History Month, I set out to pinpoint a pristine list of the world's all-time greatest black athletes. But using what criteria? Sheer athleticism? Popularity? Accomplishment? Social activism? Transcendence? All of the above? ... More >>
The brute of Brock Lesnar is one reason to be attracted to UFC. I can think of others. It’s official: Ultimate Fighting has KO’d Boxing. Proof? Quick, name the heavyweight champion of the world. If you’re like me, you knew Brock Lesnar before Wladimir Klitschko. I went to Eva ... More >>
Remembering a Down South legend
The tennis king makes pit stop in, um, Frisco?
The first rule about Evander Holyfield's age is that you do not talk about Evander Holyfield's age
Fight Night Round 3 comes out a winner, despite taking punches.
Sports' smallest acts often come laced with giant implications
The DMA presents the work of Gordon Parks
It's easy being green
This Beast is a stormy success
PDNB Gallery gives a left hook with The Best of Neil Leifer
Texas' Valerie Mahfood--last seen getting clobbered by Laila Ali--could change the pretty face of women's boxing
He steals Ali, but will Hollywood give Jamie Foxx a shot at the title?
Ali lands a few solid blows, but, sadly, it's no knockout
Night & Day II (Sony Classical)
Like other past Olympic stars, local gold medal winners often have trouble keeping track of them
Stinks like bad TV
Johnny Cash sings of Love, God, Murder and how all three make him a legend
Denzel Washington is sorely buffeted by The Hurricane
Kris Kristofferson has lived a dozen lifetimes, and they keep on coming
Want in on the dirt floor of rodeo's marquee event? A guy in Mansfield has your ride.
Four-CD Lennon anthology leans too heavily on inferior versions of familiar tunes
Thirty years ago, Curtis Cokes was the world-champion welterweight. Now, he trains young boxers and just wants to be recognized in his hometown.
In When We Were Kings, Ali delivers the performance of a lifetime
More man than legend, Bob Dylan brings it all back home