How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
Life Dynamics, the Denton-based pro-life group that long ago earned a permanent spot on Planned Parenthood's anti-choice hall of fame, has always prided itself on being a bit different from its allies in the abortion fight. It's less about standing outside of abortion clinics with photos of bloody f ... More >>
In America, politics and music have been tied together since the very beginning. Benjamin Franklin played multiple instruments, including the violin, harp and guitar, and he even invented one: the glass harmonica. Thomas Jefferson, who played the violin, used music to woo his wife, Martha, who pla ... More >>
The Beer Institute (BI) released data on your drinking habits (yes, they're watching you. Always watching you). In an annual state-by-state analysis, the BI found that overall beer consumption in the U.S. rose 1.5 percent in 2012, pointing to "above normal winter and spring temperatures" as the culp ... More >>
It's a struggle to find new ways to describe the local beer industry -- the "budding craft beer scene" just feels so repetitive and overused at this point. I think it's safe to say it has, indeed, budded. It's beyond "budded." It's blossomed. It's gone through the entire pollination process. Cross-p ... More >>
Governor Rick Perry signed a bill into law today that will require people applying for unemployment benefits to submit to a drug test, if their responses to a screening questionnaire indicate possible drug use, the Texas Tribune reports. (Those questions will likely include: "Which Cheech and Chong ... More >>
Good read by Jay Root in The Texas Tribune today about whether Governor Oops will run for re-election as governor of Texas or run for something else, who knows what, president of France, whatever. Root suggests it will be the governorship again for Oops, and he talks some about other Republican gube ... More >>
Every week, managing editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, nicotine-addicted, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. The message that rolled into our inbox earlier this week was upbeat. A "juggernaut of marijuana bills" is rolling its way through ... More >>
The Mad Scientist is 19, his breadth of technological knowledge seems somewhat prodigious, and he wishes to remain anonymous. From his dorm room he broadcasts his pirate radio station, KUNT, which he describes as a pulpit for great local bands mixed with some regional, national and international act ... More >>
Def Rain, Cool Womb, Know Nothing Party, Gravies and the Main Dish Sauce Macaroni Island Sunday, October 7 About 30 bodies huddled in the converted garage at 2311 Houston Place on Sunday night for Macaroni Island's second house show. With its concrete floors, track lighting and egg-crate foam paddi ... More >>
Coupling a fish counter with a restaurant is the best path to freshness.
Half the comments below are about Rick Perry's appearance in New Hampshire Friday, when it appeared our governor began his weekend a little too hard and a little too early; strange stuff, and the clip follows for those who've yet to see it. It's good for a contact buzz, if nothing else. It was follo ... More >>
Joshua Black WilkinsRod PicottAlt-country singer-songwriter Rod Picott writes songs about the working man because, well, the guy is the embodiment of the working man. For over 20 years, Picott held down a day job hanging sheetrock. At night, to perfect his songwriting, he would hit whatever coffe ... More >>
Photo by Elaine LinerHorton Foote Jr. and siblings Hallie, Daisy and Walter celebrated what would've been their dad's 95th birthday at a party in the Winspear lobby Monday.Monday, on what would have been their father's 95th birthday, the four children of Pulitzer- and two-time Academy Award-winni ... More >>
By this busy line up of shows, you'd think it's already Friday.
It's another hopping musical Thursday evening around town with a show for just about everyone.
Photos by Conner HowellOne of the judges at the Jack Daniels Chili Cook-off helps himself to another taste.Sometime it seems like the favorite pastime in Texas during summer is to find the nearest open building with AC. But while you were enjoying your daily dose of AC this weekend, you could ... More >>
In a less patriarchal and oppressive society, she'd be holding the pitchfork.Ms. Magazine took on food politics this month, arguing in a cover story that women aren't getting enough credit for their contributions to the changing culinary landscape. Author Jennifer Cognard-Black fingers a "fa ... More >>
Jesse HugheyMile High Barley Wine, one of three beers available in the Samuel Adams LongShot six pack.Homebrewing is a labor of love, the creative pursuit of some new twist on beer or refinement on a standard style. Few homebrewers expect anything more than a fresh supply of tasty beer and perhap ... More >>
Even if European soccer owner Tom Hicks convinced Major League Baseball to inject the same screwy tables that govern soccer into America's pasttime your Texas Rangers wouldn't be a playoff team. But, alas, they wouldn't be relegated, either. If baseball were run according to European soccer ... More >>
Tapes n' Tapes, Wild Light, Les AmericainsClub DadaFriday, January 30, 2009 Better Than: Watching Ghostbusters on the big screen at the Inwood? Maybe. Download: We had a couple photographers at this show, so expect a slideshow by Monday. Before the Minnesotan indie-band Tapes 'n Tapes sta ... More >>
Friday, January 30, at Club Dada
Fair is fair, and bigotry is bigotry. Don't confuse the two
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take four or five at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it. Wild Light (New Hampshire)Adult NightsWe received this one recently to ... More >>
Monday, September 22, at The Double Wide
Thursday, February 1, at the Darkside Lounge
Friday, March 10, at Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Friday, January 28, at Hailey's
The weirdo auteur drives morbidly toward his own money shot in The Brown Bunny
You will like Elephant Bar, whether you like it or not
Pretend your heritage is colorful with the Dallas International Festival
A Bush victory in November could mean big bucks for small Dallas entrepreneurs
Image is everything; Death watch; Miracle cure
Now you don't see it...Rumor patrol; Signing off; Flicked up; Study hall; Wyoming, we think
In a perfect world, movies as dull as Random Hearts wouldn't get made
The end of the 1999 legislative session proves that, for Gov. Bush at least, it's better to look good than to do good
Paul Schrader wades into the deep end with his adaptation of Russell Banks' Affliction
Simon Birch plays the audience for saps
Pat Buchanan waves the bigot's banner in New Hampshire
Texas' former presidential candidate never learned the art of compromise
Bryant's announcement should give Gramm a real race