I was on vacation in an especially beautiful corner of New England -- a place darkened at the time by some typically wet, chilly, early spring New England weather -- when I saw the piece on the op-ed page of The Dallas Morning News by Larry Good. Wow. One of the city's most prominent architects was ... More >>
Ginsberg, Kerouac, et al. in an iffy biopic.
Derrick Williams -- The best player availableArizona forward Derrick Williams is a beast. He has 3-point shooting range, can score in the paint with either hand and has an NBA body that can bang and rebound on the low blocks. And that's it. The rest of the 2011 NBA Draft class: Weak t ... More >>
Via ThreadlessDon't get defensive. That's just what Dr. John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University, says in the seventh-annual report America's Most Literate Cities 2010 released today. Yet again, when ranking the 75 top-population cities in the U.S., Miller looked at six " ... More >>
Traditional "clam" chowder.The 'Boys travel to the Newark suburbs on Sunday. A final "fact" about the city not even native Americans wanted to keep...Manhattan clam chowder originally had quote marks around the word clam, as it was invented to clean up a tadpole problem in channels feeding into G ... More >>
From today's Boston Globe, a suggestion: "Want to get rich? Move to Texas." And while that didn't work out for some of us -- alas, perhaps that's the problem with being born here -- the paper notes that, courtesy a Salary.com report, "Plano topped a list of the best American cities in which to 'buil ... More >>
How Jim Schutze forsook his hippie-dippy days and learned to love the snout house
You may not want to see United 93, but you should
I coulda sworn I was there when they turned on the TV
Storytelling continues Solondz's bluster of sex, rage and insanity
Bungling thieves, piles of gold, jailhouse snitches, and bloody clothes. Prosocuretors in Madalyn Murray O'Hair's disappearance had everything -- except three corpses
Or: Learning about pot-smoking, gas-passing presidents can be fun!
The "Amazing One-Man Band" signs on with one of the greatest living American writers
With major arts players jockeying for position in a new performing arts center, will smaller groups be left out of the Arts District altogether?
U2 takes over the world--and turns it into a commercial
Bogus is a surprising charmer
Maria Maggenti, the director of Incredibly True Adventure... declares her independence
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX