• Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Former Trinity Toll Road Supporters' Change of Heart Shows Dallas Actually Has a Heart

    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 >>

  • Film

    November 14, 2013

    Kill Your Darlings Misses the Beat

    Ginsberg, Kerouac, et al. in an iffy biopic.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    2011 NBA Draft: Meh.

    Derrick Williams -- The best player available​Arizona 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Study Says Dallas Am Not Be Very Literate

    Via Threadless​Don'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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2009

    Friday's Unverified Fact About New York

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 18, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 30, 2008

    Plano, Bestest City in Whole U.S.A. in Which You Can "Build Personal Wealth"

    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 report, "Plano topped a list of the best American cities in which to 'buil ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    Goodbye, Groovy East Dallas

    How Jim Schutze forsook his hippie-dippy days and learned to love the snout house

  • Film

    April 27, 2006

    Fear of Flying

    You may not want to see United 93, but you should

  • Calendar

    December 1, 2005
  • Culture

    January 1, 2004

    Depress Tour

    I coulda sworn I was there when they turned on the TV

  • Music

    December 25, 2003
  • Film

    February 7, 2002

    Asking for It

    Storytelling continues Solondz's bluster of sex, rage and insanity

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Victimless crime

    Bungling thieves, piles of gold, jailhouse snitches, and bloody clothes. Prosocuretors in Madalyn Murray O'Hair's disappearance had everything -- except three corpses

  • Culture

    January 14, 1999

    American History why?

    Or: Learning about pot-smoking, gas-passing presidents can be fun!

  • Music

    August 20, 1998

    Jerry Lee, Dino, and Homer Henderson

    The "Amazing One-Man Band" signs on with one of the greatest living American writers

  • News

    December 11, 1997

    The other arena

    With major arts players jockeying for position in a new performing arts center, will smaller groups be left out of the Arts District altogether?

  • Music

    May 15, 1997

    Shooting craps

    U2 takes over the world--and turns it into a commercial

  • Film

    September 12, 1996

    For real

    Bogus is a surprising charmer

  • Film

    July 6, 1995

    Off the cliff

    Maria Maggenti, the director of Incredibly True Adventure... declares her independence

  • Film

    November 3, 1994

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX