P.T. Barnum

  • News

    July 4, 2013
  • Film

    September 20, 2012

    The Master's Master

    Paul Thomas Anderson talks 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2012

    Gigantour Featuring Megadeth, Volbeat and Lacuna Coil - The Palladium Ballroom - 3/1/12

    Megadeth,Volbeat and Lacuna Coil The Palladium Ballroom Thursday, March 1 Not better than: Seeing Motörhead on this bill. So, if a ticket for a hot co-headlining tour with two legendary metal acts costs $50, wouldn't it make sense for the price to be lowered if one of those bands couldn't play? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    NASCAR in Texas: Gentlemen, Start Your Hormones

    ​As you guys have probably figured out, I'm not a big fan of NASCAR the sport. But I dig NASCAR the scene. During this weekend's annual spring visit to Fort Worth -- capped by Saturday night's Samsung Mobile 500 -- there will be female roller derby, pig races, white trash, blue collars, ... More >>

  • News

    April 7, 2011

    Fastest Show on Earth

    NASCAR's Ringmaster

  • Dining

    July 29, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Your Dallas Cowboys: 50 Great Years. Er, Seasons. WTF?

    ​Okay, I'm confused. No, even more than usual. I suck at math. I'm the guy who - when trying to figure out how many years it's taken the Texas Rangers to win their one playoff game - has to use fingers, toes and those rudamentary IIII IIII marks. My abacus tells me that, since the D ... More >>

  • Dining

    February 12, 2009

    Oyster Lovers Unite

    Now may be your best chance for a little raw love

  • Film

    June 28, 2007

    Dr. Feelgood

    Michael Moore's pill goes down easy, but his Sicko still devastates

  • News

    February 1, 2007

    Don't Go Bust

    A turncoat narc offers tips on how to move your weed

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    Rasansky Wants a Do-Over

    Mitchell Rasansky wants the city to take back the 500 thou it gave David Dean on Wednesday. Good luck with all that. I just got off the phone with Mitchell Rasansky, and the council member had two things to say about David Dean, the lobbyist who's gotten about a million from the city to work on the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 20, 2006
  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Little Boy Blue

    Believers say indigo kids are the next wave of evolution. Sort of like X-Men, but without the cool uniforms.

  • News

    November 4, 2004
  • Culture

    September 2, 2004

    Beyond the West Bank

    Laray Polk's book is rich in suggestion and charged with intellectual fire

  • Calendar

    July 22, 2004

    Big Top

    Summer's three-ring fling

  • Film

    June 3, 2004

    Sad and Wonderful

    Nobody does nostalgic melodrama like Guy Maddin

  • Dining

    November 6, 2003

    Show and Sell

    What’s up with all the gimmicks?

  • Culture

    July 10, 2003

    Still Smilin'?

    Part Disney, part Barnum, the man who saved comics is all Stan Lee

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003
  • Culture

    February 13, 2003

    The Bleeding Edge

    A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults

  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Freaks and Geeks

    Is electroclash already over or just getting started?

  • News

    March 21, 2002

    The Romano Empire

    The master showman knows how to turn theme-park dining into sensual drama

  • Culture

    May 3, 2001

    Was He High?

    When Jerry Jones traded up to get Quincy Carter, he made everything difficult for his new "star"

  • Dining

    January 11, 2001

    Shout Out Loud

    Small-time restaurants battle for recognition

  • News

    November 25, 1999

    Your cheatin' heart...

    ...will land you on TV, if local attorney Bobby Goldstein and his partner can talk you into it

  • Dining

    August 12, 1999

    Monument to an ego

    Why is multimillionaire Scott Ginsburg building one of the world's most expensive restaurants in Dallas? Because he can.

  • Culture

    January 7, 1999

    The 1998 Jimmys

    Undaunted by last year's tepid reception, our theater critic presents his awards to local theater artists again

  • News

    January 1, 1998

    Paper chase

    William Morgan says he's just an innocent document dealer snared in a campaign finance scandal. And if you believe that, he has some old railroad bonds he wants to sell you.

  • Music

    July 10, 1997

    Life is a carnival

    The musical midway of Citizen Lane