Upon hearing the news of Dennis Hopper's death from prostate cancer at the age of 74 this afternoon, I dug up a 1990 Daily Texan interview I did with the writer-director-actor upon his return to the USA Film Festival, where he was being feted as its Master Screen Artist. He spoke fondly of Texas ... More >>
We are not the only ones who get a little sick at the thought of a Dallas Morning News without Ed Bark in it. On Friday, all those who have taken The Dallas Morning News' buyout offer will be ushered out the door. I have no doubt it'll be the subject of much discussion here over the coming week. It' ... More >>
There is a very good explanation as to why so many arts critics are leaving The Dallas Morning News--or, at the very least, accepting the paper's buyout offer, which they have till 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to withdraw. They were told to go by editor Bob Mong and vice president-managing editor George Rodr ... More >>
On Wednesday, Dallas Morning News staffers could begin accepting the newspaper's buyout offers, and they did so in droves; some 80 staffers have taken the parting gift, among them some high-profile arts critics, reporters and editors. They've been named here and here, but those lists aren't necessar ... More >>
This afternoon, DallasBlog and FrontBurner began publishing the names of those staffers who have accepted the buyouts being offered by Dallas Morning News management. They sound about right from what we've been told over the course of the last two weeks; we have even more high-profile names to add, ... More >>
Concerts in the Garden features rockets' red glare and the birth of rock and roll
Twenty-eight years after its creation, the once-proud USA Film Festival has lost its focus. Can, and will, two new area film fests fill the void?