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 >>
There are a lot of bad things you can say about the current state of political advertising. Campaigns ads to be loaded with unrelenting negativity and a wanton disregard for the truth, and they are often crafted with creepy specificity based on your demographics and what you buy online. They also te ... More >>
After an exhaustive search of public records and historical documents at the Library of Congress (read: drunken Google search), we are ready to honor President's Day with a comprehensive list of the foods enjoyed by our fearless leaders of the past. Throughout this process one question continued ... More >>
So, what to do. The banks are closed, the kids are out of school and some of us may feel compelled to celebrate the day with a little tip o' the hat to a president. Like the first or the 16th, who both happen to have birthdays this month. Or if you like lasagna, the 20th. Once you brush the weeken ... More >>
Clint Eastwood's inspired take on the original G-man.
Alfredo Corchado has a story in today's Dallas Morning News about Mitt Romney's Mexican relatives: "Mitt Romney's relatives in Mexico are supportive but wary." It's a topic that has been in the back of my mind ever since Dallas's own Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of Dallas First Baptist, tri ... More >>
Like it never happened?When Ben Johnson was stripped of his 100-meter gold medal in the 1988 Olympics, it was awarded to second-place finisher Carl Lewis. When Carter High School was ripped of its 1988 Texas State 5A Football Championship, it was given to the team it beat in the titl ... More >>
Wasn't exactly Cortland Finnegan vs. Andre Johnson, but The Prez got into a scuffle last Friday. On the basketball court. With an elbow. Barack Obama received 12 stitches to a cut on his lower lip after an errant elbow during a pick-up game by Rey Decerega, the Director of Programs for ... More >>
Nixon gets his at the Majestic
Zack Snyder didn't ruin the graphic novel adaptation, but he doesn't get it either.
History, as predicted by Inauguration Day's No. 1 hits
Call hell-raiser Hunter S. Thompson's style what you will—a new doc succeeds when saluting his substance
The Dallas Video Festival has one agenda: showing everybody everything
Sir! No Sir! recounts the GIs who refused to ride the killing machine
You wouldn't believe how bad Dallas looks in Austin
Sean Penn blames his problems on the president--so what else is new?
Singing it loud and proud at WaterTower; Echo trio tries red-hot political comedy
Bon Ton Vintage Clothes
A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?
Wait Until Dark pits a blind girl against three violent cons; Yankee goes south at DSM
One man's deceptions help highlight our own flaws in The Human Stain
Assassins at Quad C, convicts at SMU, plus murder in Tuna, Texas
There are two kinds of critics: those who criticize, and those who don't
Is a Woman (Merge) / Under Cold Blue Stars (Slow River/Rykodisc)
The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely
Eccentric scientists work wonders in The Dish, a distinctively Australian time capsule
"Aging hippies" team with the desperately ill and one lawmaker to fight for medical marijuana in Texas. Is that just a smoke screen?
What would the face of rock history have looked like if the British Invasion had been a Britney Invasion instead?
Deanna Varagona of Lambchop
History's least funny era makes an amusing comeback in Dick
Another look at that celebrated era of excess
Studios and audiences are embracing an overdue trend: female-empowerment films
Texas' former presidential candidate never learned the art of compromise
Richard III star Ian McKellen may well be the greatest actor you've never heard of
Two Richards--Nixon and Lancaster--plus one Oliver--prove that power corrupts absolutely
The chasm separating the haves and have-nots is getting wider