There is a silver lining in the David-Dewhurst-calls-the-cops thing. It's just more fun with Republicans. Nobody thinks it's terrible that the lieutenant governor called the Allen cops to get his relative out of jail. Anybody would do that. It's not even that Dewhurst tried to pull rank. Everybod ... More >>
Tuffy Gessling didn't mean to offend anyone when he put on an Obama mask and did his thing as a rodeo clown at the Missouri State Fair. Yet enough people mistook Gessling's good intentions for some sort of race-baiting minstrel show that he wound up getting banned for life from the fair and generati ... More >>
What country is this? Have I been on some kind of horrendous toot, and did I sleep for a month, and did I wake up in the wrong country? All weekend long on my TV set I kept seeing Paul Ryan, the right-wing social Darwinist cheese-head, and they said he was a candidate for vice president of the Unite ... More >>
They say they defunded Planned Parenthood. But lawmakers' attack on family planning will cost Texas money, reduce access to healthcare and result in even more abortions.
Hunter S. Thompson adaptation oddly tame.
Miami has Colin Farrel's lame mustache. We have shirtless Matthew Mcconaughey. Recently our brotherly blog down here in Miami concocted a list of reasons why Miami is a better city than Dallas. Same ol', lame-o stuff. Calling us fat and redneck and boasting that "nobody's ever killed a sitting pr ... More >>
Soderbergh's two Che Guevara films in one four-hour sitting
A taller, more liberal Avery Johnson? Obama vs. McCain? Let’s see, McCain is a Phoenix Suns fan who played junior varsity football in high school and boxed in the Navy. Eh. Obama is a White Sox fan who threw out the first pitch in Chicago before Game 2 of the ’05 ALCS. He led Occiden ... More >>
Wow. A Dallas Morning News two-fer today. On both the front page and the Metro front, stories about the Trinity toll road issue that represent more or less the exact opposite of the truth. Those boys are workin’ overtime on this. The really bad one was Bruce Tomaso’s story on the debate Sunday ... More >>
Sylvia sends a husband to the doghouse; End Times stirs memories of the Dust Bowl
Bringing smarty back, Nancy Drew returns for another generation of young consumers
In The Hoax, a lying president (Nixon) begets a lying author (Richard Gere). Good thing that wouldn't happen today.
In Texas, shoot as many feral pigs as you like. Just don't let your dog bite them.
Where does Ryan Adams fit in among the great meltdown artists of yore?
No refunds, Rangers fans, even though the dark clouds of the A-Rod trade threaten the entire season
One man's deceptions help highlight our own flaws in The Human Stain
At 76, flamboyant criminal lawyer Racehorse Haynes keeps doing what he does best--winning
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
Chicago dances its way through the origins of the celebrity crook
Plus: False Profits, Sack of Kittens, Toss My Cookies
The Essential Johnny Cash / The Fabulous Johnny Cash / Hymns by Johnny Cash / Ride This Train / Orange Blossom Special / Carryin' On With Johnny Cash & June Carter (Columbia Legacy)
September 11 creates a bull market for dogs with a nose for explosives
What if people downtown actually got smart?
Why young, degenerate, cocksure Republicans love drugs, guns, and Bush
Marilyn Manson on Christianity, Columbine, and the media's evil influence
"Autobiography" and bootleg box prove that when it comes to the Beatles, you can never just let it be
Think all politics is local? In the 5th District, think again.
Stinks like bad TV
Stone fumbles the rock in Any Given Sunday
Adventures at the bottom of the music trade
Everything I need to know about the modern American teen I learned by going to the movies
Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul
Larry O'Dwyer's return to Theatre Three in The Miser is saved by a strong supporting cast
Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels roll on a perfect road
Two decades do the music of Yusef Lateef and Rahsaan Roland Kirk a world of good
Sexual liberation comes to the suburbs in The Ice Storm
Julio Mercado is Dallas' brand-new DEA boss, and he's inherited kilos of trouble. His city is about to be declared a drug disaster zone, but all his narcs seem to care about is snitching on each other.
Neil Jordan's passion fuels Michael Collins
Pop-rockers return from the dark side of the Moon Festival
The films of Great Director honoree Paul Schrader mix art-house intelligence with B-movie grit