Rip Van Winkle

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2014

    Dallas May Have Issues with Segregation, but at Least We Don't Have Poor Doors Yet

    How can I devote so many words here to housing discrimination in Dallas and not even mention poor doors in Manhattan? I can't, even though I'm still not sure exactly what New York poor doors teach us. Maybe the lesson is just that pompous posturing assholes with thinly defended egos are not a region ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    In the Northern Suburbs, Visiting a Deracinated World of Tomorrow

    So dear to my heart, so very dear is my anti-suburban bias, born of the political battles of yesteryear, back when we actually believed white people could fly. Ah, those were the days, were they not? Good was good, evil was evil, and the city limits lay between. Now it's so perplexing. Last night w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Last Night: The Gourds At The Granada Theater

    The Gourds, Two Tons of Steel, Hosty DuoGranada TheaterDecember 30, 2009 Better than: Spending the night before New Year's Eve shelling black-eyed peas with my relatives. Mike Alves In its annual pre-New Years Eve concert, The Gourds performed a typically well-played and enthusiastic set of od ... More >>

  • News

    July 29, 2004

    Fog of War

    A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?

  • Film

    May 15, 1997

    Why, spy?

    It's no secret--Austin Powers is one swingin' mess