With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
J. Hoberman's faves from a mutating medium.
In an episode of 30 Rock from last year's fifth season, Tina Fey's alter-ego Liz Lemon walks the street, moping about the end of writing as career path. (I feel you, sister.) (Fistbump.)Eventually, she runs into a group of other bygone careerists living in a subway, ready to adopt h ... More >>
Carrollton's Kelly Dearmore emailed me with a simple request: I wanna write for Sportatorium. Being that he's a free-lance writer that has covered concerts for the Observer, he hates the New York Yankees and he loves him some tennis in general and one of my fave sporting events -- the ... More >>
Sorry, we couldn't stop ourselves.On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.Nobody gets tongue tied when the subject is, um, tongue.Writing in the Weekly Volcano (Tacoma and Olympia Washington's "only edgy, irreverent, and thought-provoking alternative news ... More >>
Patton Oswalt is the Big Fan, scheduled to play the AFI Dallas International Film Fest this yearMoments ago, the AFI Dallas International Film Festival sent along its complete schedule for this year's fest, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as we've noted before, most screenings taking pl ... More >>
OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the c ... More >>
Thirty years after Dallas, fans worldwide came, saw and were conquered.
Coppola romanticizes his source material
He claims to have invented e-mail. He holds a world skydiving record. But his current invention promises to top them all
A Dracula with no bite; a Pygmalion with claws
Art imitates life as U.S. directors command this year's fest, with only China rivaling for celluloid domination.
Satire and horror make for bad synergy in Severance
Jude Law gets his urban renewal on in Minghella's dramatic dud
Saturday, January 13, at Rubber Gloves, Denton
Visit Queertown for all-out comedy; Morning's at Seven awakens a need for nostalgia
Terry Anderson thought he'd be in Athens right now, chasing his lifelong dream of Olympic gold. Instead, he's in prison, his life plugged full of holes.
SMU's Bryan Mark Rigg uncovers the story of Hitler's Jewish soldiers
Cold Mountain sets the new standard for Civil War drama onscreen
Dallas' own tribe of Oliver Twists can teach us much about the places they've been, and where we're all going
A plea bargain closes the book on the mysterious disappearance of Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Rhyme Deferred finds the art at the heart of hip-hop
Bungling thieves, piles of gold, jailhouse snitches, and bloody clothes. Prosocuretors in Madalyn Murray O'Hair's disappearance had everything -- except three corpses
Humor and hope emerge from the shtetl portrayed in Train of Life
Brave Combo's Joe Cripps goes to Cuba, becomes friends with Peter Buck, and talks to Castro
Tony Gatlif bares his Gypsy heart in Gadjo Dilo
Twelve-year-old Alexandra Nechita is fooling art patrons as the "Petite Picasso"
Sara Hickman doesn't need to please anyone anymore
A Dallas County Jail inmate claims his junk-food diet is religious persecution
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.
Why the classical world is sending love letters to Dallas guitarist Carlo Pezzimenti
For con men the world over, there is no place like the Dominion of Melchizedek because it is no place
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Harvey Keitel talks about being discovered after 20 years of acting
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX