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  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters Is Brewing Two JFK Conspiracy-Theory Coffees

    For a city that's quick to tear down most any building, Dallas has embraced its history with gusto. Not that it's possible to pretend that the Kennedy assassination never happened, but across the city people are enthusiastically touting their history and connections to event. Really, it's a surprise ... More >>

  • Film

    August 15, 2013

    Kick-Ass Grows Up and Improves

    But it still isn't about anything.

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2013

    From West to Boston to China: Terrible Things Happen. You Have Two Weeks to Get Over It.

    Just so people won't get caught unaware, I want to point out that the town of West has until a week from tomorrow to grieve. That will be two weeks from the time of the industrial accident that blew up their town, took the lives of loved ones and left behind a legacy of bloody suffering and agonizin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    "Raising Hell Till Heaven Comes": At Sunday's Fund-Raising Rally For John Wiley Price

    ​Yesterday's "Justice for John" event at the St. Luke "Community" United Methodist Church was all kinds of things: a rally in support of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, who entered to chants of "John! John! John!" before taking his seat near the back; a fund-raiser for his legal defen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Re: FYI, Read This ASAP. OMG!

    The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Top Ten Pop Songs of 2008

    Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten singles ... More >>

  • Film

    August 28, 2008

    Spy vs. Why

    Logic goes out with the intrigue in ho-hum "thriller" Traitor

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2007
  • Film

    February 15, 2007

    Spy Vs. Spy

    Billy Ray takes on another liar: FBI traitor Robert Hanssen

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Secret Justice

    Authorities allege Richard Chichakli was accountant to an illegal arms deal. Prove it, he says.

  • Film

    December 21, 2006

    Like Herding Sheep

    De Niro takes a loooong, sloooow look at the history of the CIA

  • Dining

    March 30, 2006

    What Comes Around

    Wine dinner flooded out

  • News

    August 19, 2004

    The Shootist

    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.

  • Culture

    September 4, 2003

    Start Making Sense

    Alias' creator tries--one more time--to make a hit out of a near miss

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    From Russia, with Love

    Just $25,000 gets you a bundle of hot Russian babes from one Dallas matchmaking firm. What more could a rich American geek ever ask for?

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    A Killer Abroad

    In 1977, Tyler native Holly Maddux was murdered by Earth Day creator Ira Einhorn. More than two decades later, her family is still waiting for the fugitive to return.

  • Film

    May 4, 2000

    Russia without love

    East-West fails twice, as historical portrait and human-interest tale

  • Music

    March 23, 2000

    SXSW Diaries

    A thousand bands + a dozen parties + one cigarette lighter = average South By Southwest

  • News

    March 4, 1999

    The Boy Scout, the hustler, and the porn queen

    Former Dallas police officer and onetime X-rated movie star Jordan Lee finds herself hunted by two ex-cops who say she did them wrong

  • Film

    September 10, 1998

    Know when to fold 'em

    Matt Damon trades his baby face for a poker face in Rounders

  • Film

    February 15, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • News

    February 1, 1996
  • Film

    November 9, 1995

    Ghost in the machine

    The documentary Theremin captures--with occasional success--the surreal moods of an electronic pioneer

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    Oswald's ghost

    Norman Mailer resurrects a tragically human assassin

  • Film

    April 13, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX