He's held up five North Texas banks in six months. Each time, he wears a plain ball cap and glasses or sunglasses and calmly hands over a note and demands cash. His preference is for bank branches tucked inside grocery stores and Walmarts, always in the suburbs. He's shown a weapon at least once and ... More >>
This particular announcement post stirs up some old memories: The last time Big Boi was in town, a handful of my friends--after dancing with him onstage--somehow made their way onto his tour bus, and proceeded to happily dance, smoke weed and partake in all sorts of fun, drunken debauchery. I was st ... More >>
It's a classic Valentine's Day dilema -- you've planned ahead, made the sweeping gestures, made eyes across a white tablecloth and now you're ready to express yourself with some good old fashioned parts-rubbing. Whatever you do, don't play any of these records.
SCIENCE IS AWESOME. NBC News (and Saturday Night Live's Seth Meyers) reported last week that scientists have cured cancer developed a soothing, dissolvable mouth strip to help alleviate the dumbest feeling ever: pizza mouth burn. We repeat offenders simply refer to it PMB. Symptoms of PMB include ... More >>
Some of our notables showed great courage this year, others are simply notorious, but all 10 had a big impact in 2011.
OK, so just below this item is last night's Saturday Night Live sketch starring the best Rick Perry impersonator yet, Rick Perry. But a lot's happened since then as the Perry camp attempts to salvage the campaign. Like that tweet from the gov you see above. And: the hastily popped-up poll on the ... More >>
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 >>
Stakes are high for comedy written by and starring women.
We spent a good chunk of time this summer talking up Dallas' own Symbolyc One and his production credits on Kanye West's song "Power" off the rapper's so-good-it's-sickening My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy album. For good reason, too: The song was everywhere -- all over the Internet, on Saturda ... More >>
On January 10 of this year The Dallas Morning News ran a lengthy obituary for Hugh E. Prather Jr.: "one of the last surviving icons of the early 20th-century Dallas real estate industry, a former civic leader and a longtime Highland Park resident," wrote Steve Brown. Hugh Jr., who died the first ... More >>
It seemed like the biggest hindrance to Kanye West -- or "Conway" as Dubya calls him -- earning a wide-ranging pop music acceptance was his ego. Turns out a persecution complex may have trumped the producer/rapper/auto-tune aficionado's legendary ego, though.
I think I'm going crazy, folks. Ever since I started this column by reviewing the song "TiK ToK" by Ke$ha, I've been haunted by the song every time I step out of the house. On the radio, it's there. On TV, it's there. While watching trashy- but-privileged people walking down the street, I see the dr ... More >>
Cyndi Targosz talks older women, younger men
Hang with amigos at the Inwood
Wyatt Cenac as Barack Obama Tina Brown's Daily Beast reports that four contenders are in the running to oust Fred Armisen as Saturday Night Live's Barack Obama -- and two of them, heyheyhey, happen to be Dallas private schools graduates. One we introduced back in June, when Jesuit College Preparator ... More >>
This sign at left, no doubt a longtime favorite, made its bow over the weekend in our Northwest Dallas neighborhood. It's become a regular occurrence in our Northwest Dallas neighborhood: Every morning or so, the Obama yard signs go missing or wind up tossed on someone else's lawn; happened only yes ... More >>
Courtesy Deadspin this a.m., we're directed to the blog of none other than Robin "Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams" Leach. His, ahem, spywitnesses claim that Cowboys QB Tony Romo lost some $2.5 million on the Vegas green felt last weekend, which, apparently, mightily miffed Jessica Simpson. Writes ... More >>
Compared with other holidays, Thanksgiving hasn't inspired bards all that much. There are no traditional hymns, no instantly identifiable music associated with the day, save possibly various football broadcast bumpers. Nevertheless, here and there we find certain songs that -- in lyric or in spirit ... More >>
Justin's love interests just keep taking a fall
Holi-divas! premiere and Santaland revival make it the worst Noel at WaterTower
Catch some funny Errors at UTD
Cheeburger Cheeburger captures the essence of the greasy spoon--not in look, but in bloated regret
Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes
Studios don't get the Upright Citizens, which isn't funny at all
Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School
Skyscraper National Park (Hardwood/Badman) / Sleeping on Roads (4AD)
Even in death, Terry Southern remains larger than life
Selected Notes on Music, 2000
The Kids (in the Hall) are still quite all right
Galaxy Quest is an exhilarating, affectionate parody of all things Roddenberry
Adventures at the bottom of the music trade
Cornell Dupree is the ultimate un-showoff