Shirley Temple Black

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    My 16-Year-Old Daughter Reviews the Pixies at South Side Ballroom

    My 16-year-old daughter, Iris, is probably the most enthusiastic and positive person I've ever known. So when I asked her to write up the Pixies' show as part of our sporadic series of Kids Say the Darnedest Things About Music posts, I figured she'd have nothing but good things to say about the band ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Guilty Pleasure Drink: Go Ahead and Order It. You Won't Be Judged ... Much.

    There is a thing about guilty pleasures -- other than the fact that we all have one -- and that is we usually prefer to keep them out of sight of other humans. Sure, we might like to drink straight out of the milk carton or have a heart-felt air guitar solo to Warrant in the comfort of our own dim ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Quitting Your Job At 35 to Join A Band: Best or Worst Idea Ever?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Film

    November 10, 2011

    J. Edgar: Mama's Boy

    Clint Eastwood's inspired take on the original G-man.

  • Dining

    October 21, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2009

    Girl Drink Drunk: Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill

    Frankie's Sports Bar & Grill is loud when the Stars are playing. Frankie's has a surprising balance of ladies and gents. Frankie's has Freedom Fries and a Freedom Dip sandwich on its menu. The first two are kinda cool, but had I realized the latter before deciding on GDD location, I probably wou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    "Drank" Drink Drunk

    For those wondering why things got quiet over on Unfair Park for a couple hours Friday afternoon, you can blame a City Of Ate taste test gone horribly wrong. The self-proclaimed World's First Extreme Relaxation Beverage, Drank is marketed as an "anti-energy drink," with the tagline "Slow your ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2008

    Dressed to Thrill, Eddie Izzard Came to Dallas Prepped to Kill

    After paying only $5 to park near the Majestic Theatre last night, where Eddie Izzard was performing for the second time in three months, my sis and I strolled into a packed house of lines -- lines for the bar, lines for the restrooms, lines for merch. And lines, of course, ready to see the comic kn ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 29, 2007


    Haute cuisine battles with nightclub bombast at N9NE

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2007

    Catfight! Or At Least, That's How Jim Imagines the Battle Over the Trinity Toll Road

    I just got back from the big annual luncheon put on by Trinity Commons Foundation, the private lobby group pushing for the toll road along the river, where the featured speaker was our mayor, Laura Miller.! She's upset. Miller devoted her whole speech to a finger-wagging attack on city cou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2005
  • Dining

    December 20, 2001

    Well Done

    Steak the most promising of restaurateur's endeavors

  • News

    August 2, 2001

    Beg Pardon

    Anti-drug war forces unleash a potent weapon to free a convict--a little girl

  • Music

    August 17, 2000

    Lame Old Song

    Proof that today's popular music is just as good -- and bad -- as it's always been

  • Culture

    September 9, 1999

    Love crimes

    Going Inside Bonnie Parker

  • Film

    March 25, 1999

    The nod squad

    Retro high jinks leave the killing to others in a hit-and-miss redo

  • Film

    July 9, 1998

    Toys for thoughts

    G.I. Joe was a wimp; these Small Soldiers are ready to kick butt

  • Film

    June 5, 1997

    Tummy trouble

    A Chef in Love induces arthouse indigestion

  • Dining

    October 24, 1996

    TV diners

    Big Shots makes eating in front of the tube a guilty pleasure

  • Dining

    August 1, 1996