This week, the Cheap Bastard heads to Korea town looking for some soup at La Hanbat Sul Lung Tang, 2257 Royal Lane, 972-484-2002. That's why she told us she was there, anyhow. We're sure her visit had nothing to do with any "modeling" studios in the neighborhood. Mostly sure. Total number of ... More >>
Don't know how we missed this scientific breakthrough making the rounds in the last couple of days. Perhaps it was hiding behind sheets of heated-up carbon nanotubes?Those are how you make things appear invisible, according to the work done over the last five years by Ali Aliev, Yuri Gartstein an ... More >>
And do matanzas only happen in New Mexico?
Brian SmithMarian CallHailing from Alaska, singer-songwriter Marian Call is one odd duck. With songs that feature themes prevalent to geek culture (technology, science fiction, etc.), Call has cultivated a dedicated worldwide fan base. Her soon to be released double album Something Fierce was com ... More >>
Should you need me 'round 3 today I'll be moderating a Q&A at the Plano Centre with Nichelle Nichols, former singer with the Duke Ellington Band, star of the James Baldwin play Blues for Mister Charlie and -- oh, right -- Star Trek's original Lt. Uhura. Nichols is here for that Sci-Fi Expo ce ... More >>
I'm thinking of a huge beer...Cooking Thanksgiving dinner is tough enough without a food replicator. Since the birth of the science fiction genre, movie-technology has inspired creative invention in the real world. So, scientists and think tanks, let's put the Star Wars Strategic Defense-enhancem ... More >>
Little Grizzly, 2001In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, former Dallas Observer music editor Zac Crain tells the story of Little Grizzly's coming of age in 2001 as they were poised to release their sophomore album, I'd Be Lying if I Said I Wasn't Scared. Little Grizzly, you may r ... More >>
If I can sneak away this afternoon, I'm gonna cross Oak Lawn and visit Heritage Auction Galleries HQ -- just so's I can touch the hem of one Admiral James T. Kirk. The Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan costume worn by Bill Shatner, and since stored in the private collection of a prop-and-costume co ... More >>
Alex FloresWe all find our places to sip a brew, tell a few lies, and hopefully forget the recent events that often plagues a working stiff. As a young child, my father would tell me that if you owe someone money, always pay them back in a bar. Preferably during happy hour. The old man was ch ... More >>
Gloria LevarioThis was so not logical: Mr. Spock's actually a Blockbuster marketing guy.Blockbuster's torn: Stores or kiosks? Kiosks or stores? Says one analyst this week, Not stores, no friggin' way. But how else will the Dallas-based videotailer host a release party? Our Gloria Levario was out ... More >>
George Takei, at the Trammell & Margaret Crow Asian Art Collection SundayAfter the jump, a highlight among many from George Takei's evening-with at the Dallas Museum of Art Sunday evening. A guest of the Trammell & Margaret Crow Asian Art Collection, Takei was in town to compliment, in more ... More >>
Thirty years after Dallas, fans worldwide came, saw and were conquered.
Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007
Sunday, May 14, at Ridglea Theatre
It's OK to be gay in Queertown
It's Hutch ado about nothing in this so-so remake
Revolutions runs a playful joyride through a nifty vision of hell
Make a visit to Vistas
Jim Kirk didn't die. Bill Shatner just got scared to death.
Reign of Fire somehow makes dragons and Matthew McConaughey entertaining
A racist Billy Bob gets funky in Monster's Ball
The computer-generated Jimmy Neutron should be a blast for kids
Tim Burton monkeys around with an icon, but is it evolution?
Jurassic Park III may put butts in seats, but after a few good chase scenes, it'll chap your hide
CueCat was a little like a mule with a spinning wheel--so says Dallas' own Lyle Lanley
Overpaid, Over Here; Best What ?; Free Dr. Laura
Get mamma to finish stiching up you chain mail. It's Medieval Faire time.
Sci-fi conventions are where movie stars go to burn brightly one more time
U-571 pays homage to great submarine movies and even provides a few surprises itself
De Palma went to Mars, and all he brought us was this messy movie
Dallas-based Regent Entertainment vies to become a Hollywood player, and it's off to an Oscar-winning start
April 16 - 22, 1998
A Family Affair rolls with laughter at the expense of a vile Russian family