Steve Martin

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    June 25, 2014

    I Ate the Jack in the Box Hella-Peño Burger and I'm Not OK

    Let me explain to you what the Hella-Peño burger is. The Hella-Peño burger from Jack in the Box is the new, severe-heartburn-timeframe-only available (9 p.m. to 5 a.m.) burger that is topped with jalapeños, other jalapeños with cheese in them and a liquid cheese "taco sauce." In this press photo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2014

    The 10 Best DFW Venues To Catch An Indoor Summer Show

    Let's be honest, going to concerts at outdoor venues really sucks during the hot Texas summer. Not only is it still hotter than hell after dark, but you're going to get eaten alive by mosquitos and have to share a crowded space with a bunch of sweaty strangers. Put simply, it's much better to enjoy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2013

    Cross Canadian Ragweed, Drowning Pool and Kinky Friedman on Their Worst Gigs Ever

    When things go horribly wrong and then keep going that way, there's no better strategy to maintain your sanity than to think about the story you'll have. Music writer Jon Niccum has collected a bunch of those stories from musicians and published them in a book called The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    The Sales Power of In-Store Performances

    This is not your everyday Billboard chart. Each week, we'll tell you which bands are selling in the fine record shops in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, where we consumers of music have impeccable taste. CD Source owner, Lance Price, saw a combination of new releases and classic albums creep towar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    Stuck at DFW? Bummer. Here Are Your Eight Best Bar and Bites Options

    Total bummer about American Airline's computer glitch out at D/FW Airport. The bad news is your stuck in the awkward space between nowhere and home (or, even worse, vacation!). The good news is, you have some food and beverage options to pass the time. Funny thing about the airport bubble, it's sort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Ice Eater on Street Cats and Mr. Freeze

    Fort Worth's Ice Eater have played around the area for the last few months, but Thursday's set at Dada will be their Deep Ellum debut. We caught up with members Jordan Kline and Zach Edwards about the first Ice Eater gig and who plays a better Mr. Freeze. You guys are playing Dada tomorrow. Do you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Park and Rec to Spend Time, Money Looking at Turning Exposition Plaza Into a Monument Park

    ​A few years back there were some questions on the Dallas Historical Society's chatboard about what in the wide, wide world of sports Exposition Plaza's supposed to be. Because, sure, you drive by the circular mini-park at Canton and Exposition all the time if you're heading from downtown to Fair ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    Ten Fictional Foods (and Beverages, Of Course) We Wish Were Real

    "Mmm-mmmm, that is a tasty buger."​Throughout movie and television history, there have been fake foods and drinks that have given us the urge to punch through our TVs and force-feed the goods into our faces. Here we stroll through of our favorite faux products.Big Kahuna BurgerScrew In-N-Out ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 30, 2011

    Shakespeare Dallas' Summer of Classics and Ass-Kicking

    Cyrano goes long while As You Like It goes rock hard.

  • Film

    June 16, 2011

    Mr. Popper's Penguins: Puttin' on the Shitz

    Jim Carrey's latest challenges notion all penguins lovable.

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    April 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Last Night: El DeBarge, Eric Benét, and Fantasia at the Verizon Theatre

    El DeBarge, Eric Benét, FantasiaVerizon TheatreDecember 2, 2010Better than: being bilked out of one's hard-earned cash by fraudulent Christian faith healer Jonas Nightengale during one of his big tent revival meetings...   El DeBarge​A few times a year, I find it both incredibly en ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top 10 High-End Stoner Dishes

    ​Ok, focus. Must...focus.The recent NY Times chronic-le about weed smokage in the kitchen was not shocking, to say the least, but it did spur a few imaginative thoughts: Do we have "haute stoner cuisine" in Dallas? Why is haute such an annoying word? The idea behind the Times' haute stoner cuisi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008

    Piñatas at Midnight

    Hang with amigos at the Inwood

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2008

    The Top 10 Sports Zingers I Can Think of Off the Top of My Head

    Not saying Sean Avery isn't an asshole. Or a horrible teammate. Or, for that matter, a room-wrecker the Dallas Stars should consider dumping.I'm just saying he shouldn't have been suspended - or worse, pending this afternoon's meeting with NHL poobah Gary Bettman in New York - merely for his "sloppy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2008

    King Tut's Coming to Dallas, With Plenty of Junk to Sell! (Bong, Anyone?)

    A hundred bucks for a hookah pipe? Please. The Gas Pipe's much, much cheaper -- and closer! The new King Tut exhibit, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, opens Friday at the Dallas Museum of Art. To give the show a little kick in the hype department, because it clearly needs it, the muse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2008

    Free Carl Reiner! Wherein We Talk to the Legend and Give Away Tickets.

    As we mentioned almost a month back, Carl Reiner and Martin Short will replace John Travolta tomorrow night at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, where Travolta was scheduled to show for a Q&A as part of the Brinker International Forum benefiting the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts. Of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2008

    Look, Lily Tomlin's Awesome, OK, Even When Trying to Save an Elephant

    Before we scoot for the long holiday weekend, during which we'll likely post an item just because, we snagged that Lily Tomlin public service announcement for sharing. And, sure, while we're all suffering Jenny fatigue -- though Pete promises something mighty special next week having to do with "Jen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2008

    Lisa Loeb's Back in Town to Sing That Awesome Song from Meatballs

    Courtesy Lisa's computer Lisa Loeb has the most amazing posses in the history of ever. Surely I've mentioned that Lisa Loeb and I were cast mates in a Hockaday School production of The Pajama Game back in, oh, 1984, I think it was. (The school was low on public-school boys, I guess, and I had the o ... More >>

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    April 24, 2008
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    December 6, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 22, 2007

    Last Night: Fiction Plane at House of Blues

    Fiction Plane November 22, 2007 House of Blues Better Than: Thanksgiving Postprandial Exhaustion So. Fiction Plane played last night in the Cambridge Room at the House of Blues. Fiction who, you ask? Fiction Plane. A more appropriate spelling would be p-l-a-I-n. As in vanilla. Or very dry turkey ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2007

    Get to Know Cappy McGarr!

    Dallas' powerful Democratic fund-raiser Cappy McGarr, at left, with a couple of other dudes Amazing the things you learn on the Interwebs. Like, before I read this Fortune story this morning, I don't know if I'd ever heard the name Cappy McGarr -- sounds like an Irish pirate, y'ask me. But, nope, tu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2007

    Random Sports -- and "Sports" -- News

    This picture of Keyshawn Johnson and Steve Martin might be the most confusing photo ever taken. Former Dallas Cowboys receiver Keyshawn Johnson retired today, to join ESPN as a sportscaster. Not that Johnson thinks he was ready to give up the game. "Although I am currently able to play at the same ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    Reviewing the Revue, Part Two (With Audio!)

    Hal Samples Bobby Patterson, front and center, holds court with his new best friends (including organizer Don Cento, back row, fourth from left) Saturday night during the Reunion Tower Revue. Pardon for our taking forever to post some more tracks from Saturday night's Reunion Tower Revue at the Son ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2006

    Yeah, But To What Purpose?

    Steve Martin is not Rick Warren, but he is the originator of The Special Purpose-Driven Life. C'mon. High five? No one? There's a story on the front page of today's Wall Street Journal about churches adopting Rick Warren's best-selling book The Purpose Driven Life are their new Bible--well, kinda. T ... More >>

  • Film

    June 15, 2006

    Tortilla Flat

    Nacho's funnier than Napoleon, which isn't sayin' much

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    February 23, 2006

    Pickin' and Grinnin'

    The legendary Ralph Stanley takes the Granada stage

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    January 19, 2006

    Bloodsuck Mountain

    Cowboys and vampires go head-to-head

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    July 28, 2005

    Stand-Up Guy

    Richard Lewis doesn't curb his enthusiasm

  • Music

    July 28, 2005

    The Volebeats

    Like Her (Turquoise Mountain)

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    April 28, 2005
  • Culture

    December 16, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    October 14, 2004

    Blues States

    Singing it loud and proud at WaterTower; Echo trio tries red-hot political comedy

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004

    Strung Along

    A party that's music to our ears

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    August 5, 2004

    Killer Green

    Audrey II eats up the stage

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    March 18, 2004

    Tumble 4 Ya

    Momix uses cactus tactics to attract new dance fans

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    January 1, 2004

    Freak Show

    A new wicked li'l town

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    October 30, 2003

    Murder Inc.

    Join this mystery meet

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    October 2, 2003

    Little Shop of Horrors

    Our Endeavors creates a new genre: theater noir

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    May 1, 2003

    Big Finish

    Arts and Letters Live hosts some free speech

  • Culture

    April 24, 2003

    Waiting to Inhale

    PRT's Cyrano misses by a nose; Footloose cuts loose in Flower Mound

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2003

    Wanna Shag?

    Here are the champions

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2003

    He Talk Funny

    David Sedaris is an American in Paris

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Say Anything

    Plus: What a Boob, Sweet Lovin'

  • Film

    December 14, 2000

    Mel Sells Out

    What Women Want is a better movie than this two-hour Nike advertisement

  • Film

    November 11, 1999

    Grand illusion

    In this hysterical American Movie, an ingenious and not very talented filmmaker presses on

  • Culture

    October 15, 1998

    Location, location

    You get two shows fer the trip if you drive out thatta way

  • News

    January 15, 1998
  • Culture

    September 14, 1995

    That old rotter

    Richardson Theatre Centre coaxes a bit of wit from an Agatha Christie warhorse

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