The Wizard of Oz

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    August 21, 2014
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    July 30, 2014

    Terrence Spectacle Chases a High with His Music

    Hell took a few days off. It's hibernating. Taking a well-earned nap. It must have gone on a date or something. Maybe it's at the ballpark cheering on its favorite baseball team, the New York Yankees. Point is, the hellish Texas heat isn't terrorizing the citizens of the Valley Ranch development in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2014

    Be Straight With Me. Is There Really Something I Can Do About a Tornado?

    Yesterday afternoon was scary. True story: I was at home. I go to the kitchen to watch the rain lash the driveway. I can hear the tornado sirens. Well, sirens. Then, the rain stops. Sirens stop. Silence. Suddenly, I hear the dreaded "sounded like a freight train" sound -- a kind of low rumbling wh ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014
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    February 20, 2014
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    November 14, 2013

    DFW's Five Weirdest Barbecue Joints

    In honor of Sunday's sold-out Meat Fight, we're celebrating smoked animal flesh all week long in our inaugural Meat Week, in which we celebrate the procuring, cooking and face-stuffing of dead-animal flesh. One of the things that makes barbecue places great is that some of them are just so strange. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2013

    Son of Stan's Jordan Richardson and the Re-Making of a Rock 'n' Roll Dream

    The 50-foot limestone angels trumpeting from the fa├žade of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth face a trio of venues hidden from the outside world. Hyena's Comedy Night Club is down a grand staircase on the right. There's a smaller stage next to it. And on the left is Queen City Music Hall, which o ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    The Last Ride of Legendary Storm Chaser Tim Samaras

    He had an uncanny knack for finding tornadoes. Then one found him.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2013

    Ten Raver Tips on How to Dress for Ultra 2013

    They danced. They rolled. They yelled: Glitter! Yes, these are ten talkative fashionistas of Ultra Music Festival 2013. Certainly, there were some better dressed, and others more sensibly garbed. But the following folks found during night one of 2013's three-day shit fest -- they were the ones who ... More >>

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    March 14, 2013
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    April 24, 2009

    Like A Baseball Movie, Minus the Sap: Half Nelson Filmmakers Pour Out Some Sugar

    Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden's debut Half Nelson was one of the highlights of 2006, a nuanced look at a young teacher in an inner-city school who dismantled the inspirational teacher-movie cliches with just a toke of his crack pipe.The writer-director team's next film, Sugar, gives the same hard-nosed, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2007

    A Good Records In-Store That Sounds Great

    Since this seems to be a real musical holiday 'round Unfair Park, might as well link you to this: yesterday's Good Records in-store featuring Kevin Barnes, from Of Montreal. I was gonna go to the free 3 o'clock shindig, but couldn't seem to get myself out of the house. Turns out, didn't need to: Lul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2006

    Guys Playing with Dolls

    Two Dallas actors and directors have acquired the rights to adapt Valley of the Dolls into a stage production. Yeah, we're surprised it hasn't already been done too. "You've got to climb Mount Everest to reach the Valley of the Dolls." That's just one of the great/bad lines from Jacqueline Susann's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2006

    Mom Always Did Say Comic Books Were Up to No Good

    Don't tell vice you're looking at this picture from Alan Moore's (porno)graphic novel Lost Girls. Really. Not kidding. Got a call this morning from a friend who owns a comic book store. This friend's a swell...well, let's just say a swell person. So, anyway, this person calls and says that yesterday ... More >>