Back on November 30, our cross-the-street neighbors at Heritage Auctions dispatched a celebratory missive headlined: "Apollo 13 checklist brings $388,375 at Heritage Auctions in Dallas." (Note to self: Time to clean out in-box.) But if you check Heritage's website, the listing for the historic ar ... More >>
What a year it was at the movies! Just reflect for a second all the places we've traveled together on our cinematic voyages of 2011 in that theatrical transport known as film. Alternate worlds and realities. All over the map of our own. Forward to the future. Back in time. Into the psyche. Hell, hal ... More >>
It's hard out there for an employed, middle-class, white-collar male.
Last month, we mentioned a far-reaching University of Texas at Austin study of complaints about gas drilling operations that's just now getting underway. Meant to connect the dots between air, soil and water quality complaints from the Barnett to the Marcellus Shale, the nine-month project from t ... More >>
Almost a decade ago, I wrote this: "Every time this country ends up with a Bush in the White House, several things most assuredly occur: The government inflicts some regrettable incident on Japan, the nation tumbles into a recession, a presidential pet writes a book, and everyone worries about th ... More >>
Demme follows Carter's controversial book tour and ends up with the same old narrative
How the British monarchy survived the death
of the people's princess
Bad Santa meets Napoleon Dynamite in tepid man-child comedy
Anybody got a good anagram for "crap"?
Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain
Tennessee schoolkids teach the world a lesson in an inspirational documentary
Big props to the big films of IMAX
Tea and nutcrackers
A gay movie buff takes tips from Cary Grant
Van Helsing explodes monster movie legends with hip upgrades
Stars and students take the stage
50 First Dates is a patchy toss-off strictly for Sandler fans
What a bad feeling--and taste--Honey leaves behind
At the 16th Dallas Video Festival, you cannot--and should not--look away
Why do men hit on female bartenders?
Saturday Night Live's prime player is rapidly outgrowing television's small screen
No one's likely to tout Cletis, whoever he is
At the French film fest, art and commerce do a nasty mating dance
Donald Miller has (re)written one of the best books on World War II, but will anyone care?
Is way too often for the jokes in Pegasus' latest
Travolta, Duvall, and filmmaker Steven Zaillian make a strong case for A Civil Action
Hollywood mainstream in the slipstream: hits, misses, remakes, and blasts from the past
October 22 - 28, 1998
A Chef in Love induces arthouse indigestion
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Pauly Shore, the crown prince of Valley Dudes, ponders the secret of his success