The Voice's J. Hoberman was more mixed than most on Sin City when he reviewed it in 2005, but his description of the film as "hyper-noir" helps explain why this week's release of Sin City: A Dame to Kill For has us thinking back on the neo-noir genre. Broadly speaking, neo-noir encompasses those films made outside of film noir's classic period -- the 1940s and '50s -- that nevertheless engage with the standard trappings of the genre. As with most generic labels, there isn't some universal yardstick that measures what constitutes a neo-noir film: Where the genre might begin in the '60s with films like Le Samourai and Point Blank for one person, another might argue that the genre didn't find its roots until 1974's Chinatown. Our list falls closer to the latter stance, mainly featuring works from the '80s, '90s, and 2000s. Though a number of the films mentioned here will no doubt be familiar to readers, it's our hope that we've also highlighted several titles that have been under-represented on lists of this nature. --Danny King
Latex, whips and handcuffs all on display at Club 8 at the Surrender Latex Fetish Fashion Show. Designs by Baby Loves Latex were featured and the crowd was treated to a live performance by adult entertainer Emily Marilyn. It's so, so, NSFW. Roderick Pullum is our photographer.
Easily the weirdest thing to happen in Plano on a Monday night, Open Stage have been going for three years and bring weirdness to weekdays. Ed Steele is obviously the man who clued us into this. Obviously.
Catherine Downes's favorite things in the whole world are cocktails, so when she asked if she could go around Dallas photographing the city's best cocktails, we could hardly say no. Here are her findings.
The event venue Lofty Spaces was alive as Cosign Magazine celebrated their 3 Year Anniversary. The event featured the music, art, and fashion of some of the individuals and companies they've covered over the years. Roderick Pullum was there.