Archive for November, 2014

Go NY Giants!

Jeff Prince
Watching the New York Giants pummel the Atlanta Falcons yesterday filled me with joy. A very evil joy. Every season after the Dallas Cowboys get eliminated from the Super Bowl race, I begin rooting for their division rivals. Th...


The Best Lead Performances of 2011

Kristian Lin
Assembling the photos for this blog post made me painfully aware that there are no actors of color on this list. I’m not happy about it, either, but I just couldn’t bring myself to list Viola Davis in The Help just ...



Breakout Talents of 2011′s Movies

Kristian Lin
Please note that some of the filmmakers and actors who announced their presence in 2011 are included in the other posts citing notable achievements in film. Richard Ayoade Fans of British sitcoms might know him for portraying a...


Guy Clark Tribute CD Does Him Justice

Jeff Prince
The late Townes Van Zandt is often lionized as Texas’ sharpest songwriter, but his best friend Guy Clark ultimately created the body of work that best represents the Lone Star State’s gritty, literate honesty. Lyrical brill...



Fight for Maddie Benefit Concert, Bake Sale

Anthony Mariani
The Spiral Sound bassist Patrick Higgins is one of the nicest guys not just in the local music scene but in town. Hopefully, all of that good karma that he’s been exuding for years will come back to him tenfold –– his and...


Kathy Griffin at Verizon

Jimmy Fowler
Is there a more polarizing performer in American comedy today than Kathy Griffin? Some people love her rapid-fire, merciless approach to celebrity destruction. (Yes, even some straight people). Others would rather be waterboard...



The Best Supporting Actors of 2011′s Movies

Kristian Lin
The list of best lead performances of 2011 is forthcoming. In the meantime, without further ado… Albert Brooks It’s hard to discuss his performance in Drive without giving too much away, but there’s no wonder why even...


Dunbar Students to Gather

betty.brink
Today (Friday, Jan. 7) at 6pm at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (5565 Truman Dr., East Side), students from Dunbar High School will gather to vent their concerns about the recent reassignment of their principal, Doug W...



An Old Drunk Is A Wise Drunk

Jeff Prince
The Tarrant County District Attorney’s website is listing the names and ages of people arrested for drunken driving over the New Year’s weekend. Police arrested 108 suspects and charged 43 of them so far. Most are i...


USA Goalkeeper Scores Goal!

Kristian Lin
I briefly interrupt my 2011 film highlights to bring you a soccer highlight from earlier today. During Everton FC’s match against Bolton Wanderers, Everton and USA goalkeeper Tim Howard scored a freakish length-of-the-fie...