Song Kang-ho

Considering Song Kang-ho

Kristian Lin
In my review of Snowpiercer, I called Song Kang-ho one of the world’s greatest actors, but I didn’t have the space to go into that remark. Unless you watch Korean movies, you probably don’t even know who he is. If you fit...


“Some Assembly Required” at the Modern

Artists are always looking to new media, especially new technology, to find inspiration for their works. It’s almost inevitable, though, that the new-fangled medium winds up being informed by very old school methods and conce...

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Anybody See Tim Love’s Restaurant Startup Premiere?

Jeff Prince
The network television premiere of Restaurant Startup was at 9 last night, and I missed it. I had planned to Tivo it. I forgot. That sucks. So I figured I’d read today’s online reviews and see whether the show impre...


World Cup Update (The Semifinal Edition)

Kristian Lin
USA went out of the World Cup in the last round, but the tournament marches on toward its end, and so does my blogging about it. Let’s get to the questions. What do we learn from the quarterfinal games? Belgium and France had...


Tim Love Featured in Esquire’s Celebrity Chef Douchebag Story

Eric Griffey
This week’s cover story about Tim Love wasn’t just about the local celebrity chef’s allegedly prickly personality. It also discussed his restaurant successes and failures, his rocky relationship with TCU and T...


Feds Revising Cannabis Categorization?

Jeff Prince
For decades the United States government has shown abject idiocy in how it classifies marijuana. How can anyone trust a government that classifies weed as a Schedule 1 drug on the same danger level as heroin and crack? Schedule...

Keira Knightley

Considering Keira Knightley

Kristian Lin
I mentioned in my review of Begin Again that I’ve never been the biggest fan of Keira Knightley’s up until now. With that movie now playing at AMC Parks in Arlington (having opened yesterday), I thought I’d have a look ba...


The Top 5 Shows

(This, my Thursday installment of “interesting,” for lack of a better word, concerts, has gone by several different names since its inception last month, most recently “The Top 5 Shows,” but I don’t think I’ve found...


World Cup Update (The Bedeviled by Red Devils Edition)

Kristian Lin
So the World Cup’s round of 16 is over and done, and to general sadness but no one’s great shock, USA has gone down to defeat against the land of great beer, overrated chocolate, American-style bluegrass music, and Jean...


Dia de los Toadies Lineup Announced

This morning, The Toadies announced the complete lineup for their 7th Annual Dia de los Toadies, this one happening for the second year in a row in the band’s hometown of Fort Worth, specifically at Panther Island Pavilion on...