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Forbidding Football?

Rush Olson
In the sport of American football, violence sometimes begets more violence. I tackle you, you stiff-arm me, your teammate tries to block my buddy, who tries to shove him into both of us, the safety flies in over the top, and we...


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Dallas Cowboys Off Asides on Season, Lists

Jeff Prince
Whew. Watching the Dallas Cowboys this season was like driving on Airport Freeway during rush-hour traffic in a 1978 Datsun with a burned out clutch. It’s somehow stressful and boring at the same time. If anything was pro...



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Soundcheck 817: Prof. Fuzz 63 and Mercury Rocket at 1912 Club

Eric Griffey
This week’s Soundcheck features a couple of bands on Dreamy Life Records releasing albums tomorrow! The folks at 1912 Club let us shoot two bands and turned on the groovy, psychedelic lights. Both Dallas-based bands, Prof...


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Xs & Ohs: Finding Your Han Solo in a Galaxy of Darth Vaders

Sarah Angle
There’s this galaxy of single guys out there, floating around in the universe far far away. But distinguishing your star from a black hole takes some, um, divine intervention. While I’m waiting on the Force, a little strate...



Bel Powley in "The Diary of a Teenage Girl."

The Best Lead Performances of 2015

Kristian Lin
Time now for the best headlining star turns I saw this year. I’m glad to report that the gender-equity pendulum swung back in 2015 — after the men dominated the leading roles last year, this year it was the women’s turn. ...


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Top 5 Shows (NYE Edition)

Steve Steward
1) You know what someone asked me the other day? “Hey man, do you know where Leon Bridges is going to be on New Year’s Eve?” I was sort of flattered that the person would think I was so dialed into the music scene that I ...



Kristen Stewart in "Clouds of Sils Maria"

The Best Supporting Performances of 2015

Kristian Lin
Here’s the first batch of acting awards I’m handing out for this year. You may be wondering where Rooney Mara is. I’m not including her in this list because I consider her performance in Carol to be a leading role, even t...


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Resolve to Pickleball in 2016

Rush Olson
You’re about to make a New Year’s resolution, aren’t you? This is the year you’re going to start exercising, right? Maybe you’re thinking you’ll get back into tennis or racquetball, but you’re not sure your older ...



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The Best Movie Dialogue of 2015

Kristian Lin
This is my annual post about the year’s best movie dialogue, and 2015 brought so much good writing that I couldn’t find room for such well-scripted movies as Spotlight, The Hateful Eight, 45 Years, The Martian, Queen of Ear...


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Dallas Cowboys Off Asides on Buffalo Bills, Pride

Jeff Prince
Off Asides is fired up about today’s noon game against the Buffalo Bills even though the Dallas Cowboys are playing for nothing but pride. If they lose the next two games, their pick improves dramatically in next year’s...