Media

The Zio Carlo Facebook Meltdown

Anthony Mariani
Dirty bathrooms, awful service, high prices: all common ways to kill business. Having a political meltdown on Facebook, though, is easily the most entertaining. So late last night (Monday), the owner of the newly opened Zio Car...


Attack of the Black Friday Creep

Jimmy Fowler
The recently coined phrase “Black Friday creep” sounds like the name of a Goth metal band, but it refers to this year’s decision by Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, and other retailers to start their Christmas shopping seasons...



Artists in America

Anthony Mariani
From the National Endowment for the Arts comes new study creating a portrait of the artists in the United States, identifying where we live and work and how big (or small) our presence is in the total workforce. The ostensible ...


“Allure” at Artspace 111

Jimmy Fowler
Images of hot celebrities – especially hot women celebrities – are so ubiquitous in our culture, few people pause and ponder the ramifications of marketing Beautiful People like consumer products. Those who do ask question...



Dallas Observer Hunting New Music Editor

Anthony Mariani
Like music? Like getting into shows for free? Like being a major source of anger, frustration, disappointment, shame, even hatred for thousands of people you don’t even know? Then the Dallas Observer wants to hear from you. T...


What His Drink of Choice Says About Him

Anthony Mariani
In a new MSN story, “What His Drink of Choice Says About Him,” writer Julie Fishman and a couple of allegedly knowledgeable sources go down a list of popular cocktails and describe the type of guy who drinks them. Now, I’...



Bring On The Weird Beasts

Jimmy Fowler
I’ve been looking for Halloween season reports of “weird animal” phenomena to rival last year’s chupacabra sightings in Texas. Rural dwellers must have cut back on the bathtub meth and Kentucky Deluxe in 2011, because L...


Circle’s New Website

Jimmy Fowler
Circle Theatre is, of course, already one of the top purveyors of live theater in North Texas. Now they’re preparing to step up their online presence with a new website launching next month. They’re currently working with t...



Steve Jobs: Guru of Entitlement?

Jimmy Fowler
After Steve Jobs’ untimely death last week, his 2005 Stanford commencement address was replayed across social and traditional media. Parts of the speech were wonderful, including his advice to live with an awareness that life...


Is Rick Perry Dumb? Duh!

Jimmy Fowler
Ever since the website Politico published a story last month asking Is Rick Perry Dumb?, a flurry of media opinionators have declared the question unfair. There are different ways of being intelligent, they said. Not everyone h...