Posts Tagged ‘doesn’

You Lie!

KRISTIAN LIN
It sounds like a dry business story. In the early 1990s, Mark Whitacre, a division president at agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland, told the FBI that his firm was illegally fixing the prices of chemical fertilizers and f...


Judge for Yourself

KRISTIAN LIN
I’ve never been a huge fan of Mike Judge’s movies. The satirist got his start on TV with Beavis and Butt-Head and of course has spent the last 12 years providing the voice of Hank Hill on King of the Hill. His spora...



Hard-Bitten

Jeff Prince
A hardwood chair, desk, laptop computer, and picture window are familiar friends to Dawn Irons, who doesn’t do much more than sit at home and write these days.


Ram Jam

KRISTIAN LIN
Everyone’s calling The Wrestler a comeback vehicle for Mickey Rourke, but he hasn’t really been away. He has worked steadily in this decade, and younger viewers probably know him as the deep-voiced, muscle-bound cha...



Maybe It Tastes Better at Closing Time

Chow, Baby
Puffed-up press releases are like a drunk in a bar telling you how hot you are – sure, the source is suspect, but you still want to believe the hype.


That’s Rock ’n’ Roll!

MATT GOODMAN
In October, Josh Baish, owner of Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios in Denton, traveled to Marfa to catch a show by his favorite band, Boris, a Japanese experimental/drone-metal quartet that rarely visits the Lone Star State.



Funny Games

Kristian Lin
When Heath Ledger is on screen during The Dark Knight, you can’t look anywhere else.


Dark Ages

Local author Phil Vinson limns the depths of depression in his debut novel.
Books
Local writer and retired journalist Phil Vinson has published his first work of fiction – and it’s a good one, although I suspect it is not altogether fictional.



Rushed Hours

The shoot-’em-up Wanted is all action, no talk.
MATT GOODMAN
Adapted from a comic-book miniseries from 2003 and ’04, Wanted is Hollywood’s latest attempt to piggyback on the successes of other cultish comic adaptations that recently have built a following among testosterone-a...


Cowboy Junkies

Listen Up
Acknowledging that The Trinity Session was their defining album and that 20 years have passed since it was released, the Cowboy Junkies re-recorded the entire album and have just released it as Trinity Revisited.