Posts Tagged ‘year’

Payroll Hell

BETTY BRINK
Frances Saperstein is 81 and suffers from Parkinson’s disease She taught in the Fort Worth school district for a decade before her illness forced her to quit at the end of the 2008 school year. But a stress-free retiremen...


Pazz & Jop

Hearsay
Every year for, like, the past 30, the country’s oldest alt-weekly, the Village Voice, has polled more than 1,000 music critics across the country on their choices for the top 10 albums and top 10 singles of the year. And...



JJ’s R.I.P.

Hearsay
As first reported on Blotch by longtime staff writer Eric Griffey (Sun., Jan. 3, 2010), the lovable J&J’s Blues Bar is closing its doors after 20-plus years. Owner Jim Schussler refused to discuss details with the Wee...


Too Much Heaven

KRISTIAN LIN
As far back as 2001, when Peter Jackson first took on the Lord of the Rings saga, I kept wishing that he’d find time to go back to the more life-sized films like Heavenly Creatures that first marked out this New Zealander...



Camp Town

Static
We can’t help it, apparently – newsies can’t start a new year without pausing to analyze the old one, picking over its bones for trends and top-10 lists and anything else that can be turned into copy in the us...


About to Blow Up?

Last Call
My favorite movie of all time is American Graffiti. If you’ve seen it, you won’t be surprised to know that my second favorite movie of all time is Dazed and Confused. The two films are similar coming-of-age stories ...



KXTeed Up

Hearsay
OK, so everybody’s favorite new radio station, KERA’s KXT/91.7-FM, is playing a lot of good stuff, stuff that can’t be heard anywhere else on the dial except maybe on KTCU/88.7-FM during The Good Show (Saturda...


Night and Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ? 30 We intentionally excluded the Texas Brahmas from the sports-related sidebar on this page because we saved this slot for them. The defending Central Hockey League champions, now stuck in the middle of the pack, face off...



You Want Fair?

DAN MCGRAW
Texas Christian University’s football program has achieved remarkable success in recent years. The Horned Frogs finished this year ranked fourth in the country – quite an accomplishment for a relatively small privat...


The Top 10

KRISTIAN LIN
America’s economy may still be in recovery, but our film industry is in good health financially and (more importantly) artistically. That seems to be the major conclusion that I’ve drawn from the more than 200 movie...