Monthly Archives: July 2012

Platform Diving

Political party platforms are documents primarily written by true believers, embodying the beliefs of activists who actually like to go to meetings. But politicians...
Christian Bale ponders the end of Batman in The Dark Knight Rises.

Dark Knight Rises: Bane Capital

If The Dark Knight Rises is truly Christopher Nolan’s last Batman film, this is a hell of a way for the series to go...
Jon Keeyes on the set of Phobia.

Catching Up with Keeyes

Jon Keeyes featured regularly in the pages of Fort Worth Weekly in the mid-2000s as a filmmaker whose locally made slasher flicks such as...
The Tower is elegant, its fare full of flair. Lee Chastain

Down to The Tower

The Tower Restaurant and Speakeasy occupies the same location on the corner of 4th and Taylor streets downtown where The Vault Mediterranean Restaurant flamed...

Words to Live By

Writing about restaurants that set up shop at cursed addresses — sinkholes where cafés before them have gone to die — is always bittersweet:...

Robber Barons at the Pump

Click here to read "Robber Barons at the Pump" as it first appeared in the SF Weekly.  

Mission Accomplished: Bush Makes Bozo Of Himself Again

Big D resident George W. Bush has kept a relatively low profile during retirement after mucking things up for eight years. He's back. Quick question: If...
Ben Stidham and Elizabeth Dewhirst in Anything Goes.

Easy to Love

Anything Goes was revived on Broadway last year to great acclaim, but the musical has never really been in eclipse. Since it debuted in...

Dez Bryant A Broken Record

Hey, Dez, we wanted you to break records, not become a broken record. Character questions have long dogged Dez Bryant, but the Dallas Cowboys couldn't...

DVD Review: “Margaret”

I missed Kenneth Lonergan's Margaret during the one week it played at the Angelika in Dallas last fall, and I never received one of...