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Yearly Archives: 2012

Back to the Pasta

I got a little back-to-the-future jolt when I walked into Aventino’s Risorante for a recent weekday lunch. I thought maybe my DeLorean had hit...

’Cue Up Soda Springs

The town of White Settlement might still be living down its 2009 opportunity to change its name to something less racially charged. However, the...

CMT, Billy Bob’s Loving On Casey Donahew

Burleson native Casey Donahew is hitting the big time -- CMT is playing his new "Double Wide Dream" video. I gave the album a good...

Something On

In 1970, British playwright Michael Frayn watched a performance of one of his own comedies from the wings of the theater and found that...

Think U Can Dance?

I know nothing about FOX's So You Think You Can Dance (other than just inherently knowing that I'd rather douse my eyes with boric...

Tebow Shmebow, Throw Romo A Bone

The NFL award for gutsiest performance  this year is down to five nominees, including Dallas Cowboys qb Tony Romo for his comeback from a...

Friday the 13th at Thistle Hill

Maybe you were planning to stay home from work this Friday January 13 because it’s one of those fabled unlucky days. By all means,...

Go NY Giants!

Watching the New York Giants pummel the Atlanta Falcons yesterday filled me with joy. A very evil joy. Every season after the Dallas Cowboys get eliminated...

The Best Lead Performances of 2011

Assembling the photos for this blog post made me painfully aware that there are no actors of color on this list. I'm not happy...

Breakout Talents of 2011’s Movies

Please note that some of the filmmakers and actors who announced their presence in 2011 are included in the other posts citing notable achievements...