Monthly Archives: November 2013

Sharing the Wealth

The newly built Trail Drive just south of the Will Rogers Memorial Center is about as fancy as a road gets in this city....
Fowler: “The change in the law puts the issue of discipline back in the hands of teachers and administrators.” Courtesy Deborah Fowler

One-Way Tickets

Chewing gum in class or talking back to your teacher might seem like the kind of thing that would get your knuckles cracked or...
Taye Diggs, Morris Chestnut, Harold Perrineau, and Terrence Howard make like New Edition in The Best Man Holiday.

Party Like It’s 1999

Malcolm D. Lee’s comedy The Best Man was only a modest hit when it came out in 1999, but it was the best-known of...
Matthew McConaughey hawks life-saving unapproved drugs in Dallas Buyers Club.

Drugstore Cowboy

If you know only one thing about Dallas Buyers Club, it’s probably that Matthew McConaughey lost 40 pounds to play an AIDS patient. That’s...
Jason Caswell (left) and Shawn Corley are re-imagining a pool hall into Arlington's first indie-rock venue.

Chuggin’ Monk: Indie Music to Arlington

Arlington is a lot of things: rollercoaster capital of North Texas, home of JerryWorld, chain-restaurant wasteland. What the city has never been is a...
The Lab Rack, a flight of shots, is served in a smoking beaker.

Capacitor in Flux

Back in October, The Food Network’s restaurant rehab/rebranding show On the Rocks visited ailing TCU bar and grill XII (originally Whiskey XII, later XII...
The hero of Buzzkill, an anonymous übermensch, derives his superpowers from drugs and alcohol.

Buzzkill: Up, Up, and Away

There have been as many takes on the superhero genre as there are members of the X-Men. The artform has been deconstructed, reconstructed, and...
Gunther Schuller receives a tribute at UTA, Sat.

Celebrating Composers

Gunther Schuller turns 88 next week, and so UTA is holding a celebration of this composer who has led an extraordinary life. A sideman...

LSFF Report (Day 4)

The festival’s last day began with Blood Brother, Steve Hoover’s documentary about his lifelong best friend Robin “Rocky” Braat, who sold all his possessions...

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs. Saints, Divine Intervention

Before we get into this week's Off Asides, I have breaking news to report: Tony Romo's mom has filed a bullying complaint against the...