Monthly Archives: December 2013

Happy Holidays, Y’All

Everyone: I hope this holiday season, however you celebrate it, is something special for you, your family, your friends. I hope the new year...

Tony Romo’s Back Chokes

ESPN was first to report that Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, and now...

Off Asides On Dallas Cowboys vs Washington Redskins

Old-time rivalry. Must-win situation. Season on the line. Fortunately, the Dallas Cowboys were facing one of the worst defenses in the NFL, the lowly, snake-bitten...
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

OPENING: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (PG-13) Idris Elba stars in this biopic of the late South African leader. Also with Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge,...
Lico Reyes’ 26th annual Christmas party for the poor at Arlington's Alama Ballroom.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 25 If ever you’re going to remember the less fortunate among us, today’s the day, and Arlington’s Alamo Ballroom is the place. That’s...

What Peace?

Justice of the Peace Jacquelyn Wright can’t seem to find any. She’s handled small-claims cases in her Precinct 4 courtroom for many years and...

Slay Bells

I have the hardest time shopping for my dad. Every year, when I visit my parents in California for the holidays, he’s always the...

Duckling Roasting on an Open Fire

For the first time ever, Chow, Baby this year will be serving up Christmas dinner for the family. Just to be clear, I have...

Texting While the Planet Burns

Lately, I’ve noticed the silence around a growing cataclysm — the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan. There’s a China syndrome, ongoing,...
Swindle Boys: “All we want is for people to come out to a show and give us a shot.”

Swindle Boys’ Motion: Major Balls

On Swindle Boys’ new, sophomore recording, the EP Motion, the huge choruses, driving rhythms, and frontman Joey Swindle’s breathy, powerful, heart-on-his-sleeve vocals immediately call...