How did the North Texas native convince a generation of TV fans that he was a dyed-in-the-wool Brit?
'Young Sheldon' imagines the childhood of Sheldon Cooper, the lovably supercilious physicist played so brilliantly by Houston’s Jim Parsons on the long-running hit 'The Big Bang Theory.'
But is Terrence Malick’s film deserving of such reverence?
A revival of "The Roads to Home" in New York proves the Wharton native's work is as relevant—and revered—as ever.
Richard Linklater, Wes Anderson, and their near-identical path to Oscar glory.
Clint Eastwood’s film based on Chris Kyle’s life is a half-masterpiece, a definitive cinematic statement on the Iraq War that nonetheless fails to say some very necessary things.
A new documentary from Joe Manganiello of "True Blood" and "Magic Mike" fame follows dancers at Dallas's LaBare, widely considered the premiere male strip club in the world.
"Hellion," about a difficult 12-year-old boy growing up without a mother, opens in Austin, Dallas and Port Arthur on June 27 and in Houston on July 4.
Richard Linklater on Boyhood, Bernie, and the disappearing indie landscape.
Two films based here borrow elements of country noir and could be invigorating the genre exemplified in another Texas-set film: "Blood Simple."
Scoot McNairy, lavender farmer.
A documentary called “All About Ann: Governor Richards of the Lone Star State” premieres tonight on HBO and resonates in some ways with the Wendy Davis story.
In the 1980s, The Starck Club was where everyone—gay, straight, conservative and liberal—went to be themselves and to break the rules. With the release of an eponymous documentary, the history of the club is finally being told.
The Dallas Theater Center premiered "Fortress of Solitude," a melancholy, soulful musical—a gamble as far as the genre goes. But it might pay off for the ambitious theater company.
A Jumbotron Arms Race.
Some South by Southwest Interactive participants say the event has become more of a celebrity affair than a technology conference.
San Antonio District Court judge Orlando Garcia wrote: “This Court holds that Texas' prohibition on same-sex marriage conflicts with the United States Constitution's guarantees of equal protection and due process.”
“Las Marthas”: The Ordinary Lives of Laredo Debutantes Donning Gowns in the Style of Martha Washington
"Las Marthas," a documentary airing on PBS Monday, follows two debutantes from either side of the US-Mexico border as they prepare for their debutante ball.
In his new book, James Magnuson, the head of the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, skewers (lovingly) the people who attend programs like the one he directs.
Five months ago, many of Mark Phariss's co-workers didn't know he was gay. Today, he's part of a lawsuit that could change Texas.
It's supposed to be a bad time for print. Yet new literary journals and small presses keep cropping up in the state's capital.
Our guide to some idiosyncratic books with local connections for every personality on your gift list.
Will Cormac McCarthy’s films tarnish his literary reputation?
The twenty-year-old festival makes the writers the real stars of television and movies.
Matthew McConaughey plays a bigoted man dying of AIDS in Dallas Buyers Club—and proves once again that he should be taken seriously.
On “Smart Girls at the Party,” an Austin-based Web series hosted by Amy Poehler, the guests are decidedly nonfamous teenagers talking about their lives.
"Ain’t Them Bodies Saints" is a Texas film in many ways—the setting, the story, the director, and two producers—yet there wasn't enough incentive to get the filmmakers to shoot the film in their home state.
How should we deal with exotic wild animals in captive settings? Be understanding companions, says Louis Dorfman.
This summer brings another crop of Texas mystery novels, filled with industrious sheriffs, viperish housewives, and the occasional kidnapped orphan.
Longview’s Forest Whitaker is having the sort of year that should put him in the Hollywood elite once and for all.
Six thousand Texas librarians convened in Fort Worth this spring to talk books and to strategize survival amid reduced funding to the state's libraries.
Thought winning an Oscar would make Sandra Bullock take chances? Think again.
David Berg's new memoir, "Run, Brother, Run," revisits the killing of his older brother, Alan, who was slain outside of Houston in 1968.
Can the famous piano competition survive without Van Cliburn?
Taylor Stevens gets her revenge, one best-selling thriller at a time.
In his next film, "Mud," Austin filmmaker Jeff Nichols tackles the novel that Hemingway once called the source of all modern American literature.
He won an Olympic Gold Medal in Helsinki. He rubbed elbows with Hollywood royalty like John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. He performed stunts in "McClintock!" and "Cheyenne." And now the 81-year-old former stunt man is publishing his memoir, "Cowboy Stuntman: From Olympic Gold to the Silver Screen."
Terrence Malick is suddenly making a lot of movies. That’s the good news.
The former Disney star busts a very R-rated move.
Why has almost nobody had a chance to appreciate the UT alum's Oscar-worthy turn in the delightful domestic farce "If I Were You"?
Has Richard Linklater just completed the greatest trilogy in film history?
The number of Texas-based filmmakers at Sundance proves that our vibrant filmmaking community is thriving.
There are whispers that the company's production of a musical version of Giant could leap to Broadway.
Nearly six years after her death, Ann Richards, who is the subject of a new documentary, book, and stage play, still casts a long shadow.
The new Dallas smartly pretends the nineties never happened.
Why doesn’t Texas’s greatest movie actress get the respect she deserves?
Before the End, After the Beginning, the author's first collection since his stroke, draws on his personal crisis for inspiration.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Slacker, a couple of dozen filmmakers remake Richard Linklater's indie flick.
Once and for all: What are the ten best Texas films of all time?