Screens

This Barbie Can Dance

Sep 19, 2013 By Dan Solomon

Barbie Thomas lost her arms when she was two years old but that didn't stop her from becoming a professional bodybuilder.

Enchanted Forest

Jul 15, 2013 By Christopher Kelly

Longview’s Forest Whitaker is having the sort of year that should put him in the Hollywood elite once and for all.

Roiling on the River

Apr 10, 2013 By Christopher Kelly

In his next film, "Mud," Austin filmmaker Jeff Nichols tackles the novel that Hemingway once called the source of all modern American literature.

The Spirit of ’76

Jan 21, 2013 By John Spong

How Matthew McConaughey got discovered, why Renée Zellweger’s part is so small, why some of the actresses can’t eat ketchup to this day, and everything else you didn’t know about the making of the classic high school flick Dazed and Confused.

Vanity Farrah

Jan 21, 2013 By Skip Hollandsworth

All she did was walk into the bar, sit down, and smile. But I knew right away why, even at age fifty, Farrah Fawcett is still an angel.

Bill Paxton

Jan 20, 2013 By Evan Smith

“The only way you hit that next level in terms of film persona is to let go and accept the fact that, for better or worse, you’re all you’ve got . . . The camera’s not as concerned with what you are can do as who you are.”

True West

Jan 20, 2013 By John Spong

Twenty-five years ago, Larry McMurtry published a novel called Lonesome Dove—and Texas hasn’t looked the same since. Listen in as more than thirty writers, critics, producers, and actors, from Peter Bogdonavich and Dave Hickey to Tommy Lee Jones, Robert Duvall, and Anjelica Huston, tell the stories behind the book (and the miniseries) that changed the way we see the West.

Dude!

Sep 30, 2008 By John Spong

Yes, yes, new baby and new movie— but what Matthew McConaughey really wants to talk about is the cushion of the flip-flop, the skooching of hoodie sleeves, the proper thickness of koozies, and his coming career as the arbiter of redneck-Buddha chic.

Forest Whitaker

Dec 1, 2006 By Evan Smith

“What does it say about us as humans beings when we listen to leaders who lie to us and, as a result, thousands of people are killed?”

Betty Buckley

Aug 31, 2006 By Evan Smith

“I’m a good ol’ girl from Texas, and sometimes people misinterpret that Texas thing. I’ve learned to tone it down, but it’s been a drag. It’s the unfortunate aftermath of having gone to the mat with the wrong guys in Hollywood.’

Thomas Haden Church

Apr 1, 2005 By Evan Smith

“I knew immediately that they’d be serving ice water in hell about the same time I’d be cast in [Sideways].”

They Came. They Sawed.

Nov 1, 2004 By John Bloom

And they most definitely conquered. The inside story of how a ragtag bunch of hippies made the wildest Texas movie ever (and spilled no more fake blood than was absolutely necessary).

Mike Judge

Sep 30, 2004 By Evan Smith

“You can’t make all of TV and movies kid-safe. If you do, we’re all going to be watching the Care Bears. I think there should be things that are just for adults.”

Full Nelson

Apr 1, 1998 By Brian D. Sweany

Ain’t it funny how time slips away? Before you know it, you’ve made two hundred albums, thirty movies, and had one amazing career. What follows is the Compleat Willie: a discography—including every U.S. album release as well as his early 45 rpm singles (before he signed with RCA…

Joan Crawford

Mar 1, 1998 By Anne Dingus

All her life, Joan Crawford raised other people’s eyebrows as often as she reapplied her own. From the time she arrived in Hollywood, the temperamental Texan provoked hostility and gossip, and her wide-eyed flapper persona soon hardened into that of a sleek, steely sophisticate. But the arrogance accompanied a massive talent;…

A Star Is Reborn

Mar 1, 1997 By Gary Cartwright

A year after Kris Kristofferson’s standout role in Lone Star, Hollywood is still marveling over his comeback. He is too. by Gary Cartwright

Leavin’ McMurtry

Feb 28, 1974 By Larry L. King

Leaving Cheyenne, which may be Larry McMurtry’s best novel, is made into a miserable movie. This is how it happened.