Can the T. D. Jakes brand go mainstream—and live to tell the tale?
Is Eva Longoria doomed to be tabloid fodder the rest of her days?
Faced with stiff competition from reality shows, is the decades-long tradition of Miss Texas in decline? Not if a few determined queens can help it.
Bill Paxton’s role of a lifetime.
The Coen brothers do Cormac.
The Coen brothers deliver a truer, grittier True Grit.
The trouble with Texas TV shows.
Dim the Lights.
Who are Selena Gomez and Demi Lovato?
The Jessica Simpson oeuvre.
Boy toys will be boy toys.
The best sitcom you may never get to see.
Reality (TV) bites Dallas women.
Hollywood loses the Iraq war.
Charlie Wilson’s warts.
Conspiring minds want to know …
Renée Zellweger versus the Oscar curse.
Before her death, Farrah Fawcett achieved what had long eluded her: three-dimensionality.
How Beyoncé could become a great actress. Seriously.
Why Tommy Lee Jones’s newest film went straight to DVD.
After his Oscar turn in RAY, Jamie Foxx seemed to lose his way. Can DJANGO UNCHAINED revive the career of one of our great actors?
Despite withering reviews, the Dallas-based reality television show has enjoyed increased ratings and has spawned a franchise.
As the fiftieth anniversary of the JFK assassination approaches, the eyes of the world will be upon the city, and its cultural leaders are prepared for the attention.
In Moonrise Kingdom, Wes Anderson lovingly embraces his fantastical streak.
Joe Nick Patoski takes on America's most storied football franchise in his new book, The Dallas Cowboys.
Movie distributors of 2016: Obama's America, which is on track to be one of the five highest-grossing documentaries of all time, focused their initial marketing strategy on a Houston release. Why?
After years of bad choices and bad luck, Dennis Quaid—older, wiser, and emotionally raw—proves his mettle in a new movie and his first TV series.
The time-honored TV show is finally back, and it's bringing Dallas economic and tourism growth, as well as a certain sense of pride.
Tommy Lee Jones’s charming new romantic comedy.
Are Jay and Mark Duplass too productive for their own good?
The San Antonio-based author of the romance novels Roses and Tumbleweeds talks about her late literary success.
The city is home base for a growing community of young filmmakers, who are making their mark on the independent film scene.
Houston Chronicle blogger Jenny Lawson (aka The Bloggess) found herself at the center of a two-day auction among twelve publishing houses for the rights to her debut memoir, Let's Pretend This Never Happened. How did she rise from unpaid blogger to New York Times bestseller?
In Killer Joe, Matthew McConaughey keeps his shirt on. For a while.
After three-plus decades toiling in semi-obscurity, the prolific Nacogdoches-based horror fiction author is having a moment.
In The Client List, Jennifer Love Hewitt tries to the breast of her ability.
The Austin-based writer and director's new film, which is premiering at the South by Southwest film festival, may soon find mainstream embrace.
The SXSW Film Festival finally starts living up to its hype.
We have met the enemy, and they are Good Christian Bitches.
Were Bonnie and Clyde just a couple of crazy kids?
Austin filmmakers David and Nathan Zellner prove that Sundance still embraces their type of idiosyncratic, shoestring-budgeted work.
Into the Abyss dives deep into the death penalty debate.
Alamo Drafthouse founder Tim League starts an independent film distribution company, but can he make it work?
Is Owen Wilson finally turning into—gasp!—a serious actor?
Thunder Soul, a documentary about the Kashmere High School Stage Band's return to the stage after 35 years, makes a powerful argument for the necessity of arts education.
What does a rash of new reality TV tell us about the Metroplex?
Less than two years after moving into the Wyly Theatre, the Dallas Theater Center has become the state’s drama darling. Is it the final curtain on the Alley Theatre’s time at the top?
Can Beyoncé reinvent her music videos in the Age of Gaga?
Terrence Malick: Brilliant or pretentious? Discuss.
Looking back, it might have been one of the most successful media makeovers of the twenty-first century. In the fall of 2007, Mark Cuban—the Internet billionaire turned Dallas Mavericks owner, known for his courtside temper tantrums and the hefty fines they engendered—turned up as a competitor on the fifth season of