As the days get longer and the weather warmer, nothing has come to signify the lazy repose of a hot summer day like the smoky scent of slow-cooked barbecue. At its most basic, "barbecue" means meat, slow-cooked over an open flame. Beyond that, there are scores of variables -- and each one can spur a ... More >>
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Photo by Flickr user mooshee85My sister had a business partner in her restaurant for a number of years, who, to protect his identity, I'll call him Tattoo. He was a vegetarian -- I know, I know, but you can't argue with crazy. Tattoo didn't just avoid eating meat, he was grossed out by it. Not ... More >>
Taking a look at some recent releases that dwell deep below the surface.
Not the riot in Pecos, but this is what one looks like. Perhaps the only thing harder to contain than a prison riot is the embarrassment that comes after a prison riot. But still. Boca Raton-based Geo Group has done a ham-handed job spinning the riot that broke out Saturday at a prison it owns ... More >>
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>
A Hooters extravaganza means wings, beer, family fun, and, oh yeah, hooters
Coen Brothers transcend themselves with No Country for Old Men
Happy Songs From Rattlesnake Gulch (Rack 'em)
Willie Nelson goes gay (for a song).
Friday Night Lights goes deep -- a rare route for football movies
Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.
A smart new play takes two well-explored topics to higher, provocative ground