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'Prince Of Cats' Melds Comics, Hip-Hop And Shakespeare

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 6:05pm

Ron Wimberly's energetic re-working of Romeo and Juliet focuses on Tybalt, the "Prince of Cats." It mashes up wildly diverse elements into a fresh creation, the visual equivalent of a DJ's mix.

Composing An Otherworldly And Intimate Soundtrack To 'Arrival'

Sun, 11/13/2016 - 4:19pm

Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson talks about how he scored the science fiction movie Arrival with inspiration from the movie's images.

Not My Job: Sportscaster Joe Buck Gets Quizzed On Kittens And Rainbows

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 11:54am

When the Cubs won the World Series (remember that?) Joe Buck was the person who told the world it had happened. This week we could use a break from the news, so we'll quiz him on cute, happy things.

Second-Generation Sportscaster Joe Buck: 'I Hear My Dad More In Me Now'

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

"I will forever be known to some people as Jack Buck's son," the announcer says. "And thank God he and I were best friends or that would drive me nuts." His new book is called Lucky Bastard.

Emmett Till's Father Was Also Hanged: A New Book Tells His Story

Sat, 11/12/2016 - 7:40am

A decade before his teenage son was lynched in Mississippi, Louis Till was serving overseas in World War II. Writing to Save a Life explores how Till was convicted of rape and murder and put to death.

'You Will Not Have My Hate' Author On Losing His Wife In Paris Terror Attacks

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:19pm

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Antoine Leiris, author of the new book, You Will Not Have My Hate, about the Paris terrorist attacks in November 2015.

'Arrival' Author's Approach To Science Fiction? Slow, Steady And Successful

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 3:19pm

The new film is based on a short story by Ted Chiang — a 49-year-old technical writer based in Seattle. "Fiction writing is very hard for me," he explains — and so Chiang takes his time.

Sci-Fi Saga 'Arrival' Asks: Can Humans Learn To Speak The Language Of Aliens?

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 12:35pm

Amy Adams plays a professor tasked with talking to eight-tentacled aliens in Denis Villeneuve's new film. Critic David Edelstein says Arrival is a strange and tantalizing puzzle.

All My Exes Live In Texas

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

Gear up for a final round where every answer contains the letters "E-X," in that order. For example, "our neighboring country to the south" is "Mexico!"

Brooklyn Decker: Two Truths And A Lie, Lie, Lie

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

We bring some Brooklyn to our Dallas roadshow with VIP Brooklyn Decker. Decker talks about acting in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, then plays a game of two truths and a lie—boy band edition!

I Love The 1880s

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

Ophira and Jonathan dig deep into Dallas history with this trivia game about the rocking 1880s.

Billies Seen

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

In this music game, Jonathan Coulton reworks Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" to be about other people--both real and fictional--named Billie.

Mystery Guest

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

Mary Walker is kiiiind of a big deal — find out why when host Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton become the contestants in this Dallas installment of Mystery Guest!

Texas Towns

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

Texas is the second largest state in the Union, so there's bound to be a unique town name here and there. Guess which town is fake in this Texan trivia game.

Franchise Rebranding

Fri, 11/11/2016 - 11:35am

Each team's imagined owner wants to change the name by adding one letter. So, if we said, "LensCrafters bought this Texas hockey team," the answer would be "The Dallas Stares!"

In 'Lazy Eye,' A Romance With An Old Flame, Rekindled

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:00pm

Two men reconnect 15 years after a painful breakup in writer/director Tim Kirkman's talky romantic drama.

'Almost Christmas,' But Far From Original

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:00pm

A by-the-numbers holiday film in which a soulful performance from Danny Glover fails to buoy the proceedings above familiar family squabbles that get dutifully, and too-tidily, resolved.

Paul Verhoeven's 'Elle' Is A Brutal, Elegant, Pitch-Black Comedy

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:00pm

Director Verhoeven gleefully courts controversy with this bitterly sardonic film about the aftermath of a woman's violent rape.

'The Monster:' A Mother, A Daughter And A Great Big Thing That Goes Bump In The Night

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:00pm

Trapped in a car in the woods, Lizzy (Ella Ballentine) and her mother (Zoe Kazan) encounter a mysterious creature in a horror movie beset by a leaden script, slow pacing and a disappointing reveal.

'Arrival' Is Smart, Stylish Sci-Fi About Language, Not Laser Beams

Thu, 11/10/2016 - 4:00pm

Amy Adams plays a linguist recruited to translate the language of mysterious alien visitors in a twisty, sophisticated sci-fi thriller from director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Sicario).




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