Culture pearls

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 7:20am

Not everything about 2016 sucked; here are some highlights   One thing we know about 2016: It was the year they never stopped sucking. From shootings to elections to celebrity deaths that all but exhausted everyone emotionally, the year was one horror show after another… although there were some memorable moments that did not revolve around […]

Top tables

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 6:30am

10 new restaurants that most resonated in 2016   ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor Restaurants are an oddly egalitarian pop culture phenomenon. TV shows can “find” their audiences in reruns, movies’ success can depend on good marketing and distribution, but then be later discovered on cable or Netflix and gain a new life. But […]

Hear me out

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 6:15am

Our picks for 2016’s best albums   In a world of downloads, EP, singles and music videos, we still love full music albums. Here, then, our top CDs of 2016. 10. Britney Spears, Glory. If you counted the Holy Spirit out after 2013’s weird let-down Britney Jean, you should know better. Brit’s next success is […]

Takin’ it to the streets

Posted on 06 Jan 2017 at 6:00am

From bargin to luxury, the year in auto excellence CASEY WILLIAMS  |  Auto Reviewer A      year has come and gone — and so have about 60 top-flight autos. From compacts to high-flying crossovers, here are some of the best we drove during 2016, from the most affordable to the highest end (with base prices […]

Best Bets • 1-06-17

Posted on 05 Jan 2017 at 11:10pm

Wednesday  01.11— Sunday  01.22 Tony Award-winner ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ debuts in Dallas A neighbor’s dog turns up dead, so 15-year-old Christopher — a savant who struggles on the autism spectrum — sets about to unearth the true culprit. What he discovers impacts his life’s course in ways he could […]

The ‘Curious Incident’ of movement choreographer Steven Hoggett’s career

Posted on 05 Jan 2017 at 9:19am

The ‘Curious Incident’ of movement choreographer Steven Hoggett’s career

Year in Review: Sports

Posted on 04 Jan 2017 at 6:55am

Year in Review: Sports

Girl on Girls • 12-30-16

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 7:50am

Jenny Block learns: When it comes to kindness, one size does not fit all   I’m 5-feet tall. My friend Spike is 6-foot-9. That free radio station T-shirt with the “one size fits all” tag is a dress on me and a crop top on him. Kindness is the same. One size does not really […]

Stream weavers

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 7:25am

The best (new) things on television — and the Internet — in 2016 ARNOLD WAYNE JONES | Executive Editor With so many platforms, doing an exhaustive rundown of what we call Tube — everything from traditional broadcast and basic cable TV, to premium cable, streaming services and Podcasts — would be nearly impossible. So we […]

Season’s readings

Posted on 30 Dec 2016 at 6:45am

The best books of 2016 — in fiction, nonfiction and children’s lit Got books? If you were me, the answer would be, “Ohhh, yeah!” Shelves of them, in fact, over the last 52 weeks Here are some of the better reads in 2016, in no particular order. FICTION I’m not sure why, but I couldn’t […]