Listen Up! Texas Monthly Podcast Dives Deeper Into ‘Dallas’

Texas Monthly has a new gift for “Dallas” fans: a two-part podcast from Max Marshall, the writer whose sweeping oral history of the series appears in the magazine’s October issue. Marshall gives listeners the story behind his story, including how he came up with the idea for the article, how he was a non-fan who […]

Who Framed Sue Ellen? A Lego Tribute to ‘Dallas’s’ Leading Lady

To mark Linda Gray’s birthday today, I’m unveiling a project that’s near and dear to my heart: a portrait of Sue Ellen Ewing that my husband, Andrew, created using his childhood Legos. No, really. It began when Andrew and I spent several weeks this winter cleaning out the Oregon home where he grew up. It […]

‘Dallas’ Stars to Reunite for 40th Anniversary Fan Events

Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy, Charlene Tilton and Steve Kanaly will headline two fan events in March to mark the 40th anniversary of “Dallas’s” debut. “Southfork Fan Day” will be held Friday, March 30, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Southfork Ranch in Parker, Texas. This event will feature a meet-and-greet with the actors, along with […]

Jared Martin, Forever ‘Dallas’s’ Lusty Dusty

Reading Jared Martin’s obituaries over the weekend, I was struck by how many emphasized his connection to “Dallas.” Entertainment Weekly, Deadline Hollywood and several other entertainment news sites mentioned the show in the headlines announcing his death, while the headers from the Associated Press and the Hollywood Reporter went so far as to also include […]

‘Wally’s Will’: The Story Behind Linda Gray’s Short Film Debut

Linda Gray loved Wally from the beginning. It was late 2014, not long after TNT canceled its “Dallas” sequel series. Gray, looking for new roles, met with Matteo J. Mosterts, a filmmaker who was interested in casting her as the title character in “Wally’s Will,” his first short. As Mosterts described the role to Gray, […]

Happy Anniversary to Them (And to Us)

“Dallas” debuted 39 years ago today, while Dallas Decoder started on this day five years ago. How time flies! To mark the occasion, I’ve added fresh images to our front page, and I plan to share some publicity stills from “Dallas’s” first season on social media throughout April. I also hope to get back to […]

Linda Gray, Patrick Duffy to Reunite for ‘A Dallas Retrospective’

In case you haven’t heard: Linda Gray and Patrick Duffy will reunite for “A Dallas Retrospective,” a one-night-only panel discussion in which the stars will reminisce about all things “Dallas.” The event will be held Thursday, March 23, at 8 p.m. in Dallas. The sponsor is J.R. Ewing Bourbon, which was introduced in 2014 and recently […]

A Holiday Wish for ‘Dallas’ Fans — and Everyone Else

What a year this has been, “Dallas” fans. It feels like we’re all living in the show’s infamous dream season. Not the good part of that year — the first batch of episodes, which featured some of “Dallas’s” best-ever writing and direction and Linda Gray’s stellar performance as a down-in-the-gutter Sue Ellen. No, real life […]

Dallas Desserts: Holiday Bakeoff V — Sue Ellen vs. Kristin

Who baked for J.R.? This year’s fifth (!) annual “Dallas Desserts” holiday bakeoff brings you a competition between those squabbling Shepard sisters: Sue Ellen’s Black and White Cookies versus Kristin’s Peanut Butter Ginger Cookies. My husband Andrew, who blogs at Cook In / Dine Out, created both recipes. Whose cookie do you prefer? Cast your […]

Celebrate the Holidays with #DallasChat on Dec. 19

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, December 19, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our fourth annual holiday-themed discussion, so the theme will be “A Very Merry #DallasChat IV.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet […]