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 […]

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 […]

#DallasChat is Cooking Up Something Special for Nov. 21

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, November 21, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our second Thanksgiving-themed #DallasChat, so the topic will be “Talkin’ Turkey II.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions from […]

#DallasChat Will Bring You Thrills and Chills on Oct. 24

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat on Twitter will be Monday, October 24, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. This will be our second Halloween-themed #DallasChat, so the topic will be “Oh, the Horror! II.” If you’re new to #DallasChat or need a refresher, here’s how it works: During each hour-long discussion, I tweet 10 questions […]

The Dallas Decoder Interview: Kristina Hagman

“The Eternal Party,” a biography of Larry Hagman written by his daughter Kristina Hagman, was published last month. I interviewed her recently about the book and her memories of her famous father. Let me start by expressing my condolences on the recent death of your mom, Maj Hagman. I enjoyed learning more about her in […]

Remembering Larry Hagman, the Life of the ‘Party’

I’ve always believed famous people are as entitled to their privacy as anyone else, which is why I hesitated to read “The Eternal Party,” the new biography of Larry Hagman written by his daughter Kristina. The pre-publication publicity made it clear the book would contain information that Larry might have preferred to keep private, and […]

Dallas Decoder’s Summer Vacations Guide

Planning to hit the road this summer? To have the happiest of holidays, let the Ewings be your guide. Mix business with pleasure. Experts say you should unplug from work when you’re on vacation, but don’t tell that to J.R. Ewing. Did this man ever take a break? Not only did J.R. pursue multi-million-dollar oil […]

30 Years Later, ‘Dallas’s’ Shower Scene Still Makes a Splash

In so many ways, “Dallas” is the show that invented modern television. It’s not just that J.R. Ewing gave rise to Tony Soprano, Frank Underwood and the myriad antiheroes who now dominate dramatic TV storytelling. “Dallas” also changed how we watch TV. Before the series debuted in 1978, prime time was marked by episodic fare […]

On April 18, #DallasChat Gets Down to Business

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat will be Monday, April 18, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme will be “Down to Business,” and questions will be posted on Twitter and Facebook. If you want to participate on Twitter, here’s how it will work: I’ll tweet 10 questions from my Twitter handle, @DallasDecoder. You’re encouraged […]

Are You Tough Enough for Our April 11 #DallasChat?

Dallas Decoder’s next #DallasChat will be Monday, April 11, from 8 to 9 p.m. Eastern time. Our theme will be “Ewing Tough,” and questions will be posted on Twitter and Facebook. If you want to participate on Twitter, here’s how it will work: I’ll tweet 10 questions from my Twitter handle, @DallasDecoder. Answer each question […]