"...I say hello and ask if it was hard playing a right-handed drum kit left-handed, hoping that takes the bite out of him. Obviously thrown, he pets the large dog at his side, looks at me sideways, and tells me that the animal can smell "queers," then jumps in the Thunderbird and roars off...."
"...Cline Cellars' Ancient Vines Mourvèdre ($15) is as good a version of the grape as I've had from California. And for those who fell under the sway of 2004 sleeper Sideways and have forsworn Merlot, Jacuzzi Family Vineyards' Rosso di Sette Fratelli ($20, and yes, that's the same Jacuzzi that's in a lot of people's tubs) is dynamite stuff that will turn your head around..."
"...The celebrated live-music scene can be experienced from the Continental Club to the aforementioned Hole in the Wall and beyond. Singles can make sideways glances at any number of spots in the Warehouse District..."
"...At Frenchman's Mountain, it's just a seam on a rock face. Hold your thumb sideways and place it on that seam, and you touch something that represents 1.2 billion years of unrecorded time..."
"...The Texas Hall of Fame Awards are always a good time, boozy and freewheeling, with an "anything goes" attitude. Well, something's up and gone already, actually – previously announced inductee Thomas Haden Church (Sideways) had to cancel for the March 7 ceremony..."
"...This month's UnWined Wednesday event at the Belmont (305 W. Sixth, 457-0300) features a free screening of the movie Sideways along with complimentary light appetizers in their Dakota Lounge..."
"...Sliced and slowed, Paul Wall (l) christened the new, two-story Club Fuse (505 Neches) on Friday night. Playing to some 150 people, the People's Champ karaoked over a 25-minute mixtape of Houston staples, including "Sittin' Sideways," selections from 2007's Get Money, Stay True, and his lone verse on Chamillionare's "N Luv Wit My Money." Radio Birdman..."
"...Mariska Hargitay will accept her mom's award, while Debra Winger will explain the mechanical-bull phenomenon sparked by Urban Cowboy, and University of North Texas grad Church will find a receptive audience for tales of the college adventures that inspired his Rolling Kansas. Uh, he might mention his Oscar nom for Sideways, too..."
"...A trio of dancers climbs long strips of fabric a dozen feet up, and with only the cloth wrapped around their limbs, they twist and turn in space, oblivious to the chains of gravity. A solo dancer (the wondrous Laura Cannon) leaps 10 feet into the air, doing a breathtaking pirouette while sideways..."
"..."There's a traditional point of the game where every section sets them off at the same time. We tried it again at a big outdoor show in New York, only there was so much wind that all of the balloons went sideways and left the park...."
"...In what can only be seen as a sideways swipe at the controversial panhandling ordinance, a homeless charity is out to prove it's better to give than receive. To celebrate handing out their millionth meal to the indigent, national charity Mobile Loaves and Fishes will be having a reverse panhandling event..."
"... That’s why we can expect Chris Ogbonnaya to get more and more carries. He runs straight ahead, and sideways and sets off a bolt of lightning that could just energize the team..."
"...This is a microlevel consideration of the city's tendencies, not a macro look at the world. Here, the only positions more wildly attacked than standing still are those moving forward, sideways, or back..."
"...That said, some within the renewable energy industry have speculated that they never planned to build 11, and it was always a bluff to make the lower number sounds like a concession. TXU says they'll make this nitrogen-oxide-, sulfur-dioxide-, and mercury-neutral by reducing emissions from other sites. Not that there'll be a reduction, and the term "carbon dioxide" doesn't appear, but it's still a step sideways, right? This all comes in the wake of a widely reported Associated Press study that Texas leads the nation in coal-related pollution and greenhouse gases...."
"...Reaganometry's "Black Magic" couples surging rhythms with atmospheric vocals that teeter on the brink of consciousness, while Butcher Bear's "Let's Play Immature" suffers an all-out technological breakdown. The spastic, horn-accented post-punk of "Similar Sideways Glance" and "Two Daughters (aka Part II)" captures the same catharsis of "Hours." As "The Truth Moves Out" will attest, there's comfort in the confusion..."
"...Jean Merlot Sonoma County ($25). If you saw the movie Sideways, this is the type of wine Paul Giamatti's character hated..."
"...The robotic retro-sounds of hometown heroes Automusik check out their Kraftwerk ethos have a certain po-mo pizzazz. The trio's recent Hound Dog remix EP owes a good deal to the original Elvis, which ties sideways into the sounds favored by stable-mates such as the Woggles..."
"...It's that those confines leave little room for anything we haven't already heard a million times before. Brother Ali obviously sports an adept vocal instrument, and he's got songs such as "Lookin' at Me Sideways" to prove it..."
"...When Sugio roused again, crickets were chirping like a ravenous crowd, and the sun had vanished behind the hills, its ruddy light lingering in the high branches of the eucalyptus: the terrific heat of day was rapidly giving way to the desert night: he tried to move his legs and couldn't: but he thought, I'm not dead, because the dead can't think, they only have memories suddenly Sugio was colder than the chill in the basin would seem to warrant, for he had just seen a horse and its rider posted in a fixed attitude on the dune above the eucalyptus tree: then the horse was easing sideways down the slope, loosening sand with every step: the rider circled Sugio twice and halted the horse: nothing stirred until the rider made a click-click sound between his teeth and the horse stamped its hoof near Sugio's head: observing Sugio flinch, the rider dismounted in a single sweep off the saddle and slapped the rear of the horse: it bolted, stopping with a heavy snort to graze a little further on...."
"...He lifted her easily onto his lap. She sat sideways facing the confession box..."