Eva Raggio first published two stories at age 10 and sat on that achievement for almost two decades. Upon her re-entry to the literary world, Eva took to writing about music and culture in DFW, although she grew up in England and Argentina. Eva supports the arts by rarely asking to be put on "the list" and always replies to emails, unless the word "pimp" makes up part of the artist's name. Her hobbies include raising genius children, perfecting her exquisite fake French and tirelessly shaming catcallers. Paul McCartney once sang at her birthday party, and she last smoked out with Axl Rose.
19 days ago | Columns
The Oscars ceremony was fairly unpredictable this year: Singer Mary J. Blige was nominated for best supporting actress, athlete Kobe Bryant won an Oscar for Best Documentary, actor Gael Garcia Bernal performed a song, and Jonny Greenwood from Radi...
1 month ago | Feature Stories
"In Bed With" is a Dallas Observer series in which we delve into the homes and personal lives of Dallas music industry professionals. Sammy “Rat” Rios and Rob Martinez are two of Dallas’ most promising artists. Rios is a singer and stage act...
2 months ago | Sex
Two-and-a-half percent of American men ages 15-44 who identify as straight have had same-sex relations. That's according to a December study published in the journal Sociological Perspectives by Tony Silva and Rachel Bridges Whaley, which exa...
This week the Observer visited the home of Dallas DJ, producer and frequent Erykah Badu collaborator Richard "Picnic" Escobedo. In between all the serious questions about his start in music, relationship with Badu and the origin of his nickname, w...
"In Bed With" is a new Dallas Observer series in which we delve into the homes and personal lives of Dallas music industry professionals. Richard “Picnic” Escobedo’s various jobs allow him to claim more titles than Daenerys Targaryen: He's a...
Photographer Will von Bolton was born Will Bolton in Belton. His “stage name,” as he calls it, is a remembrance from his earlier marriage to model Veda von Bergen, as friends referred to the couple as “the Von Boltons.” He sold all his possessions...