Leah Pickett writes about music, art and culture for the Dallas Observer. She also reviews films for the Chicago Reader and works as an editor at BNP Media. Besides writing, she likes to read, drink coffee, immerse herself in American New Wave cinema and listen to at least five podcasts a day.
11 days ago | DFW Music News
In 1987, Island Records released a 10-track compilation album titled The Sound of Deep Ellum, featuring original songs from Dallas-based bands such as the Buck Pets, the New Bohemians, Reverend Horton Heat and Shallow Reign. The album sold about 1...
1 month ago | Arts & Culture News
On the walls outside and inside The Stewpot, a safe haven for homeless people in Dallas since 1975, the long-awaited Museum of Street Culture presents its debut installation. Streetwise: Tiny and Runaways in Seattle (1983) is the first of fou...
2 months ago | Theater
In the essay “Goodbye to All That,” Joan Didion wrote, “It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends.” Justin Lemieux, looking back on a childhood friendship in his poignant solo play Warm Soda, has a similar problem. He ...
3 months ago | Vegetarian
In December 2015, El Palote Panadería opened in Pleasant Grove as a traditional Mexican bakery with one notable exception: vegan Thursdays. Word spread on local vegan blogs and Facebook pages, and soon the shop was serving more vegan items during ...
4 months ago | Books
The titular child of S. Craig Zahler’s Hug Chickenpenny: The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child is a boldly conceived, cinematic protagonist. The boy, whose mother died giving birth to him and whose father is unknown, has pink skin with white pa...
4 months ago | Vegetarian
The new documentary What the Health, released globally on Vimeo in March and on Netflix in June, is a compelling indictment of the processed meat and dairy industries that has sparked a flurry of conversation and controversy online, and not just i...