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  • The Ten Best Damn Costumes from Dallas Comic Con. Plus, Stan Lee!
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    The Ten Best Damn Costumes from Dallas Comic Con. Plus, Stan Lee!

    published May 21, 2012

    It's so hard to choose. What displays better showmanship: zombie Spider-Man or Phone Call Juggalo? This is one of the many questions that persisted following Dallas' fantastic Comic Con, which is pres... More >>

  • Taste Addison 2012: The Food Porn
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    Taste Addison 2012: The Food Porn

    published May 21, 2012

    One of the many events the weekend was Taste Addison. The fest, which celebrated its 20th birthday, served up bites from sixty-plus restaurants in the metroplex. Rhett Miller and his Hair was on hand... More >>

  • Here's All The Crazy Food of The Box in One Place
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    Here's All The Crazy Food of The Box in One Place

    published May 18, 2012

    The Box, if you haven't been following along, is the Cheap Bastard's brainchild, wherein chefs turn a box full o' crap and turn it into foodstuffs. Between Brian C. Luscher's weird-ass terrine of spam... More >>

  • Van Halen Postpones Handful of Concert Dates: Dallas Is Still On, Though
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    Van Halen Postpones Handful of Concert Dates: Dallas Is Still On, Though

    published May 18, 2012

    Better grab tickets for Van Halen's June 20 show at the American Airlines Center while you still can. The band's North American tour just got significantly lighter. Turns out the group (David Lee Ro... More >>

  • The Lie of IMAX Digital: The <i>Dark Knight Rises</i> Problem
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    The Lie of IMAX Digital: The Dark Knight Rises Problem

    published May 07, 2012

    UPDATE 7/16: Turns out, The Dark Knight Rises will be showing in 15/70 format at the Cinemark 17. One caveat: the theater is a digital IMAX retrofit. Which means it's big and badass, but the Omni thea... More >>

  • 10 Best Photos from Cinco De Mayo Weekend (NSFW)
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    10 Best Photos from Cinco De Mayo Weekend (NSFW)

    published May 07, 2012

    In addition to Texas Frightmare Weekend, May the Fourth Be With You Weekend, and Kill a Kodiak Bear Weekend (Okay, made up that one), there was a healthy dose of Cinco De Mayo celebrating in Dallas. O... More >>

  • UK McDonald's Texas BBQ Ad Achieves Perfect Score in Annoying Texas Stereotyping
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    UK McDonald's Texas BBQ Ad Achieves Perfect Score in Annoying Texas Stereotyping

    published May 03, 2012

    Another tiresome food trend to add to the Valhalla-like halls of the Museum of Annoying Food Trends: the Taste of Whatever City/Country. Japan McDonald's Big America campaign, which attempted to sur... More >>

  • The Transformers Fan Convention, BotCon, is Coming to Dallas. Like, Soon.
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    The Transformers Fan Convention, BotCon, is Coming to Dallas. Like, Soon.

    published Apr 16, 2012

    For a few days at the end of April, the Hyatt Regency will temporarily become Cybertron. This fan convention, which is known throughout the known human multi-verse as BotCon 2012, serves as one bi... More >>

  • The Cheap Bastard Sentence Generator
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    The Cheap Bastard Sentence Generator

    published Apr 13, 2012

    You may have seen this week's cover story, which is Cheap Bastard's Guide to Being a Cheap Bastard in Dallas. If you read it, or are familiar with CB in anyway, you know that she has a black belt in B... More >>

  • The Five Best Movie Trailers of the Year So Far
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    The Five Best Movie Trailers of the Year So Far

    published Mar 23, 2012

    ​Between The Hulk screaming at our faces in 3-D and Batman possibly breaking his spine in IMAX, it's going to be a fairly epic year in blockbuster cinema. Yet, if you're scheduling your year of movi... More >>

  • The Calm After the Storm
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    The Calm After the Storm

    published Mar 21, 2012

    Stephen Masker, one of our contributing photographers, sent along this stunner of a photo, taken Tuesday following the wicked storms in Dallas. Notable: It was shot with an iPhone 4S.... More >>

  • The Cool Ranchification of SXSW 2012

    published March 22, 2012

    When Observer web editor Nick Rallo and I shuffled down to South by Southwest last week, we both noticed the same thing: the somewhat... More >>

  • The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012
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    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    published Mar 19, 2012

    The last few days, our indefatigable music critic staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shi... More >>

  • The <i>Dallas Observer</i> St. Patrick's Day Concert with Ryan Bingham, In Photos
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    The Dallas Observer St. Patrick's Day Concert with Ryan Bingham, In Photos

    published Mar 18, 2012

    From the looks of it, the St. Patrick's Day Concert with Ryan Bingham was not for the weary kind (see what I did there?). Somewhere in between the SXSW chaos and the Mark Cuban-Saved-Parade, we got a ... More >>

  • The 12 Best Photos from a Music-Packed Weekend

    published Mar 12, 2012

    ​Hey, remember when it rained? Good times. The sock-soaking, ceaseless rain (not exactly complaining). No matter, 35 Denton soldiered on in cold wetness followed by much less cold wetness; Girls pla... More >>

  • Finally, President Lyndon B. Johnson is a Vampire in a Novel
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    Finally, President Lyndon B. Johnson is a Vampire in a Novel

    published Mar 07, 2012

    In the synopsis from the press release that just landed in our inbox for Kevin R. Given's new comedic novel, Last Rites: The Return of Sebastian Vaslis, it's importantly noted that ninjas (always hila... More >>

  • Radiohead - American Airlines Center - 3/5/12
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    Radiohead - American Airlines Center - 3/5/12

    published Mar 06, 2012

    Radiohead American Airlines Center Monday, March 5 Around 9:30 last night, the sold-out American Airlines Center was singing along to the climactic roar of Radiohead's 2003 single "There There": We... More >>

  • 10 Freaking Awesome Photos from the Calatrava Spectacular
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    10 Freaking Awesome Photos from the Calatrava Spectacular

    published Mar 05, 2012

    Bridge! Bridge bridge bridge. Probably you heard about the bridge. If not: we have this Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge, you see, and it officially "opened" this weekend. And if you heard it, then you proba... More >>

  • A 2012 Oscars Drinking Game
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    A 2012 Oscars Drinking Game

    published Feb 23, 2012

    Hey everyone, who's ready for the annual Hollywood stroke-a-thon hosted by Billy Crystal! Clapping! Mild tears! Montage of people who died! Anyway, Billy Crystal's skeleton is hosting this year's Os... More >>

  • PHOTOS: Erykah Badu and The Rebirth Brass Band's Final Voyage
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    PHOTOS: Erykah Badu and The Rebirth Brass Band's "Final Voyage"

    published Jan 15, 2012

    Before Erykah Badu completed the PM Nightlife Lounge's final DJ set last night, there was a motorcade and funeral band in the streets. The New Orleans-style procession started late, 'round 11:30, at P... More >>

  • The Dallas Symphony Orchestra <i>So</i> Played <i>The Legend of Zelda</i>
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    The Dallas Symphony Orchestra So Played The Legend of Zelda

    published Jan 11, 2012

    The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Plays The Legend of Zelda Music The Meyerson Symphony Center Tuesday, January 10 Better Than: Playing the games in 1998. Also, the childish "in your face, in your face!"... More >>

  • The Epic Burgers of Dallas, In Pictures

    published Jan 09, 2012

    A hundred years ago (in Internet Time), we posted about the epic burgers of Dallas. We return now, at the turn of the year that was supposed to be a zombie apocalypse or something, to update you with ... More >>

  • The Fans of Lights All Night: Photos from the Day One [UPDATED]
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    The Fans of Lights All Night: Photos from the Day One [UPDATED]

    published Jan 01, 2012

    Update January 1: Photos from night two are up. Right here. Man, seems like just a few minutes ago that we were telling you about the Spin Off at Artopia for Lights All Night, which would turn the... More >>

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