Paige Skinner has written for the Dallas Observer since 2014, covering both music and the arts, but she mainly writes about all the reality TV happenings in the DFW area. She followed and wrote about the Real Housewives of Dallas during its first season and has to live with the fact LeeAnne Locken blocked her on all social media channels.
2 days ago | Food News
As I sat in the Applebee's booth surrounded by old women wearing gloves in 80-degree weather, my heart pounded. Mandy Moore's "Only Hope" from the movie A Walk to Remember played over the restaurant's speakers. This was my only hope. Applebee's pr...
3 days ago | City Hall
Last week, a 6-month-old infant died after his babysitter used her cellular phone to call 911 three times without getting an answer. When someone picked up, the babysitter languished on hold for a half hour before getting assistance. The City of D...
7 days ago | Arts & Culture News
On TV, Kitty Carter is harsh and abrasive and honest to Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders hopefuls. In real life, she’s the same. But the TV only shows the cruel words, not the hugs she gives after. Kitty Carter is a former DCC, a dance studio owner, wi...
9 days ago | Media
Country Living, a magazine that sits in a pine needle basket in your mother’s sewing room, is giving away a trip to Waco as part of its sweepstakes prize. Yes, Waco, the town you pass through to get to other cities. The one that has recently been ...
9 days ago | Police
Two robots made debuts in Dallas last week, each promising ways to help humans with automation — or at least save them some legwork. One is called Knightscope, a police robot that serves as one part pack mule, one part guard dog. Stacy S...
10 days ago | Lists
Every time a vehicle passes over a pothole, as we feel ourselves bounce in our seats in slow motion, we die a little. And then we cuss the city of Dallas, the mayor, construction workers, God, etc., saying that we don't deserve this kind of h...