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.
4 days ago | Film and TV
It’s restaurant wars! While it usually takes months, years, decades to open a restaurant, Top Chef expects its contestants to do it in three hours, give or take. This isn’t a big deal for Dallas chef John Tesar. In his career, he has opened 21 res...
7 days ago | Arts & Culture News
On Saturday morning, Liz Cook is in a back room of her tattoo shop, Rebel Muse in Lewisville, inking a creepy clown on the left leg of a returning client. On a nearby shelf sit about 10 trophies for tattooing. Sometimes she enters the competi...
11 days ago | Food News
John Tesar has changed. He’s done some reading. He’s discovered himself. He’s gone from a scorpion to an eagle soaring above the ground. Episode 7 of Top Chef season 14 starts with a quickfire challenge, but with an elimination. Everyone is stress...
13 days ago | DFW Music News
Danish pop group Lukas Graham are coming to Dallas at the top of their game. It was announced last month that their earworm of a song, "7 Years," had earned three Grammy nominations: Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Perf...
18 days ago | Film and TV
Hey, you know what sounds effing delicious? A healthy vegetarian chicken pot pie made by a chef who ran over the whole damn kitchen. And by effing delicious, go ahead and lay me down on shattered glass now. But let’s review last week. Sylvia Barba...
18 days ago | Arts & Culture News
Now’s the time. Whether it’s your genius idea to dress American Girl dolls in tiny wedding dresses identical to yours or your invention of vibrating socks to keep you warm and (sort of) burning calories (these are my drunk ideas) — the idea isn’t ...