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City of Ate
5:14 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Lakewood Brewing Looks to Seduce North Texas with Another Temptress Special Release On April 28 Lakewood Brewing Co. will release the next in a limited-run series of their Temptress imperial milk stout. This new Mexcian-inspired edition will be available on draft at only a small... More >>
The Mixmaster
4:14 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Seven Reasons Apartment Hunting on a Budget in Dallas Sucks If you know much about Dallas, you've heard the affordability myth. We lure thousands of young professionals here each year with the promise of inexpensive rent. But if you're not in finance, ... More >>
City of Ate
4:03 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
This Spring, Trinity Groves' Restaurants Are Really Blossoming Last night the sky above Dallas was draped with thick, dark clouds and the air was cool if not cold. It didn't rain, but it looked like it might at any second. In short, the weather wasn't exactl... More >>
City of Ate
2:48 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
The Loon's New Location Coming Soon. So Is a Big Party. In 2003, I wrote in these pages about a room at 3531 McKinney Ave. that had, over the course of six decades, stood witness to the people -- many of them drunk -- who represented the changing socie... More >>
The Mixmaster
2:20 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Kids in the Hall's Bruce McCulloch and Kevin McDonald, Still Flowing Like Old Man River It's not fair to call the Kids in the Hall's upcoming show at the Majestic a "reunion." The troupe and their fans know that fate will always conspire to keep them together. "We're part of what ... More >>
Unfair Park
12:52 pm
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Dallas Pilgrims Are Trekking from a Harry Hines Strip Club to Plano, Because Easter Justin BassEaster makes Christians do crazy things. Like giving up beer or chalking enormous Jesus faces on parking lots. Right now, Easter is making 30 or so cross-bearing Christians march down Harry Hines Boulevard en route to Plano. "We started... More >>
Unfair Park
11:49 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Texans Can Academies Hits the Charter-School Jackpot, Picking Up an Old Wilmer-Hutchins School Cheaply There's a reason you find so many charter schools in decrepit strip centers and old Walmarts. Decent, school-appropriate real estate is hard to come by. When it is available, it's expensive, and charter operators, who don't get facilities funding from... More >>
City of Ate
11:38 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Revolver's Brewer Grant Wood on Beer with Nuns and Being Beardless When I heard that a senior brewmaster from the Samuel Adams Brewery had packed up his kettle to be part of an outpost in Granbury, I was surprised and excited. Then, after tasting the results of G... More >>
The Mixmaster
11:08 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Miranda Parham on Directing Her First Show, Working in Dallas Theater Opening night of any show is nerve-wracking. What if someone forgets their lines? Or walks onstage at the wrong cue? What if the lights don't work or the music won't play? It can make even the... More >>
City of Ate
10:31 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Off-Site Kitchen In the Trinity Groves Could Open this Fall With Very Extended Hours Off-Site Kitchen opened in its first tiny home on Irving Boulevard on Valentine's Day in 2012, and only then did we know that Cupid was real and his cute girth was because he loves smashed cheese... More >>
Unfair Park
9:43 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Dallas, Trashed by Outside Magazine, Gets Last Word With Victorious, Eighth-Best City Ranking in Forbes Listicle Steve RainwaterWhen Outside magazine named Dallas the least outdoorsy city in America, as Eric reported this week, the insult felt personal. The magazine not only failed to notice local outdoorsy favorites like White Rock Lake and Klyde Warren Park, it... More >>
DC9 At Night
9:11 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Neil Young at Meyerson Symphony Center, 4/17/14 Neil Young Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center Dallas, Texas Thursday, April 17, 2014 Don't tell Neil Young what to do. He may have grown into some grandfatherly approximation of old age, full of... More >>
Unfair Park
9:05 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Dallas Police Chief Halts Field Sobriety Training Because Minority Recruits Keep Failing Dallas Police Chief David Brown is once again denying accusations that DPD has watered down recruit training standards. The allegations were leveled recently by Dallas Police Association President Ron Pinkston, who said a recruit was allowed to retake and ultimately... More >>
Unfair Park
7:29 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
An Arlington Kroger Manager Was Fired For Body-Slamming a Shoplifter [Video] Kroger, according to the wisdom of online shoplifting forums, doesn't have a firm "no-chase" policy, at least not one that's routinely heeded. Leave the store without paying, and you may well have a store manager on your tail. Claude Medlock... More >>
The Mixmaster
7:00 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Comedian Doug Stanhope Admits He'll Never Be Funnier Than Farts Talking to comedian Doug Stanhope for the first time can be an intimidating experience. It's not that he's an angry comic or even an angry person. He's probably one of the most pleasant, affab... More >>
City of Ate
6:00 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Four Corners Brewing Lets the "Secret" Out About Its Worker Bee Blend You know how some fast food joints have a "secret menu?" In order to make you feel like an exclusive, in-the-know customer, these places have come up with combinations of ubiquitous ingredients th... More >>
DC9 At Night
5:05 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Spider One from Powerman 5000 on Being Rob Zombie's Brother and Appearing on Beverly Hills, 90210 Even though he fronts the sonically aggressive electro-metal band Powerman 5000, Spider One (AKA Michael David Cummings) is a thoughtful and downright restrained individual. I guess you have ... More >>
DC9 At Night
4:04 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Thrashin' Alan on His Love for Metal and Hosting KNON's Hard Time Radio for 18 Years For nearly 20 years "Thrashin'" Alan Tuggle has been promoting metal on his radio show Hard Time Radio on KNON. It's a position that has also afforded him opportunities to interview idols of the ... More >>
DC9 At Night
3:05 am
Apr. 18, 2014
Dallas News
Your North Texas Guide to Record Store Day 2014 Between 4/20, Easter, and Record Store Day, we're celebrating three of the holiest high holidays in one weekend this year. Record Store Day falls on Saturday, and with it comes a huge number of ... More >>
Unfair Park
3:28 pm
Apr. 17, 2014
Dallas News
Two Dallas Abortion Clinics in Danger of Closing After Hospital Yanks Docs' Admitting Privileges University General HospitalUpdate: Associate District Judge Sheryl McFarlin ordered UGH to temporarily reinstate the doctors' admitting privileges pending an April 30 hearing. Last month, an appeals court upheld a key provision of Texas' new anti-abortion law requiring doctors performing the... More >>
The Mixmaster
3:27 pm
Apr. 17, 2014
Dallas News
Nerd Out with this Trailer for Jellyfish Eyes Here's some news you should be excited about: Yesterday, the Dallas Museum of Art announced that they will be the first American museum to screen Japanese artist Takashi Murakami's live action ... More >>
City of Ate
2:50 pm
Apr. 17, 2014
Dallas News
Club Schmitz Is Dead The Scoop Blog reported moments ago that Club Schmitz, the beloved Dallas dive bar located on Old Denton Road, will close its doors forever on the last day of May. The news will undoubtedly sadde... More >>
City of Ate
1:20 pm
Apr. 17, 2014
Dallas News
Making Music With Sichuan Peppercorns It's been almost three years since I brought a bag of Sichuan peppercorns into the office, and doled them out to an unsuspecting editorial staff. As everyone let the papery husks sit on their ton... More >>
Unfair Park
1:18 pm
Apr. 17, 2014
Dallas News
Dallas PD Has a "Person of Interest" in Murder of M Streets Teen Dagoberto CastanonDallas police think they have a lead in the death of 13-year-old Ethan Vasquez. At a press conference this morning, Deputy Chief Gil Garza Dagoberto identified 24-year-old Dagoberto Castanon, a convicted car thief, as a "person of interest" in... More >>
The Mixmaster
12:34 pm
Apr. 17, 2014
Dallas News
Don't Miss Fort Worth Opera's 2014 Festival, Opening This Weekend The 2014 Fort Worth Opera Festival starts this weekend and you know what that means: time to head to Cowtown and binge-watch opera. Instead of spreading productions out across several months... More >>
City of Ate
12:21 pm
Apr. 17, 2014
Dallas News
Happy Easter! I Hate Peeps. If you've never had a Peeps, know this: It's like eating a tablespoon of sugar lovingly dusted atop a mouthful of your gramma's cellulite. Pretty sure those are the two main ingredients, just be... More >>
DC9 At Night
11:09 am
Apr. 17, 2014
Dallas News
Introducing Jeff Gage, the New Dallas Observer Music Editor It's a long way from here to Minneapolis. About 14 hours, in fact. I know because I made the trip myself last weekend, having packed everything I own into a U-Haul and hopping on Interstate 35, w... More >>
Unfair Park
10:15 am
Apr. 17, 2014
Dallas News
R.I.P. "Boats and Hoes PAC," a Texas Republican's Ill-Advised Tribute to Will Ferrell Remember how in the 2008 comedy Step Brothers Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly try to launch an entertainment empire with an absurdly misogynistic rap video? And how it ends in disaster when they wreck the boat they were filming... More >>
City of Ate
9:56 am
Apr. 17, 2014
Dallas News
Super Chix Has Sandwich-Shamed Chick-fil-A. Bless Them. Last week we reported on Yum! Brands' new creation, which is appropriately dubbed Super Chix. The parent company of KFC, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut has reincarnated battered and fried bird strips, i... More >>
Unfair Park
9:04 am
Apr. 17, 2014
Dallas News
Dallas Judge Carlos Cortez Loses Bid to Keep Allegations of Drug Use, Child Molestation Secret Carlos CortezFor the past three-plus years, Dallas County District Judge Carlos Cortez has been fighting to keep potentially damaging allegations about his personal life secret. On Wednesday, Cortez lost the fight. A Texas appeals court decided that, even though none... More >>

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Why Aren't Italians Called Latinos?

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Texas Refugees' Courtroom Nightmare Texas Refugees' Courtroom Nightmare

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At Orr-Reed Wrecking, Hannah Hargrove Inherited Treasure in a Junkyard

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Why do Mexicans Say Mande?

Even though throughout the years since I came to the U.S. 20 years ago I have seen it happening with less frequency, the use by Mexicans of the expression ¿Mande?… More >>

Not All DISD Reformers Are Elitist, Public Ed-hating Zombies

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Mexicans Hate Mexicans Most

Dear Mexican: I'm a second-generation Orange County-raised pocho. Both sides of my family have been civil rights activists since the 1940s. My mother's family took part in the landmark case… More >>

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