• Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Denton Journalism Teacher Charged With Making Child Porn by Sexting with Teen Boys

    Denton High School students were puzzled on Thursday when journalism teacher Greg Bogomol was ignominiously escorted from the building. They were soon tweeting about rumors "that something happened." Rumors are slippery, unreliable things, as any high school journalism student can attest. Maybe the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    BREAKING: I Ate Domino's "Chicken Specialty," AKA Chicken Nuggets with Pizza Toppings

    IT STARTED, as it often does, with an online order of a Domino's Chicken Specialty. First, there were important questions to solve before punching in the credit card information: Do I want the jalapeños and pineapple on the Chicken Specialty "normal," "light," or "none"? I went with "normal," bec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    The Postal Service Reunion was Ten Years Coming. Do you Feel Old Yet?

    If you are in or around your mid-twenties, this probably isn't the first time you've felt the cold hands of classic-rockdom closing around your neck. (For me, it was seeing a Garden State DVD on the bargain shelf at an FYE. And then, right afterward, it was thinking, "Man, I can't believe I used to ... More >>

  • News

    December 27, 2012

    Burn It All Down

    Buzz looks back on 2012 before the memories go where they belong: up in smoke.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Here's Why the Morning News Really Bought Pegasus News

    Yesterday evening, the Dallas Morning News reported on its business blog that it had purchased "hyperlocal online news provider Pegasus News." The news was surprising because Pegasus has been at the periphery of the local media scene for nearly a decade, never standing out as much of a competitor or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2011

    On, The Greatest Thing Going Right Now In Internet Music

    ​Back in January, Stickybits co-founder Billy Chasen registered the domain name Earlier this month, the previously alpha-tested music-sharing site made its debut as as an invite-only beta site, the only prerequisite being that new users had a Facebook friend with an already registere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    And Presenting: SXSW Bingo 2011, Interactive Version!

    Illustration by Noah Patrick Pfarr; Design by Alexander Flores. Written by Bill Jensen, Keith Plocek, Nick Lucchesi and Alex FloresClick to embiggen. See more in SXSW Bingo: Music Edition​It's happening right now. South-by-Southwest 2011 started up in Austin. And, as we pointed out earlier, one do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2011

    Come for the Super Bowl. Stay for the Skiing.

    Photos by Justin TerveenI texted Justin shortly past 1 a.m.: "You getting this?" Silly me. He was at Fair Park at that very moment, snapping away. For hi-res versions, and time-lapse video, go here.​Seven hours later and ... impressive. Unless you're, say, Sports Guy Bill Simmons, who shoots up th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Erykah Badu, Midlake Earn Multiple Year-End Nods Across The Country and The World

    ​Sarah Jaffe isn't the only local receiving national attention this year with year-end nods. In a not very surprising turn, hometown heroes Erykah Badu and Midlake have also received honors around the world.

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Once More, Blockbuster to Close Out Year By Closing a Couple Hundred Stores

    ​It's been exactly a year now since our last extensive sit-down with Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes, who, at the time, referred to the downtown-based videotailer as "a football team that's rebuilding." At the very same time, Blockbuster was shuttering dozens of stores, including the location at Royal L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    TCU to Head (Big) East? Yup. In 2012.

    TCU FootballTCU celebrates its second straight Mountain West title after Saturday's shellacking of New Mexico.​So report both AOL FanHouse and the New York Daily News this morning, in advance of what's expected to be a 1 p.m. press conference here. The undefeated No. 3 Horned Frogs, of course, are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2010

    Kemado Announces True Widow Signing, Slates Sophomore Disc For March 2011 Release

    Allison V. SmithTrue Widow​ We'd been suspecting this for a while now, but, according to a press release sent out by Kemado Records this morning, now it's official: The New York City-based label home to The Sword and Saviour, and formerly to acts like The Soft Pack, Dungen, Marissa Nadler and Lang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Observer Hires New Food Critic and It's Not Dude Food's Noah Bailey

    Not Hanna Raskin​It's no easy thing, hiring a food critic. There's the slogging through countless resumes and writing samples, the wining and dining of potential candidates, the follow-up phone calls and e-mails to find that one voice among the many whose writing pops off the page and knows what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    AOL's Spinner Picks Up On Telegraph Canyon, Likes What it Sees.

    You've read--and watched, as the above video shows--how much we love Telegraph Canyon for the last year or so. But, let's face it, we haven't been alone; Rolling Stone even threw a little attention the band's way. And, earlier this week, AOL's Spinner is shined a spotlight on the Fort Worth outfit, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    Today In Music News: Rachel Ray Wants Hall & Oates In Rock Hall, Morrissey Collapses and Weezer Loves Smooth Jazz

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, October 26, 2009...Does Hall & Oates belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Maybe yes. Maybe no. But is it really a good idea to have Rachel Ray taking up the cause of getting them nominated? Morrissey collapsed on stage due to breathing di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Whitt's End: 5.8.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Looks like The Ticket's parent company - Cumulus Media - is asking forcing employees to take five unpaid days off before June 30. Ouch. Maybe not a big deal to on-air talent with six-figure sala ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Re: FYI, Read This ASAP. OMG!

    The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>

  • Music

    January 15, 2009

    Could Cell Phones Topple iPods?

    Could your cellphone's ability to stream music render the iPod obsolete? Quite possibly.

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2007
  • Summer Guide

    May 24, 2007

    That's Not Fair

    As the memoir boom winds down, authors are training their sights on sis and bro

  • News

    April 12, 2007

    Bully on the Bench

    When big-city lawyers appear in the courtroom of Judge Gene Knize, they better be prepared to duck and cover

  • Music

    December 15, 2005


    With the season's biggest video player, music lovers can watch good videos again

  • Culture

    June 17, 2004

    Hearts and Letters

    Theatre Britain's The Day After the Fair: love's masquerade on page and stage

  • Calendar

    June 5, 2003

    Going Postal

    Rain, sleet, snow...and art?

  • Culture

    May 1, 2003

    Of Boobs and Blood

    Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor

  • Music

    May 30, 2002

    Bad Business

    The snooze alarm is going off, and the folks in the music bizneed to wake up and take notice

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Radio Active

    With Napster six feet under, the RIAA now wants to hang the Internet DJ

  • Culture

    April 11, 2002

    When Online Got Off Base

    Or: How Mark Cuban would have--and could have?--saved the music biz

  • News

    February 28, 2002


    Plus: She's a Keepie, The Fix Is In, Kill Us With Crap

  • News

    February 28, 2002

    Urge to Merge

    Will Belo be bought? Yes. Or no. Either way, you won't be able to tell.

  • Culture

    February 14, 2002

    Net Loss

    The government killed TV, and Hollywood's begging it to revive the corpse

  • Dining

    January 17, 2002

    Taste for Love

    Dallas food writer turns matchmaker

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Soul Alone

    N'Dambi doesn't need a record label. She just needs you to listen.

  • News

    October 4, 2001


    The sun will explode in 5 billion years, and robots are humanity's best hope to escape. Three guys are working on a plan. In a garage. In Heath, Texas.

  • Music

    August 30, 2001
  • News

    April 5, 2001

    With Friends Like These...

    CompUSA and Latin America's richest man get a $450 million lesson from a Dallas jury: Friendship and business don't mix.

  • Music

    March 22, 2001

    Tired of Waiting

    The center of the musical universe, Austin welcomes the beautiful and the ugly

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Sleeping with the enemy

    Channel 11 and the Star-Telegram join forces against Channel 8 and the Morning News

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Bug in your ear

    For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, it's gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV commercial composer.

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Scene, heard

    Cheap tricks, SXSW, record releases, and lots of words in bold type

  • Music

    February 17, 2000

    Daughter of the chaos

    Luscious Jackson's Jill Cuniff explains why it shouldn't be called "news"

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Pretty on the outside

    The Go-Go's are back from vacation...again

  • News

    November 19, 1998
  • News

    October 29, 1998

    In cyberspace, no one calls you "Stretch"

  • Music

    October 22, 1998

    Country and Midwestern

    The best of the alt-country lot salute the majesty of the past--while defining the future

  • Music

    May 14, 1998

    Third time's a charm

    If the rock Fitz, then Dylan Silvers will wear it

  • Film

    January 15, 1998

    A touch of evil

    Denzel Washington's Fallen, and he can't get up

  • News

    June 5, 1997

    Naughty bits

    Artist claims censorship because he can't display his downloaded porn

  • News

    November 21, 1996


    Kevin Massey is no 'cyberstalker.' But when he tangled with another bullheaded loudmouth on the Internet, their 'flame' war spawned a great publicity stunt.

  • Music

    January 19, 1995

    Noise annoys

    Compilation of "experimental music" skirts the line between art and nausea

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