Wow. I take it all back, Tea Party. You cool. In fact, I'm jealous. Targeted by the IRS. There was a time when that would have been my dream come true. I remember back in the day when my hippie friends started getting their FBI files under the Freedom of Information Act. I was always afraid to as ... More >>
Make us believe you mean it, Mitt. Bring back the draft. For the better part of a week, I have been reading all these thinly veiled suggestions by Mitt Romney that President Obama isn't enough of an ass-kicker in the Middle East. His aides have been telling reporters that a President Romney right n ... More >>
Prime Prep Academy opened the doors of its Oak Cliff campus on Monday as promised. Students went to class, teachers taught, Deion Sanders tweeted inane things. Prime Time delivers again. There are, however, some unresolved issues, and not just with the athletic program, which has been banned from ... More >>
Hey, it was great having Mitt Romney in town this week, was it not? He looks so different in Texas. Those national mediatoids were making him out to be a rich plutocrat who made his money killing companies and shipping jobs to Vietnam, but when we got to see him here under our own warm sun, he look ... More >>
A businessman and a bishop used Cowboys' Hall of Famer Deion Sanders' name to drum up interest in a charter school. Then they tried to score from the deal.
Well, pardon me for making myself important, but I feel like I do bring a certain perspective to the Rick Perry N-word story. For one thing, I just finished a long stretch of reporting on Perry. I have a story coming out his week in the newspaper that's pretty much a deconstruction of his "Te ... More >>
Tally HallMichigan's Tally Hall has been together for over a decade, yet has only released two proper, full-length efforts. That's because, like many bands, Tally Hall has been plagued by the major label blues.Seems the folks at Atlantic Records were happy to sign and record the band, just not to ... More >>
The man you see at right is Brandon Yerby. He is 22. And he has been missing since Thursday. That is why, moments ago, the Dallas Police Department sent out an endangered-person alert -- because the department's hoping that maybe you've seen him.According to the police report, Yerby went missing ... More >>
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Mission Of BurmaRoger Miller sings and plays guitar for a band that might have been forgotten about years ago. Luckily, Mission of ... More >>
Seem everybody is doing the soul revival thing these days. And, while that's true to an extent, there's a couple of acts out there who are really doing the resurgent genre some justice -- like, say, Mayer Hawthorne of Ann Arbor, Michigan. The 32-year-old soul singer and Austin City Limits Music F ... More >>
From the Preston Royal Borders' grand-opening week ad that appeared in the Observer in September 1992We knew Borders' bankruptcy was coming; it wasn't a particularly well-kept secret, either in the business pages or in the stores themselves, which long ago began pushing books off the shelves to m ... More >>
Rooting for Ohio State isn't an easy thing for a native Michigander to do. But we Midwesterners believe conference loyalty trumps internecine rivalries (I'm told SEC fans take a different approach), so last night I cheered for the Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl -- a task made exponentially easier ... More >>
Michael Steele and Stephen BrodenThe Dallas Morning News today withdrew its endorsement of Stephen Broden in the Texas 30th District congressional race, after Eddie Bernice Johnson's Republican challenger told WFAA-Channel 8 reporter Brad Watson that violent revolution is one of his "options" for ... More >>
Diners of the World Unite
The last time Megafaun, an Americana act with experimental flair and an offshoot of now-defunct DeYarmond Edison, was at Hailey's, it was opening up for the Bowerbirds in August of 2009. Doug Davis gave his take on the band:Megafaun is a trio who might be described as post-rock meets bluegrass. At t ... More >>
Tuesday, March 16, at The Loft
At last: KERA just sent word that its announced-in-June all-music radio station, now known as KKXT-FM (91.7), will officially makes its bow November 9 at 7 a.m. Also announced this morning were the nationally syndicated programs KXT, as it'll be known, will air: Acoustic Café, American Routes, M ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, January 7, 2009... Finally, a music feud we can all get behind: Lily Allen is still mad at Katy Perry for referring to herself as "the skinny Lily Allen." So Lily said that if Perry says one more thing about her she's going to post her phone nu ... More >>
Feast of Love knows nothing of what it blabs on and on about
Pod people speak with one voice on Trinity toll road
A million here, a million there--shoot, it's not the council's money
This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.
Plus: Girls Wanted; The Eyes Have It; We Win
Confessed serial killer Coral Eugene Watts gets charged with murder--finally
Drums & Tuba make rock out of nothing at all
My Morning Jacket is from Kentucky. Stop holding that against them.
Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?
How do white people learn what to think about race? It's best not to think about it.
Blinded by Britney and bad Jagger, here's 10 you might have missed
Former friends reckon with reality in Linklater's Tape
Drummers of West Africa bring the roots of rock to Fort Worth
Tucked away in the cellar of a Denton pizza shack is a club that offers punk rock bands a place to re-discover why they make music in the first place
Dalton James is one of Dallas' most amazing theatrical talents. But life still hurts sometimes.
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Local new age piano sensation Danny Wright ponders the secret of his success