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  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 10/24-10/26

    There's a ton of great shows to check out this weekend. If you love Lynyrd Skynyrd enough to head north to Oklahoma that's an option. If Oklahoma is way too much for you to handle right now Red Bull Sound Select is bringing Chevy Woods, Fat Tony, Sam Lao and Goldyard to The Prophet Bar for an extrem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2014

    Cane Rosso's Jay Jerrier Is Using His Pizza Power to Get Stray Dogs Adopted

    As if we needed another reason to thank Jay Jerrier for moving to Texas from Connecticut and bringing some of the city's best pizza along with him, now he's branching out to do some real, non-pizza-related good. In the past several months, Jerrier has been working tirelessly to found Cane Rosso Re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    State Rep. Jason Villalba Threatens to Split DISD if it Doesn't Move Faster on Reform

    Redrawing school district lines is a controversial issue that has been getting plenty of attention this year from Baton Rouge to Salt Lake City. Now state Representative Jason Villalba says he might propose splitting Dallas ISD into separate districts during the next legislative session if smaller r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend 7/18-7/20

    If the past few days have been a little disorienting thanks to this polar vortex, then fear not: there are concerts coming to help us all make a little more sense of the world again. This weekend brings performances from folk legends, a trio of rockin' brothers from Texas, and a legendary Houston ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    The Best North Texas Rap Shows in July

    Say hello to July, everyone. While we've been taking special care to celebrate the wide bevy of versatile shows to visit the DFW in the past six months, it's been important that we highlight some of the great shows of the future. Although plenty of rap and hip-hop favorites will soon be making their ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Underground Dallas Chef David Anthony Temple: "Our Food is Better Than Yours"

    For someone who's never helmed a fine dining restaurant in Dallas, David Anthony Temple has a lot of opinions about the city's food and restaurants. Cooking under the nom de guerre Chef DAT, Temple has been hosting underground pop-up dinners across the city for the last four and a half years, and di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Ben Kaufmann of Yonder Mountain String Band: "We Are the Bastard Children of Bluegrass."

    Bands like the Avett Brothers and Colorado's Yonder Mountain String Band have somehow managed to make progressive bluegrass cool. YMSB have done this by straying as far as possible from the stereotypes and songwriting norms associated with traditional bluegrass. By incorporating some rock spirit int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2014

    Dallas' Food Trucks Are Banding Together to Take on the City's Overregulation

    If you think you had it hard during these past few cold months, you should talk to a local food truck owner. Winter is tough on sales for any outdoor food service operator, and this past season was particularly nasty. Spring will bring relief but even that will be short-lived as the following summer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2013

    Police: Accused Serial Rapist Van Dixson Really Sorry About Two Rapes. The Rest? Not So Much.

    Van Dralan Dixson, the man accused of raping as many as nine women in South Dallas in recent months, is sorry. He's sorry that he raped a woman as she walked home from her job at at a fast-food chicken restaurant on September 1, then stole her cell phone, cash, and food, according to police. He also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    The Five Most Underrated Guitarists

    We all know that the flashy types like Eddie Van Halen, Joe Satriani and Yngwie Malmsteen get (or got) kudos simply for playing super fast. But being a great guitarist is more than just burning up a fret board. Here are the five folks who best know that nuance is just as important as flamboyance.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    Dallas Police Detail Van Dralan Dixson's Alleged Rapes and the Manhunt That Followed

    The first attack began as a robbery, turned into a carjacking, and ended in sexual assault and arson. Police say that Van Dralan Dixson approached a man as he stepped behind a South Dallas building to take a leak at about 4:45 on the morning of June 22. After the man handed over his money and ran a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2013

    Van Dralan Dixson, South Dallas Serial Rape Suspect, Arrested in Louisiana [Updated]

    Van Dralan Dixson, the neighborhood watch volunteer accused of a string of rapes in South Dallas, was arrested in Baton Rouge on Tuesday, several local news outlets are reporting. Police announced Dixson as a suspect over the weekend after DNA evidence linked him to one of the assaults. Subsequent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Better Than Ezra are Hosting a Casino Night to Benefit Booker T.? Let's Talk to Them About it.

    Better Than Ezra hits town on Friday at the House of Blues. Sure, they'll play a usual set, but beforehand, they're hosting a casino night in the venue's Cambridge Room. There, you'll find an open table and buffet, casino games and an acoustic set by the band. It's a charity event for the Better Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2013

    Here Are All the Places It's Apparently Cooler for Young People to Live than Dallas

    There are many words that come to mind when you think of Dallas. "Barbecue," for one. A lot of traffic-related phrases too, like "road construction," "highway overpasses" or "valet parking." But three surprising adjectives connected to Dallas are "young," "broke" and "single," at least according ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    The Bizarre Tale of Sam Lone Wolf, the "Spiritual Elder" in the Case of the White Buffalo

    Earlier this month, I wrote a cover story so bizarre, I had to periodically check official documents just to be sure I had not wandered into the realm of magical realism. Yes, in fact, a sacred white buffalo was born to a Greenville rancher named Arby Little Soldier during a lightning storm in 2011. ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    On Fat Tuesday, Local Chefs Break Down the Fine Art and High Science of Making Gumbo

    Aligator's Cafe Gumbo​With Fat Tuesday upon us, gluttony is the single goal of the day. While lots of shenanigans will surely ensue, as they do every Tuesday in this city, don't forget to fill your ulcerated tummy with a bowl of hearty gumbo. I spoke with several local chefs on the art behind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Starfucker Aim For Head and Hips at The Prophet Bar

    Starfucker, Painted Palms and Alexico The Prophet Bar Friday, January 13 An interesting sampling was in attendance at Friday's sold-out Prophet Bar show, one that spanned teens, 20, 30 and 40-somethings. Monterrey-based one-man band Alexico's computer-assisted performance was, at first, an acquired ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2011

    Q & A: Tab Benoit: "There Are Other Things That I Pay Attention to Besides Just Playing the Guitar."

    Guitarist/singer-songwriter Tab Benoit is Cajun to the bone. Born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but raised in the small town of Houma, Benoit was brought up on a steady diet of Hank Williams, George Jones, B.B. King and John Lee Hooker. It's no wonder that Benoit's songs echo the influences of classic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Cannibal Corpse: Why They Tore Down the Whirly Ball And Put in a Sam's (And a Walmart)

    In my day, this was also the site of the best Sound Warehouse in town. In my day.​Over the weekend I espied the deconstruction site you see here, across from Bachman Lake at Northwest Highway and Marsh. The new Sam's right there took me by surprise -- so too did the disappearance of the landmark W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Margaret Keliher, Royce West's Son Want To Be on Dallas's Gas Drilling Task Force

    Margaret Keliher​Late last night the city posted the list of folks who'd like to be on the city's gas drilling task force. That's in advance of a 10 a.m. meeting scheduled for Thursday, at which time Linda Koop -- chair of the ad hoc gas drilling task force nominating committee, whew -- and her ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Going Underground for a Good Meal

    ​I had the luck to attend one of chef David Anthony Temple's Underground Dinners. Temple began his career in Louisiana and traveled around the world before settling here in Dallas, where he started working with Tom Spicer. His passion is using the best local and regional ingredients to make di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Tonight, Tonight: Ralph White at Dan's and Mechanical People at Poor David's

    Just a couple of interesting musical options this Monday evening as the music conferences have been all packed up and put away until next year.

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Raising Cane's Gives the Finger
    To Greenville Avenue

    ​Raising Cane's (multiple locations) Dude Factor: 7, or House's cane, on a scale of 1 (Michael P. Fay) to 10 (Caine). We had never darkened the door at a Raising Cane's until the new Greenville Avenue location opened, tempting us with its promise of "chicken fingers" on ... More >>

  • Film

    August 26, 2010
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    Talk Is Cheap at the Goldrush Café--and So Is the Coffee

    ​Despite what the popular ad jingle may tell you, the best part of waking up isn't always the coffee in your cup. Some mornings it may be a friendly smile or the memorable service of the person pouring that cup of coffee.Other days, the best part of waking up may be a meaningful conversation over ... More >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008
  • Blogs

    September 10, 2007

    Dallas Mascot Challenge: Furred vs. Feathered

    Do you like to dress up in costume and dance around for kids? If so, and you're not currently enrolled in an educational institution at which the top grade level is "12" or lower, you may be creepy. (Birthday party clowns are no exception, as anyone who, like me, is terrified of them, will attest.) ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2007

    The Iron Women are Coming!

    If you’re moping about working late on a Friday or having to squeeze into that bikini you’ve outgrown or finding your boyfriend in a closet with your best friend, this will either give you refreshing perspective or make you feel like an utter loser not worthy of taking up space on this earth. ... More >>

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    The Lowdown

    Music tidbits from the Big D

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Represent, Y'all

    The holler's not that far from the 'hood

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    A Broken FEMA (Yes, Again)

    As we pointed out in August, the Health and Human Services Commission figures there are about 251,000 Katrina evacuees still living in Texas--66,000 of whom ended up in North Texas. Most are African-American; most are women; most are making very little money. And yesterday, a federal judge ruled tha ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 31, 2006

    Texas de Ka-ching

    The churrascaria king expands his dominion

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    The Line Out the Door

    On Wednesday, Dallas Morning News staffers could begin accepting the newspaper's buyout offers, and they did so in droves; some 80 staffers have taken the parting gift, among them some high-profile arts critics, reporters and editors. They've been named here and here, but those lists aren't necessar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006

    Texas de Kaching

    "We want to be the P.F. Chang's of steakhouses," Texas de Brazil founder and COO Salim Asrawi said when the first Texas de Brazil churrascaria opened in Addison in 1998. Churrascarias are those Brazilian grills where skewered meats are roasted over open pits and continuously cycled through the dinin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2006

    Show Up, 4/20/2006

    Broke as a joke? Good Records feels your pain with a late in-store line-up tonight. Touring acts Cordero and Koufax play at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively--they don't even have gigs in the area, so this free show is your only chance to catch either of 'em. Dallas' Blackheart Society (who will have t ... More >>

  • News

    November 24, 2005

    Dr. Disaster

    When the world is falling to pieces, emergency doctor Paul Pepe makes order from chaos

  • Year End Music

    December 30, 2004

    Americana Pie

    Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Segregation Forever

    How Dallas got what it wanted

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Use of Caffeine

    The Mochasippi at CC's Coffee House

  • Dining

    March 21, 2002

    Goof Coast

    Deep Ellum seafood restaurant can't figure itself out

  • News

    June 21, 2001

    Fantasy League

    Bill Rossell had two dreams: owning a bar and running a baseball team. The first dream came true. The second is about to. Somebody wake him.

  • Music

    February 17, 2000
  • Dining

    January 7, 1999

    Bare-knuckle steak

    Sullivan's isn't a knockout, but the points add up

  • Dining

    August 6, 1998
  • Music

    March 13, 1997

    Pill poppin'

    Tablet calls it quits

  • Dining

    July 25, 1996

    Cajun quest

    Good cuisine--even if it involves bathtubs of boiling oil-- never goes out of style

  • News

    December 28, 1995

    The new Civil War

    Tax breaks for corporations are about to tear us in half

  • Music

    May 25, 1995
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