Shawn "Flash" Parker is a travel writer who recently wrote a piece filed under Destination Unknown, a travel challenge from USA Today. This is how it worked: Flash packed his bags (for anything) and went to the Toronto Airport where he waited for an email from his editor. At about 4:30 in the mornin ... More >>
After this month's city elections, we repeated a quote that District 14 candidate Bobby Abtahi gave to the Morning News alluding to Philip Kingston, his opponent in next month's runoff, as "someone who sues their neighbors." Kingston wasn't pleased. He called shortly after to offer a barbed response ... More >>
Dirty Projectors have a lot to live up with their forthcoming 2012 album Swing Lo Magellan. Past efforts include an album of Black Flag songs recorded only from memory, and a concept album about Don Henley's life. The band's output has slowed since 2010, when they peaked as blogosphere darlings ... More >>
On and off, for nearly three decades, Brent Best has fronted Slobberbone, arguably the best alt-country act to emerge from the local scene. Beginning in the mid-'90s, the group produced a series of albums that culminated in 2000's Everything You Thought Was Right Was Wrong Today, which remains a lan ... More >>
Get a double dose of Coldplay next summer.This week, we learned that ticket demand for two shows we recently wrote about (Coldplay and Tool) was so overwhelming a second show has been added for each. On Saturday, June 23, Coldplay will perform a second show at American Airlines Center. Tickets fo ... More >>
Brent Jackson, at left, and Monte AndersonJust after that totally delightful discussion on the voting habits of trees, after which the city council OK'd a new Walmart, there came another momentous development matter: the West Dallas mixed-use project known as Sylvan Thirty, the one we've been ... More >>
What do you say we go and print some of these suckers up now that we're famous?Every few months or so, it just so happens that someone will pop up on our radar and ask us how this here blog got its name. To be honest: We're not quite sure who picked it. Our memories here in the music department t ... More >>
Across the new Trinity bridge, a long-neglected but suddenly desirable neighborhood waits and hopes.
Photos by Leslie MinoraGary Buckner sits on the filing cabinet of the Airstream he refurbished as an office.Old trailers fill the lot in front of Gary Buckner's West Dallas workshop. Two are almost completely gutted and ready for refurbishing, and one silver Airstream is nearly ready for the move ... More >>
Service Bar's Neil Ludwig is one leader of the new Lowest Lower Greenville Avenue Business Association.In the last few weeks, before and after the early July 4 pepper-balling incident on Lower Greenville, we've had many late-night, mostly curbside conversations with folks who manage, ow ... More >>
Joe Pug, Doug BurrSons of Hermann HallJuly 8, 2010 Better Than: Waiting to see on TV where LeBron chose to play basketball. Joe PugKXT-91.7 FM's Barefoot at the Belmont show turned into a Hardwoods at the Hermann one on Thursday night. Since the open air of the Belmont Hotel isn't, you know, ... More >>
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One man fights bars on Lower Greenville, while others urge compromise
Marlon St. Julien has beaten the odds at Lone Star Park. Now he's got the inside track to bigger things.