Song associations are strange, because when I hear "Longview" by Green Day, I think of Rosemarie Sandoval's hair. We were both sophomores, sharing a table in Mr. Nardinelli's 3rd period art class. I think she was almost a year older, and if she wasn't taller than me anyway, her bangs sure were. Betw ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
Photo by Danny HurleyAt the very first Better Block, way back in April 2010. Will it also become the first to go permanent? Again, wait and see.Way back last April, the energetic, civic-minded hipsters over at Better Block turned the area around King's Highway, W. 7th St. and N. Tyler St. in ... More >>
In part one of our interview with Screen Door chef David McMillan, he told us about his youth in Berkeley and explicit calling to cook at an early age. In part two we discuss the Dallas and Colleyville food scenes, including some of his favorite spots. What are some of your favorite restaur ... More >>
TestamentBerkeley's Testament has now been shredding for almost three decades. Just the fact that they're still making quality examples of the style they helped usher in says a great deal about the group's artistic character. Sure, as is the case with just about every other band that's stayed rel ... More >>
But Hercules belabors its jokes.
Food & Wine has showered some of its list-love on Smoke's Tim Byres, naming his smoked pork jowls with pickles a best restaurant dish of 2010. As Editor Kate Krader describes the dish: "He slowly smokes cured pork jowl over pecan wood and serves thin slices of the luscious meat as an appetiz ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsNew Dallas Opera General Director Keith Cerny takes questions at the Winspear Wednesday afternoon.Seems like it was just yesterday that the Dallas Opera announced they'd picked a new general director, Keith Cerny -- and then, there we were at the Winspear Opera House ... More >>
Megan FeldmanWhat does downtown Dallas need? You name it.Gail Sachson, vice chair of the city's Cultural Affairs Commission, would love to see more public art installations grace the streets of downtown. Bob Allen, owner of the West End Pub, wants the city to make it easier for small businesses ... More >>
So now we know the name of the latest plan for downtown: Downtown Dallas 360. For which we're paying about $515,000.A couple of weeks back we mentioned The Future of Downtown Dallas Forum scheduled for today at the Dallas Convention Center -- 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., for those with nothing better to do ... More >>
Patrick MichelsSanta and Berkeley-based cupcake car designers Lisa Pongrace and Greg SolbergUnfair Park was among those at the Dallas Contemporary this morning getting an early look at this year's Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, and among the gems inside: this high-performance, Burning Man-tested c ... More >>
Click to expand this time line of Dallas's master plans dating back to 1960, courtesy the North Central Texas Council of GovernmentsBack in April, the Dallas City Council gave Berkeley-based Moore Iacofano Goltsman, Inc. $515,000 out of the Downtown Connection TIF District Project Budget to come ... More >>
Justin TerveenOur old pal, The Urban Fabric, grabbed this shot of downtown just last night, matter of fact.I had Karl Zavitkovsky, head of the city's Office of Economic Development, on the phone this afternoon, so I asked him for a couple of updates per several Friends of Unfair Park's requests p ... More >>
Veggie Girl finds vegan and vegetarian options at Dallas establishments of all kinds. The column appears Tuesdays and Thursdays.I love a good storm. So when I woke up last Thursday to howling winds and sheets of furious rain, I resisted the urge to crawl back into bed and instead opted for staring ... More >>
Flickr user: Stuck in CustomsIn December 2007, the Dallas City Council was briefed on the Office of Economic Development's long-term wish list for the central business district: Revitalizing Downtown: Creating Anchors to Build the Core, the Roadmap 2008-2015. The doc set specific benchmarks to be re ... More >>
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If Conor Oberst overcomes his disdain for his president, his audience and himself, he'll rule the world
Ang Lee's Hulk will eat up summer cash, but it's still an uneasy mix of brains and brawn
Plus: Where's Newy?
Interpol vs. Joy Division: What does Ian Curtis think? No, really.
Blackalicious takes its sweet time moving from underground to overground
A CB radio opens a channel for evil in John Dahl's Joy Ride
Actionslacks is a good band playing good songs. Simple as that.
Don't put Trees in a pine box just yet.
Girls like it
Little Forest Hills
The Moss Brothers are a novelty act -- until you hear them
Malvina Reynolds and Harry Smith argue for folk's historical authenticity. Whatever that is.
Even after Operation Ivy, Jesse Michaels is one of the Last Wave Rockers
Altamont slammed the door on rock 'n' roll's dream of peace and love. An insider remembers.
Pavement isn't breaking up. It's just learning how to grow old together.
After 11 albums, the Mr. T Experience is starting to abandon the punk-pop sound it pioneered
Dead Kennedys, Alternative Tentacles, and the lawsuit that proves there isn't always room for Jello
April 22-28, 1999
Los Tigres del Norte have become legends by singing the immigrant's song
Using Detailed instructions left by Orson Welles, top film editor Walter Murch has remade "The Best b-Movie ever" -- Welles' Touch of Evil
Jonathan Richman helped invent punk and geek rock. Now, he comes pogo-sticking back into your life with There's Something About Mary
The Modern's Diebenkorn exhibit makes it OK to hate abstract art
Twenty-five years later, The Godfather's deal is still too good to refuse
Fred Hutchison believes in high-volume poetry
Pop punkers Pansy Division love sex, so they sing about it. A lot.
Santiago Jimenez Jr. maintains his father's historic musical legacy