Behind the scenes of the USA Today list that says downtown Dallas has the best skyline on the planet, there is a team of three expert panelists who provided commentary on all of the cities for the winning skylines slide show. Of those three panelists, two of them are architects who live and work in ... More >>
Two years before Kennedy was shot, extremism was already burning in Dallas. Then the Morning News fanned the flames.
Kid Congo Powers comes through the Double Wide tonight, an unmissable chance to see a man with one of the most interesting résumés in rock in a tiny, intimate venue. A former member of The Gun Club, The Cramps, and The Bad Seeds doesn't just turn up in a small room next to a bar every day of the w ... More >>
Kennedy museum falsely denied its role in harassing conspiracy theorist Robert Groden.
It's nearly impossible to list them all, but what you will find below is a list of more than 15 awesome DFW-area DJs and musicians with 30 collectively kick-ass DJ residencies in your city. These residencies span almost every single day of the week and feature damn near every type of music imaginabl ... More >>
These are among the key factors that caused Tucson-based Calexico chose New Orleans to write and record Algiers, their most recent full-length album: Cancer. Cuba. Children. A Cowsill. A church. And a book--with Calexico's guitarist/singer/songwriter Joey Burns, there is often a book. "We needed t ... More >>
People of Dallas! One of the greatest singer-songwriters of his generation is coming to our fair city in March, and the tickets haven't sold out yet. I know they're $80, but come on. He's very unlikely to come back again, and for some reason that no one can explain he's not only started his entire U ... More >>
I have a bread baker on my holiday list, which means I've had a solid excuse for spending time researching various cookbooks the past few days. First, I landed on Flour Water Salt Yeast: The Fundamentals of Artisan Bread and Pizza. It seemed a perfect fit for the baker who was not quite novice, but ... More >>
Even after more than 20 years in the music business, Ronan Harris of VNV Nation still rambles on like a kid half his age. Enthusiastic and confident in the extreme, Harris believes (correctly) that the music he and partner Mark Jackson create is as important now as when it first came back in 1990. ... More >>
The doors just opened on January 3 and the paint is barely dry, but Sandaga 813 has a long history leading up to their current revival of the former Minc space in Exposition Park. Co-owner Darryl "Sandaga" Thomas has been in Dallas 26 years and spent a portion of that time hosting an underground j ... More >>
Photos by Jonas LusterIt's 8 a.m., and it smells deliciously of cooked meats, fresh bread, and sausages. It wasn't my nose alone that brought me here at this hour, though; Kuby's was first and most-often mentioned when I asked around for places to purchase sausages in Dallas. Inside the stor ... More >>
Rob AllynLongtime observers of the local political landscape probably hear the name Rob Allyn and think of the Trinity River Corridor Project (Schutze insists it was Allyn who came up with those solar-powered water taxis), myriad mayoral campaigns, those Dubya ads attacking John McCain's environm ... More >>
Taylor MomsenIn yet another case of art imitating life, Taylor Momsen seems to be drawing inspiration from the trouble-making character she plays on The CW's Gossip Girl. In real life, Momsen has displayed quite the wild streak lately. Recent reports have shown her diva-like attitude on the set ... More >>
A rather low key collection of shows highlight this hump day evening. Choose wisely.
Flickr user: Judson WeinsheimerLast night we told you that City Manager Mary Suhm's considering letting someone else manage Dallas Farmers Market. And, well, news of the market going private, just maybe, is news to the farmers. "Are you serious?" said J.T. Lemley when we asked him how he felt ab ... More >>
Jesse HugheyForet Organic SaisonAs if it weren't hot enough already, summer officially began Monday. Temperatures are already steadily hitting the upper 90s and triple-digits mark. Delicious as a thick, dark, high-ABV Russian Imperial Stout or barleywine served just shy of room temperature may be ... More >>
This week's DC9er presents readers and listeners with not one, but two very different mixes from seasoned area musician, dubstep producer and DJ, Mwanza Dover. And not by accident, either. Dover voraciously admits that there was no way he could "really make one mix that would make sense for what ... More >>
OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the co ... More >>
Dave Faries, best known 'round here as the man who used to answer the Burning Question, is now posted in Prague, where he's writing for The Prague Post. Among his duties: covering the Prague Panthers, currently in contention for the EFAF Cup -- top honors for European American Football clubs. This ... More >>
Thursday morning, James Megellas sat all by his lonesome in front of the Fox News kiosk, located in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport's Terminal C. Spread out before him were dozens of copies of his book, All the Way to Berlin, Megellas' autobiography published by Random House in 2003. My fath ... More >>
Dallas, according to no less an authority than Time magazine, is "the lavender heart of Texas." Meaning: Yup, padnuh, we are gay. We're also Democrats; I know, same thing. How gay? This gay: If city councilman Ed Oakley defeats former Turner Construction CEO Tom Leppert, Dallas will become the first ... More >>
At Dallas' hottest dance clubs, women are getting noticed--behind the turntables