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  • Film

    May 8, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Arlington Passed an Ordinance to Promote a "Festive Image" during the NCAA Final Four

    With thousands of fans expected to flood Arlington in April for the NCAA Final Four, there couldn't be a better time for you to finally open that ticket-scalping business you've always dreamed of, sell your famous canned chili dogs to random people on the sidewalk or try hosting an Occupy Protest te ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Five Rap Albums That Changed the Game in 2012

    Before the storm of best of lists start hitting the blogs, I wanted to take a second to put aside the artistic merit aspect of the year in review, and take a look at what happened in the cultural landscape of rap music. Some of these albums were really good, some of them were really not, but all of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    How to Petty-Theft Your Way to Riches Under the Dallas PD's New "Crackdown"

    As Eric noted earlier, there's a hilarious kind of stand-off going on these days between Dallas Police Chief David Brown, who says petty theft rates in the city have fallen because of his own tough police work, and Dallas Morning News reporters Steve Thompson and Tanya Eiserer, who proved in a story ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    The Most Exciting (Non-Football) Super Bowl Moments!

    TEXANS CELEBRATE AMERICA - Neither of the pre-game patriotic performances achieved Whitney Houston-level kudos, but both were delivered tastefully and capably. Lindale's Miranda Lambert did some nice harmonizin' with her hubby on "America the Beautiful," and Burleson's Kelly Clarkson shared her Nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Coldplay Announces Dallas Tour Date Next Summer

    Coldplay, spray painting their way to an arena near you.​Fresh off the release of their fifth studio album, Coldplay have announced a massive world tour  that will make a stop at American Airlines Center on  Friday, June 22. The album in question, Mylo Xyloto -- the band's most unabashed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    How Many Record Stores Do You Think Exist in the Dallas-Fort Worth Region? Really. Guess.

    ​Tomorrow, as you now doubt are well aware by now, is the fourth annual official Record Store Day, in which we all get together and celebrate the brick-and-mortar shops that have managed to survive through the economy and the Internet stealing all of the action.But, really, just how bad are things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2011

    On-the-Auction-Block Blockbuster Thinks Amazon, Best Buy, CVS Are Interested

    ​Home Media Magazine directs our attention to this Friday filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, where Renaissance Tower-based Blockbuster filed for Chapter 11 back in September. As we noted last week, Blockbuster's up for sale now, with Monarch Alternative Capital among the interested parti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    Happy Days Are Near Again For DFW Market? So Insists National Retail Real-Estate Report.

    Marcus & Millichap​An old friend of mine was kind enough to forward along the hot-off-the-presses Marcus & Millichap National Retail Report, the must-read amongst real-estaters; insists my pal of the mixed-to-optimistic forecast, it's "a pretty thorough insight into the retail world." In w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2011

    DPD's New Year By the Numbers

    ​We close out the holiday with a look at the Dallas Police Department's look at how Dallas spent the New Year's weekend, per a series of stats-filled missives sent out by Senior Corporal Kevin Janse. First, for those wondering whether the threat of a mandatory blood draw works, there were 27 DWI a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Ron Natinsky Wonders: If We're Gonna Save Southwest Center, Why Not Valley View, Then?

    Sam MertenRon Natinsky​If nothing else, this'll be the last Southwest Center Mall item of the day -- only because there'll be nothing left to talk about till after the council returns from its summer recess. But Ron Natinksky, head of the city council's Economic Development Committee, called Unfai ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010
  • Blogs

    January 5, 2010

    At Tollway and Arapaho, Owner Says Anything's "Better Than What's There Now"

    View Larger MapThe northeast corner of the North Dallas Tollway and Arapaho Road is a parking-lot wasteland, thanks, in large part, to that abandoned OfficeMax. For going on two years, Rosebud Properties has been trying to redevelop the land; there was a proposal before the City Plan Commission in A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    Gig Alert: Wolfmother to Perform Free Acoustic In-Store At Best Buy Within The Hour

    ​Recently reunited Australian powerhouse hard rock act Wolfmother is in town tonight, performing a show with Heartless Bastards and the thenewno2 at the House of Blues.But, before that, something out of the ordinary: To further promote the release of the band's new album, Cosmic Egg, the Aussies w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2009

    "What is 'Shack'?" Or: To Whom, Exactly, is RadioShack Marketing Their Bright Idea?

    ​As we told you Monday, today's the big day that RadioShack rebrands itself as "The Shack." And the Fort Worth-based electronics company opted to launch the re-launch with a Web site featuring some dude in San Francisco yukking it via a video feed with some other dude in New York. And they're both ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    The Other North Pole: A Washington Post Writer's Book About Christmas in Frisco

     This is probably a way-too-early heads-up, but I just opened the afternoon mail to find a copy of Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present, due on bookshelves 'round November 12 -- just in time for all your gift-giving needs. And, trust me, those living up in Collin and Denton counties ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    In Dallas, Best Buy Gets in Used-Game Game

    So says this morning's blog entry from Best Buy's chief marketing officer, Barry Judge, who notes we're one of two markets in which the big box will dip its toe in the video-game trade-in business, a la Grapevine-HQ'd Gamestop. KioskMarketplace tips us to the entry, which reads, in full:As we contin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    What Happens When You Kill Your TV

    Kimberly ThorpeThere are about 219 Victory Park jokes to be had here. So, have at it.At noon today in Victory Park, a group of enviro-activists dressed for Halloween dropped to the concrete to rather dramatically mark the end of analog television. The switch from analog to digital television was sup ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Dallas Cowboys Show Off Their Big New TV

    Jerry Jones invited his friends in the media out to the Cowboys' new digs in Arlington yesterday, to show off the enormous new video board that'll hang 90 feet over the field (just 90 feet!).On the way out to check out the screen, we got to snap some photos inside the new stadium, and you they're a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2009

    Cowboys' New Video Board is Big. But Is It High Enough?

    While the Dallas Cowboys held this week's minicamp at their temporary home (Carrollton's Standridge Stadium), their new home is about to become a really cool home. Cowboys Stadium will today officially debut as the world's biggest media room. This afternoon owner Jerry Jones wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2008

    Vinnie Paul Announces Plans For Another Dimebag Bio--And He's Endorsing This One

    Roger Caldwell Ah, yes. What would a week be without another head-spinning look into the nutty world of book publishing--as applied to biographies about the late, great Dimebag Darrell. Sure, you already know about the so-called "controversy" surrounding Zac Crain's book. And, if you've been up on y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Vinnie Paul Abbott Came to Rock Best Buy, and Totally Succeeded

    Most nights, try shouting, "Can I get a hell yeah?!" in a Best Buy and all anyone will give you is a mean staredown from the washing machine aisle.When it happened Thursday night at the store along LBJ Freeway, though, with a whole line of Dimebag Darrell fans waiting to meet the late Pantera founde ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Vinnie Paul To Sign Copies Of The New Dimebag Darrell Book At The LBJ Freeway Best Buy On Thursday

    The new Dimebag Darrell Abbott book/DVD He Came To Rock earns its release today with the claim that it's the first book about the legendary Pantera guitarist's life (a fact that certainly can't sit too well with a certain other Dimebag biographer...), and, unlike the other upcoming book about the ma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2008

    The Latest Chinese Democracy Release Rumor Launched In Dallas, Apparently

    Let's be honest with ourselves: The 13-year-in-the-making Guns N' Roses maybe-masterpiece Chinese Democracy probably won't be coming out on November 25, no matter the reports. But if--if!--the recent rumors of a Best Buy-exclusive release are, indeed, true, you can credit a Dallas-held Best Buy ven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008
  • Music

    December 20, 2007

    Will Rock Band and Guitar Hero Save Us?

    Are rocker videogames the new MTVand will they help us save the music universe?

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Bad Santa!

    Claus gets down with your pets

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2007

    Halo 3: Dallas Finishes the Fight

    Andrew Breshiers, a.k.a. "Cmndr Tatz," beams as he cradles his new love -- Halo 3.7 p.m. Sept. 24: Five hours before the most anticipated video game in history, Halo 3, will be released. Lines are forming. Droves of devoted fans all around the metroplex lined the streets waiting for the final instal ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2007

    How Would Jesus Invest?

    There's a story in today's Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about a man named Tom Czech, who's the president of Summit Investment Management Ltd. in Milwaukee. Czech, who's Catholic, will not invest in companies that peddle sin, which is to say he won't put his or anyone else's dough in "tobacco makers, c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Bad Day on Black Friday

    You know who hates you? Best Buy. Which doesn't stop us from shopping there, but, still, thought you should know. I learned the hard way Black Friday is more of a curse than bargain blessing. My body has yet to recover from my in-the-wee-small-hours venture out to three Mesquite retailers in search ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2006

    Radio Uh-Oh

    Yes, I know. Thanks for the calls and e-mails, really. KTCK-AM (1310, The Ticket) is not on the air right now--at least, not on the AM side. Its FM counterpart at 104.1 is up and running, but the guys back at the station have no idea what's up at present. I am sure by the time I post this, all will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2006

    Tower Toppling? They Say No.

    We fact-check other blogs so they don't have to: Our pals at FrontBurner are reporting that Dean & DeLuca, the upscale New Yawk grocery store, will arrive in Dallas at a Lemmon Avenue location currently occupied by Tower Records. This comes as a surprise to Tower's Sacramento-based senior vice presi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2006

    Is Radio Shack a Best Buy?

    Fort Worth-based RadioShack Corporation's stock jumped in value yesterday: It closed at $18.28, up $1.07 (or a whopping 6.22 percent). The reason? Rumors started circulating yesterday that Best Buy was going to buy Radio Shack--news that some traders find a little hard to swallow. Nobody's talking a ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Getting Retarded

    Why two of the catchiest acts in America should die slow, painful deaths

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    Foo Fighters

    In Your Honor (Epic)

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Radio Show With the Worst Reception

    The Good Show, KTCU-FM (88.7)

  • Culture

    February 26, 2004

    Advance Screening

    Pssst, wanna see a movie that isn't out yet...legally?

  • Calendar

    November 6, 2003
  • Music

    August 1, 2002

    Allison Moorer

    Miss Fortune (Universal South)

  • Calendar

    May 24, 2001

    Sick, Not Twisted

    Moments of brilliance are few and far between in this year's Spike and Mike

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    Slipped discs

    Are Virgin and Tower really the enemy, or can the indie stores fight back?

  • Music

    January 29, 1998

    Let's play four

    The Flaming Lips release four new CDs--and one new album

  • Music

    September 18, 1997

    Romance novel

    The Green Romance Orchestra's fans drag them into the limelight

  • News

    August 15, 1996
  • News

    July 25, 1996
  • News

    July 11, 1996

    Accidental Deaths

    Wars between the electronics giants are killing Dallas' independent music stores

  • Music

    May 16, 1996

    Out with the new wave

    VVV Records closes its doors after 17 years

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