• Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 5/27 - 6/1

    Memorial Day makes for a short week this week, which should come as a relief even if it does make Tuesday into something of a de facto Monday. (Can't win 'em all, am I right?) As we all trek back from our weekend getaways and shake off those barbecue-induced hangovers, we might as well steady oursel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    No Bagel No Bagel No Bagel: Why Dallas Doesn't Support New York-Style Delis

    Last week Nancy Nichols published a post on Side Dish that pondered the state of New York-style delis in Dallas. Nichols collected a few comments from a previous article on the recent closing of Gio's Café and New York Deli. Those comments offered some theories on why delis haven't worked here in t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2012

    The Secret To Some Bitchin' Black Beans and Improving a Ton of Other Dishes Too

    I'm fascinated with Indian cooking. Obsessed. I love the way cooks build layers of flavor and aroma with onions and other aromatics, a cadre of spices and a long, slow simmer. If you've ever cooked a robust curry in your kitchen, you know that the smell that overtakes your entire home is almost into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2010

    At QuakeCon 2010, John Carmack Shows Why His iPhone's Cooler Than Yours: It's Got Rage

    Photos by Patrick MichelsGaming guru John Carmack waxed philosophical about ray tracing, indirect ambient occlusion, and leading a purposeful life in his 15th QuakeCon keynote this afternoon.As gamers from around the world wheeled their home-tweaked shoot-'em-up-optimized computers into the Hilton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    10 Questions: Charlie Green

    He spent a lot of time in and around the pizza joints of New York--minus four years spent at a Pennsylvania college and a bit living in D.C.So it's no wonder Green longed for a taste of the familiar after moving to Dallas. He sold medical supplies and software for 17 years and then took the plunge. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2006

    On Christmas, a Soldier from Dallas Died in Iraq

    Once before we mentioned this Web site -- on November 9, when 2006 Dallas Observer Music Awards-winner Kristy Kruger's brother, 40-year-old Lt. Col. Eric J. Kruger of Garland, was killed in Iraq by a roadside bomb. We mention it again today because this week, another Dallasite's name was added to th ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 27, 2006

    Bouncing Chicken

    Silly name, clever pollo

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    Unlucky strike

    Less than two years after Billie Bob Harrell Jr. took the $31 million lottery jackpot, he took his own life

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    Being Spike Jonze

    The acclaimed rock-video director has made one of the year's oddest, funniest films. So why is he scared of his own shadow?