• Blogs

    October 22, 2014

    News that Richardson Will Get an Ebola Center Doesn't Spark Panic in the Streets

    On Monday, Governor Rick Perry announced that UT Southwestern Medical Center, Methodist Health System and Parkland Hospital System would be partnering to open a dedicated Ebola treatment center at the Methodist Campus for Continuing Care in Richardson. With Wednesday's opening, we spoke to residents ... More >>

  • 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?