In the little towns outside of Dallas, publisher and aspiring politician Joey Dauben is on a crusade to expose abuses of power, civic mischief and -- most of all -- himself.
Elvis Costello at the House of Blues last nightThree things, among many, overheard at last night's private Elvis Costello show at the House of Blues: 1) "I'm not familiar with Elvis Costello, but it beats staying in my hotel room." 2) "There's a lot of money in power transmission couplings." And, ... More >>
Agave Tapas2067 Summer Lee Dr.Rockwall214-771-0423Actually, the name includes "grill," "restaurant" and--I think--"bar" in addition to "tapas." And the name says it all.In some ways it reminds me of the time I stopped in a place called Carlos O'Kelly's, a Tex-Mex establishment that may or may not ... More >>
Sarah Jane SemradThe King Bucks, never too far from a Shiner. Last week, Ms. Merritt Martin reviewed the debut disc from the greatest (and only) band currently holding down Adair's on Monday nights. And, in it, Merritt had this much to say:It's not quite as gritty as the Bucks' live show, but, in th ... More >>
The King Bucks (Self-released)
Debbie Dudley Branson Today, reporters were allowed to eavesdrop on the weekly conference call with major donors to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. And Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic Monthly reports back with this gem: Dallas's Debbie Branson, a former president of the state trial bar, implo ... More >>
Purgatory's the place in sketchy Heaven Forbid(s)!; all black notes in White Music
"Fine Dining" when they don't try too hard
Join the Spree's holiday spree
More than prices are frightening now
Dixie Chick Emily Robison riffs on Fly, high-fives, and why you need to check your tube top before you sing
A pack of well-heeled lawyers calls for the head of mercurial Dallas Judge John Marshall
A handy guide to the worst local records of the '90s
Hank Williams III hopes that country gold comes in threes
Sinatra used to find pieces of guys like this in his stool
In Texas, more people die in truck crashes than any state in the country. It's not an accident.
Judge John Henry McBryde ruled his court like a minor despot, angering lawyers and fellow judges. Now they're lined up to depose him, and the Constitution be damned.
Thin Dime's 3 Violent Plays demonstrates the difficulties of the short form
KNON fixture Roy Ashley bids a fiery farewell
Bettie Beets killed two husbands. Now she's likely to become the first woman the state of Texas has ever executed