• News

    July 14, 2011

    Small-Town Muckraker Joey Dauben Will Run the World Some Day. Just Ask Him.

    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.

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Elvis Costello Breaks Like the Wind

    Elvis Costello at the House of Blues last night​Three 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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Short Orders: Agave Tapas

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    Bonus MP3: The King Bucks -- "Autumn Leaves"

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 26, 2009

    The King Bucks

    The King Bucks (Self-released)

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    Dallas Trial Lawyer to Clinton Campaign: Y'all Hurry Down Now.

    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 >>

  • Culture

    August 9, 2007

    Limbo Party

    Purgatory's the place in sketchy Heaven Forbid(s)!; all black notes in White Music

  • Dining

    November 3, 2005

    The Name Game

    "Fine Dining" when they don't try too hard

  • Calendar

    October 13, 2005
  • Calendar

    December 18, 2003

    Snow Ball

    Join the Spree's holiday spree

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Scary Stuff

    More than prices are frightening now

  • Music

    August 10, 2000

    Emily Does Dallas

    Dixie Chick Emily Robison riffs on Fly, high-fives, and why you need to check your tube top before you sing

  • Music

    June 29, 2000

    Out Here

    Hank Thompson

  • News

    March 9, 2000

    Bench press

    A pack of well-heeled lawyers calls for the head of mercurial Dallas Judge John Marshall

  • Music

    January 20, 2000

    Please kill me

    A handy guide to the worst local records of the '90s

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Hank's for the memories

    Hank Williams III hopes that country gold comes in threes

  • Music

    October 21, 1999
  • Calendar

    September 30, 1999

    Retro acted

    Sinatra used to find pieces of guys like this in his stool

  • News

    December 31, 1998

    Highway roulette

    In Texas, more people die in truck crashes than any state in the country. It's not an accident.

  • News

    October 2, 1997

    Temper, temper

    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.

  • Culture

    August 15, 1996

    Napoleon complex

    Thin Dime's 3 Violent Plays demonstrates the difficulties of the short form

  • Music

    March 14, 1996

    Stabbed in the redneck

    KNON fixture Roy Ashley bids a fiery farewell

  • News

    January 26, 1995

    Death Row Granny

    Bettie Beets killed two husbands. Now she's likely to become the first woman the state of Texas has ever executed