Seeing that a form of Black Flag is touring right now (and playing Trees on Friday), we thought it a good time to investigate American hardcore punk rock. For all practical purposes, the beginning of hardcore in the states happened in the early 80's. While many hardcore acts were inspired by the Sex ... More >>
Bolognese next to pork belly with pickled mustard greens? Somehow, it works.
Turns out or resident English guy, Gavin Cleaver, who drenches himself in barbecue sauce and smoke for us over on City of Ate, is actually like a doctor. In politics. University trained and the author of a forthcoming book on political ethics. We did not know that ... both that he was a Ph.D. or tha ... More >>
Cambodian immigrants are growing and selling a plant so invasive it's banned in several states. How did you think that water spinach ended up in your bowl?
As distributors flee the Far East, Dallas' Asian Film Fest keeps fighting.
How did a humble neighborhood bodega become the city's sausage king? With a recipe restaurants couldn't resist.
Barbara Sudweeks: Second chair but no second fiddled. (Apparently they don't have fiddles in the orchestra.)Occasionally we identify interesting local folks who are as obsessed with food and restaurants as we are, and share some of their thoughts on Dallas' dining scene and food in general. T ... More >>
The classic American family dinner: no cell phones, texts, tweets or tubes. Just smiling kids dreaming of the day they can blow this boring scene.If you're serious about keeping your kids off dope and out of liquor cabinets, researchers at Columbia University's National Center on Addiction an ... More >>
Thursday, May 5, at The Loft
Last Monday afternoon, my friend and I found ourselves taking an unplanned tour of the Dallas area, from Uptown to White Rock Lake all the way to Garland, after three restaurants we wanted to try were closed or out of business. Frustrated and starving at this point, I declared that we eat at the ... More >>
Mi Hoanh Thanh (wonton noodle soup).City of Ate reader, Margie, comments, "Oh, and I'd like to add that this rash of dieting talk all over the web and TV is making me sick. My resolution is to eat more and drink more and have more fun doing it. Saying 'hell' more than 'damn' is another one I thi ... More >>
In this week's upcoming paper, Jesse Hughey talks to local hip-hop producer/beatmaker Rob Viktum about his upcoming release, Progress 2. Be sure to keep an eye out for that story, but in the meantime, some added background: As you'll hear/see in the above clip, the record's release is something of a ... More >>
In the few weeks since going live with his new label, Mega Royal Records, Dallas hip-hop producer and DJ Rob Viktum has already given away The Big Gold Instrumentals, a beat tape by Vanderslice that you can download for free via Mediafire or UserShare. And he already has ideas for upcoming releas ... More >>
Or: how I learned to stop worrying and love Ozzfest
Get Smart redux is a rare device: a TV remake for the big screen that works on its own terms
As Unfair Park, and, you know, the U.S. government reported earlier this week, Dallas is living larger than most American metropolises. Some say it’s the unbelievable home prices, but one local group says it’s the job opps that keep ‘em coming. And by ‘em, we mean the DFW's foreign-born, who ... More >>
In 1967, Allen Clark received his first pair of artificial legs, after having them amputated following a mortar attack in Vietnam. Next month, Army veteran Allen B. Clark will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his “alive” date. On June 17, 1967, Clark was serving as a combat medic in a Special ... More >>
Want to send an innocent man to prison for life? Judge Karen Greene is ready to help.
Sieg Howdy! (Alternative Tentacles)
Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide
A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?
Brutality and romance make odd bedfellows in Beyond Borders
For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics
Plus: Needless Things and Sack of Kittens
Followers of Cao Dai, a Vietnamese sect with frail tendrils in Dallas, say their time has come to spread the word. Just ask Victor Hugo.
To achieve the stillness and symmetry that define his art, Hermann Sigg had to burn a big bridge
Dallas' pistol-packing 'Second Amendment Sister'--63-year-old grandma Mary Thompson--takes aim at a million moms
Dead Kennedys, Alternative Tentacles, and the lawsuit that proves there isn't always room for Jello
In East Dallas' Little Asia, a community blooms in fields of litter
Albertson's wants to build in East Dallas, and it's not about to let future customers get in the way
Robyn Hitchcock's new record is a soundtrack to a film that does exist--yet doesn't
Even with decent food, Rainforest Cafe makes appetites endangered species
Soderbergh operates far too much on Gray's Anatomy
Memories of Ronnie Lane, 1946-1997
Keith Ferguson keeps a loose grip on Fabulous past
Ethyl Merman makes 'dance music for the poor'
Laurie Anderson riffs on fame, death, and the political landscape