Cheech Marin

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    June 19, 2014

    The 5 Most Enlightening Facts from the Texxas Jam 78 Documentary

    For any music fan that's lived in or around Dallas for at least a few years, stories (and probably grand exaggerations) of times had at one of the Texxas Jam Music Festivals in the late 1970s or early 1980's are commonplace at this point. The Texxas World Music Festival, which was held annually in t ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011
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    March 7, 2011

    Bitchin' Cook Nadia Giosia Sexes Up the Kitchen

    ​It only took me seven seconds to fall for Nadia Giosia -- a.k.a.Nadia G., the fully-functional nutso charmer on her grunge-named Cooking Channel show, Bitchin' Kitchen. In those vital 7 seconds of Nadia G.'s promotional sound-bites, I was hooked: "If you were to ask me whether I'd rather make ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Since It's Never Too Early, Dallas International Film Festival Announces Its First 12 Titles

    The Indonesian Blood of Eagles is among the first dirty dozen titles selected for this year's Dallas International Film Festival.​While in the middle of dealing with some South by Southwest film fest logistics, this announcement arrived from the Dallas International Film Festival: It's ready to de ... More >>

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    January 28, 2011

    Watch: Tiger Darrow -- "Thinkin' 'Bout You"

    ​In her 18 years, Tiger Darrow's already accomplished far more than most other high school seniors can dream. The Booker T. Washington High School senior's already got a pretty substantial IMDB page thanks to her burgeoning acting career, and, last summer, Darrow, who also boasts some pretty fine ... More >>

  • Film

    September 2, 2010
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    April 29, 2010
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    May 21, 2009
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    April 14, 2009

    Dude Food: Rosita's Restaurant & Catering

    Rosita's Restaurant & Catering4906 Maple Ave.214-521-4741Dude Factor: 8, or "Cantinflas" on a scale of 1 ("Carlos Mencia") to 10 ("Cheech Marin")Looking to try something new for a cheap and fast lunch, an amigo and I decided to try out Rosita's. The joint is just minutes from the Observer office ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 18, 2008
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    October 30, 2008

    Majestic Munchies

    Cheech and Chong reunite in Dallas

  • News

    May 22, 2008

    Ask A Mexican

    Laughter is a universal language; comedy isn't

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008

    Of Flagrant Fouls and Shining Stars

    After last night’s dichotomous performances by the Mavs and Stars, it appears we’ll be having our spring over ice, thanks. Because while Dallas’ hockey team was dismantling the San Jose Sharks to take a 2-0 series lead, its basketball team put forth one of the most disturbingly ineffective eff ... More >>

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    March 22, 2007
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    January 18, 2007


    Off-field indiscretions be damned, Michael Irvin deserves football immortality

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    October 26, 2006
  • Music

    August 31, 2006

    Heavy Medal

    For her next trick, Carly Patterson attempts to trade in somersaults for singing

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2006

    American Hero an American Idol?

    Carly Patterson's trying to make it as a singer on Fox. We can think of worse ideas, such as...uh...wait...uh...give us a sec. You've heard of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, but the Richie Whitt Dallas Observer sports column jinx? I'm just sayin'. It almost got kick-started last night on the sea ... More >>

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    The Young and the Peerless

    Baseball's best-kept secret plays in your backyard

  • Calendar

    June 15, 2006

    Mid-City Munchies

    Arlington takes a hit of Tommy Chong

  • Film

    June 8, 2006

    Kickin' the Tires

    Pixar's latest is no lemon, but it does have that used-Cars smell

  • Calendar

    July 21, 2005
  • Film

    November 25, 2004

    Skip It

    This holiday movie will make you very, very Krank-y

  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003

    String Along

    Violinist Gil Shaham performs

  • Film

    September 11, 2003

    Damn Good Yankee

    In Once Upon a Time in Mexico, the outlaw Johnny Depp saves the day

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Film

    August 8, 2002

    Why Kids?

    Robert Rodriguez follows his most personal film with his most impersonal

  • Film

    March 29, 2001

    Dr. Yes

    The gorgeous excess of Spy Kids sets the right tone for its surreal fantasy

  • Film

    April 27, 2000

    Fest intentions

    USA Film Festival: Amargosa, Committed, The Devil's Swing, Dropping Out, Hamlet, Lush, The Natural History of the Chicken, Split Decision, The Target Shoots First, Steal This Movie

  • Music

    March 19, 1998

    Tangled web

    From Mexico to L.A. via Alaska and El Paso, Tito Larriva has seen it all and more

  • Film

    August 15, 1996

    Par for the course

    Golf is the latest sport victimized by sexual mythologising in Tin Cup

  • Film

    January 25, 1996

    Sodom south of the border

    Gore and humor join forces in From Dusk Till Dawn