Chris Farley

  • Calendar

    February 6, 2014
  • Calendar

    June 27, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Denton Musician Richard Haskins Attempted to Rob a Bank. He Was Also My Friend.

    On December 7, in the diminishing dusk light of the parking lot across the street from Wells Fargo on University Drive in Denton, Richard Haskins sat alone in a red, 1984 four-door Mercedes. Wearing a black Misfits t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts and a pair of low-top black Converse, he looked at the ba ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012

    Victoria Jackson, Tea Party Princess

    Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Pesticides Are Threatening the Bee Population, Dan Rather Reports

    In preparation for Greek Fest I was warned: "Beware of bees with your loukomades." The fried dough balls, dripping with honey, seemed the perfect attractor for a violet swarm. I pictured myself going all Chris Farley as I ran through the festival. Bees! There were no bees, though. I ate loukomades ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Michael Hinojosa, You're So Great. What Makes You, Michael Hinojosa, So Great?

    ​Over the weekend, The Marietta Daily Journal pointed out that somewhere on the Cobb County School District's website is an interview with Michael Hinojosa that's supposed to be distributed district-wide on Wednesday. The chitchat, shot with Cobb County's spokesman during the outgoing Dallas ISD s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Leap Frogging Through History With The Toadies

    The beginning of history as we know it​In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we look back at an infographic we here at the Observer published to chart the career arc of The Toadies, following the release of their seminal record Rubberneck and through the production of their at-the- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Listomania: Ranking the 10 Best Seattle Grunge Bands of the '90s

    ​On December 31, 2009, when Chris Cornell tweeted that the "Knights of the Soundtable" would "ride again," fans assumed 2010 would become known as the year of Soundgarden, finding the '90s grunge legends reforming and regaining their once dominant form. Disappointingly, they were only half right; ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Lodge Owner Makes Rolling Stone

    ​As you can see, however, Dawn Rizos isn't mentioned by name in the October 29 ish -- and where's the publicity value in that? You remember what happened, right? Right: Newt Gingrich's Business Defense and Advisory Council solicited the owner of the topless joint for a donation in exchange for an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    Mayor Tom, Talk Show Host?

    Dunno when this was done, but as evidenced by this just-posted clip it's clear Tom Leppert has a future as an early-Sunday morning community-affairs talk-show host when he's done being mayor. His interview with special guest Tennell Atkins is a little, oh, Chris Farley for my tastes, but it's promis ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 19, 2008

    Blair Bitch Project

    Boys will be girls in The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode, a ribald triumph of low comedy and high production values

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2008

    The Carson of Denton

    Live from Hailey's, it's Ed Forman!

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2008

    Stud Farm

    See SC's future legends

  • Home Entertainment

    March 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Man Crushing on Tony Romo

    Last night wasn't an easy one for Tony Romo. He has to endure KTVT-Channel 11 sports anchor Babe Laufenberg's cheap-ass come-ons during "The Score": graphic gags involving Romo's head being Photoshopped onto Mount Rushmore and a Hall of Fame bust. (Only days earlier, during a 10 p.m. newscast, ancho ... More >>

  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Low standards

    Who comes to visit when you dial 911?

  • Calendar

    September 7, 2006


    A sportscaster shares handshakes and his story

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006

    Straight Man

    Kevin Nealon visits the Addison Improv

  • Culture

    November 6, 2003

    Free Will

    Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.

  • Film

    September 4, 2003

    Sucks, Dickie

    Or: Just how does David Spade keep getting work?

  • Dining

    June 5, 2003

    Bomb Shelter

    You can have an Atomic time at this West End sushi joint

  • Film

    April 18, 2002

    Play It Loud

    Scorsese rockudrama remembers The Band

  • Culture

    May 31, 2001

    Skip It

    Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters

  • Film

    April 12, 2001

    Dirt Farmer

    Sandler and Spade continue quest to dumb down America

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2001

    Second to None

    The famous Second City alumni may be missing, but their wit isn't

  • Culture

    October 19, 2000

    The Man of Many Face

    Christopher Guest takes his comedy very, very seriously

  • Film

    June 8, 2000

    Yo Momma

    Martin Lawrence proves there's a fine line between fat and phat

  • 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

    May 27, 1999


    Leap-frogging through history with the Toadies

  • Calendar

    April 22, 1999

    Night & Day

    April 22-28, 1999

  • Calendar

    August 20, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 20 - 26, 1998

  • News

    March 5, 1998

    'Toon Man

    Robert Smigel is the hottest animator you've never heard of