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 >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
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 >>
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 >>
The beginning of history as we know itIn 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Boys will be girls in The Facts of Life: The Lost Episode, a ribald triumph of low comedy and high production values
Live from Hailey's, it's Ed Forman!
See SC's future legends
Who comes to visit when you dial 911?
A sportscaster shares handshakes and his story
Kevin Nealon visits the Addison Improv
Another SNL vet may be the next Bill Murray. Seriously.
Or: Just how does David Spade keep getting work?
You can have an Atomic time at this West End sushi joint
Scorsese rockudrama remembers The Band
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Sandler and Spade continue quest to dumb down America
The famous Second City alumni may be missing, but their wit isn't
Christopher Guest takes his comedy very, very seriously
Martin Lawrence proves there's a fine line between fat and phat
A handy guide to the worst local records of the '90s
Hank Williams III hopes that country gold comes in threes
Leap-frogging through history with the Toadies
April 22-28, 1999
August 20 - 26, 1998
Robert Smigel is the hottest animator you've never heard of