Here at the Observer, we come across hundreds of photos a week. You'd be surprised how often styles are repeated. You've all seen the cliche band in a wintered field photo, or the antique furniture set outdoors photo. Well, here are a group of photos that don't fit the mold; they're completely origi ... More >>
On July 8, actor Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, a documentary called Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, will earn its release theaters in New York City and Los Angeles. Later that month, on July 28, the film will begin a run locally at Dallas-area Angelika Theat ... More >>
While year-end, catch-all wrap-ups are common to every musical genre, in no other style of music do they turn into the hand-wringing, "state of the game" examinations that hip-hop seems to provoke. (I've certainly written a few.) We worry because we care, of course. But at some point, like a thirty- ... More >>
Saturday morning, from the South by Southwest shindig down in Austin, Pete wondered over on DC9 whether Erykah Badu would be playing Auditorium Shores, as expected, or Malaysia, as pictured. Turns out, she was heading to Austin after all -- but only after being delayed in Dallas, where police were d ... More >>
Sage Francis is a hip-hop jerk, but not in your usual way
Erykah Badu is serious about saving the soul of the city
Who is Jill Scott? Why is anyone still asking that?