So let's get this straight: right when it's starting to resemble something akin to a real Texas summer, with some triple-digit temperatures in the forecast, we start hearing about a polar vortex? Well, anything's possible. And with the World Cup drawing to a close this weekend, we might all be teete ... More >>
Sometimes the only thing that's worse than a Monday is the Monday after a three-day weekend. Honestly, what does anyone have to look forward to now? Aside from, you know, some real summer heat finally starting to creep in. Fortunately the start of any new week in Dallas also means another new week ... More >>
"That's right," Cat Lafitte wrote in an email to the Observer about a month ago. "I'm the idiot Facebook cop." If you don't remember Cat Lafitte's name, you may remember her actions: She was one of three police officers fired in June 2011 for violating department policy. Lafitte's offenses, accordi ... More >>
Life lessons by Paul Mooney
"I'm totally posting this on Myspace later."The word has gotten around quickly: Justin Timberlake was indeed among the investors that bought a stake in floundering social networking site Myspace this week. According to the press release from Specific Media, Timberlake's partners in this ventur ... More >>
Right about now, over at the Palladium Ballroom, the stage is being set for tonight's Red Bull SoundClash, featuring Talib Kweli & The Rhythm Roots AllStars and Ozomatli. The two groups spawned from vastly different scenes, but share a similar alternative hip-hop jam--and we were able to watc ... More >>
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