Photos by Sam MertenWho can you name in this gathering of officials the mayor pulled together for a press conference-closing group photo?When Sam and I got to Main Street Garden around 2:15 this afternoon for the Statler-sale press conference, there weren't a lot of people around -- just a few fo ... More >>
Patrick MichelsSammons Park and the Wyly Theatre seen from the Winspear Opera HouseIt's a complaint that's been made repeatedly since the AT&T Performing Arts Center made its October bow: The buildings are beautiful, but the spaces in between -- "a Cobb salad of unrelated elements," in the wo ... More >>
Last night, I ran into noted doc director Mark Birnbaum at a little shindig Lodge owner Dawn Rizos threw in conjunction with the release of good friend and once-and-future Observer contributor Josh Alan Friedman's latest tome, the autobiographical Black Cracker. Mark -- who's directed such films ... More >>
During our server outage of the last hour, several Friends of Unfair Park wanted to make sure we noted David Dillon's death at his home in Amherst, Mass. He suffered a massive heart attack at the age of 68. Dillon, who was among those who took a buyout from the paper in '06, continued to contribu ... More >>
At the end of '06 we mentioned that Art Conspiracy II, held at the Longhorn Ballroom, raised about $12,000 for La Reunion -- which was then but "a planned artist residency in Oak Cliff." It remains more concept than reality at this date, but today former Dallas Morning News architectural critic Davi ... More >>
Photo by John Hibey Mark Birnbaum and Manny Mendoza interviewed Walter Cronkite for their doc-in-progress. Yesterday we mentioned Craig Flournoy and Tracy Everbach's bad-News piece in the latest Columbia Journalism Review, for which they claim to have interviewed about 100 former newsroomies. But o ... More >>
Come January 2008, or thereabouts, this is what the "new" Booker T. Washington School for the Performing and Visual Arts will look like. Artsy. It's going to cost $47 million to renovate the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts--or, ya know, Arts Magnet, for those with ... More >>
We are not the only ones who get a little sick at the thought of a Dallas Morning News without Ed Bark in it. On Friday, all those who have taken The Dallas Morning News' buyout offer will be ushered out the door. I have no doubt it'll be the subject of much discussion here over the coming week. It' ... More >>
Let's not have that Victory parade just yet
This is the view of the AAC and Victory Park from the pool deck area at the W. Gonna be awesome. In case you didn't know this--and you probably didn't, since its official opening isn't till a week from tomorrow--the W Hotel's open in Victory Park. Or maybe you do know: The joint's at 60-percent capa ... More >>
Take a good look at the MADI Museum. It may not be around much longer. If you were to visit the Web site of Kilgore & Kilgore, PLLC--the 58-year-old law film specializing in, among other things, cases dealing with intellectual property and personal-injury class actions--you will see seven serious-lo ... More >>
Meadows' show of Santiago Calatrava's designs is one big missed opportunity
The News now co-owns the Mavericks, but at what price?
The city's future is in the hooves of a winged horse--and in the New Age musings of the Dallas Institute of Humanities.
What happens when cutting-edge architecture collides with surburban sensibilities? Mark Alden Branch tells the unholy tale of Plano's Prince of Peace Catholic Church