David Dillon

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Outside the Statler, a Celebration. Inside the Statler, a Sneak Peek at the Work to Be Done.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    One Critic Thinks AT&T PAC Is Pretty on the Inside. But the Outside? Not So Much.

    Patrick MichelsSammons Park and the Wyly Theatre seen from the Winspear Opera House​It'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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    For Those Who Never Got to Spend Time With David Dillon, Here's Your Opportunity

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2010

    The Dallas News's Architecture Critic, David Dillon, Has Died at the Age of 68

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2008

    La Reunion Power

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    A Former Dallas News'er Takes on the Entire Newspaper Business

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2006

    A Short Film Starring Erykah, Edie and Norah

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2006

    Mourning News

    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 >>

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    Sticker Shock

    Let's not have that Victory parade just yet

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2006

    Can't Spell Wednesday Without the "W" (Hotel)

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    Goodbye, Art. Hello, Commerce.

    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 >>

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    Bilbao Envy

    Meadows' show of Santiago Calatrava's designs is one big missed opportunity

  • Culture

    July 29, 1999

    Belo's sure got balls

    The News now co-owns the Mavericks, but at what price?

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    Soul Power

    The city's future is in the hooves of a winged horse--and in the New Age musings of the Dallas Institute of Humanities.

  • News

    October 26, 1995

    From Bauhaus to God's House

    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

  • News

    October 12, 1995