Bon Spengler is a mainstay in the underground house and techno scenes in Dallas. Along with her husband Corey Spengler (of the electronic duo Opencloud), she has been responsible for a series of notable parties featuring local and touring techno, tech house and house talent that are not usually know ... More >>
Melinda says that every single hand is unique and that she is merely a channel who lets the hands talk to her. If there is an issue in your mind or heart, your hand and what she refers to only as her multiple "guides" will pull her toward it. Melinda is a local palmist and intuitive at vintage resal ... More >>
After opening 50 stores in 11 states, Mooyah, the Dallas-based burger chain, has gone overseas, and not where you might expect: It opened its first restaurant in Dubai earlier this month, and is expanding their culinary reach to Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar all by the end of 2013 Mooyah has signed a m ... More >>
Chef Brian Zenner of Belly & Trumpet in Uptown has been around a bit. Born in Bangkok, his family moved to Dubai and London before finally settling in Texas. And while on paper his culinary career started at the Texas Culinary Academy, one might say the cooking wheels started churning on a dock in T ... More >>
There is, apparently, an entity known as the North Texas Counterproliferation Task Force. It's sufficiently new/under the radar to yield exactly zero matches on Google, but it's a thing, and it's made up of agents from the FBI, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security, and the Departme ... More >>
It's pretty rare for a band to wait nearly three decades to release its best album, but that's exactly what Testament did. Last summer saw the release of Dark Roots of Earth, Testaments tenth and most accomplished work. Melding the old school fire of the band's previous efforts with a modern sheen a ... More >>
Fort Worth's Dreamy Soundz revive the analog arts.
Robby and Jennifer Rux greet me at the front door of an old brown fourplex, nestled comfortably on a tree-lined street in Fort Worth's Fairmount Historic District. Their apartment, covered in posters, tapestries and age-old vinyl, serves as one of the few exclusively analog recording studios in Nort ... More >>
See also: Bucks Burnett threatens to open another Eight Track Museum Back in March, I checked in with Dallas institution Bucks Burnett and got a tour of his Eight Track Museum in Deep Ellum, lovingly curated by Burnett across several decades. It was then he revealed a new museum would be opening s ... More >>
However you slice the numbers, it's still baloney.
Finally a toilet fancy enough to keep in the living room of your magnificent, glass-enclosed, hilltop house. This weekend's First Dallas Modern Home Tour begs the question: Everything else in your retro-futuristic frame is perfect, but how do you hide the commode? Well, if you're feeling especia ... More >>
Tom Cruise's mission: live another day as a bankable star.
Michael Signoretto is 73, and as of today the Dallas man faces up to 40 years in federal prison for his role in defrauding two British telecommunications companies out of of more than $60 million. Signoretto, who was just found guilty by a federal jury, didn't do this alone. He had plenty of co-c ... More >>
KBR, Inc., the massive and controversial Houston-based wartime contractor that has landed billions in military contracts for erecting base camps and supplying fuel for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will have to convince a federal judge in Dallas that race and religion had nothing to do wi ... More >>
You know what's understood in every language? A check presenter. I'd wager there's not a diner from Dubuque to Dubai who's surprised by what he finds when he opens the leather-bound book that appears at the end of every meal. No competent restaurant-goer wastes time wondering if he's been gi ... More >>
The P'Zone is reason enough to be seriously suspicious of Pizza Hut's motives, but the results from survey in The Economic Times of India carried a reminder that the brand we Americans all know as The Hut is the most trusted name in the Indian dining world -- and has been for six years running. Whi ... More >>
Since news about Texas food tends to find its way to my inbox, I know way more than I should about Texas Roadhouse happenings. I don't usually find too much in the Roadhouse oeuvre that's worth sharing, but I was oddly riveted by a recent announcement regarding the restaurant chain's partici ... More >>
Spike JohnsonThat banner you see on the old Showcase Chevrolet dealership on LBJ Freeway, near the Dallas North Tollway intersection, just went up this week. I can't tell you the asking price, but I do know this: When Apartment Realty Advisors sold the property the first go-round in November 2006 ... More >>
Patience SteltzerTitanmoonDFW's own Titanmoon just arrived home from its first international tour--a whirlwind trip that took the band through Japan, Pakistan and Dubai and found the band being treated like heroes. And though a couple of bombings canceled a couple of shows, the indie rock outfit ... More >>
Icon Midtown, yet another conceptual rendering to add to the pyreBut 15 months ago, Icon Partners issued a breathless press release announcing a 3.7-million square foot development to be dropped at the intersection of LBJ Freeway and the Dallas North Tollway. Called Icon Midtown, it was to be ... More >>
Slip into something more comfortable at the Majestic
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, December 29, 2008...DJ AM got into the Christmas spirit a little early this year. On Christmas Eve, he not only sued Goodyear, Learjet and the charter company he used for the flight that crashed and left him and drummer Travis Barker severely burned ... More >>
Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy thriller we deserve
Tom Hicks is still loathed in Liverpool -- sounds like it ought to be the name of autobiography at this point. Last week, Hicks announced that the team's new stadium wasn't going to be built after all -- looks like he and partner George Gillett kinda ran out of money, maybe? And yet another delay in ... More >>
We have a few questions about Tom Leppert's inaugural speech, delivered yesterday at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center and reprinted in its entirety after the jump (courtesy the city's Web site). But chief among them is this: Why did Leppert say, "A well-known philosopher once said, 'What is a ... More >>
Leppert and Oakley show that what you think about Dallas politics could be wrong
In Dubai, they ski inside. Which seems totally natural. You can Ski Dubai. Might as well be able to ski Fort Worth. About a year ago, we mentioned that Jeff Green, the chief executive of Bearfire Group, was looking to build somewhere in Dallas the mammoth CoolZone Winterplex, where it'd be winter al ... More >>
Far from his Kurdish home, Adnan Kirkuki seeks out soldiers to defend his new one in the United States
Coldwell Banker has issued a sorta study that proves what most of us have known for a long time: Dallas is just affordable enough to be attractive to the average homeowner, but also just expensive enough to drive you broke before you know it. Yesterday, the realtor released its Home Price Comparison ... More >>
In three years, more or less, you might be able to ski Dallas. I know, ridiculous. And also awesome. Don't forget awesome. The latest issues of The Economist wonders whether Dallas (and Charlotte, whatever) isn't trying to keep pace with Dubai--"home of desert skiing, the world's only seven-star hot ... More >>
Inside the mind--and suitcase--of Sandra Bridewell, religious charlatan
Dallas' young entrepreneurs live by their creed: Just do it.
Michael Winterbottom paints a plausibly problematic tomorrow in Code 46
It may be easy as Sunday morning to dis Lionel Richie. But why do that?
Awash in oil, the Spanish victims of a tanker disaster seek justice from a Texas company
The unlikely story of the greatest Texas athlete you've never heard of