Long-time readers of this blog will remember the irrepressible mischief of my wife, Richard (not her real name). Well, one of the greatest regrets of our marriage is that I took her to Pecan Lodge one time on an off-day. It was good, but not great. She was unimpressed. I had been one time before tha ... More >>
By Jason Roche
Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
It's been all of 24 hours since Christopher Stephens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, was killed along with three others in an attack by an mob angered by a film ridiculing the prophet Mohammed. Stephens was, by all accounts, a dedicated public servant, and he had borne witness to the fall of Muammar ... More >>
Filmmaker Bentley Brown was born in Dallas, but he moved to Chad with his family when he was eleven. It was in high school there that he began making short films with friends.
Brown returned to the States for college at Emory and, for a time, suppressed his post-grad predisposition to filmmaking as ... More >>
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The Dallas Film Society announced the first 15 entries to be officially accepted into this year's Dallas International Film Festival, which occurs from April 12 to the 22.While many so far are documentaries, a few feel-goods have weaseled their way in, and ... More >>
At 72, keyboardist Ray Manzarek has just about done it all. Best known at the keyboardist for the Doors, Manzarek has stayed busy as a performer and producer for the past three decades. Joining forces with renowned slide guitarist Roy Rogers in 2008, the duo have recorded two critically acclaimed ... More >>
Hey Peter Murphy, there's something on your face. Yep, you got it!Seems that the big acts in this week's show announcements were even bigger some 20 years ago. Much bigger. You might think we're talking about Morrissey, or Wilco (who still seem to be on the fringe of their prime) or Thi ... More >>
Molto Formaggio The Cheese Shop provides the perfect set up for a date with its class on paring cheese and wine flights. For $75 per couple (classes are limited to 10 couples) you get to try three wine flights, three cheese flights, other food accompaniments to mix and match with the various ... More >>
Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinning.It doesn't seem to matter what's going on in Libya, Egypt or even Washington D.C.; somehow, a pretty mediocre actor's personal life has been managing to lead every newscast and dominate discussion on every talk radio show throughout the past week. I ... More >>
Daniel RodrigueMonotonix's Ami ShalevFor astute music fans in the North Texas region, the name Monotonix has become quite familiar. In the last couple of years, the Israeli garage-punk trio has made a few stops here, including a 2009 NX35 slot that got the ball rolling pretty hard on their Metrop ... More >>
Rabbi David SternRan into my rabbi last Sunday -- David Stern, head man at Temple Emanu-El of Dallas, very hip and very influential so I hear -- and asked him: "You mind sending me your Kol Nidre sermon? I'd like to post to Unfair Park." He grinned and said sure -- grinned, I'm sure, because it w ... More >>
Photos by Megan FeldmanOn Saturday afternoon, around 100 people gathered at Dealey Plaza to protest the Iranian government and show support for pro-democracy demonstrators in that country, where the regime has been retaliating against widespread protests since the June 12 election.
Saturday's ... More >>