• Blogs

    May 1, 2013

    How do We Book a Tour?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Best DJ Nominees

    Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. They are all hunched over the jukebox, scanning ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    SMU Alum Has Idea for Boosting Student Attendence at Games: No More Tailgating!

    FlickrThe Alumni Guy is watching you student section, and he doesn't like what he sees. ​SMU is inching closer to admission into one of college football's hallowed BCS conferences, which will mark the latest milestone on what the school and its alumni hope is the road back to football relevanc ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 11, 2011

    Big Plans From the Tiny Kitchen at Jonathon's Oak Cliff

    A young chef ditched a local institution to find his own way. It may just be your new got-to.

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2010

    Over The Weekend: Autolux, Golden Panda at The Loft

    Autolux, Golden PandaThe LoftSeptember 10, 2010Better than: waiting six years between albums.Autolux​The distinctive, spectacular druming of Autolux's Carla Azur is enough to draw a crowd. Consider, too, though, the elegant mystery of this credit for her work with Joe Henry on the album Fuse: "Ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2010

    Q&A: Former Paste Scribe Steve LaBate and Filmmaker Scott Sloan Tell Us Why You Might See Cameras At The Granada Tonight...

    Similar, but different.​Seeing 40 concerts in 40 different cities over the course 40 consecutive nights. Sound cool? Sure does. While such a trip would be an unrealistic fantasy for most of us, former senior writer from Paste Magazine, Steve LaBate and his good friend, filmmaker Scott Sloan, decid ... More >>

  • Culture

    February 4, 2010
  • News

    July 24, 2008

    Ask a Mexican

    In corn vs. flour, wheat gets a smackdown

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    Do the S.M. Wright Thing

    This morning, the Texas Department of Transportation is scheduled to give the city council's Trinity River Corridor Project Committee an update on the realignment of S.M. Wright Freeway; it's but one of four fascinating items on the committee's agenda, which also includes discussing NTTA environment ... More >>

  • News

    January 18, 2007


    Off-field indiscretions be damned, Michael Irvin deserves football immortality

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2004

    RAW Deal

    A death match and a dance-off

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Crossing Division Street

    How do white people learn what to think about race? It's best not to think about it.

  • Film

    June 27, 2002

    Eeez Not Zat Bad a Guy, No

    Despite its many flaws, The Emperor's New Clothes is an enlightening look at Napoleon

  • Film

    April 4, 2002

    The Big Hurt

    Pauline and Paulette, about a neglected retarded woman, is hard to ignore

  • Culture

    February 15, 2001

    Better Off Lost

    Looking for the heart of this Saturday Night proves fruitless

  • Film

    October 19, 2000

    Sweet and Lowdown

    Pay It Forward's heavy-handed, saccharine message somehow goes down good

  • Culture

    October 19, 2000

    The Man of Many Face

    Christopher Guest takes his comedy very, very seriously

  • Film

    January 20, 2000

    McCourt's ashes

    Alan Parker brings Pulitzer-winning Angela's Ashes to soggy, earnest life

  • Culture

    May 20, 1999

    That Gothic thing

    11th Street Theatre Project paints two very different family portraits in Southern Rituals

  • News

    March 18, 1999

    Decent exposure

    The video festival is honoring Paul Reubens with its Ernie Kovacs Award

  • Music

    August 28, 1997

    Camelot in 4/4 time

    A golden age in Dallas jazz turns 40

  • Film

    January 23, 1997

    Animal crackers

    Creatures swallows Wanda whole and chokes on the laughter

  • Film

    October 24, 1996


    Caught crafts a solid melodrama from a film-noir plot

  • Culture

    August 24, 1995

    A strange goodbye

    Odd sights--and musings--at Mickey Mantle's funeral

  • Music

    January 12, 1995

    Blues for James

    Local jazzer James Clay leaves remarkable legacy