Harlem, Flight, PVC Street Gang May 15, 2010 City Tavern Better Than: Hangin' with the dudes. Nick RalloBefore PVC Street Gang, Flight and Harlem took the stage Saturday night, there was the issue of parking. If you didn't know before, City Tavern sits quietly amidst the douchebag capital of ... More >>
Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>
When the shooting occurred in June, it merited but a few paragraphs in a crime brief headlined, "19-year-old fires on gang officers, Dallas police say." Today, though, the U.S. Attorney sends word that a federal jury found Rene Salazar, a member of the East Side Homeboys, guilty of two counts of ... More >>
Brian HarkinDallas County District Attorney Craig WatkinsIt's always a good idea 'round this time of the year to make a list of accomplishments, if only to figure out what you need to get done in the coming year. So happens, of course, that Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins needs to g ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be presenting my favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1, one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 22 on the list--and click after the jump for a free download of the track. Lastly, keep checking bac ... More >>
Tonight's official release party for denton Deluxe Volume 5 (featuring Peopleodian, Kashioboy and Slack Beat) kicks off the first in a series of ongoing showcases put together by denton Deluxe's Chad Withers. Check out this week's North of the Dial for more on the compilation as well as for more ... More >>
Thursday, August 20, at The Cavern
The debut effort from Denton's PVC Street Gang is supposed to hit the streets any day now, so check out the band's brand new video, which is set to the song "Night Terrors" from the band's forthcoming EP. Like the band, it's a bit out there--kind of a mix of late night '80s television and Rockwell's ... More >>
Mark Cuban aims his hands-on approach at Dallas' downtrodden southern sector.
A short while ago, Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle concluded a press conference, carried in its entirety on KDFW-Channel 4, concerning the death of Senior Corporal Norman Smith, pictured at right. Smith was an 18-year veteran of the department -- his anniversary would have been tomorrow -- who was ... More >>
First he leaves At the Movies; now, he's no longer the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas. As of tomorrow, Richard Roper's back in the private sector, working for Thompson & Knight, after four years spent as U.S. Attorney. Course, this was inevitable: Barack Obama will pick a new p ... More >>
The gang's all here, dancing like dreams in Lyric Stage's West Side Story
Electronic monitoring may dramatically curb truancy. So why isn't DISD interested?
Two murders and two life sentences won't alter one convict's allegiance to the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas
In Crackdown, the city is your playground
Dupree's so-called ex is ordered home, but the DA might want a word with him first
Constable Mike Dupree deports his ex-lover to Honduras
Saints Row shamelessly apes Grand Theft Auto.
Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes
DISD trustee Ron Price does everything you expect from a politician. These days that's a problem.
Friday, June 30, at Smirnoff Music Centre
The Warriors nicely complements the bloody cult classic that inspired it.
Del Hendrixson's uncertain journey from convict to Dallas gang guru
Kiss & Tell (RCA)
Junior Players presents star-crossed teens in bandanas
The brutal, brilliant City of God takes us inside Rio de Janeiro's urban decay
Sent to TYC when she was 13, Brittany Pollard grew into a young woman and model prisoner in a state prison, but will the lessons she learned there last when she's back in the free world?
The story of Edwin Debrow Jr., one of the youngest Texans ever convicted of murder, in his own words
Highland Park Christmas lights tour
Spurred by a horrifying wave of teen violence in the '90s, Texas today spends more money than ever to lock up young criminals. Are we getting our money's worth?
Another fatalistic crime film from Takeshi Kitano begs the question: How about a romantic comedy?
Politics and mismanagement closed the books on the city's anti-gang program, but try telling this South Dallas fixture the problem's solved
Hundreds of poor Mexican girls have been abducted, raped, and murdered on the streets of Ciudad Juarez. They were forgotten and mostly ignored by authorities until Esther Chavez came along.
Top-ranked boxer Jesus "El Matador" Chavez pummels opponents in the ring, but he's losing his biggest fight against a real heavyweight -- the INS
Here's one Hong Kong hero who's ready to conquer
A Fort Worth crime-prevention group is warning parents about Goth-rock, but is that such a good idea?
Mesquite High puts a chill on a student's right to dress himself
An uneasy mix of stereotypes and commerce helps prompt Deep Ellum's cruising ban
Through a lens darkly Juarez's street photographers capture the face of a horrific future--and the future is closer than you think
The sound of the urban night comes from a most unlikely place
Teatro Dallas conjures thoughtful chills with Night of the Chupacabras
From the director of El Norte comes a modern classic about family, history, and survival
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX