• Blogs

    July 9, 2014

    Chasing The World: One Man's Crazy World Cup Quest

    The roof of my car has sprung a leak in the middle of a tropical rainstorm, and the backseat is rapidly flooding. I'd pull over, but I've been stuck on an under-construction highway for the last half hour, and time is slipping away. We're two weeks into the World Cup. At the behest of my editor, I ... More >>

  • Music

    July 3, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    World Cup Parties at Dan's Silverleaf Wed Live Music and a Slice of Denton-Style Patriotism

    "Do you wanna hear some Slayer?" a very disappointed Craig Welch says, queuing up the next track at his turntable set-up. Pumping his fists, palm up (indicative of frustration), Welch is engrossed deep into a combination of disappointment of the U.S.-Portugal game result and general agreement with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Dallas' Six Best Bars for Watching the World Cup

    The World Cup commences this week, and for the next 30 or so days, the entire planet is going to spin a little slower. Every quesadilla you order will take a little longer to arrive because the cooks in the kitchen will be glued to a tiny TV. Every drink you request will be poured a little more care ... More >>

  • Film

    March 20, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Dallas Police Chief David Brown Is at the Center of the Worst Email Scam Ever

    Even for the most financially and technologically challenged, receiving a personal email from Dallas Police Chief David Brown asking for cash sets off all sorts of alarm bells, alarm bells like He's not the NSA -- how did he get my email address? and Wouldn't it be easier to shake down criminals ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher Breakdown

    In the last couple of years, the BET Hip-Hop Awards have proven to be the most ironic awards show on television. There's little to no merit in an artist actually taking home an award anymore, unless you get the I Am Hip Hop lifetime achievement honor. The most important accolade an artist can really ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Art, Revolution and Trying to Keep the Doors Open at South Dallas's Oldest African Art Gallery

    A year and a half ago, the owners of Pan-African Connection Bookstore, Bandele Tyehimba and his wife Akwete, found out their building was being torn down and replaced with a dentist's office. They'd been at the location at the corner of Marsalis and Jefferson for more than 21 years. "I guess we were ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 20, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Wait, the U.S. Women's Soccer Team Did Lose, Right?

    ​Just looked up on TV to see the CBS trumpets proudly announcing that tonight on David Letterman the guests will be ... Abby Wombach and Hope Solo. Wow, this is going to be tense. Because surely Letterman will ask the obvious question, right: "How did you girls choke away a World Cup?" Of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Unexpected Influences: Datahowler Doesn't Always Listen To Music -- But When He Does, He Prefers Obscure African or Latin Records.

    Welcome to a Unexpected Influences, where we talk to musicians about the music no one expects them to like.Datahowler​Datahowler, mad processor of decades of international culture, has a lot on his mind. Born Ross Edman (and formerly using the moniker Objectiv One), he has managed to push himself ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Hi Soccer or Bye Sucker?

    ​The Dallas Cup will live on each Easter weekend as one of the world's most prestigious youth tournaments. FC Dallas will anonymously toil away in Major League Soccer. And Starbucks-slurping soccer moms in their minivans will still dominate our roads and bogart our athletic field parking ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 24, 2010
  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Job Hunting, One Dallas Intersection at a Time

    Kimberly Thorpe​Kwaku Twumasi had been out of work for seven months when he decided to try a new approach to job hunting -- right, the very one you see above. The 34-year-old SMU Cox School of Business graduate had exhausted the more traditional routes of job scouting, like mailing resumes and net ... More >>

  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    Sunset on Sundance

    At this year's fest, there were some curveballs and at least one knucklehead

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2008

    How Porterdavis is Like Organic Hummus

    PorterdavisDan Barrett and Mike Meadows got their start playing music in Boston around the Porter and Davis squares subway stations. The pair forged a partnership based upon a shared love of the blues and named themselves Porterdavis, in honor of its humble beginnings. Moving to Austin in 2004, Barr ... More >>

  • News

    August 9, 2007

    Ole Oops

    Popular prosperity preacher sues ABC and Trinity Foundation

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Nil Appeal

    World's football is full of passion but void of points

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2006

    Yankee Doodle Crappy

    Dallas-raised Clint Dempsey was the sole highlight in the U.S. loss to Ghana this morning in World Cup play. Another day, another disappointment. I know, it pales in comparison to the devastation from the Mavs' collapse in the NBA Finals, but in case you were too busy still e-mailing Mark Cuban abou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 16, 2005
  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    Beatle It

    These films are AllGood

  • Calendar

    March 27, 2003

    Funny Face

    Ellen Degeneres has a point

  • News

    June 25, 1998

    The good fight

    Thirty years ago, Curtis Cokes was the world-champion welterweight. Now, he trains young boxers and just wants to be recognized in his hometown.

  • Calendar

    June 26, 1997
  • Calendar

    December 21, 1995
  • News

    August 24, 1995

    Out of Africa

    Two Ghana natives chronicle a continent few know about

  • Film

    February 9, 1995


    Haile Gerima's hallucinatory slave epic Sankofa is a declaration of independence