Grand Rapids

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2014

    The Black Keys Coming to American Airlines Center in November

    Ohio duo and multiple Grammy winners the Black Keys are preparing to drop a new album next week, titled Turn Blue. From the time it was announced, Blue, the band's eighth album together, has been the crux of a slightly bizarre promotional campaign: first, its release was announced via Mike Tyson's T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Barrence Whitfield: "I Have Enough Energy to Move A Lot of People."

    Since the early 1980s, Barrence Whitfield & the Savages have been pummeling audiences across the globe with a fiery mix of R&B, soul, funk and rock. Known for his over the top stage presence, Whitfield enjoys turning concerts into physical therapy sessions. The recently issued Dig Thy Savage Soul is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Manners in Paris, France, Versus Manners in Paris, Texas. There's no way To Get it Right.

    The Regional Tourism Council of Paris (France) has launched a good manners campaign for French table waiters, urging them to be more understanding of the cultural peculiarities of foreigners. Unfortunately, the manual on how to be nice to foreigners lumps all of us Americans together, as if the rule ... More >>

  • News

    November 22, 2012

    Seeds of Hope for Dallas Farmers Market

    Long negotiations could plant something cool at the southeast corner of downtown.

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2011

    How An All-Girl, Michigan-Based Punk Group Fell For Dallas' The Telefones 30 Years Too Late

    ​A little over a week ago, Robert posted something of a gem to Unfair Park: Seems an all-girl punk band from Grand Rapids, Michigan, 30 years after the fact have released a response song to the great "She's In Love With The Rolling Stones," a fine, fine single released by Dallas New Wavers The Tel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2011

    The Conversation: North Texas Bands on Tour!

    Time to load up the van and hit the road, bros.​Going on tour is pretty much the funnest thing that a band can do, ever. On the road with your bros, drinking during the day, making tons of money, and so on and so on.Well, probably not that part about making money. Not early on in a band's career, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Walmart Needs Friends. Hungry Need Food. So...

    ​With 22 days left for online voting, Dallas is trailing the leader in a Walmart-sponsored contest for food bank funding by more than 11,000 votes. Walmart's "Fighting Hunger Together" program pits the nation's 100 metropolitan areas with the highest rates of food hardship against one another ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.30.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I take absolutely no very little joy in D Magazine's Inside Corner sports blog going belly up any second now. Evan Grant is a solid baseball Xs and Os writer and I'll follow his work back to Dalla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Gig Alerts: Death Hickey Blues at Poor David's Pub, La Dispute at 1919 Hemphill

    ​For all the losers like me who are not going to the Death Star in Arlington to catch U2 and Muse tonight (or, for that matter, either the Alice Cooper show at the Palladium or the Maxwell/Common show at the AAC), there are a few out-of-town artists who dare show their faces in our area the same n ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    Last Night: The Killers at Nokia Theatre

    The KillersNokia Theatre in Grand PrairieWednesday, February 4, 2009 Better than: That Southwest Airlines "Wanna get away?" commercial where the rapper yells "Thank you, Detroit!" and his hypeman leans in and whispers, "Detroit was last night..." After The Killers opened its set at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2008
  • Music

    December 27, 2007
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2007

    Postage Due

    Need a stamp? Because they're selling 'em at the University of Texas at Dallas tomorrow -- specifically, the brand-new Gerald Ford 41-cent'er that makes its bow on Friday with special ceremonies only at UTD, the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and at Ford's former home ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2007

    Steak n Shake Up

    One of the many great things about Steak n Shake: the fact its locations are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Only, not so much, turns out: A day after recording substantial losses, Steak n Shakers told analysts during a conference call that it's looking to save a little dough by turning out ... More >>

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Almost Famous

    Dallas' other quarterback content with triumphant anonymity

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006

    The Day Jim Schutze Met Gerald Ford and Asked Him the Worst Question Ever

    Jerry Ford has died. I seldom have personal feelings for politicians, but Ford's death makes me sad. Of course, that may be because I played such an important part personally in his presidency. This is a short story, so I'll try to make it long. People born since 1973 probably can't imagine how weir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2006

    NASCAR: A Yankee Pastime

    On Sunday The Dallas Morning News ran a piece reiterating the myth that NASCAR was once a regional--specifically southeastern--sport that has suddenly expanded into the major urban markets. Strangely, even NASCAR officials adhere to this and other myths (such as the disregard for non-southern drive ... More >>

  • Music

    October 7, 2004

    Odds & Ends

    Club TV USA hits town, Crossroads Fest coming out on DVD andlessons from Mail Bag

  • Music

    August 5, 2004

    Fiery Furnaces

    Blueberry Boat (Sanctuary)

  • Dining

    May 6, 2004

    Deep Brazil

    New Cafe Brazil owner has plans to expand--but not dramatically

  • News

    May 15, 2003

    Segregation Forever

    How Dallas got what it wanted

  • Film

    April 20, 1995

    Magnificent obsession

    The films of Great Director honoree Paul Schrader mix art-house intelligence with B-movie grit