Jason Vasilas has been mixing it up on the decks under the alias JV for almost a decade and a half. With over 20 releases, all on vinyl, JV is another local vet with a significant body of work, but who is known and played mostly far outside of the city limits. Extremely prolific despite dealing with ... More >>
Bon Spengler is a mainstay in the underground house and techno scenes in Dallas. Along with her husband Corey Spengler (of the electronic duo Opencloud), she has been responsible for a series of notable parties featuring local and touring techno, tech house and house talent that are not usually know ... More >>
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 >>
When you buy a house, there are several factors to consider, like lot size, crime rates, and proximity to good schools and/or a decent bar or two. And, of course, whether or not your new home is within the blast zone of any explosive chemical plants. That last factor is the rationale behind the fed ... More >>
A small dagger pierced my heart when my wife told me our 27-year-old son's reaction to the news story she had emailed him about the n-word-using police commissioner in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He emailed her back: "Wow. Way up there." I took that to mean that our fifth-generation native-Texan son ... More >>
We missed a fascinating SBOE campaign forum in Fort Worth Monday night. It didn't start when Tea Party candidate Eric Mahroum kicked off the evening with some fringe buzzwords like CSCOPE and Common Core, and an invocation of the former President Ronald Reagan's "are you better off?" speech. Nor did ... More >>
While most of us are partial to the stories inside our beer bottles, sometimes what's on the label is pretty interesting, too. So we surveyed a few craft breweries in North Texas to learn a little more about the story behind their labels, starting with one of the most popular new beers on the market ... More >>
With creativity everywhere around it, the Arts District greek spot falls flat.
The end of cinema? Hardly. Taking a look at the top movies.
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Sharon Van Etten Thursday, March 14, at McFarlin Auditorium Tickets go on sale tomorrow for Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds' North American tour, although they won't last long. The 12-date tour kicks off right here in Dallas, in support of the band's latest creation, Push the S ... More >>
McDonald's purists (yes, they are a people), you may want to sit down. The fast food giant is set to open not one, but two of their first entirely vegetarian concepts in India next year. The first location will be in the holy city of Amritsar, near the Golden Temple. The vegetarian menu is a somewha ... More >>
Man. I cannot believe it. Just got back in the house. Catching my breath. Had to wade into the crowd out there on the street. Major neighborhood squall. We've been waiting 20 years for the city to patch our street. They have big crews out there now doing it -- and a bang-up job from what I h ... More >>
We're still waiting to see whether a judge thinks we're entitled to more details on how the producers of Top Chef will spend the estimated $400,000-plus the state paid to see its brand integrated into the show, which the show has thus far accomplished with lots of boots, Texas flags, and dish ... More >>
New report finds the Lone Star swimming in deep debt.
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>
Another Tuesday rolls around and it's another intriguing collection of musical options. A great night to drown those baseball sorrows.
What a packed Wednesday evening. And that's not even counting Your Texas Rangers playing in their first ever World Series game. Crazy, right?
A couple of nice triple-bills, plus some hardcore country, makes for a pleasant Tuesday evening of music, no?
Filling up with the good stuff.Flavors From Afar 6712 Snider Plaza 214-696-2327 Try: Conte Pucci Della Genga extra virgin olive oil (now 50 percent off) Don't try: leaving without taste-testing something We were out of extra virgin olive oil. (No, I don't mean E.V.O.O. I will never abbrevia ... More >>
In February 2007, Rev. Nicholas Katinas -- described by The Dallas Morning News as "the longtime, beloved pastor of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in North Dallas" -- was suspended from the church because of allegations he'd sexually abused minors. At 1:30 today, one of those allegations will be ... More >>
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There are two words no more heartbreaking to Dallas Mavericks fans than "Roy" and "Tarpley." Exactly two decades ago, he was named to the NBA's All-Rookie team -- while, at the same time, he was being ordered to enter the league's rehab center for chemical abuse. It was the first time he was receive ... More >>
The truth is, Kavala is mostly a beauty
CTD's Shadowlands chronicles the unlikely love between C.S. Lewis and a brash American
Tiger Woods is not only a great golfer, but also a foot rest. Looking for some good ol' American athletic domination. Hmm, where to start. Soccer? Nope, didn't win a single game in last summer's World Cup. Baseball? Failed to even qualify for the last Olympics. How 'bout basketball, a sport we frigg ... More >>
For her next trick, Carly Patterson attempts to trade in somersaults for singing
Carly Patterson's trying to make it as a singer on Fox. We can think of worse ideas, such as...uh...wait...uh...give us a sec. You've heard of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, but the Richie Whitt Dallas Observer sports column jinx? I'm just sayin'. It almost got kick-started last night on the sea ... More >>
Ssssh. Hear that? Is it butterflies peein' in a cotton field? Vince Young's gears turnin'? Bode Miller's Olympic medals clanging together? Nope, just the hollow clamor surrounding the World Baseball Classic. Chalk up another one for Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig. First, despite a moun ... More >>
Already dogged by mental illness, Paul Bear ended his life after a mean-spirited outing by a small-town newspaperman
A lost lad longs for life in I Am David
It's about learning heritage, not getting hammered
Is it right to produce alcohol in the wrong country?
Irving offers a solution to bummer camps
Despite strong performances, Global Village doesn't connect all the emotional dots
Tasty Greek is disheveled, but the food cleans up
Presenting the 1997 Jimmys--like the Tony, but without the boring awards show
Teatro Dallas' Lamia could use a few more screams
The city's future is in the hooves of a winged horse--and in the New Age musings of the Dallas Institute of Humanities.
Dallas pair explores frontiers of erotic art
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
North Dallas' Cafe Mediterranee goes boldly across many borders
Johnny's makes its claim to greatness with a Greek flourish