Long before the downtown Omni opened we were treated to a sneak peek of its light show, which folks either think is the right shade of shiny or plain tacky, a debate that becomes especially heated when you add in the new-look Reunion Tower and all the other lite-brites decorating downtown. And sp ... More >>
It's been eleven years since Stephen Malkmus released his self-titled debut with The Jicks, and on that first tour, during a stop at the old Gypsy Tea Room (on the big side), he made good use of the musical elbow room his new band allowed him, ripping solo after solo. He also proved he's strong e ... More >>
Forget paint colors and place mats: When professional architects analyze a restaurant's ambiance, they're generally most interested in how their colleague successfully dealt with fire codes and ductwork regulations.
Non-architects are invited this Thursday to the Dallas Fish Market for what ... More >>
Ra Ra RiotOctober is shaping up to be a pretty solid month for great acts passing through Dallas. Already, we've got Vampire Weekend, The National. And now we can add Ra Ra Riot to the mix. On Thursday, October 28, at Granada Theater, the bouncy, excitable indie-pop act will be passing through in ... More >>
This guide to downtown may be a little out of date, but it's certainly the right price.OK, so by now we're all clear on one thing: The Business Council for the Arts' downloadable downtown tour was always intended to be focused on one thing and one thing only: public art. That, says Greg Brown, pr ... More >>
Otto Lang and Frank Witchell built this city, more or less. Let's catalog, shall we: the Dallas Power & Light Building, the Lone Star Gas Company HQ, the Sanger Bros. Department Store, the Fair Park Music Hall, the Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s Catalog Merchandise Center (now known as the ... More >>
Speaking of great books about Dallas architecture ...On Monday, shortly after I mentioned that the Dallas Historical Society has reissuing Dallas Rediscovered on its to-do list, a Friend of Unfair Park sent word that the American Institute of Architects-Dallas is planning on updating The American ... More >>