The 50-foot limestone angels trumpeting from the façade of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth face a trio of venues hidden from the outside world. Hyena's Comedy Night Club is down a grand staircase on the right. There's a smaller stage next to it. And on the left is Queen City Music Hall, which o ... More >>
The online reservation and restaurant review site OpenTable.com released a list of the Top 100 Scenic View Dining restaurants, which is based on some 5 million opinions over the past year. As a complete surprise, nothing along the scenic northern part of the LBJ Freeway made it. Unbelievable, righ ... More >>
Freelance photographer (and Observer contributor) Mike Brooks grew up in Hawaii. Pretty easy to fall in love with the visual arts there, but he didn't start out as a music photographer. Since his days at the Punahou School in Honolulu, and two colleges in Northern California, he's built a rep shoo ... More >>
You will either be saddened, confused or hugely indifferent to the fact that Travel Leisure magazine has ranked Dallas last in a list of 35 hipster-friendly cities. I'll give you a moment to collect yourselves. Now then: What in the hell are we doing wrong that we rated so poorly? We want hipster ... More >>
Alexander Payne's Hawaiian excursion might be the feel good movie of the year.
And a little movie about the Mustangs' downfall isn't hurting either.
On November 2, as you'll recall, pro surfer Andy Irons's body was found in a room at the Grand Hyatt DFW, a cache of prescription pill bottles by his bedside. His family insisted, no, those had nothing to do with the 32-year-old's death. Instead, they said, the world champion, who'd taken a room ... More >>
Christian Dean Ward, perhaps better known around town as Dean Dillinger, got his start spinning records way back when, as a producer/board operator at WERQ-92.3 92Q Jams in Baltimore. "I used to play records for Reggie Reg and K-Swift (Rest In Power) when they went to the bathroom, or were on the ... More >>
June JonesTwo brief football notes of interest, the first involving SMU, where there's been little interesting football of note in recent years. The Honolulu Advertiser is reporting today that David Matlin, the Hawaii Bowl's exec director, will be at Gerald J. Ford Stadium this Saturday when the ... More >>
SMU wasn't ready to let fans storm the field. Are the Mustangs ready to bypass Memphis for Honolulu?As I write in this week's Dallas Observer column, SMU picked a bad year to have a good year. And now - on the verge of his school's first bowl bid in 25 years - Mustangs' head coach Jun ... More >>
When it feels like the rest of the world is out on vacation, daydreams about island living come easily -- and even if a tropical refuge in Bishop Arts doesn't quite give the same effect, sometimes the right table in the right restaurant is vacation enough for now. Plus, there are plenty of "tropi ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sorry to rain on Skip Bayless' - what, 14-year? - crusade, but Troy Aikman ain't gay. Went to the Pro Bowl and hung out with Aikman in Honolulu in '93. Lotsa drinks. LotsaLotsa hula girls. ... More >>
After a weird, wild week of name-calling, foundation-shuddering, letter debunking and a he said/she said spanning Florida to Hawaii, the bizarre tale of Bob Hayes' Twisted Sister finally has a temporary resolution, if not permanent closure. The current verdict: Bob Hayes, Jr. - and not Luc ... More >>
With "My Dougie" in tow, he's looking to get paid
The legends you only thought you knew
Roy's holds the cheese and does Hawaiian with style
SRV (Epic Records/Legacy)
Randall Cunningham wants to be a backup. Really. But the one thing he's never outrun is quarterback controversy.
When heavyweight Southwestern Bell gets into a brawl with AT&T at the Legislature, consumers--that's you--are the ones who get beat up
Palomino blows its wad on style, forgets food
A breach-of-contract lawsuit dogs A.H. Belo's bid to join the media big leagues
After a brief setback, local prodigy is again on track
Ryan Amacher says he's leading the University of Texas at Arlington into a glorious future. But his critics fear his passion for pomp and party will run it into the ground.