Combating Mexican political apathy.
Thursday evening "TexasHoss" was sittin' on his porch pondering life. He had a sweet tea down by the legs of his chair, which was tilted back at an angle only a real cowboy could be comfortable with, while his dusty boots were perched upon the wooden rail in front of him. He stared at his pastures a ... More >>
Frisco is an odd place for anything that isn't a strip mall. All those strange brick buildings are meant to give it character, I suppose, but end up making the whole place look like the efforts of a pioneering architect who desires a standardized building, and has had southern European buildings des ... More >>
With the big game this weekend I was trying to find some interesting and gluttonous fast-food options. Nothing insane stuck out, but I came across a few items of note, both in the States and from around our big fat globe. Some of them are good, others awful. Well, actually, they're mostly awful. F ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
And why do they get along so well with the Irish?
Originally from Akron, Ohio, Patrick Stark, chef at Sundown at Granada, enrolled in the Culinary Institute of America fresh out of high school at 17 years of age, partially because he just wanted the get the hell outta town. He's worked throughout the United States, a few spots in Europe and had a t ... More >>
FacebookOver the weekend I dropped into the office to jot down some thoughts on a recent meal and checked out the #boycottdrpepper feed I've been keeping an eye on. This tweet popped up just as I was watching: DrPepper @Galcos pulls all Dr. Pepper/Snapple products from shelves after @ ... More >>
On the Impossible Past, Philadelphia quartet The Menzingers' new third effort, is a wail of an album. Angry, passionate and, best of all, literate, the songs resonate with the kind of pure punk spirit that made bands like Black Flag and The Misfits so important to the American indie scene. Speaking ... More >>
Courtesy Heritage AuctionsOne of the few Calvin and Hobbes originals ever to come on the auction market's now residing at the corner of Oak Lawn and Maple. For now.That was quite the Heritage Auctions infomercial ABC aired during prime-time last night: Unfair Park's cross-the-street neighbor got ... More >>
From time to time, as we noted in August, Dallas County takes to the Internet to auction off stray animals -- donkeys and mules, mostly, and the occasional horse -- found wandering roadways, usually after their owners have cut 'em loose. Dallas County Sheriff's Department Deputy Paul Stroud expla ... More >>
Via.Sam's World Series Game 1 preview-open thread's upcoming any minute now; start polishing your bats. Till then, this: The governor's office sends word that Rick Perry has, but of course, made a wager with Missouri Governor Jay Nixon concerning the outcome of Rangers-Cardinals. And it's not a t ... More >>
That sure happened fast. Behold, the Three Stages of Lawyering Up: Stage 1: A perceived injustice occurs -- in this case, a July 29 letter from attorneys representing the Diocese of Dallas and Kevin Farrell, the recently installed, Dublin-born Bishop imported from a titular see in Algeria, ... More >>
Steve VisneauCollaboration swag.Late last week, we passed along word that the latest single from French house producer David Guetta (the man behind, among other songs, the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling") to blow up the Internet was actually a Play-N-Skillz co-production -- and the first of a ... More >>
Not a bad bunch of shows we have this Monday evening, especially if you like legendary guitarists and cool indie pop.
Anne BurrellI never noticed much about Anne Burrell other than how quietly reliable she was as the culinary Sancho Panza to Mario Batali every time he was summoned to another Iron Chef gustatory battle. She was just obscure, white smocked Anne, relegated to the anonymous, though vital, drudge ... More >>
This is, by far, the oddest quartet of shows I've mentioned with this thing.
Another day, another busy musical evening here in the metroplex. Seriously busy.
If you like Iceland, Auto-Tune or Japanese screamo, boy, you're in luck tonight!
Sufjan StevensQuite the packed hump day evening we have tonight. Lots of cool choices...
Crazy busy night, huh? Thursdays really must be the new Fridays...
On the far left, Neil Finn and his mustache. Next to him? Nick Seymour.On a hot summer day last month, I played the "international calling game" with Crowded House's bassist Nick Seymour. I harassed operators and PR reps to no avail: The number I was dialing was not in service. I wondered what in ... More >>
Ah, summer. The time of year where all the teens get out of school and go to the mall (and iTunes) to spend their allowances on music released during the school year. And some other stuff the kids do these days.Apparently, the founding members of The Script were part of an Irish boy-band that got lo ... More >>
Tuesday, February 9, at the House of Blues
Jesse HugheySteeping grains. I'd like to give a lake of beer to God / I'd love the Heavenly Host to be tippling there for all eternity ... I'd sit with the men, the women of God, there by the lake of beer / We'd be drinking good health forever and every drop would be a prayer. --From Saint Brigid ... More >>
No need to be shy, Alan.At the risk of beating you over the head with this information, it seems worth our while to remind you that tonight marks the much-anticipated debut of Alan Palomo's newest project, Neon Indian, which has garnered praise from outlets far beyond us and the normal local musi ... More >>
He wears a dress to work...although The Glenlivet's brand ambassador prefers to call the cute tartan a "kilt."Before happening onto one of the world's best jobs--introducing single malt Scotch and taking part in tasting after tasting--Cronin owned a pub in Edinburgh. It was the only one not affiliat ... More >>
A native of Liverpool, Green has been pulling pints...well, not quite pints...in local pubs for as long as any of us with shortened attentions spans can remember. Long a fixture at The Londoner in Addison, he moved to The Idle Rich in 2004.In his spare time he both plays soccer and watches, via sate ... More >>
The Irish Tenors head west
A documentary portrait of a pedophile priest and his pious protectors
Well, for one thing, they contain tiny gifts. Or dynamite. Or the new, sleeker model of Dallas' Only Daily. With Byron Nelson's death and Terrell Owens' accidental non-suicide attempt, this week provided an immediate Litmus test for the post-buyout Dallas Morning News' SportsDay section. And, like w ... More >>
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 >>
We drove to the Austin City Limits Music Festival in ponchos, but we left wearing surgeon's masks
Crescent Court in negotiations for new restaurant
The steak house is going Wagyu
Who knew that doing it in Dublin could be so much fun?
Reasons to drink
Code of the West (Made in Texas Records)
Baboon finally gets free of its label and releases its best, most grown-up record yet
Because Dallas keeps lining up for Kurt Kleinmann's monochromatic comedies
Janeane Garofalo and romantic comedy area match made in hell