In the great tradition of made-up holidays (oh, today is also No Pants Day), May The Fourth Be With You may be the most insular, but have you ever seen the look on a Star Wars fan's face when someone tells them they've never seen any of the movies? Or when they say they've only seen Star Wars Episod ... More >>
It's harder than ever to decide where to grab a drink in Denton. Sure, the old Fry Street stand-bys are there in spite of a new apartment development, and you could wet your whistle at II Charlie's or the Pourhouse Sports Grill. With The Labb sports bar expanding their beer selection and the Midlake ... More >>
The nominees for the cinematic super bowl, the 2012 Academy Awards, were announced yesterday, and as always there were a few of the year's best pictures and performances that were left warming the bench by the all-powerful Academy.
Martin Scorsese's Hugo leads the game with 11 nods, beating out th ... More >>
We Were Promised JetpacksScotland's We Were Promised Jetpacks triumphantly return to the DFW area this week, headlining at Trees on Saturday. As evidenced by their newly-released record, In the Pit of the Stomach, the four-piece has a snarling post-punk sound -- and it's not the kind you dance to ... More >>
A scene from The Royal Tenenbaums.Hey, it's almost Oscar season! Well, kind of. This much is sure: The summer's about to crest and the shitty movies will finally wash ashore like a dead, bloated whale. Then, the good films will come! You know the Hollywood drill -- and, often, it involves Hollywo ... More >>
Caity ColvardLast month we noted that the Turtle Creek Association had bumped up the long-running Easter in the Park from April 24 to April 17 and cut from the schedule of events the beloved Pooch Parade, not to mention an appearance by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. The reason: The TCA wanted to ... More >>
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so
we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature.
The plan: to take four or five at a time and play each CD for as long as
I can stand it.The 5 BrownsThe 5 Browns in Hollywood (E1 Entertainment)Residing in U ... More >>
Sir Anthony Daniels: The Unfair Park Interview from Dallas Observer on Vimeo.The 6-year-old who lives in my house has spoken: We will be attending Star Wars: In Concert tomorrow night at the Cowboys Stadium, where, one prays, The Force will be with the sound system for a change. So, then, what to ex ... More >>
Local painter Christine Smith's Leia's Tea Party, on display at The Soda Gallery (and quite the bargain)Just as I was getting ready to post photos from last night's Star Wars art shindig at The Soda Gallery, a Friend of Unfair Park sent word this morning: The Star Wars: In Concert tour is schedul ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, July 27, 2009...
Nerds unite! A symphonic concert version of Star Wars will start in October. The symphony will play the classic John Williams score set to different video pieces of the beloved franchise.
Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan think ... More >>
It was back in January when we learned that Polyphonic Spree frontman Tim DeLaughter had written the theme music for the Diablo Cody-penned Showtime series United States of Tara. Well, six months later, more on that front: DeLaughter's been nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on the ... More >>
Xbox-ers are no doubt anxiously awaiting tomorrow, when Microsoft finally unleashes its Halo Wars demo in advance of the game's March 3 release date. (Am I the only person who misses Tempest? Ooooh -- thanks, Atari!) I digress. So happens there's an extremely local connection to the Halo spin-off: T ... More >>