Late last year, Josh Venable was let go for the second time from the Clear Channel-owned 102.1 KDGE, the Edge, and he has yet to find another radio station to call home. "I watch a lot of Murder, She Wrote," Venable says of his down time while sitting in an Addison sports bar that's not too far from ... More >>
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. They are all hunched over the jukebox, scanning ti ... More >>
The cover art for Feist's MetalsCanadian indie songstress Feist is in the process of building buzz for her forthcoming album Metals. The starlet's record is set to come out on October 4, and she's planning a tour to support the record. Interestingly enough, though, she's only playing nine da ... More >>
Kennedy assassination author and conspiracist Robert Groden says the city's out to get him. He may be right.
Photo by Robert BostickScott RomanoYesterday, we brought you a profile of Scott Romano, executive chef at our favorite downtown restaurant Charlie Palmer at The Joule. Today we toss a few questions his way, and tomorrow demonstrates how to make one of his dishes. We don't know which dish yet, ... More >>
Photo by Robert BostickMaple & Motor's Jack Perkins gives a finger to "foodies."Yesterday, Three-Course meal profiled Jack Perkins, who grills up one of the city's most popular hamburgers at Maple & Motor. Today, Perkins gives his thoughts on foodies, good and bad burgers and the best wine to ... More >>
Patrick MichelsChief David Brown's not at all pleased with how several of his officers behaved last night.The news broke this morning: 27-year-old Dallas Police Officer Kelly Beemer was out drinking last night, at Lee Harvey's, when a few of her pals realized she'd had a few too many to drive. A ... More >>
Ron NatinskySo, then, back to Memorial Auditorium for a moment. But only because council member Ron Natinsky shares with Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway the hope that sooner than later, the city can and will give the venerable arena a makeover and begin marketing it as an alternative to the Nokia Th ... More >>
Patrick MichelsAs a bouncer at Sambuca 360, Todd Wright's heard more than a few lines from people trying to sweet-talk their way inside.One evening about six years ago, as I stood at The Republic's bar ordering bourbon, I caught a glimpse of a woman's face scrunching in disgust. So I turned to he ... More >>
In this corner: Salim Nourallah. In the other corner: Doug Simmons. Let's roll!
Twenty-five years later, former Telefone Gerard Dirkx replaces skinny ties with sweaty soul
XPO Lounge closes its doors
Poor David's Pub preparing to enter new generation
Or: Oh, look...it's another end-of-the-century list
Picking the best locally made records of 1998 was easy. Who knew?
Thirty-five years ago, Jesse Curry was Dallas' respected, popular police chief. Then Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, and Curry became just one more victim of the Kennedy assassination.
The "Amazing One-Man Band" signs on with one of the greatest living American writers
The Dallas scene flourishes beneath the chaos
Mr. Peppermint loves his little Butthole (Surfer)
Norman Mailer resurrects a tragically human assassin
When the vinyl jukebox dies, so will a little piece of the music it played
Hypercritical politics deliver nowhere politicians