Lee Harvey

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    Quiz: Tori Amos Lyric or Dallas Bathroom Poetry?

    Even if you weren't a Tori Amos fan in the mid-to-late '90s, the odds are good that you knew a few of us who were. Our Kool-Aid dyed hair and witch-length skirts helped visually amplify our hormonal angst to the surrounding world. As did our notebooks -- scribbled with words about nicotine patch ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Dallas' Animal Shelter Could See Budget Cuts, Just Like Every Other City Department

    Dallas has thousands of orphaned animals stuck in the shelter system, and a big corporation promised to help save some of them. Beginning last September, a PetSmart store in north Dallas opened up its doors to the Dallas Animal Services department, housing some of its "adoptable" dogs and cats. Ever ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Dallas Library Advocates Take Control of the Budget Debate with a Seussical Funding Plea

    In a recent chat with our Amy Silverstein, Dallas City Councilman Philip Kingston described the outcry over proposed cuts to Dallas Animal Services -- and the public jockeying among departments for additional funding -- as "absolute theater." But c'mon. An online petition and a get-together at Lee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Ramsay Midwood's Grooves of Wrath

    On a Scandinavian tour in 2002, the Gourds' friend and guide kept playing a recording by an old blues singer named Ramsay Midwood. So when a man with a scruffy beard and twinkling blue eyes came up to Kevin Russell after a gig in Austin in early 2002 and introduced himself, the Gourds singer had to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Sundown Chef Patrick Stark on Avoiding GMOs and What Greenville Avenue Needs

    At 9 p.m. on Wednesday nights, Sundown at Granada's executive chef Patrick Stark unties his apron and steps out of the kitchen into the bar. Half-price whiskey, live music and a late night menu, it's little wonder Stark can't drag himself away. "I'm trying to break myself of this, but I'm a creatur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2013

    The Honky-Tonk Where the High Fashion Elite Celebrated in Dallas

    Dallas loves an icon. Our football team can't just be ours, it must the whole of America's, whether that means the whole of America loves those boys or hates them. A new arts structure cannot just quietly appear in Dallas. It must complete the largest contiguous district of its kind. The contents o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Life in a Recession: Josh Venable Reflects on His Layoff by Clear Channel

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Best DJ Nominees

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Feist, Soundgarden, and the Rest of This Week's Show Announcements

    The cover art for Feist's Metals​Canadian 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 >>

  • News

    April 28, 2011

    City Hall's Kennedy Conspiracy

    Kennedy assassination author and conspiracist Robert Groden says the city's out to get him. He may be right.

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Chef Scott Romano on Pork, His Favorite Tacos and the City's Best Dive Bars

    Photo by Robert BostickScott Romano​Yesterday, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2010

    Photos: The Epic Burgers of Dallas

    Sara KerensOur Best of Dallas 2010 Hamburger: The Angry Dog​There really is no shortage of incredible burgers in this town. We gave Angry Dog our Best Of Dallas nod for their always juicy, shredded cheese-topped hamburger--knowing full well the worthy contestants in the mix. Let's just say, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Why, If You're a Cop, You Shouldn't Fire a Gun in a Car or Move a Dash Cam During a Beating

    One of the officers in this picture was fired yesterday. (Hint: the one in the middle.)​Dallas Police Chief David Brown isn't messing around: Late yesterday the DPD sent out yet another laundry list of officers being terminated, the third such release in the past few days, bringing the total of ca ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    Foodies Beware, Jack Perkins Would Like
    To Have a Few Words

    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 >>

  • News

    August 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    The Case of the Drunk Police Officer, the Ankle Holster and the Errant Shot in a Patrol Car

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2010

    Dallas After Dark: Tomorrow Night, It's Lights Out, Yet Again, For Earth Hour

    Justin TerveenDowntown Dallas as it looked during last year's Earth Hour​Speaking of our pal Justin ...Last year we enlisted him to shoot the city as it went dark for World Wildlife Fund's Earth Hour. Only problem: Despite the lengthy list of buildings scheduled to join the 60-minute blackout, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Natinsky Shares Caraway's Enthusiasm for Memorial as Money-Maker

    Ron Natinsky​So, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Top 25 Drink-Related Quotes Of The Decade

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2008

    Echoes And Reverberations: Hitchhiking Along Post-Industrial Boulevard

    Noise is not for everybody. Some people hear a jackhammer on the street corner and promptly cover their ears; others hear a subsonic melody and random harmonic movement in the staccato repetition of mechanized machinery. “Industrial music” is the umbrella term used to describe artists who e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2007

    Norman Mailer Never Did Like Dallas

    Norman Mailer, the man who gave this chain of newspapers its name, died this morning of kidney failure at the age of 84. I had the good fortune to interview him on several occasions during his various visits to Dallas, first in 1991, when he came to promote his CIA novel Harlot's Ghost. I ran into h ... More >>

  • Music

    September 20, 2007


    Tweeners the Goldfish Girls can werk it

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006
  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    In this corner: Salim Nourallah. In the other corner: Doug Simmons. Let's roll!

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Calling Back

    Twenty-five years later, former Telefone Gerard Dirkx replaces skinny ties with sweaty soul

  • Calendar

    May 5, 2005
  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Last Call

    XPO Lounge closes its doors

  • Music

    July 29, 2004

    Moving On

    Poor David's Pub preparing to enter new generation

  • Music

    October 28, 1999

    Rock this town

    Or: Oh,'s another end-of-the-century list

  • Music

    December 31, 1998


    Picking the best locally made records of 1998 was easy. Who knew?

  • News

    November 26, 1998

    Officer down

    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.

  • Music

    August 20, 1998

    Jerry Lee, Dino, and Homer Henderson

    The "Amazing One-Man Band" signs on with one of the greatest living American writers

  • Music

    January 8, 1998

    Every which way but loose

    The Dallas scene flourishes beneath the chaos

  • Music

    June 6, 1996

    Jerry's kid

    Mr. Peppermint loves his little Butthole (Surfer)

  • News

    May 11, 1995

    Oswald's ghost

    Norman Mailer resurrects a tragically human assassin

  • Music

    April 27, 1995

    Ghosts in the machine

    When the vinyl jukebox dies, so will a little piece of the music it played

  • News

    December 15, 1994

    Blah, blah

    Hypercritical politics deliver nowhere politicians