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 >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:*Roger Staubach to Tony Hill to beat the Redskins in '79. Alvin Harper running free against the 49ers to clinch the NFC Championship Game in '92. Dirk Nowitzki's long 3-pointer to secure Game 2 of ... More >>
In the past few hours, stories from the U.K. began surfacing: Tom Hicks isn't leaving Liverpool after all, but has instead asked a Blackstone Group subsidiary to help him refinance his debt. Which suggested to some that Hicks's has no intention of getting Yanks-out after -- hence this weekend's p ... More >>
First, there were the billboards. Then, the poster. Then, the song. Then, the worldwide picture-taking campaign. And now, this: From an e-mail that just showed up in the Unfair Park in-box, "Liverpool fans kick off poster campaign against Tom Hicks. These are apparently going to start appearing i ... More >>
Seven years ago today Dallas' grand old fine dining destination was in its death throes. The Riviera would close for good in February of 2003, leaving as its legacy some of the finest chefs, restaurateurs and managers in the city.David Holben (now at Del Frisco's) and Lori Finkelman served as the ... More >>
If you can't beat 'em, sign 'em?
For years Vladimir Guerrero tormented the Texas Rangers. Now, in a sign that new owner Chuck Greenberg has money and moxy and motivation, the Rangers will this week sign the free-agent slugger to a one-year contract.
While Tom Hicks, Jr. has some fun wit ... More >>
On Tuesday, HKS's Bryan Trubey, an Outstanding Alumnus of Texas A&M's College of Architecture, paid a visit to his alma mater to discuss, for the most part, how he and his team designed Cowboys Stadium. And, awful nice of 'em, TAMU has posted the entirety of his presentation; architecture ner ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, November 9, 2009...Sure, it's pretty awesome that Diplo has reteamed with M.I.A. for her new album--but Major Lazer may come to Adult Swim!Morrissey exited his show in Liverpool in the middle of a song after getting hit in the head with a bottle or ... More >>
People we'd like to shake hands with:The Addison city council, for voting to allow Sigel's to plant the 1950s-era sign, dismantled when the chain's Lemmon location closed, in the northern 'burb. Years ago I visited a spot in Lithuania where some rich guy had resurrected Soviet statues torn down when ... More >>
OK, so there's a clause at the bottom of the press release we just received--y'know "The list is subject to change" blah, blah blah--but lo and behold, here it is: The first round of announced performers for the 23rd SXSW festival, schedule to take place this year March 18-22. After the jump, the c ... More >>