After six great years at the Dallas Observer, they're dragging me out kicking, screaming and, yes, grateful.
Last week's cover. Irony is funny.10. As of this morning, the Dallas Observer is out of the sports business, at least on a full-time basis. Though I'm not technically being fired ("laid off" is supposedly less damning), the paper and its owner, Village Voice Media, have decided to el ... More >>
New Observer Editor Joe Tone: We're thinking the empty glass on the table is a good sign.Joe Tone, a Village Voice Media veteran and former editor of the Pitch Weekly in Kansas City, was named editor of the Observer today. His first day on the job is Monday. Tone brings a broad mix of report ... More >>
Florence Shapiro shares a laugh with Ron Chapman when she was governor for a day in 2005.While Mayor Tom Leppert continues to dodge questions about his plans to take over the Dallas Independent School District, there's been no shortage of politicos willing to offer their thoughts on the topic. Since ... More >>
One-time Dallas native David Berman, the mastermind behind longtime indie folk favorite (20 years!) the Silver Jews, has reportedly decided to end his project.The news is all over the web this morning--Pitchfork, Stereogum, NME and many other places, too, I'm sure--and for devoted fans of Berman's ... More >>
Blondes have more fun
TITAS' sweetest thing
These Kung Fu cats are fast as lightning
The dynamic duo of storytelling
Shades of Elton John at TCC
Ellen Degeneres has a point
Plus: Waking up the Snooze, Anti-Semitic Morons, True Fanatic
Bill Hill's office helped jail dozens of innocent people, and he's a shoo-in for re-election. Huh?
Pave the Damn Street; Lipscomb's Last Hope; Oak Cliff's Secret
Bombs Away; Our Rotund Reporter; A Bridge Too Far-out
A Word From Our Sponsor; Gone, Not Forgotten; Friends in Weed
Um, Thanks?; Cry Havoc; Straight Talk
Outcasts among us, sex offenders struggle to find treatment and lead normal lives in a justice system that gives them little of either
Our Stars, Frankenfoods, Mr. Know-It-All
Texas Jewish Post Publisher Jimmy Wisch says he's being run out of town by leaders of the community he has served for 54 years. They say he's overstayed his welcome.
Published the week of February 3
Does open government mean it's really open to everyone, even people like Phil Thomas?
Zimmerman wins writing award, Henry cited by black journalists' organization