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  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Michael Gruber Puts a Dallas Spin of DJing Stars Hockey

    Going to a hockey game is fun for a lot of reasons: The breakneck pace of the game, the physical game play, the fights, the goals and the music. Let's face it: Hockey has always had a bit of a leg up on the other North American sports for music. While the hegemonic NFL uses a lot of Top 40 and class ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 29, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    And Now a Word with Brett Hull: Stars VP, St. Louis Lover, and Total Foodie

    ​With the Cards and Rams in town this weekend, we asked ourselves: "Who in our fabulous city is from St. Louis and could shed a little light on the food scene up there?" Perhaps, we thought, our most esteemed transplant from that so-called Gateway to the West, Hall of Famer Brett Hull, who p ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2011

    Whitt's End

    After six great years at the Dallas Observer, they're dragging me out kicking, screaming and, yes, grateful.

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    The Dallas Stars Need a New Head Coach

    ​There's a 3 p.m. presser scheduled with local media members. Till then, this and only this is all the Dallas Stars' front office has to say about the immediate adios of head coach Marc Crawford, who yet again couldn't get his team to the post-season:Head Coach Marc Crawford Relieved Of His Coachi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 31, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    Stars Lose What Felt Like a Playoff Game to Dastardly Ducks

    ​If the Dallas Stars wind up missing the NHL playoffs they'll have a crazy bounce and crotch-kick, 4-3, loss on March 23 to blame. I don't watch a lot of hockey but last night's tilt had a post-season atmosphere at American Airlines Center. The Stars were seconds away - literally - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    nib chocolate's Stephen Smith on the Sweet Life

    ​Here's some hopeful news for all you C students out there: At the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu culinary school in Paris, Stephen Smith's "worst subject of everything was chocolate." Apparently, he got better. In fact, he got good enough to operate his own wholesale chocolate business, nib cho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Whitt's End: 10.22.10

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2010

    Channel 21, Now Truly "The Preeminent Sports Carrier" in Town, Adds Dallas Stars to Roster

    ​After the jump you'll find the announcement that just landed in the Unfair Park in-box, but short story shorter: KTXA will broadcast 15 Dallas Stars regular-season games each season for the next four beginning, well, this season. Most, incidentally, will be Saturday-night games -- and all will b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Bonus MP3: RIVETHEAD - "Stay Alive"

    Kaylene FanslerRIVETHEAD​Chances are, you've already heard a song by Dallas' RIVETHEAD. You just may not have realized it. The local industrial/metal band's music has been played by the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center for several years now--and, beyond that, RIVETHEAD's songs have bee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Yes, Another Film Festival: The USA Film Festival Releases Line-Up and Schedule

    Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30​The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    BREAKING NEWS: Wayne Gretzky Interested in Buying Your Dallas Stars

    ​The greatest hockey player ever is teaming with two of the sport's most iconic local faces in an attempt to buy the Dallas Stars, according to two sources familiar with the organization's current business landscape. With long-time owner Tom Hicks intent on selling the team, a group led by Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Mo's Last Go? The Dallas Stars Are Done and Mike Modano Ain't Far Behind.

    Without Mo around, we're going to have find more excuses to gawk at Mrs. Mo.​This was supposed to be a frenzied hockey year in Dallas. New coach (Marc Crawford), new GM (Joe Nieuwendyk) and renewed optimism. But let's face it, the season got off to a slow start in October and now the Stars ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Watch: A Fan Video For LehtMoJoe's "Tunered"

    It's been far too long since we check in on Grand Prairie's Vincent Sliva, better known by his Dallas Stars-themed stage handle as mashup DJ, remix artist and electro act LehtMoJoe. Surely, you remember that he put out an album of dance cuts last summer called Spaghetti Western? Maybe? No?Well, allo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    Hey, What Happened to Hockey?

    ​I still have a puck from the first Dallas Stars game, played at Reunion Arena on Oct. 5, 1993. Went to the game with Troy Aikman and I remember going into the locker room and meeting Mike Modano and seeing lots of hot women in the crowd and thinking "Whoa, ice is cool." Then along came Ken H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    The Dallas Stars: Rest In Pieces

    Give the Dallas Stars credit for being spunky and resilient and stubbornly fun to watch. But the season's over, right? To me it ended Saturday in San Jose. Not just with the 5-2 loss to the Sharks, but more so with another major injury. This one to Brad Richards, who broke his left hand while hurryi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Whitt's End 1.9.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *First things first. If you plan to see this movie, or even think it looks remotely entertaining, please, leave these premises immediately. *Nothing official yet (UPDATE: Now it's official), but I hear Eri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    Girl Drink Drunk: Special Report: American Airlines Center

    OK, I know what you're thinking: "American Airlines Center? WTF?" See, I had my drinking buds prepped and the location staked. I was ready. Then BF Jake and I realized that thanks to my inspired disguise as Alex Trebek at the annual office Halloween contest, we had tickets to see the Dallas Stars no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Fallling Stars

    Could she have given our hockey team the Kiss of Death? Dunno, have to ask the Republicans I guess. Compared to the Dallas Stars, the Cowboys are as harmonious and giddy as a group of true-blue Democrats. Maybe you’ve been too worried about your football team’s implosion to notice, but your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008
  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Cheaters Never Win?

    Don't whisper a word to the children, but hell yeah, of course they do

  • News

    April 19, 2007

    Definitely Dallas

    The Mavs will win the championship. Right?

  • Calendar

    July 14, 2005
  • Culture

    October 14, 2004

    Blues States

    Singing it loud and proud at WaterTower; Echo trio tries red-hot political comedy

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2004

    Hold 'Em

    Get the Stars treatment at Casino Night

  • Dining

    January 1, 2004

    Deeds Redone

    The Burning Question crew's year in review

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2003

    Get a Life

    Fight AIDS one step at a time

  • News

    September 19, 2002

    Hicks Musing

    Please, DMN, would you ask Tom Hicks some tough questions? Pretty please?

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Hear Here

    Local music was better than ever in 2001

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Dallas Star

    Derian Hatcher

  • Culture

    April 12, 2001

    Crunch Time

    Admit it. You were worried about the Stars. And now you're not.

  • Dining

    February 8, 2001

    Instant Karma

    Why do we buy drinks for celebrities?

  • Dining

    December 7, 2000

    Don't Forget to Decompose Your Auk

    Dallas immigrants don't have to go home for holiday fare

  • Culture

    November 2, 2000

    Boys to Men

    Sure, Brenden Morrow is only 21, but already he plays like a veteran

  • News

    October 26, 2000


    Our Stars, Frankenfoods, Mr. Know-It-All

  • Culture

    October 19, 2000

    Dazed and Confused

    Dallas' hockey junkies need to take a chill pill, 'cause it's only October

  • Dining

    October 12, 2000

    Good Sports

    Forget chicken wings. The modern sports bar serves sautéed artichoke hearts--God help us all.

  • News

    March 30, 2000


    Eyes wide shut; Vigilante justice; Long live the queen; And more

  • News

    December 16, 1999

    Power play

    Coaches and parents in the area's elite youth hockey league say the Dallas Stars are trying to ice anyone who threatens their control of the kid hockey business

  • News

    April 1, 1999
  • Culture

    December 31, 1998

    Anywhere but here

    1998 was a great year for sports...just not in Dallas

  • Culture

    September 24, 1998
  • Culture

    May 28, 1998

    Shooting Stars

    Is this season a bust if Dallas doesn't win the Stanley Cup (or just beat Detroit)?

  • Culture

    February 5, 1998

    Stealing home

    Tom Hicks bought a baseball team, but he'll own an empire

  • News

    November 6, 1997

    Priced to sell out

    City Manager John Ware ramrods a patched-together arena deal

  • News

    January 23, 1997
  • News

    August 17, 1995

    Arena games

    City Hall finds $35 million--and toys with turning Reunion into a reflecting pool

  • News

    February 2, 1995

    How to renovate Reunion

    Architect details low-cost plan to save arena--and poll shows public wants it done

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