Big time festival season is in full bloom. Most weekends this time of year there's someplace in Dallas with a major festival. This month alone there's Psych Fest, Homegrown, and the Houston Free Press Summer Fest, and each on different weekends. But this weekend, arguably the most unlikely township ... More >>
Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Song: Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went ... More >>
The feds were quite pleased in 2010 when Operation Greedy Grove, their months-long takedown of a Pleasant Grove-based crack ring, resulted in 28 arrests and the seizure of several kilograms of cocaine, more than a dozen guns, and $210,000 cash. But the guys they picked up -- "Rat," "Ron Don," and "G ... More >>
While eating at Urbano Cafe, the subject of this week's review, I had a hard time figuring out the menu. A pasta Bolognese and other dishes point to Italian cooking, but an evening special touted pork belly and Vietnamese honey. This odd sort of fusion is something I wouldn't expect to work, so I ca ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
On paper, Allen Chiu seemed to be a very big Nordstrom fan. Over the course of 22 months starting in January 2010, the Dallasite and his brother Andrew of California ordered more than $23 million of merchandise through the upscale department store's website. That won't go as far at Nordstrom as it w ... More >>
Museum Tower isn't the only troubled real-estate deal that the pension fund has gone all in on. But so far, only its investment advisers are winning big.
Maybe you've been there. You're all excited to check out the latest blockbuster at the NorthPark Center theater, and after spending 10 minutes jockeying around the lot and shunning the valet to find your own parking, you approach the ticket booth and your show is sold out. Not just the 7:05 p.m. you ... More >>
As the always fashionable friends of Unfair Park are surely aware, Nordstrom stands firmly on a reputation as the fairy godmother of customer satisfaction. If you've had a dress for a while and it no longer fits, they'll likely accept the return. If you used lipstick and decided you don't like the c ... More >>
photo by foodbitchIt's no secret I love a good cupcake. So last time I was at NorthPark center, I noticed some hard-to-miss signage promoting something called a Cupcake War. I took a photo (pictured) so I wouldn't forget. Like I could. This is the stuff of foodbitch dreams. I picture well-dr ... More >>
To celebrate its 40th year nuking our insides with caffeine, Starbucks has worked with designer Alexander Wang on an $85 T-shirt that looks like you spilled coffee all over it. NBC DFW reported yesterday that the shirts are available at Nordstrom's, or Starbucks obviously, where they'll throw in ... More >>
The holiday season has a way of making even charity work a treat. Philanthropists around Dallas are letting you give back by giving to yourself. You just have to choose between s'mores, drink specials and cookies. The Thing: OMG S'mores The Cause: North Texas Food Bank Not like you need a le ... More >>
Never did understand why Robb & Stucky opened a NorthPark Center location -- it just didn't seem to fit, especially sandwiched between Barney's and other clothing retailers, and the few times I went in to peek at pieces well out of my price range, the sprawling, two-story furniture store was ... More >>
Blame it on a bad economy, a bad idea or both. Ross Perot Jr.'s glitzy downtown district is in big trouble
Slappy's puppets do Sleeping Beauty
NorthPark breaks out the face paint
Doc Gibbs is in the house er, mall
See some photography at the mall
It's a fashion jungle out there unless you have the right guide
Jennifer Hudson, at far right, is the one Dreamgirl you can meet at NorthPark this afternoon. What's that noise? It's probably all the Oscar buzz surrounding Jennifer Hudson's performance in the film Dreamgirls. The movie comes out Christmas, but the former American Idol contestant's already been m ... More >>
Kona's tasty happy hour won't break the bank
Think peace protesters are lame? So, what are you doing with your life?
The USA Film Festival has just announced some of its bigger guests and screenings for this year's shindig, which is set to take place April 28-May 4 at the brand-spankin'-new AMC NorthPark 15 between Foley's and Nordstrom at the revamped NorthPark Center. Gotta say, it's a pretty decent-looking line ... More >>
Nordstrom hosts black history in pictures
Gay pride takes a walk
Lord & Taylor shuffles off into the night
The Erotic Female is set free
Steel Restaurant operator facing lawsuit from partner
Interpol vs. Joy Division: What does Ian Curtis think? No, really.
Nordstrom at the Galleria
Dallas' pent-up lust for exotic foods has finally been met with the opening of Central Market. Will shopping ever be the same? Will our appetites?
Legacy Grill offers a reason to say, "Let's go to Frisco."
We shall overcome
Adani Gallery introduces Latin American art to Gringolandia
The Nordstrom Rack
Falling sales and claims of sexist, insular management plague Plano-based J.C. Penney. Can a woman -- from Wal-Mart of all places -- turn the troubled chain around?
Two strip-mall restaurants offer decent, basic Southeast Asian fare
August 20 - 26, 1998
John Spano was just a dull, two-bit Dallas businessman before he tried to buy a professional hockey team. Now he's been charged with bank fraud, and his claims of wealth and business prowess are dissolving in the glare of scorching publicity.
Lunch at Neiman's is still fashionably good, but Nordstrom just serves off-the-rack
Marty's is still the best when you're ready to eat on the run
Kris Kringles are everywhere this time of year, but where's the real Mr. Claus? With a skeptical 7-year-old's help, we cut through the fake snow and polyester beards so you know where to go