O.J. Simpson

  • Film

    May 22, 2014
  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Craig Watkins: Josh Brent's Light Sentence Due to "Affluenza," Friendly, Majority-Minority Jury

    There are some obvious parallels between Ethan Couch and Josh Brent. Both got drunk and caused fatal car wrecks. Both had the means to hire talented private attorneys. Both were given offensively light sentences that sparked outrage. To most observers, that's where the similarities end. Couch is wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2013

    Jury Tosses Arlington DUI Charge, Prompting Judge to Invoke O.J. Simpson

    For David Tran, October 29 was a very good day. He beat a drunk-driving rap he picked up in Arlington three years earlier, when he was 17 years old and blew a .095 into the Intoxilyzer -- just a shade over the .08 legal limit. The offense could be expunged from his record, and a young life could con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Get To Know Your 2012 DOMA Nominees: Bad Design

    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. As always, you can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. This piece originally appeared in our F ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012
  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Bad Design's First Time, Plus the Premiere of Their New Video For "Stained Glass"

    Remember when we said it was a busy week for Bad Design? Add the premiere of their new video for "Stained Glass," directed and shot by Christopher Bryan and starring Ally Hoffmann, both of Denton's Peopleodian. In this week's print edition, a shorter version of the My First Show Q&A appears due to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2011
  • Blogs

    July 6, 2011

    Songs For Your Casey Anthony Trial Hangover

    ​OK, so it wasn't the trial of the century or anything. But with planking beginning to become passe, all the good sports either in their off-season or lockout, and no high-profile Robert Blake/Phil Spector/OJ Simpson murder cases going on, the Casey Anthony murder trial thing provided plenty to c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Leap Frogging Through History With The Toadies

    The beginning of history as we know it​In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we look back at an infographic we here at the Observer published to chart the career arc of The Toadies, following the release of their seminal record Rubberneck and through the production of their at-the- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I Have A ... List. Of the Best Black Athletes in the History of Ever

    ​While a lot of you are off work today, take time to remember and refresh the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. The rest of us? Let's commemorate MLK Day with an impossible task: Selecting the world's all-time greatest black athletes. First step, choosing the criteria. Sheer athleticism? ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 20, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Emmitt Smith: The Best? Or Simply the Most?

    ​It's a no-brainer that Dallas Cowboys running back Emmitt Smith will get voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this weekend at Super Bowl XLIV in Miami. The question is, will he enter Canton as the NFL's all-time best running back or simply the running back with the most yards? Hall of Fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    The Top 10 Greatest Black Athletes in the History of Ever

    Mission Accomplished Impossible. In honor of February's Black History Month, I set out to pinpoint a pristine list of the world's all-time greatest black athletes. But using what criteria? Sheer athleticism? Popularity? Accomplishment? Social activism? Transcendence? All of the above? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2009

    Pairing Off: Buffalo Wings

    We all know the story by now, how a Buffalo pub owner took discarded chicken parts, fried them up and rolled them in a sauce composed largely of butter and Tabasco. Within a few years, wings were everywhere--the invention joining those other gifts that city has bestowed upon the world, such ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2008

    Echoes and Reverberations: Liza Richardson's Infinite Axis of Influence

    Life has a way of dragging us off the charted path and into rather randomly obtuse trajectories. Sometimes you just feel like you're everywhere, all the time. Like you've got the whole world in the palm of your hand.It often comes down to an intangible law of attraction: Many of us have that one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    The Top 10 Sports Figures I'd Choose to Spend My Last Hour With

    No. 1 in my heart. No. 1 on my list. So, have you used up that extra hour yet? You know, the one we got last Sunday via the end of Daylight Savings Time. Fall back, remember? I could lie and say I spent the extraordinary 60 minutes when 2 a.m. became 1 a.m. volunteering at a nursing home, ad ... More >>

  • News

    May 1, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2007

    "Did You Kill Bill Walsh?"

    In lieu of news, a couple of items from the gossip pages: Hey, FC Dallas, waytago -- you made Perez Hilton this morning! And David Beckham didn't even have to show. Go figure. And, mazel tov for making's video-clip pile this morning, Market News First! Your O.J. Simpson interview last nigh ... More >>

  • Film

    March 22, 2007

    Forget Gun Control

    Who better to save America than an armed Mark Wahlberg? Seriously.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2007


    Somewhere beneath this Dolphins helmet is former -- and, maybe, future? -- Dallas Cowboy Jason Garrett. Uh...Coach Garrett, perhaps? That'd be kinda cool. Took a break from guessing about Bill Parcells' replacement long enough to breathe in the fresh air of the NHL All-Star Game last night. And, of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    The Twelfth Man

    Barry Scheck's all about getting innocent people out of jail, which is great, but it still doesn't explain that whole O.J. thing. Barry Scheck, former O.J. Simpson defense attorney and founder and co-director of The Innocence Project, is scheduled to appear in a Dallas courtroom this morning with Jo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2006

    The Smith Shuffle

    If it's all the same, this is how we prefer to think of Emmitt Smith. Full disclosure: I didn't watch one second of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. Fuller disclosure: It pains me--and every bit of my sportswritin' DNA--to even write about it. But since the NFL's all-time leading rusher has sullied hi ... More >>

  • Film

    September 14, 2006

    The Longest Yawn

    Heavily padded football movie hits all the familiar notes

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2006

    Oh, Dear, Bill Dear

    Five years after the publication (well, self-publication) of his book O.J. Is Guilty, but Not of Murder, local private detective Bill Dear is moving his search for Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman's killers to the big screen. On March 27 at the Angelika Film Center, 275 locals handpicked by Dear will ... More >>

  • News

    December 22, 2005
  • Calendar

    March 18, 2004

    L.A. Law

    If the talk doesn't rock, then you must walk

  • Film

    February 5, 2004

    Rage Against the Machine

    Bus 174 vividly displays the unfocused anger of the disenfranchised

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2003

    She's Baaaaaack

    Paula Poundstone is an open book

  • Dining

    July 3, 2003

    Sacrificed Fly

    What factors make for the ideal wingman?

  • News

    April 12, 2001

    O.J. Confidential

    High-profile P.I. Bill Dear believes he knows who killed Nicole Simpson. It's not who you think.

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Critics' Picks

    Veruca Salt

  • News

    February 10, 2000


    From the week of February 10

  • Music

    May 27, 1999


    Leap-frogging through history with the Toadies

  • Music

    October 29, 1998

    At a Toad's pace

    No, the Toadies haven't broken up. They're just taking their own sweet time

  • News

    October 8, 1998

    Black like him

    Despite the Starr report's dirty details, Paula Jones' case against the nation's "first black president" hinges as much on race as on sex

  • News

    October 30, 1997

    Conspiracy Theory

    JFK assassination buffs who peddle their wares on the grassy knoll think there's a plot to put them out of business. They may be right.

  • Calendar

    April 4, 1996
  • Music

    March 7, 1996
  • Film

    February 29, 1996

    Hang 'em high!

    Schroeder and Streep make clumsy co-conspirators in Before and After

  • News

    January 11, 1996

    A pox on 1995!

    Next year will be better

  • Film

    December 14, 1995

    Heavy load

    White Man's Burden can't carry its flawed premise

  • News

    November 9, 1995

    Kress and the merry morons

    Dallas' political rabble takes after minority students' best friend

  • Film

    October 19, 1995

    Low-lifes on parade

    Strange Days spikes your popcorn with entertaining sleaze

  • Calendar

    September 28, 1995
  • News

    August 31, 1995
  • News

    March 2, 1995
  • Music

    March 2, 1995

    Striking a Nerve

    Laurie Anderson riffs on fame, death, and the political landscape

  • News

    February 23, 1995
  • News

    February 16, 1995
  • News

    December 15, 1994
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