A small dagger pierced my heart when my wife told me our 27-year-old son's reaction to the news story she had emailed him about the n-word-using police commissioner in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He emailed her back: "Wow. Way up there." I took that to mean that our fifth-generation native-Texan son ... More >>
This week there are a couple exciting pieces of local music news worth mentioning before I let y'all get out there and be great this weekend. First of all, the reopening of RBC is upon us. This Friday and Saturday the punks, metalheads and hardcore kids will return to their Deep Ellum home after sev ... More >>
In honor of Sunday's sold-out Meat Fight, we're celebrating smoked animal flesh all week long in our inaugural Meat Week, in which we celebrate the procuring, cooking and face-stuffing of dead-animal flesh. Smoking fish: It may be the oldest kind of cooking there is. It predates refrigeration. You ... More >>
Public Policy Polling is a new but fairly well-respected outfit that churns out an impressive quantity of high-quality snapshots of public opinion on political races and the important issues of our time. But PPP doesn't let that stop them from putting out equally authoritative figures on the percen ... More >>
North Koreans (and audiences) go home unhappy.
Oak Cliff's annual Blues, Bandits and BBQ this weekend isn't just an opportunity to gorge yourself on competition-worthy smoked meats. It's also a historic moment for Dallas -- the first chance to buy beer from Four Corners Brewing Co., one of the breweries featured in Lauren Drewes Daniels' excelle ... More >>
The Dallas Morning News owes me at least five bucks for all the business I steer their way -- and, believe me, I hate doing it -- but once again they have an op-ed piece in the paper today that's really a must-read for people who care about the city or have any involvement at all with City Hall. I ... More >>
Death Cab For Cutie, Youth LagoonThursday, May 3, at McFarlin AuditoriumDeath Cab For Cutie has been passing through Dallas for over a decade. This show promises to be different from any previous tours because the group will be joined onstage by the Magik*Magik* Orchestra, which will add rich sympho ... More >>
Jennifer Newbold has been the chef at Rathbun's Blue Plate Kitchen for about six months now. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she grew up eating food from her family farm and would like to see an easier way to bring the farm to the table here. She came to Dallas via St. Loius and San Di ... More >>
A few days ago, Noah Fleisher at Heritage Auction Galleries sent word that our 'cross-the-street neighbor would be auctioning off some 250 pieces that once belonged to the late Ted Pillsbury in its October fine-art auction. Just got 'round to browsing the virtual catalog when I saw this item of p ... More >>
And do matanzas only happen in New Mexico?
Big Business, Torche, Thrones Club Dada August 12, 2011 Better than: 10 million pounds of sludge from New York and New Jersey TorcheBig Business was the third and final band to take the stage at Dada on Friday night. But with the way things played out, their hour-long set felt more like a bonus ... More >>
Saturday, August 13, at Verizon Theatre in Grand Prairie
Centro-matic, Sarah JaffeJuly 7, 2011Dan's SilverleafBetter than: listening to old-timers go on and on about the "glory days" of local music.Matt PenceCentro-matic still has plenty of fun these days.It's abundantly clear at this point: Sarah Jaffe is a big deal around these here North Texas parts ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park sends us this late-afternoon link to a story out of Seattle, about a woman and her unruly brood given the boot from a Southwest Airlines flight from Detroit to the Pacific Northwest. The plane made a pit stop in Phoenix, where Wendy Slaughter says she and her four kids and pr ... More >>
Well, you can't say you didn't see it coming. Exactly four months after Citigroup analyst Eileen Furukawa upgraded Belo Corp.'s stock from "hold" to "buy" based on the value of company's TV properties alone, The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV's parent company announced, yup, it's separating its new ... More >>
Atmosphere trumps cuisine at Cosmo Rouge
Love & War in Texas sounds more like a movie than a restaurant. Either way, it's an epic of indulgence.