Alabama-raised Jason Isbell has pretty much met, if not exceeded, the expectations of just about any interested party following his departure from the beloved band of southern-rock story-tellers, The Drive By Truckers. Each of Isbell's three albums since leaving his former band in 2007 has progres ... More >>
On May 5 I wrote a column about the city's bungled "whitewater feature" in the Trinity River -- a fake rapids for kayaks that cost $4 million to build -- and I included the following observation about a so-called safe bypass around the fake rapids for canoers: "One powerful current slams you ... More >>
The Walkmen don't actually look like this.Over the last 10 years, The Walkmen have released acclaimed album after acclaimed album, with only a few duds along the way. 2008's You & Me proved the band's longevity, and 2010's Lisbon fortified it. And they'll be bringing their raucous fly-by-the- ... More >>
Not together, mind you -- this isn't a joint project between Ewing Oil and the Hilltop. But both Larry Hagman, now positioning himself as the Anti-Palin, and Southern Methodist are making a singular push for solar power -- the former Dallas star in a highly publicized ad for a German photovoltaic ... More >>
Note to self: See how Patrick "Car-Free" Kennedy feels about getting rid of one-way downtown streets. Oh, wait.Right on schedule, City Hall's Thoroughfare Committee next Thursday will finally get around to something that's been on Downtown Dallas's to-do list since '06: converting several downtow ... More >>
Let's say a) you're lazy and haven't run out to your nearest Observer pickup spot yet, or b) you live in one of the more outlying areas of our circulation and you won't get your copy of this week's paper until later today (or early tomorrow)--and yet, despite this, you still want to know the nominee ... More >>
Coral Eugene Watts is a serial killer. He says he'll murder again. Why can't Texas stop him?
Soul Is My Music (Sundazed)
Ross Perot Jr. is pushing 40, and still trying to slip from his father's shadow. He's built Alliance Airport, bought the Mavericks, and is trying to ramrod a new arena. But he isn't a pit bull like his old man. That's where Frank Zaccanelli comes in.
The Rev. Sheron Patterson brings the word to black singles