Katherine Clapner is much more punk rock than your average chocolatier. After spending decades in some of the best kitchens in Dallas and across the globe, Clapner has settled into a chocolate-covered takeover of Dallas-Fort Worth with her Dude, Sweet Chocolate shops. Since opening in Dallas' Bishop ... More >>
This Saturday, Deep Ellum will become a North Texas music family reunion for the Dallas Observer Music Showcase, with 58 bands on eight stages. The lineup ranges from experimental noise bands to hypnotic singer-songwriters. There are rappers playing damn near their first gigs and rock bands returnin ... More >>
And the government that looks the other way.
21-year-old area singer-songwriter Emily Elbert's no stranger to local music fans, having performed her fair share of gigs at Opening Bell and the Kessler Theater in recent years since picking up the guitar at age 15. She's no stranger to the Internet either: Her jazzy, acoustic take on Michael Jack ... More >>
To survive the ordeal of escaping Guatemala, Julia needed a big Heart. But not this big.
Patton Oswalt is the Big Fan, scheduled to play the AFI Dallas International Film Fest this yearMoments ago, the AFI Dallas International Film Festival sent along its complete schedule for this year's fest, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as we've noted before, most screenings taking pl ... More >>
Silly name, clever pollo
Adventurous chef "Pyles" it on
The strange tale of a man and his Chinese bride that has Dallas talking
Inside the mind--and suitcase--of Sandra Bridewell, religious charlatan
Motorcycle Diaries explores Ché Guevara's formative years
Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug is credited with saving the lives of 1 billion people. So why is a small cadre of activists bent on tarnishing his legacy?
Three years after his conviction for rape, local DJ Gary "Babyfase" Faison speaks out to proclaim his innocence. What are the odds he's right? One in 300 million.
Urged on by their father, Stefan and Aaron Gonzalez express themselves as Akkolyte
Sharon Kopriva transcends the usual mediocre fare of American religious art
A would-be Indiana Jones reopens the debate over who got to America first
Through-the-ages love story between a courier pilot and a schoolteacher
Four years after its debut, Slowpoke makes its major-label bow on Geffen
Charged with assault for spanking an 11-year-old boy, a volunteer tutor defends old-fashioned discipline
For Dallas' wackiest speaking gig, Cheyenne Turner brings in UFO inventors, alien abductees, and millennial prophets. But she has to keep her antennae up. These days, E.T. could be a neo-Nazi.
Drugs from Bolivia. Cash to Panama. Arms to Nicaragua. Bo Abbott says the CIA called - and he delivered.