Hey, we can all appreciate a quality guitar god. Anyone who considers themselves a fan of music knows the joy of watching their favorite axeman/woman go on a tear and destroy the crowd with their fast-fingered prowess, signature style and lush mane of flowing hair. It's the textbook rock & roll sexy ... More >>
Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. A huge idea turned up at City Hall yesterday. Huge. This is like a Blue whale beaching itself on the banks of the Trinity River. I'm afraid City Hall is going to send a crew out there and chop it into cat-food. We need to stop and take a big look at this ... More >>
A Christmas Carol, Greetings! and Dick Whittington deck the stages.
Texas RangersSouthpaw Derek Holland exits last night's masterpiece in style -- something C.J. Wilson and the Texas Rangers hope to emulate tonight.I expected Derek Holland to finally realize his potential as a top-of-the-rotation arm in the American League Championship Series. That, of course ... More >>
Lyric Stage's production has brassy bawls; lots to see at Uptown Players' Pride Fest.
Your Rangers have done what good, potentially great teams do: Beat shitty opponents. When the Rangers begin their series in Anaheim against the second-place Angels Tuesday night, it will be their first opponent with a winning record in a month. Amazing. Since playing the Brav ... More >>
Don't trust him. He might be a drug mule.Late yesterday, our local feds got to brag up a good half-decade's worth of sleuthing when they announced charges against more than a dozen people in connection with a multi-state cocaine- and heroin-trafficking syndicate based in Forth Worth. The acc ... More >>
Yesterday, some 8,500 Dallas Independent School District elementary students reported to 17 campuses, from Bryan and Caillet to Truett and Winnetka, to begin summer school. Pardon: Make that summer camp. At least, that's how district officials and DISD's educational partners sell the idea to kids ... More >>
The mess of wintry weather that roared through Dallas this week couldn't have been worse timed for Billy McDonald, the legendary pit master whose Deep Ellum joint made the highlight reel of New York Times restaurant critic Sam Sifton's four-day DFW eating tour. In a story outlining area eats ... More >>
Ouida Wright, right, and the DCVB's "mystery man" in Green Bay'Round this time Friday morning we tuned into the Green Bay FOX affiliate to find Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau honcho Phillip Jones promoting the city and a Super Bowl prize-pack giveaway, which included two tickets to the g ... More >>
There was a piece in this morning's New York Times about how Austin's now the top destination for the young American, all right. So notes Brookings Institution demographer William Frey, who adds Dallas to the list of Top Five destinations for the highly coveted 25-to-34-year-old. Only a few years ... More >>
Sam MertenTexas Rangers GM Jon Daniels and skipper Ron Washington hopped on a conference call late this afternoon to discuss Wash's two-year contract extension -- "a formality as much as anything," as Daniels put it. The general manager said it was "clearly the first order of business" in the pos ... More >>
If you've been looking forward to the Dream Wedding Bridal Expo slated for mid-December at the Gaylord Texan, well, bad news this morning from the U.S. Attorney's Office.While Karen Tucker, the 47-year-old Pittsburgh woman behind the Gaylord event, is indeed a veteran convention planner with expe ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenLeft to right: Chuck Greenberg, Tom Hicks and Nolan RyanShortly after the Texas Rangers announced the team's plans to resolve its ownership situation in federal bankruptcy court, Tom Hicks said he and his lawyers agreed "about a month ago" that this was the best way to han ... More >>
Pete FreedmanWashed Out played the Fader Fort on Saturday, backed by Brooklyn's Small Black.Another year, another grueling sprint to South by Southwest's end--only, this year, well, things seemed a little different than in year's past. Especially on Saturday night.More so than on any previous nig ... More >>
Last night, Texas Rangers exec VP of communications John Blake sent the word since heard 'round the sports world: Tom Hicks has 30 days to get a deal done with Pittsburgh sports attorney Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan before asking MLB (and his myriad creditors) if it's OK, pretty please, to sell ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Former Carter High School star Michael Crabtree may not be a bad guy, but he's following some horrible advice. Friend of a friend of Crabtree tells me that he and the 49ers remain $10 million ... More >>
EngadgetSpeaking of the city and technological advancements involving one's talking box ...This morning on her ever-active Web site, Angela Hunt wonders why in the heck Dallas doesn't have an iPhone app that lets residents "snap photos of nuisances and code violations and send them off to city ha ... More >>
Were there 10 great shows in 2007? More like 11—no, make it 12.
Hated Spurs have beloved Dallas roots
Lothar Baumgarten's "Carbon" offers a subtle lesson on manifest destiny
Theatre Three blows a big one with Tale of the Allergist's Wife; RTC rolls on Secrets
Dickens murder mystery satisfies at WaterTower; Fully Committed fizzles at DTC
Plus: Oh, My Aikman Balls
Plus: Finding Himself
Antonio Bryant has Michael Irvin's talent, brashness--and he's played one game
Mason Jennings spent a decade chasing a dream. Now he's finally waking up.
Marky Mark becomes a Rock Star, but he doesn't get to enjoy it
The children of an American Indian hero fight for his body's return home
The hiatus is over for The Legendary Fritz
Almost Famous rings in your ears--and heart--long after it's over
City Hall has $22 million in federal funds to fix your neighborhood. Instead, it's spending the money on barrels of pork.
Rodman TV biopic is as Bad as it can be
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Buckle your seat belts, Dallas: NASCAR is coming