• Blogs

    February 21, 2014

    The First Annual Brunchies: Dallas' Best Brunch Awards

    Brunch! That beautiful tradition of carbs and meats and caffeine and booze. And yes, we talk about it quite often. Had enough yet? Of course not! Because guess what? There's another weekend coming up at the end of this very week! And if weekends are just good for one thing, it's sleeping in. But if ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2012

    An Ode to the Coupe Glass

    First introduced in the 1660s for Champagne, the coupe glass reached the height of its popularity in the 1930s with the introduction of Prohibition-era cocktails, and in recent years its popularity is on the rise again, namely with a special class of drinkers called me. The coupe shape is a wide sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Scott Griggs Makes His Debut at City Hall to Ask for Delay on Stevens Park Conservation District

    Dave Neumann has some advice for you, Scott Griggs.​For as long as anyone can recall -- at least six years, right? -- there's been an attempt to create a Stevens Park Conservation District intended to preserve the neighborhood around the Oak Cliff golf course. Most of the homeowners in the area ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2010

    Tracklist: The Local Hang with Playlister P, Vol. 10

    ​Another month, another Local Hang at the Libertine, where, every first Monday of the month, bar owner Simon McDonald lets me take over his room's P.A. and fill his patrons' ears with nothing but local music. And, despite an especially long, trying weekend of partying, people still showed. Go figu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2010

    Tracklist: The Local Hang with Playlister P, Vol. 7

    Kind of amazing.​Another month, another Local Hang at The Libertine. Thanks to everyone who came out. It was great to see you. You all rock. I hope it was a good time. If not, well, at least I know I enjoyed it. So, y'know, there's that.Anyway, I hope to see you all out next first Monday of the mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Handle The Proof: Two Of The Best 'Hard To Find' Spirits

    ​I personally think zubrowka and aged genever are the finest spirits one can drink. But neither are easy to find, unless you travel.Zubrowka is a flavored vodka generally associated with Poland, where they've been distilling and drinking it for a good six or seven centuries. Pale gold in color, it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2009

    Handle The Proof: London vs Plymouth

    Talking about gin, of course.That so many people hate gin, love gin or can tolerate only one specific brand of gin says a lot about the spirit. Although bound together by juniper, the amount of this fruit and balance of other botanicals involved in distillation--as well as the distillation process i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 13, 2009

    Yesterday at NX35: Spooky Folk and The Baptist Generals at The Hydrant

    BAND(s): Spooky Folk and The Baptist GeneralsVENUE: The Hydrant Café TIME: 9:30 & 10:30 p.m. Having already raved about the living-room-vibe of The Hydrant's upstairs room, I'll leave that alone--other than mentioning that, as far as intimate performance spaces in Denton (not including DIY hous ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Legendary Lens

    See the work of John Loengard

  • Music

    November 22, 2007

    Guiding Big D's Sonic Pilgrims

    Enough with the turkeys, now for a little locally baked dessert

  • Calendar

    May 18, 2006
  • Dining

    October 27, 2005

    Berry Me Not

    Who drinks gin?

  • Music

    March 6, 2003

    Distress Signal

    The Baptist Generals want to make a happy album. They just can't.

  • Film

    December 11, 1997

    Out of Africa

    Spielberg delivers a wildly erratic--and tumultuously moving--historical epic with the overreaching passion of a man possessed

  • News

    November 3, 1994

    Dreamer 'n the 'hood

    From a tiny food counter in South Dallas, Delvin Gray struggles to change the world