When you walk into Books & More in north Denton, everything about the tiny-looking used-media shop comes as a surprise. "When I first went there, they had a bunch of comic books, I was a kid, and the lady there let me work there," says Charles Wright, 22, a customer of Books & More for the last nin ... More >>
The beginning of history as we know itIn this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, we look back at an infographic we here at the Observer published to chart the career arc of The Toadies, following the release of their seminal record Rubberneck and through the production of their at-the- ... More >>
Darren McGrady is the so-called "Royal Chef" -- because, as he's quick to remind you on his Web site, he spent "11 years at Buckingham Palace and 4 years until the tragic accident, as personal chef to Princess Diana." He's lived in Dallas since 1998, working as a personal chef and offering cooking c ... More >>
Robert Rowling is the richest Dallasite. He looks like it. Forbes' list of "The 400 Richest Americans" is out, and 13 of 'em are from Dallas. To save you some time (because time is money), we're including only the locals here--chief among them the man who owns the company that owns Omni Hotels and ... More >>
A B-actress, computer mayhem and families feudin'! Making a movie with your rich friends is just courting disaster.
The Panther City Players sniff England's rose
Candace M. Briceño's sewn surfaces are touchy-feely
Senses are overloaded
at And/Or, the new gallery
on the block
Evita has her moments, and some style, at Lyric; Alabama Sky bright at Jubilee
A fund aimed at boosting South Dallas is hammered by deadbeat borrowers and city hall neglect.
AIDS Outreach Center has family fun and a family fund-raiser
Kevin Costner doesn't make friends. He makes movies, dang it.
Chicago dances its way through the origins of the celebrity crook
Amélie serves up a daring, moving take on Jane Austen's best-loved heroine
Actor-comic Eddie Izzard just wants to be loved
Marshall Ball can't talk. So he listens to God. Everyone else listens to Marshall.
Why is multimillionaire Scott Ginsburg building one of the world's most expensive restaurants in Dallas? Because he can.
Leap-frogging through history with the Toadies
No, the Toadies haven't broken up. They're just taking their own sweet time
John Frankenheimer reclaims his suspense-film crown with Ronin
Stage West's brat pack makes The Misanthrope sizzle
Enigma is a dazzling puzzle of utter befuddlement
In today's music business, tomorrow's revolution is yesterday's fad
As Laura Miller rides off to tilt at political windmills, we recall some of her choicest words
A tempest in a teacup over azaleas erupts into a class war in Dallas' Swiss Avenue Historic District
How two black Dallas men learned to love the lily-white Republic of Texas--especially the part about phony checks and payment-free plastic
When food legend Julia Child came to Texas spreading her gospel of good eating, no one was spared. Not even Big Tex
Commission chairman's departure leaves panel in weaker hands
How could Duran Duran make a comeback when it never went away?
City Hall's top brass use taxpayer-provided mobile phones to call sweethearts, power brokers, and Pizza Hut.