The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly.
While he's putting everything into a solo, Neil Young's face looks like his electric guitar sounds: flush with feeling, vaguely threatening, and thoroughly aged. Not old as in frail, but vene ... More >>
The Hillsboro motel where they shot part of Bottle Rocket is so iconic Ian Dingman put it on the front of the Criterion Collection DVD.My old friend and long-ago Observer-er Matt Zoller Seitz, who wrote the definitive making-of piece about Bottle Rocket back in September 1995, sent me a note this ... More >>
Earlier this year, the Dallas City Council said it wanted no part in plans to turn a former hotel at 1011 S. Akard Street into a home for the homeless. Perhaps you recall said brouhaha, the result of which will be 250 low-income apartment units once developers Ted and Larry Hamilton can give thei ... More >>
Ironically, this hotel on S. Akard was once considered by some, at least, to be the "convention center hotel."So much for redevelopment of 1011 S. Akard Street, once the site of hotels named Sheraton, Ramada and Plaza. For months, Larry James, president and CEO of Dallas Central Ministries, and Larr ... More >>
View Larger MapOn Tuesday, the Dallas City Council's Housing Committee discussed 13 projects seeking low-income housing tax credits, among them Akard Plaza, which is being developed by Central Dallas Ministries' 7-year-old affordable-housing subsidiary Central Dallas Community Development Corporatio ... More >>