• Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    The Beer We Liked and the Beer We Didn't from Big Texas Beer Fest

    On Saturday, the third iteration of Dallas' Big Texas Beer Fest went down at the automotive building in Fair Park. Every year that Chad and Nellie Montgomery have hosted the event, it has sold out -- a testament to the huge interest in craft beer in North Texas and their work to secure great local b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2014

    Chris Thile at the Kessler: A Concert in Four Movements

    Last night in Oak Cliff, Chris Thile proffered far more than a solo acoustic concert. As it often is when a noted artist performs without an opening band, the show was presented as, "An Evening with Chris Thile." What an evening it was. Part classical history lesson, part stand-up routine and part ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Beer! Lady Parts! Party Police's First Show is Tonight. Don't Ask If They're Joking.

    Ward Richmond toured the country with rockabilly/Americana band Slick 57, which also includes The O's John Pedigo. The band has opened for Wilco and Frank Black. In 2002, named Richmond Instrumentalist of the Year. Richmond has just sent me a text message from a rehearsal for the f ... More >>

  • News

    October 18, 2012

    Apocalypse Now(ish): Irvin Baxter's End Times Empire

    Death, destruction and the end of humanity: Dallas pastor Irvin Baxter is building a media juggernaut by predicting the very worst.

  • Music

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 23, 2010

    News & Notes & Our New Computer Wallpaper

    Justin Terveen​A little bit o' this and a little bit o' that while admiring that picture taken yesterday by Best of Dallas-certified Justin Terveen:A Friend of Unfair Park whose name rhymes with "Jason Roberts" forwards along this Washington Post piece in which Oak Cliff's Better Block Project ins ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Today In Music News: One Of Miley's Buses Overturns, Interpol Returns To Its Roots, Gibson Guitars May Smuggle Wood And Jason Segal Has Lady Skills

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, November 23, 2009...A tour bus belonging to Miley Cyrus' tour group overturned as it headed to Richmond on Friday.Interpol is said to head back to its sonic roots on its new album. Thank you, God.Gibson Guitars has been accused of smuggling Madagasc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    10 Questions: Jeff Burton

    It wouldn't be a stretch to say he's a fan of Texas Motor Speedway. After, all, Burton's first career win in NASCAR's top series came here in 1997. A decade later, he became the track's first repeat winner.The South Boston, Virginia, native has taken the checkered flag 21 times in 16 years of rubbin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    Dallas Out-Rocks Houston, Las Vegas and Seattle

    Radiohead's May 18 show was Dallas' top-selling concert of the summer, far as StubHub's concerned.(Michael Insuaste) StubHub just announced "America's 20 Most Rockin' Cities of 2008," and Dallas came in at a somewhat respectable tenth place, edging out Atlanta and Las Vegas but slipping three space ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 10, 2008

    Review: Kitchen Dog Theater Puts on a Lean, Mean Richard III

    Also: With Snake Eyes, Second Thought rattles the emotions.

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2008

    Dallas' Virtual Memory

    The Wilson Building, included on our Friend Peter's virtual tour of Dallas On Thursday, after I posted the item about the collection of historic Dallas postcards, a Friend of Unfair Park sent us a link to an interactive Google map of Dallas he made in his spare time. It provides a terrific history l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2007

    Dog Eat Dawg

    I’ll have much more in this week’s paper version of Unfair Park, but in the wake of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's officially pleading guilty to dogfighting charges this morning in Richmond, Virgina, I thought I’d pass along this interesting nugget: Chihuahuas are meaner than pit b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2007

    Where Do You Want to Go, Dallas, and How Will You Get There?

    Last night, I attended my last event of Your 2007 Mayor’s Race, the Vickery Place Neighborhood Association Candidate Forum in East Dallas. To celebrate, I planned to grab a beer or two at my favorite drinking establishment, the bar at the Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff. A little confused on the most d ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 14, 2006

    Ginned Up

    BlackFinn takes the "Irish" out of Irish pub

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Magnolia Electric Co.

    Fading Trails (Secretly Canadian)

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    Cast your vote for the 2006 Dallas Observer Music Awards; On Saturday, say goodbye to Slick 57

  • Music

    July 21, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Radiant goes Over There, Ward Richmond goes to jail and every band in Dallas gets put on hold

  • Dining

    June 16, 2005

    Really Fast Food

    Where do race-car drivers eat?

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    2005 Dallas Observer Music Awards

    Case Solved: Killer musicians captured, thanks to your tips

  • Film

    January 13, 2005

    Not Rockne

    A worthy actor rides the bench in the listless Coach Carter

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    Four Kings

    Cleveland Street gunman doesn't "regret anything"

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Snooze Alarm

    What will The Dallas Morning News look like when you wake up in 2010? If Editor Bob Mong has his way, it'll be the best damn paper the 'burbs will buy.

  • Film

    January 16, 2003

    Sour Hours

    Streep, Moore and Kidman reveal it's sad to be sad

  • Film

    August 29, 2002

    House of Cards

    Ugly Americans move into The Château

  • News

    February 1, 2001

    The Unbelievers

    Minister James Simmons says he awoke from a coma one day to find himself a gay amnesiac. Some of his Dallas parishioners aren't buying it.

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Price He's Paid

    Ray Price has seen it all, from bucket-of-blood joints out on the Jacksboro Highway to Hank Williams' surgery scars

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Home unsweet home

    Disgruntled homeowners take to the Web to battle a giant homebuilder over complaints of shoddy workmanship

  • Music

    August 27, 1998

    Something about Jonathan

    Jonathan Richman helped invent punk and geek rock. Now, he comes pogo-sticking back into your life with There's Something About Mary

  • Dining

    November 28, 1996

    The big, bad night

    When the chips are down, Pietro's knows art doesn't stand a chance against clichd Italian

  • News

    October 3, 1996

    Last in the Class

    Why nobody will erase the board at Wilmer-Hutchins, the worst-run school district in Texas

  • News

    March 2, 1995

    Bad Company

    Drugs from Bolivia. Cash to Panama. Arms to Nicaragua. Bo Abbott says the CIA called - and he delivered.