North Dallas state Representative Jason Villalba has been taking a certain amount of heat lately for courting the California hot-sauce-maker, Huy Fong Food Plants, trying to sell them on the idea of relocating to North Texas in order to escape local environmental complaints in the company's hometow ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
Her own shooting career derailed, Jeanie Almond has become Dallas' go-to teacher for shooting's fastest-growing market: women.
Wildflower! FestivalFriday - Sunday, at Galatyn Park, RichardsonThere's a pretty long list of well-known performers at Wildflower! Festival this year. Friday's headliner is Nelly, who will be joined by The Commodores and a handful of local acts, including The King Bucks. Saturday will have Dashboard ... More >>
For the last eight years, local music advocate Chelsea Callahan has been celebrating her birthday with rock-and-roll and charity in mind. Every year, she books a solid bill of local bands and gives all the proceeds away to charity. This year, Cha Cha's Eighth Annual Rock & Roll Charity Gala o ... More >>
Considering that pre-South by Southwest bash 35 Denton announced its first round of performers last week, I guess it makes sense, then, that the Austin fest would announce its own first round of performers this week -- and that their list is indeed larger than 35 Denton's list of 17 names, clocki ... More >>
The neo city on the hills is a far cry from its cheap pot, cold beer and low-rent former ways.
Growing up, James Genova spent hours watching DJs spin at parties and clubs. He was just interested in the mechanics of playing music, and, soon after, he became determined to figure it out for himself. At the tender age of 16, James Genova (who DJs under his last name) took it upon himself to ge ... More >>
DJ TraDeMarx, aka Chris Johnson (and better known around town as CJ), is relatively new to the DJ game, having gotten his start at spinning just three years ago after a friend asked him to DJ his party. Drawing much of his inspiration from Rio De Janeiro production duo/DJ's The Twelves and Brookl ... More >>
From WikipediaBrazil's national cocktail.Summer on Ipanema Beach in Brazil. The sand is densely packed with tall buildings and beautiful people. And the people are beautiful because they can afford to be. You see, Ipanema is one of the most expensive places to live in Rio. Ipanema means "bad w ... More >>
Let's get one thing straight: Tex-Mex has never pretended to represent Mexican cuisine in its entirety. In fact, according to Robb Walsh, author of The Tex-Mex Cookbook, the genre was developed by Euro-American descendants and Hispanics living in Texas (Tejanos)--and was designed to be marketed to g ... More >>
Can Jerry's boys turn around the December jinx?
The Inspiring New Sounds of Rio de Janeiro (Verge Records)
Scrap Iron, featured here in a clip from Hal Samples' doc-in-progress, performs tonight at the Granada. When's the last time your only wish came true? Toward the end of November, we posted a clip from local photog Hal Samples' doc-in-progress Dreamtown, about the homeless in Dallas. In that clip, Sa ... More >>
The Mulcahy Modern features Rio's finest imports
Thirteen at dinner
A South African street fighter finds new life in the wrenching redemption tale Tsotsi
Dallas' "Crazy White Mother" evades the long arm of the law. Still.
Bus 174 vividly displays the unfocused anger of the disenfranchised
Our critics pick the flicks that the best-of list overlooked
The brutal, brilliant City of God takes us inside Rio de Janeiro's urban decay
Leland Faulkner welcomes you to his World
Dallas' Latino film festival keeps raising the bar
A would-be Indiana Jones reopens the debate over who got to America first
Brazil's affecting Central Station reanimates the odd couple movie
Jennifer Love Hewitt! Brandy! Slasher dude! Caribbean resort! Oh no!
Usual suspects, small wonders, and the new Bertolucci at the Montreal and Toronto film fests
A Brazilian political potboiler paints an ambiguous portrait
TV icon Cubby O'Brien has done quite well since leaving Uncle Walt's band