Over on the News' ice cream blog, Robert Wilonsky reports that North Dallas was baffled last night by an unexpected firework display, allegedly to help celebrate the new clubhouse at the Dallas Country Club. But we all know that a little clubhouse opening isn't enough to warrant fireworks in the Pa ... More >>
Yes, you read that correctly: Robert Wilonsky, the longtime editor of this blog, is going behind the paywall. Or maybe he's becoming the paywall. We can't be sure. But we know this: He's leaving the Observer for The Dallas Morning News, where he'll officially be known as the digital managing editor, ... More >>
All photos by Robert WilonskyThe scene outside, and around, Dallas City Hall at 12:40 a.m.Robert's downtown at the Occupy Dallas camp, where police are breaking up protestors as we speak. He sends along these photos, and this: City has yanked their agreement with Occupy Dallas, and they're curre ... More >>
Course Of Empire undoubtedly stands as one of the most notable acts to ever grace the Dallas music scene. Still today, 13 years after the band called it quits, you can still occasionally hear the name drifting through the cavernous Deep Ellum clubs they used to play.The end of the band's 10-year ... More >>
ASKA: A caricature of a caricature.In this edition of This Week In Dallas Music History, Robert Wilonsky responds to the uproar caused by his 1995 review of "Arlington metal-lite band" ASKA's then-new CD Immortal. Basically, ASKA fans and members sent in a handful of angry letters inquiring as to ... More >>
Danny FulgencioGuesstimations put the Borders crowd at 1,500-plus, all save for the VIPs still wrapped all the way 'round Preston Royal Shopping Center waiting for Dubya. He won't be here till 9, and at present media is penned (even the late-arriving Jane McGarry) on the patio -- and me without m ... More >>
True story. Read it here. And pop on over to Unfair Park, where Robert Wilonsky's got more details. But, really, haven't we been beating this drum for a while now? Yep, sure have. On a related note, this seems as good a time as ever to remind you that this year's Dallas Observer Music Awards Show ... More >>
Unfair Park's Robert Wilonsky has been tracking Bob's--of steak & chophouse fame--many difficulties, updating the story again today (read it here). Over at SideDish, Nancy Nichols keeps up with the ne'erdowellness of another restaurant group (as you can see here).Nancy's story, as she pursues it ... More >>
No chef yet--not even a name. More from Robert Wilonsky here.
Know Your Dallas Cowboys, apparently, has an endless supply of videos from the Dallas Cowboys Christmas '86 album. This one, featuring some old-timers, is particularly appropriate, given Texas Stadium's tepid adios on Saturday night. And, in other local football news -- actual news -- in the spirit ... More >>
We tried this once before, so here goes again: Can you please, pretty please, help the folks in the Dallas Public Library's Texas/Dallas History & Archives figure out just what in the heck's going in this picture? Because, right now, this is all they got to go on: "Crowds of children outside Pre ... More >>
When criminal litterers strike, what's an honest businessman to do?
Do you Yahoo? Scene Heard Radio doesn't anymore
Comet sighting; Clumsy in Motown; Grand Street redubbed; Bar of Soap brings in road grime
From the week of March 9