Tonight at Texas Theatre, Oak Cliff Film Fest is presenting another "Show Your Shorts" night, featuring work from local filmmakers. The films must be shorter than 20 minutes, and they're taking numbers over on the Facebook event page. TT's Barak Epstein says they still have a couple slots open.
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The Dallas Police Department's downtown patrol is about to get a whole lot more, well, motorized. That much we can safely say.
DPD announced yesterday that 7-Eleven was donating four new T3's to the department, bringing the total to eight. They were so excited about the whole thing that we got no ... More >>
Among the electronic music producers who have cashed in on dance music's popularity in the States, I'm most ambivalent about French DJ/producer David Guetta. Last year's album, Nothing But the Beat, took its title pretty literally with two discs of beat, and a couple cameos to keep things interest ... More >>
While I wait for City Hall to get back to me about something, here's a little something to fill your holiday-week "work" hours: 32 minutes with Peter Weller, most of it shot Saturday during our chitchat following the Dallas Film Society's Very Special Screening of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banza ... More >>
Photos by Justin Terveen, slide show hereIn the shadow of Dallas City Hall, officers on horseback and in riot gear prepared to raid the Occupy Dallas encampment early this morning.A little past 11 last night, one of the protesters camped out behind Dallas City Hall was walking from tent to te ... More >>
Lithgow and Weller, together againLike I said a few weeks ago: John Lithgow's coming to town November 18 for a Very Special Event courtesy the Dallas Film Society, which will take place at the Hall of State with Elvis Mitchell moderating the Q&A. And, like I said a few weeks ago, the Dallas F ... More >>
First time I met Erykah Badu was in February '96, at the old Grinders on Lowest Greenville, where she'd poured coffee just a few months earlier. It was a full year before her debut Baduizm was released; those Grammys were still in the distant horizon. It was her first interview, her first chance ... More >>
Merritt MartinOh, you can damn well bet this is on the list.By now most of you dear readers are well aware of the Gawker-produced list of the 50 Worst States In America. Gawker placed their home base at 50, and the Lone Star State at 13. Sure sure, our placement could be worse, but instead of ... More >>
Photos by Justin TerveenTo those who helped made last night's RoboCop-at-OCP HQ event happen -- Downtown Dallas, Inc.; Brent Brown and his staff at the CityDesign Studio; the Dallas Film Society; and, of course, the promotions staff at the Observer -- a mighty "much obliged" this morning. Couldn' ... More >>
Sir MitchellShame I only just found out about Sir Mitchell's newly released Brobocop tee; I woulda have worn it tonight, as it's no doubt much more comfortable than this helmet I espied on eBay. Ah, well. Next time. Oh, right, there won't be a next time. Tonight's screening of RoboCop in front of ... More >>
Poster by Alexander FloresFinally, a dream comes true.For far too long now we've talked about screening RoboCop somewhere in downtown, preferably outside, definitely near one of the myriad landmarks featured in the film set in "Detroit" but shot entirely in Dallas in the summer and early fall of ... More >>
Garden & Gun magazine yesterday stirred up the soda world with news that Cheerwine can now be ordered online, a development that should excite the drink's many fans in Dallas.
"Every single day we have someone asking about Cheerwine," says Scott Causey, who staffs The Soda Gallery in the Bis ... More >>
Back in May, Kourtny Garrett, senior vice president of marketing for DowntownDallas, told us that come autumn the organization would be hosting an "outdoor movie series" on the Main Street Garden lawn. Now, the official MSG site says the series is "coming soon," but Downtown Dallas just sent word ... More >>