Ohio duo and multiple Grammy winners the Black Keys are preparing to drop a new album next week, titled Turn Blue. From the time it was announced, Blue, the band's eighth album together, has been the crux of a slightly bizarre promotional campaign: first, its release was announced via Mike Tyson's T ... More >>
When I heard that a senior brew master from the Samuel Adams Brewery had packed up his kettle to be part of an outpost in Granbury, I was surprised and excited. Then, after tasting the results of Grant Wood's move, namely in the form of Blood and Honey, I had an epiphany: North Texas is a legitimate ... More >>
Kim Lenz and the Jaguars play old school rockabilly with a fire and passion that is often missing from the hordes of retro-shtick, dress up cover bands that plague many music scenes. With a campy sense of humor and a ferocious persona, Lenz is a visual and musical magnet. Although Lenz grew up in S ... More >>
Talk of Dallas serving as a potential host city for the Olympics has ramped up in recent weeks, in part because Dallas attorney Matt Wood has begun work to woo the 2024 Summer Games, and partly because Dallas, along with Tulsa, Oklahoma and Rochester, New York, was one of an elite group of 35 cities ... More >>
News about Dallas by way of Houston: the Eating Our Words blog ran a story yesterday about Hofmann Sausage Co. and its pending Texas takeover. The Syracuse-based hot dog maker was purchased by the Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group, and the links should be available at every Albertson's by Memorial ... More >>
It's been too long since Spoon has played Dallas, but tonight, they return to the Granada for a sold-out show. Keyboardist Eric Harvey lives here and you might have seen him at shows as big as Wilco at Fair Park Music Hall or as small as the final Annex House show. Harvey recently put out an excell ... More >>
Not sure what to think of Mike Miles, the Dallas school board's pick for new superintendent? Here's a shortcut. Decide what you think of the Broad Superintendents Academy (BSA). Miles is a 2011 graduate of a boot camp for school superintendents in Los Angeles founded and funded by a foundation nam ... More >>
Some of our notables showed great courage this year, others are simply notorious, but all 10 had a big impact in 2011.
Colleen McCain Nelson debuts a new political column today on the op-ed page of The Dallas Morning News in which she holds up my former hometown, Detroit, as the arch example of what Dallas needs not to be. She's writing about Mayor Dave Bing's initiative to withdraw scarce city services from ... More >>
Scott ReitzThe great Zweigles hot dog from RochesterOh, Aters. Twenty-nine days of bliss have passed us by and we haven't lead you to a single wiener. We haven't photographed one tubesteak, nor have we grilled a single frankfurter. July is hot dog month and we haven't offered the slightest co ... More >>
Developed by the University at Buffalo Regional Institute, State University of New York. Click to embiggen UC Berkeley's Resilience Capacity Index mapPatrick "Car-Free" Kennedy directs our attention to this University of California Berkeley look-see at the resiliency of the major metros in the U. ... More >>
Once it hits your lips, it's so good! A tap water taste competition. Of all the possible taste competitions in the world, you'd be hard-pressed to think of one less thrilling than tap water. Maybe borscht? Cough medicine, perhaps? Nonetheless, the U.S. Conference of Mayors recently conducted ... More >>
Death AngelFrom 1982 to 1991, there probably wasn't a more interesting metal act than California's Death Angel. Not only did the band consist of five Filipinos, but they didn't stick to any standard metal blueprint either. Despite the serious moniker, Death Angel displayed a musical variety and s ... More >>
The city's inching closer to starting that Stevens Park extreme makeover, which had been set to start at the beginning of this month.We've written plenty about one item in particular on today's Park and Rec Board meeting agenda, but it's not the only item of interest. As in: Were you aware that t ... More >>
You wanna see Rochester Park, you'd best hustle: It closes down in October for a big ol' levee redo.All kinds of folks are crammed up in City Hall's sixth-floor Parks and Rec meeting room -- ladies who lunch, guys in suits, city officials and, of course, some dude who stinks pretty bad. It's so f ... More >>
Alas, it's just the title of one of two briefings the Trinity River Corridor Project Committee will consider this morning. I'll leave it to Sam and Schutze to crunch the numbers and see if they add up -- Sam especially has a thing for the Texas Horse Park -- but according to the briefing, of the ... More >>
I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>
Blue Man Group: Pop-culture phenomenon or just three guys with too much latex?
On Sunday The Dallas Morning News ran a piece reiterating the myth that NASCAR was once a regional--specifically southeastern--sport that has suddenly expanded into the major urban markets. Strangely, even NASCAR officials adhere to this and other myths (such as the disregard for non-southern drive ... More >>
The Libertine's protagonist is a boor you can't ignore
Thanks to sticks and Strokes, Longwave's Steve Schlitz doesn't have to move back to Rochester just yet
Shrek offers an amusing, if empty, fractured fairy tale
With playwright Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik sidesteps his usual breezy pop
Do clothes make the lawyer? One Dallas judge thinks so.
Plunkett & Macleane manages to steal a little fun from the familiar
When Belo got into the cable news business, it set off a war with Time Warner that has both companies fighting over Texas
Jawbox's odds-and-ends Scrapbook makes a wonderful farewell
The Irving stepmother of a man linked to the shootings of abortion doctors wrestles with questions about his involvement
How little Legend Airlines beat mammoth American at its own game
Earnest eggheads came to Texas with an idea that for-profit schools can save public education. So far, it ain't working.
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Zeffirelli meticulously recycles the goof-proof romance Jane Eyre