Rocky Mountains

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    The Dallas Observer Needs a New Music Editor

    At the end of February, I'm leaving the Dallas Observer to take over as the music editor for Denver's Westword. The move brings me and my partner back where we came from and where we hope to stay, and it's really as simple as that. Working at the Observer has surrounded me with writers and editors a ... More >>

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    The Last Ride of Legendary Storm Chaser Tim Samaras

    He had an uncanny knack for finding tornadoes. Then one found him.

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    Checking Out a Restaurant Before It's "Ready"

    Moving from Dallas to Seattle means I get to do a few things I've never before done, including piloting a U-Haul truck across the Rocky Mountains and visiting restaurants before they're ready for review. ​I've held out on eating at Cane Rosso, Jay Jerrier's immobile pizza kitchen in Deep Ellu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 29, 2008

    The Gourds' Kevin Russell Doesn't Understand Why People Like His Music Or Why He Has To Share The Spotlight With The Rest Of His Band. (Only He's Not As Sensational About It.)

    Tomorrow evening at The Granada Theater, The Gourds will perform its annual night-before-New Year's Eve concert in Dallas. Seems the band likes playing its hometown of Austin on December 31st, so we get the night before. Either way is fine with me because, even after fourteen years, The Gourds are s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    Hash Over: Big Cheese, Beer Breath and Other Stuff

    Don’t know what to say about this other than stand back aghast and watch proponents of the old government cheese program weep: Sculptor Sarah Kaufmann, otherwise known as “the Cheese Lady” plans to carve up 500 pounds of otherwise useful cheddar to celebrate the opening of Sprouts in Murphy. ... More >>

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Live to Ride

    A motorcycle accident cost Bill Rucker his leg, but that won't stop him from building-and riding-bikes

  • Dining

    April 22, 1999

    Dining in the rough

    If Wilderness Grill's dismal food is the best nature has to offer, then thank God for civilization

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Odd Man Out

    Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.

  • Culture

    July 9, 1998

    See to shining sea

    Two new DMA exhibits present the artist as a Polaroid

  • News

    September 18, 1997

    Soul food & crackers

    How two black Dallas men learned to love the lily-white Republic of Texas--especially the part about phony checks and payment-free plastic

  • News

    January 12, 1995

    Mixed memories

    A visit from columns past