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 >>
He had an uncanny knack for finding tornadoes. Then one found him.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A motorcycle accident cost Bill Rucker his leg, but that won't stop him from building-and riding-bikes
If Wilderness Grill's dismal food is the best nature has to offer, then thank God for civilization
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.
Two new DMA exhibits present the artist as a Polaroid
How two black Dallas men learned to love the lily-white Republic of Texas--especially the part about phony checks and payment-free plastic
A visit from columns past