Since the Texas Legislature made online solicitation of a minor a crime in 2005, it's been used to lock up any number of gymnastics coaches, teachers, as well as plenty of non-educators caught digitally cruising for sex with underage kids. Today, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled unanimously ... More >>
Under a circular blue awning in Lewisville lies a fairly unmarked store with generic white letters reading, "DFW Vintage Toys." The change of worlds stepping inside is jarring -- it's like walking back 30 years and into your childhood. The mastermind behind DFW Vintage Toys, Jayden Frost, is seriou ... More >>
Pop stars try not to make a habit of canceling shows on their highly-anticipated tours, but it certainly happens. When it happens to me (the ticketholder), I blast it on social media, stow my ticket away in a trinket box and sulk for about a week. Then it's back to life as usual, until one magic mor ... More >>
Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! BOYFRIEND WITH BAD MANNERS Dear Willie D: My boyfriend behaves like he grew up in the sticks. Well, actually he did. H ... More >>
Spring Breakers is Harmony Korine's most accessible -- and yet his most experimental -- movie yet.
Julius Hill's summer trip to Europe was miserable. The 13-year-old Greiner Middle School student was one of several students who signed up for a nine-day tour of Italy and Spain organized and led by his teacher Vicki Reed. While there, Reed reportedly singled him out, yelling and belittling him cons ... More >>
This week, our Englishman in BBQ Sauce samples a little Memphis-style barbecue at Red, Hot & Blue in Plano (5017 W. Plano Parkway), which is a littlelike traveling to Glasgow to sample the cuisine of Rome, but please don't tell him that. It's much more fun keeping him in the dark. Before the year is ... More >>
Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci took time out while the band was in Ohio a few weeks ago and talked about his first forays with music. It was expected Rush would be mentioned, but we also talked about the first time the band played Dallas, new drummer Mike Mangini's first show with the band, a ... More >>
Mark Zuckerberg and his new wife Priscilla Chan are spending some time in Rome on their honeymoon, during which they are expected to purchase both Rome and patent for pasta. Yesterday The Telegraph out of London reported that the newlyweds had lunch at Nonna Betta, a kosher restaurant in Rome's Jewi ... More >>
Cowboys fans can admit it: We cried a few sports tears when our playoff dream evaporated on Sunday night. But so be it. We know must move past another dismal season of professional football and look forward to the remaining college bowl games. Sure, these guys aren't making big money like Tony Romo, ... More >>
Joe Lally, True Widow Bryan Street Tavern November 6, 2011 Better than: seeing a Michael Anthony solo show. Alison ChesneyJoe LallySunday's double bill of Joe Lally and True Widow might have not brought out a large crowd, but it seemed like everyone who showed up really wanted to be there. Thou ... More >>
Screen Door Chef David McMillanIn part one of our interview with Chef David McMillan of the Screen Door, we learned about his childhood in Berkeley, California and early his penchant for Chinese food. In part two we discussed the Dallas food scene. Today we hear some good Navy stories. Afte ... More >>
Preston Hollow's newest Pizzeria makes decent pizza, but it's not as authentic as the menu claims
Anthony Bourdain comes to Dallas this Thursday, visiting the Majestic Theater to share what will no doubt be candid and curse-filled insights into his life's work, travels and food. Since City of Ate is sponsoring the event, I spoke to Bourdain recently, asking about his new show, the food sc ... More >>
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Ristorante Nicola executive chef Luigi Iannuario.Born in Milan, chef Luigi Iannuario believes that the best way to know your way around a kitchen is to experience all kinds of kitchens. That's why he's made it a point to do it all -- resorts, hotels, a Michelin-rated restaurant, an internatio ... More >>
How about that? The Flying Spaghetti Monster is actually an American tourist.It's winter getaway season, which means folks are flocking to warm tropical islands -- and eating spaghetti and meatballs when they get there. My parents are spending the week in Aruba and kicked off their vacation ... More >>
Just some regular Joes.Speaking of Norah Jones, the Dallas-raised critical darling, who just released an album compiling her favorite collaborations from over the course of her still-young career, has a new collaboration in the works...
ACL is over, and with it, the spillover has left. I guess it's back to a more typical slate of weekday shows tonight. Still an interesting collection of touring acts invading our area this evening, though. Something for everyone. Almost.
Alexander RobotnickThe city of Dallas has never been a very vocal champion of electronic dance music. Apart from the infamous "club kids" and the days when MDMA was sold at bars in Dallas, the city hasn't ever really been known for its electronic music culture--not in any important or globally re ... More >>
Lucy Wrubel has been DJing for over a decade now. The stand up comedian turned DJ got her start in Rome Italy, where she found she could overcome the language barrier through music. "I found myself unable to communicate with the locals, unless I was choosing the music." Wrubel says, "After spen ... More >>
All photos by Patrick MichelsFox & The Bird kept things in line at La Grange on Saturday night.Boys Named SueLa Grange10 p.m.What can be said now about the Boys Named Sue that hasn't been said already over their rabble-rousing course of recent history? Not much, really, but we'll give it a sh ... More >>
Just got finished with some due diligence over on Unfair Park, letting the folks who care about things like local news and the like know about this year's DOMAXXII Showcase. Even handed out a few pairs of free wristbands out to 'em. No worries, DC9 devotees: I haven't forgotten you all in this ma ... More >>
A few months ago, we were surprised to find that local independent record label Executive Music Group boasted a No. 1 single on Billboard's Alternative Radio chart. It was baffling news because we'd never heard of the label, nor their SoCal-based, Sublime-sound-a-like band, The Dirty Heads, who earn ... More >>
The No. 1 song on Billboard's Alternative Songs chart for the past two weeks? Why, that's Southern California's The Dirty Heads' "Lay Me Down (featuring Rome of Sublime)." A sign of the apocalypse? Perhaps. But, also, kind of an interesting development: For only the fifth time since the chart was cr ... More >>
Yeasayer, JavelinGranada TheaterApril 8, 2010Better than: Staying home and doing laundry, that's for sure. Mattie StaffordFor a full slideshow of Mattie's shots from last night's show, check this link."Anybody got an extra ticket?!" one Yeasayer fan yelled frantically over a sea of others congreg ... More >>
Snuffer's Glorious Pile O'FriesThere are occasions when even the best of us have that animalistic craving for something basic, something wonderful, something loaded with cheese and bacon. After all, as City of Aters know, everything is better with bacon.I am waxing on about the perfect burger sta ... More >>
Patrick MichelsNate Newton remembered his time at Texas Stadium: "I lived in an unreal world for 13 years."A couple weeks ago, you may recall, we brought you a look inside what's left of Texas Stadium, which, to our eyes, looked just about ready to come down.Not about to let the stadium go quietl ... More >>
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