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  • Blogs

    August 7, 2014

    The 10 Best Punk Rock Movies

    Punk rock has been a part of cinema ever since the music was created in places like Los Angeles, New York and London in the mid to late '70s. Aside from the music, either live or on record, the big screen provided another medium to convey what punk truly stands for: not giving a fuck what anyone els ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Paul McCartney Postpones Dallas Visit Until October

    It hasn't been a good month for Sir Paul McCartney. The 71-year-old icon and former Beatle fell ill with a virus while preparing to kick off a tour of Japan in Tokyo late in May, subsequently cancelling all of his scheduled appearances in Japan and South Korea. It had been hoped that McCartney could ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2014

    Fox & the Bird Have a New Album: Here's What's Behind Dallas' Best Folk Band

    Fresh off the January 14 release of their awaited sophomore album, Darkest Hours, Dallas' premier folk rock collective, Fox & the Bird, opened their melodic minds to the Dallas Observer about the band's collaborative Texas sound, juggling life as part-time musicians, and how shadowy realities can st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2014

    Meet Lady Theresa Thombs, State Board of Education Candidate, Dame of Justice, Carrier of Diplomatic Papers

    We missed a fascinating SBOE campaign forum in Fort Worth Monday night. It didn't start when Tea Party candidate Eric Mahroum kicked off the evening with some fringe buzzwords like CSCOPE and Common Core, and an invocation of the former President Ronald Reagan's "are you better off?" speech. Nor did ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Wayne "Wing" Sermon of Imagine Dragons on Being a Mormon Rock Star

    Even though Imagine Dragons have been playing music for a little over four years, the band's meteoric rise to the top of the charts seems to have occurred over a much shorter time. Hailing from Las Vegas, the band consists of four Mormons who unapologetically play infectious, radio-friendly alternat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Shannon Neffendorf of Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters Will Open His Own Shop on Friday

    Oak Cliff Coffee Roasters has been delivering freshly roasted coffee to wholesale clients and porches since 2008, but have never had a place to call their own. All that changes Friday when owner Shannon Neffendorf opens his own coffee shop in Oak Cliff. And it is about time, because Oak Cliff coffee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Glenn Beck Wants to "Engrave ... Things On Your Child's Heart"

    Glenn Beck's wild-eyed, usually paranoid rants are such a common occurrence, Right Wing Watch has an entire category devoted to chronicling his crazy. Most of them are rather uninspired and give the impression that Beck is merely going through the motions in order to fulfill the persona he's built. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2013

    Dave Pirner of Soul Asylum: "It Got to a Point Where People Were Confusing Making Music with Making Money."

    When Soul Asylum hit it big with 1993's "Runaway Train," the band itself may have been as surprised as anyone. This natty little punk band from Minneapolis was now playing arenas and enjoying all the accoutrements that go along with such success. Problem was Soul Asylum were never really cut out for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Russell Allen of Symphony X Talks Classic Literature's Connection to Star Wars and How Social Media Is Enslaving the Population

    Purveyors of heavy metal always seem to be obsessed with epic literature.Take Russell Allen of Symphony X. He's fronted New Jersey's progressive metal act for nearly 20 years, and in that time, Symphony X has released albums based on both The Odyssey and Paradise Lost. Last year, they released Icono ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Baboush Chef Yaser Khalaf on How to Make it in America (It All Starts in Lexington)

    Yaser Khalaf, owner of Medina and Baboush in the West Village, traveled throughout the Middle East and Europe as a child. Then in college, he traversed America, Route 66-style, in a van in which he literally blew the engine. His life-long passion for food, culture and people helped mold him into a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    Can Mormons Be Trusted? A Shallow Guide to Managing Your Most Ill-Informed Fears.

    Mitt Romney CampaignConcerns have been raised over Mormonism's decision to move to Cleveland. Because, you know, it's Cleveland.​Last month evangelical leaders gathered in D.C. for the Values Voter Summit, where disciples of the Pissed-Off Jesus harrumphed and yammered about how much America sucke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Fox & The Bird's Road to Tonight's Album Release Show at Sons of Hermann Hall

    Sara KerensOn the road with Fox & The Bird...​For the past few weeks, the Family Band-ers in Dallas' Fox & The Bird have been on the road, taking part in their largest tour to date, all of which is meant to promote Floating Feather, the band's long-awaited debut release, which formally com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Laryngitis Forces Adele To Cancel Remaining U.S. Tour Dates, Including June 15 Dallas Stop

    Hope Adele's break-up songs have helped y'all learn how to cope with loss, because this one might hurt a little bit: After already having canceled five shows (Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland) due to problems with laryngitis, the singer, who is straight destroying the Billb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Just Like We Told You Months Ago: Old 97's Plan To Release Grand Theatre, Vol. 2 On July 5

    Patrick MichelsOld 97's back at the 2010 Musink festival in Fair Park​Lest you doubted our note from way, way, way, way back in March -- y'know, that the Old 97's were going to release the second installment of their two-part Grand Theatre release on July 5 -- well, now the folks putting out the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Dallas Chefs Emerge as Leaders in Food & Wine Poll

    ​With one voting weekend left in Food & Wine's People's Best New Chef online poll, the Southwest category's shaping up as a three-way contest, with DFW darlings Casey Thompson and Tim Byres leading the pack. As of this morning, Thompson and Byres were locked in a vise-tight race, with Thompso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2011

    Going Greenz: Uptown Location to be Salad Restaurant's First Franchise

    ​Dallas-based specialty salad restaurant Greenz and Beautiful Brands International on Wednesday announced an agreement to open the first Greenz franchise in Uptown. An existing McKinney Avenue store will be converted into the first franchise location. The franchise restaurant has two counter ... More >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Yeah, But What If Baseball Went To The European Football Table?

    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 >>

  • News

    February 26, 2009

    Guantanamo's Final Days

    America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2008

    Dousing the Olympic Flame

    Could you take this dude? Do you even care? At the risk of getting my ass kicked by a 106-pound 19-year-old, Luis Yanez should shut his pie-hole and follow the rules. That is, if like he says, his dream is to win an Olympic gold medal in boxing. Duncanville’s Yanez, one of the planet’s t ... More >>

  • Music

    June 26, 2008

    Stone Temple Pilots, Black Francis

    Sunday, June 29, at Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2008

    A Dallas Attorney Considers Suing the State Over Polygamist Compound Raid

    Dallas lawyer Laura Shockley told a Utah newspaper she is considering filing a civil rights lawsuit against the state of Texas stemming from the April 3 raid of the polygamist compound in Eldorado. A spokesman for the polygamist group, Salt Lake City attorney Rod Parker, also said he is considering ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2008

    School Of Rock Branch To Open In Dallas Area

    The Austin-based Paul Green School of Rock, which served as the inspiration for the 2003 hit comedy School of Rock, will open the doors to its first Dallas area branch in June. The school, with its mission statement of "saving rock 'n' roll one kid at a time," has already opened enrollment for its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Was the Call That Sparked the Eldorado Raid a Hoax?

    It would be no surprise if you have yet to read this, since for some reason The Dallas Morning News is ignoring it, but it now appears the phone call that sparked the raid on the polygamist compound in Eldorado may have been a hoax. As ABC News reported yesterday on its Web site, the phone call may ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2008

    Getting Crunk With Liars Frontman Angus Andrew

    He also couldn't resist talking about Yoko Romo

  • News

    October 25, 2007
  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Ringing Up Baby

    Cashing in on the adoption biz is easy in Texas, where lax rules let almost anyone play. Take Jennalee Ryan, for instance...

  • Summer Guide

    May 24, 2007

    Flick It

    Your guide to summer's hottest films

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Marathon Run

    Austin's Sound Team knows blog hype doesn't buy much more than PB&Js

  • Music

    October 6, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Laptop demolition, band self-destruction and the Eagle flies again (sort of)

  • Film

    September 22, 2005

    Love in Gloom

    Tim Burton is dead-on again in the darkly delightful Corpse Bride

  • Calendar

    August 12, 2004

    What a Beaut

    You can't beat the Beast

  • News

    May 20, 2004

    The Polygamists Are Coming!

    Nervous West Texas townsfolk brace for the arrival of a sect of Mormon fundamentalists and their many wives

  • News

    May 13, 2004

    20 Bands 7 Days

    For one week, Sarah Hepola saw every band that invited her. God help her.

  • News

    February 19, 2004

    Heir Unapparent

    The descendants of a former housemaid lay claim to one of Texas' grandest ranch fortunes

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Search Party

    Bill Parcells is looking for a few good men. Good luck.

  • News

    June 19, 2003
  • News

    August 15, 2002

    Bad News, Good News

    The Texas-bred Amber Plan for missing kids works and is spreading

  • News

    July 19, 2001


    Oh, shut up

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    For Love of The Game

    Bumper-car warriors take to the courts in WhirlyBall, a new sport blending hockey, polo, and lots of beer

  • News

    January 18, 2001

    Tuned Out

    A veteran prosecutor--and famed barbershop quartet member--bows out of office

  • News

    July 20, 2000


    San Antonio conservatives and a professional road warrior try to hijack a DART rail election

  • Culture

    July 20, 2000

    Dream weaver

    Sandman author Neil Gaiman finds magic in the damnedest place

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    The old old thing

    Malvina Reynolds and Harry Smith argue for folk's historical authenticity. Whatever that is.

  • News

    June 17, 1999

    Site unseen

    At a hotel near you, learn how to mine the riches of the Internet for millions

  • Music

    May 27, 1999

    Whassup, Kennyman?

    You need to talk to MTV's Jesse Camp like he needs another head in his hole

  • News

    May 13, 1999

    The Nerd Behind the Throne

    Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul

  • Dining

    February 18, 1999

    Spin control

    Rodizio Grill needs to tighten its twirl

  • Music

    May 15, 1997

    Shooting craps

    U2 takes over the world--and turns it into a commercial

  • Culture

    April 4, 1996

    Necessary angels

    Tony Kushner's Angels in America finds meaning in epic suffering

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