After a seven-year stint at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, the Gathering of the Juggalos moves this year to Legend Valley Campground in Thornville, Ohio.
All week at City of Ate, we celebrate the magic of the taco. Check back for more interviews, essays and maybe a list or two. Or maybe four? There are many great taquerias in Dallas. There are also many taco poseurs. Weeding out the bad places from the good ones is part of the fun of taco adventurin ... More >>
If you've never had a Peeps, know this: It's like eating a tablespoon of sugar lovingly dusted atop a mouthful of your gramma's cellulite. Pretty sure those are the two main ingredients, just behind yellow dye number gross. This is punishment candy. It's the equivalent of getting a turd in your stoc ... More >>
Hello everybody, from The Ballpark With the New Name. We're here at Rangers Opening Day, and will be documenting the thrills, the spills, and the silliness. Apologies for any mistakes - your live blogger is British, and thus totally unfit to document America's national pastime, no matter how much he ... More >>
Hungry for crawfish? It's gonna be a while.
This week, LM'M turns to "most interesting name" award recipient, Moody Fuqua. Fuqua has logged plenty of time as a local musician, and talent buyer, most recently for the stage at Crown and Harp, who are getting ready to host a benefit Saturday night for one of Fuqua's inspirations in the local c ... More >>
We were, for reasons obvious to readers of this blog, a bit depressed when music editor Audra Schroeder announced recently that she would retire as a music journalist and pursue writing about Things That Aren't Music. Today, though, a little shot of human-resources Prozac: We have a new music editor ... More >>
I can't believe burger week is coming to a close, but it had to end sometime. One can only eat so many burgers before enjoyment is lost and the cheese from one burger experience melts into another. We had six smackdowns that each pit two popular Dallas burgers against one another, and now we have ... More >>
Chicago's California Wives, featured most recently in a commercial for Sharpie, will grace Dallas on Saturday, when they open for Stars. Jayson Kramer took some time out to share with us about being on Vagrant Records, museums and touring with Stars. Since you're on Vagrant Records, I'm curious as ... More >>
Until last week, all of Deep Ellum Brewing Company's beer was only available on tap at bars or in kegs. But, a few months ago they scored a good deal on a bottling system and we can all now enjoy a local brew on our local couch in front of our local TV. See Also: Inside the Fermenting Mind of Drew ... More >>
Last night my wife pulled into a Racetrac gas station in South Grand Prairie. She had both of our boys with her, so she was a little nervous when a young man approached her while she filled up the gas tank.I was working elsewhere, so she thought it would be productive to visit her parents on that si ... More >>
Local restaurants try survive the crush of customers that follows a visit from Food Network's frosted-tip rainmaker.
This weekend I celebrated my birthday at brunch. I'm not much of a bruncher, but there I was at Canne Rosso, a glass of water in hand listening to my waitress offer me a choice of mimosa, Bloody Mary or michelada. Hearing the great beer cocktail mentioned immediately brightened my morning, and I dra ... More >>
VNV Nation Trees Thursday, February 23 A lanky blonde, clad in black pumps, fishnet stockings, satin booty shorts, elbow-length gloves and a red corset that didn't leave much to the imagination, stepped up to the bouncer guarding the front door of Trees last night. The young girl frowned when the b ... More >>
Each week, Justin Bitner goes hunting for DFW's most interesting sandwiches. Have a sandwich suggestion? Leave it in the comments and he'll check it out. Venue: Milk and Honey Sandwich: The Falafel Pita ($5.99) Bread: Fresh pita pulled straight from the oven Toppings: Falafel balls, Israeli sal ... More >>
"I knew I should have signed that bill with my red-white-and-blue Sharpie."Hey, maybe this will help Rick Perry shore up support with the Tea Party's Ship-Em-Out Division and his new Arizona boyfriend: Those kooky activists at the ACLU and some of their libtard friends are pleading with the D ... More >>
Smiling Moose The MOOOOOOSE is dusting off the old cleats for one last tussle through the line. This time, however, he'll be on the other side with the plastic gloves on asking if you'd like white or wheat bread. Daryl "Moose" Johnston is now part owner of a new sandwich shop (of course he ... More >>
And why are cholos always wearing such white shirts, shoes and socks?
R. Stevie Moore, Tropical Ooze, Marriage Material, Hares on the MountainHailey's Club, DentonJune 30, 2011Better than: waiting in line to see Santa in the mallChild DetectiveR. Stevie Moore and Tropical OozeLast night at Hailey's, R. Stevie Moore really lived up to his reputation. The singe ... More >>
Delicious, trashy stand could be heaven, except that it let Alice in.
Seems like these days, hirsute hipsters are everywhere. At 35 Conferette, even, street vendors sold t-shirts sporting the phrase "Keep Denton Beard" beneath a photo that pretty much exactly resembles Good Records manager Chris Penn.We posted a gallery of beards after that event, but why stop ther ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsH. Ross Perot puts his John Hancock on the beam before it's raised atop the museum that otherwise bears his name already. With two years of construction and exhibit-building left before it opens its doors in Victory Park, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science got topped ... More >>
If 2010 turns out to be Mayor Tom Leppert's last full year in office before he attempts to snag Kay Bailey Hutchison's U.S. Senate seat in the March 2012 primary, it was certainly another productive year for the workaholic. Whoever takes his place has a lot to live up to as far as appearances go -- ... More >>
10. DeSean Jackson is fun to watch, and so easy to hate. After his 91-yard catch-and-run touchdown he stopped at the 1 and slowly fell backward into the end zone. Where's George Teague when you need him? 9. At 4-9 the Cowboys are officially losers (for the first time since '04) and  ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsThat "rain or shine" picnic was all rain, but about a hundred folks showed up to sign the first beam to be laid under the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park. (Click for a better look at the mural by Cat Lafitte.) This weekend they're laying the first of the concrete beams over Wooda ... More >>
Andrea GrimesThis is what it looks like when Mayor Tom, standing, and the council set up shop in a performance space.Good morning, Friends o' The Unfair Park. I'm poised alongside a couple of very handsome Dallas Morning News writers at an inadequately small Ikea work table somewhere high up in t ... More >>
Each week City of Ate will give you the lowdown on a local happy hour in Quittin' Time, with the details on why you should or shouldn't take up the featured bar or restaurant on its drink specials. Where: Adair's Saloon, 2624 Commerce St., 214-939-9900.When: Happy hour 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every d ... More >>
The Texas Strawberry Sweet Tea and cute Sharpie menuDearest Smoke,On two separate occasions you have wooed me and my posse with food and drink divine. I'm not even going to get into discussing the hominy casserole for fear I'll abandon all responsibility and drive to you to eat it now. But the dr ... More >>
Danny FulgencioNate Lightfoot placed third in the art competition and offered up his Sharpie so others could tag his ice cream bike's cooler.In a dark alleyway beside the Oak Cliff Bicycle Company the crowd counts down in unison: "Three ... two ... one ... GO!" And they're off: two cyclists pedal ... More >>
Regular Unfair Park readers will already be hip to this news: In a press release sent out early this morning, KERA announced both the name (KKXT) and start-date (Monday, November 9) for the new all-music public radio station it'll be broadcasting on 91.7 FM. But, more than that, th ... More >>
In my family, Sunday night is Dive Night. At my stepfather's insistence, we explore "dive" bars or restaurants so he has an excuse to eat queso and hamburgers and drink beer while my mother and I get picky with salads and nibble on fried pickles. Whether Sol's is actually a dive is up for debate--a ... More >>
Learn from the master
What happens when a music journalist listens to Bryan Adams' newest release, 11, on loop for 11 straight plays?
In case you missed his posting, Friday was Rich Lopez’s last day as the Dallas Observer’s clubs editor. Now that he is raking in the big bucks as a freelance writer and bookstore clerk, I have the formidable task of taking over for him. That means club owners, music booking agents, promoters, m ... More >>
Meet the Barefoot Contessa
Meet the Barefoot Contessa
My dad, and most anyone who loves baseball, figures Barry Bonds' 756th home-run ball oughta be worth the few buck it runs retail -- or slightly less, since it'll be a used baseball. But the folks across the street from Unfair Park HQ, over at Heritage Auction Galleries, have already put a price on B ... More >>
Yesterday, about 60 people--students, mostly, but at least one professor--marched on the Southern Methodist University campus, protesting an editorial that appeared in The Daily Campus last week bearing the headline "Gays, the new Jews?!?" According to this piece in the SMU student newspaper, "Voice ... More >>
Heather Hays signs her inspiring work
Forget the sushi; stick with the specials at Asian Mint
Annie Leibovitz makes a permanent mark
From the Desk of Mr. Lady EP
Joan of Arc's Tim Kinsellas finally makes the straight-up rock record he's always promised. Just kidding.
The creator of iconographic '60s art is now an icon himself