R.L. Griffin is standing outside his Blues Palace, a squat beige building a few tattered blocks from Fair Park. A sign in the parking lot touts "Blues Palace II: Live Entertainment," and without it there would be no way to tell from the street what you might find inside, unless you noticed the walls ... More >>
It was Independence Day 2011 when the boy and his father went to the abandoned shell of a house in rural Ellis County. They hoped they might find the treasure that was rumored to be buried there, but came up empty handed. What they found instead was a refrigerator, which pretty clearly had not been ... More >>
Over the course of 14 albums and countless cassette-only releases, John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats has become one of the best (and busiest) singer/songwriters around. While his songs can be depressing and dark, Darnielle's sense of exploration is simply remarkable. Whether it's writing about me ... More >>
Jack Bewley and Jeff Finkel have spent the last several years methodically strengthening their position in the Dallas taxi market. Their company, Irving Holdings, was established with the merger of five local cab companies. In 2007, they brought Freedom, Eagle, and Jet taxi companies. Earlier this y ... More >>
Step 1: Be terrible. Step 2: Count the money. Repeat both steps as necessary.
I'm hesitant to tease a PETA protest scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Akard and Main only because all the other ones have been so underwhelming. (So much so I forgot till using what passes for our search engine that PETA was just at the same spot in August.) Anyway. This is what tod ... More >>
Singer/songwriter Charlie Mars has had an interesting life. Born and raised in Mississippi, Mars actually plied his craft in Dallas for a few years in the '90s. Some heavy duty partying landed him in rehab a few years after that and those internal demons forced Mars to retreat to an isolated islan ... More >>
DART chair Bill Velasco, left, and North East Texas Regional Mobility Authority's Jeff Austin III look at the line that could one day connect their parts of the great state.Ever wished you could take Dallas Area Rapid Transit to ... oh ... let's say Tyler? Or Canton? Or Shreveport, even? Because ... More >>
Pete and Nick did a bang-up job covering South by Southwest's music fest over on DC9 at Night. But Friend of Unfair Park Big Jon Daniel directs our attention to this holy-effing-ess moment: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears' Friday-afternoon lunchtime treat at the Austin Convention Center featuring ... More >>
Via.David TomsDallas attorney Ralph Janvey's still combing through Allen Stanford's financials to see who got some of that money made in the multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme that landed the Texas financier in prison, where, one day, he'll face a federal trial (maybe). Janvey, who was appointed re ... More >>
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Will Clarke has a deal with a New York publisher and a Hollywood studio, and it only took him eight years to become an overnight success
Andre Lewis was eight hours from being executed, until the courts realized they had made a big mistake
In a bungled hunt for a killer, police wreck the life of an innocent
Is Antawn Jamison too big a sweetheart to make the Mavs tough enough?
When does a benign anti-war comment become the death of open discourse?
Tanya Holland puts soul into her cooking at Central Market
Contract mail drivers win a long struggle to unionize
In the media frenzy spurred by a serial killer, one small-town victim was forgotten, but not by her neighbors
Defying convention, seven women have built their friendships and their lives around their art
Three decades later, the Residents are still anonymous -- and still butchering sacred cows
Quiet! Do not disturb while Bobby Patterson is making love to a microphone on KKDA-AM
After working the Picket Line, Kevin Russell and the Gourds finally make a record as good as they are
Leave it to two Yankee sisters to kick it TX style
With a monumental new boxed set, Hank Williams gets out of this world alive
Long before the Texas Rangers, major-league baseball was played in Dallas by a minor-league team called the Dallas Eagles
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DISD hired Clarence Glover to defuse a racial crisis. But is he tough enough for the job?