In this week's Dallas Observer, we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Mark Graham. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here
On November 22, 1963, the day President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was shot in Dealey Plaza, R ... More >>
If you appreciate the signs of life that have sprouted downtown in recent years -- and anyone who loves this city does -- Jeff West is at least partly to thank.
The 54-year-old, who died Monday, was a tireless advocate for downtown and the city. He headed the Sixth Floor Museum for 11 years, the Da ... More >>
On June 13, 2010, Dallas police arrested and jailed Robert Groden, author of best-selling books on the Kennedy assassination and a consultant to the Oliver Stone movie, JFK. The police accused Groden of violating a city law against selling books in Dealey Plaza, where the assassination happened almo ... More >>
Got a note today from the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza's Liza Collins saying that the museum has restored and just re-hung the old 2.5-foot-by-17-foot Texas School Book Depository sign once displayed above the Elm Street entrance to the building. Removed n the '70s and stored by the museum ... More >>
While I was in Waxahachie a few months ago, I meant to stop by the Catfish Plantation, a Waxahachie legend, made famous because it's allegedly haunted. Eager to see some ghosts and possibly Dale Hansen, I headed back out to the 'Hachie to see what I could scare up. (See what I did there?)
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Stephen King made a rare appearance at the 6th Floor Museum recently, touting his new novel, 11/22/63, which was nominated last week for an annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award by the Literary Review.
We understand that bad sex might not be the only reasonable gripe about King's Kennedy-era thriller, ... More >>
Dear John F. Kennedy Library Foundation:
Good move on blowing off the Sixth Floor Museum and executive director Nicola Longford regarding her plans for a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Kennedy assassination in Dealey Plaza. Believe me: You don't want to touch this gang with a 10-foot ... More >>
Photo by Nick RalloDealey Plaza, subject of my feature story in this week's paper version of Unfair Park, is a monument to horror, a locus of global grief, a vortex of paranoia and all that stuff. But on a spring weekend when the weather's good, it's also just kind of a cool place.
Is that allow ... More >>
I'm sure the Sixth Floor Museum will be buzzing. Southfork Ranch. And, unless I'm gauging folks way wrong, during the upcoming Super Bowl week the gentlemen's establishments around D-FW will be jammed as well.
But for football fans -- visitors and locals -- there's something you just gotta see.
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As the women's editor for the Dallas Times Herald for nearly 30 years, from the 1950s to the '80s, Vivian Castleberry revolutionized the section's coverage -- addressing domestic violence, for example, in addition to lifestyle pieces on decor and fashion -- and became the first woman named to the ... More >>
Brandon ThibodeauxMatt Cavenaugh at Superman in the DTC's revisal of the '66 Broadway flopI'll save the boy's picture of Dallas-done-in-LEGO for tomorrow morning; so too tales of our trip to the crowded-ish Sixth Floor Museum Cafe, which is far more surreal in person than Andrea describes below ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsSoft. Comforting. Tacky?"Life's too short to be serious." Printed on a tiny, squishy yellow pillow. For sale at the Sixth Floor Museum Store Cafe. You know, the one that caters to patrons of the Sixth Floor Museum, the museum that features exhibits about the untimely de ... More >>
Sixth Floor Museum will now feature a cafe.In a bid to reshape Dallas residents' image of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the museum's promoting itself as a hip new spot to shop and nosh.
The Museum Store Café, opening July 1, will stock gift items made by local artists and serve coff ... More >>
View Larger MapThere's quite a sizable hunk of property available in the West End -- 87,000 square feet of office and retail, plus about 40K in parking spots. Says the for-sale brochure, the four-addresses-big, 'bout-100-years-old West End Square on Elm Street's gone into foreclosure -- no asking pr ... More >>