Every photo of Michael Gira shares a set series of features: a stern grimace, a stoic, crag-like rigidity and a fiercely penetrating gaze -- a look that tunnels straight to your instincts, sets your nerves on edge. Even when a hint of a smile cracks its way across his face, the effect is chilling: a ... More >>
How a towing company uses parking stickers, a law firm and a sham "safety group" to tow your car from your own lot.
Becca Morrison's husband came home from Iraq and killed himself. She's "still here, and still fighting."
In tiny Knox City, a sick boy and his robot sidekick keep beating the odds.
Brad Paisley, "Southern Comfort Zone" Current Billboard Country Singles Chart Position: 10 The Verdict: Holy shit, songs on the radio can still be important! So, here, in a shimmering single whose title buzz markets a godawful no-whiskey whiskey liqueur, we have a black gospel choir belting "Dixie" ... More >>
As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.
Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund chat about the film version of On the Road
Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s AmericaI: The Five Most Hilarious Lowlights
Video: Tom's Treats: Rangers vs. Angels - 07.31.12 Maybe you experienced the awkwardly awesome Cookie Talk segment(s) during the Rangers broadcast. Maybe you didn't. For those suffering from the latter, above's a tip of the amazing iceberg that is now Tom's Treats. Squirming yet? Thought so. Cooki ... More >>
As distributors flee the Far East, Dallas' Asian Film Fest keeps fighting.
When a teenage girl from small-town Minnesota disappeared with a man 12 years older, everyone knew where they went. So why didn't anyone look?
One actor, 42 characters, sound effects, musical score and more Hobbits than you can shake a crooked stick at -- Charles Ross' performance of his One Man Lord of the Rings show will open this year's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival at Addison's WaterTower Theatre on March 1. Ross, 37, was a big audi ... More >>
Photo by Anna MerlanQuite the crowd at last night's superintendent search town hallHere's what we know about the Dallas Independent School District's search for a new superintendent to replace Michael Hinojosa: nothing. Here are the criteria the trustees have agreed on for what they'd like to see ... More >>
And so it begins continues. Actually, it's been going on for years now. The slow, excruciatingly painful death of the newspaper, that is. I meet 20-somethings, even 30-somethings every week who listen to the radio, who read blogs, who Tweet and Facebook and Skype and ... who shrug a ... More >>
Photos by Leslie MinoraAngela Hunt was asked whether it's likely Dallas will be sued by gas drillers awaiting their SUPs.Mayor Mike Rawlings took the mic before last night's Observer co-sponsored Gasland screening and told the audience of council members, activists and concerned locals, "I wi ... More >>
I hadn't seen Alex Cox's Straight to Hell since forever, but Barak Epstein at the Texas Theatre was kind enough to provide a copy yesterday in advance of its re-appearance at the Oak Cliff movie house tomorrow night -- the first of four nights paying homage to the filmmaker. Well, technically, it ... More >>
Tim SweeneyPM Lounge, one of the only venues in Dallas of late with the motivation, knowledge and budget to routinely bring big-name electronic artists from around the US and abroad into town, will be hosting DJ Tim Sweeney for this week's installment of its no-cover Le Magnifique Thursdays.[Upda ... More >>
Courtesy Mark and Dante WalkupAll that loved-up, technological fun, for naught?Most marriages take work -- in the months and years after the wedding ceremony. But for Mark and Dante Walkup, just getting their marriage recognized has been an exercise in legal and logistical hoop-jumping. The viral ... More >>
The Skype wedding witnessed 'round the worldThe Skype'd wedding of Mark Reed and Dante Walkup -- held at the Dallas W hotel, officiated over Internet teleconferencing software in Washington, D.C. -- went viral a few weeks after the gay couple was legally married in our nation's capital in October ... More >>
Last night Top Chef opened with our fair Tiffany Derry's boisterous guffaws. Ed, the cheftestant who is her show BFF and who totally adores her, was parading around in one of her dresses. At that point, with just six left in the contest, a little unflattering cross-dressing seemed an appropriate ... More >>
Bros icing bros? Oh mah gah, we are so over it. Running up to a dude and flashing a bottle of Smirnoff Ice so that he has to chug it? Whatever. Not only is just an easy cop-out for when you wake up naked on the pool table spooning your frat brother, but it's total child's play. We here at City of ... More >>
Patrick MichelsPresident Bush opens his institute's Conference on Cyber Dissidents: "The Bush Institute is going to be involved in the freedom movement."The George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University won't be breaking ground till November, but its policy arm, the Bush Ins ... More >>
In real life or virtual, all we want is a pair of jeans that fit—and sex