After four years of waiting, the world's biggest soccer party kicks off on June 12. Usually most parties consist of good music. This year's official World Cup song, "We Are One," performed by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, is terrible. Yes, the music gets catchy after y ... More >>
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 >>
Whether fronting Bravo, Max! or going solo, local singer/songwriter Johnny Beauford has a lot to say and a very pretty way of saying it. Over the course of six years, this Winspear Opera House bartender has made his way into three different local acts while still finding time to release two fine sol ... More >>
Spanning fifty years, the musical career of John Mayall has been as fascinating and influential as just about anyone in the history of rock. In late 1963, Mayall formed the first incarnation of the Bluesbreakers, a legendary outfit that featured a revolving cast of players that included the likes of ... More >>
And the government that looks the other way.
The first thing you probably should know about chef Ji Kang is that once he ate squiggling octopus tentacles in Korea. That's hard-core dedication to local cuisine, even though he swears he'll never try it again. Kang, who is the executive chef at Samar, began his culinary career before he even kn ... More >>
On New Years Day, listeners tuning their radio dial to 730 AM were treated not to the typical mix of old-school R&B and soul but a stream of unintelligible foreign syllables. Visiting the website informed them that KKDA, which had served southern Dallas for 42 years had, abruptly and unceremoniously ... More >>
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
As I type this, Mayor Mike Rawlings is in a room at Shanghai's Purple Palace Hotel, 7,000 miles away and 13 hours ahead of us. That makes it about 1 a.m. over there, so you might expect him to be sleeping, resting up for another big day at the U.S.-China Mayors Conference, or, if Mayor Mike rolls th ... More >>
Led by a little-known minister, protesters rallied to run a Korean store owner out of business. Then they learned a little more about that minister.
Tale of two cities on today's front pages: Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic at The New York Times, presents a big-canvas panoramic of Rio Park in Madrid, Spain, where they entombed a highway to bring a river back to life. Linking Madrid's vast and wonderful new park to trends in Europe and Am ... More >>
Rick Perry keeps telling me that I shouldn't worry about dumping all the kids out of school or putting Grandma out of the nursing home. Texas has the nation's fastest-growing economy, he says, so don't sweat it. What does that mean -- fastest-growing economy? I took a look around yesterday ... More >>
Late yesterday, as the boy grew fidgety from yet another day stuck at home, we flipped on the teevee hoping to find something interesting, educational. Which meant: No Disney Channel, no nonsense. A few flips later, and there we were on C-SPAN2, listening to former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk address t ... More >>
A familiar name in doughnuts is returning to Oak Cliff after a four-decade absence. A new Southern Maid is set to open next week at the corner of Davis and Polk streets, Rob Shearer reported on the Go Oak Cliff blog this afternoon. Les Franklin, Southern Maid's vice-president of development ... More >>
Patrick Michels... you might wanna swing by Dallas City Hall, where Mayor Tom and the Dallas World Cup Bid Committee and Hunt Sports Group chairman Clark Hunt and a few FC Dallas players (including goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, defender Ugo Ihemelu and forward Ruben Luna) and former Colombian Nationa ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsFIFA delegates wrap up their tour of the Dallas Convention Center this morning, before hopping a bus to see Cowboys Stadium. Along with Mayor Tom Leppert and our good friends at Telemundo, we got up early this morning and rode over to the Dallas Convention Center, where ... More >>
The P'Zone is reason enough to be seriously suspicious of Pizza Hut's motives, but the results from survey in The Economic Times of India carried a reminder that the brand we Americans all know as The Hut is the most trusted name in the Indian dining world -- and has been for six years running. Whi ... More >>
I found myself on an eating mission last week with Cathy, my ever present best friend in gluttony. After some random driving around, we found ourselves at the Super H Mart shopping center in Carrollton. It was destined to be, as we have had a long overdue date with Omi Korean Grill and Bar. Hav ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThis morning, crews were removing the most famous sculpture at the Nasher Sculpture Center. Don't worry, kids: It returns in a year or so.On his way into the office this morning, downtown dweller Patrick Michels stopped by the Nasher Sculpture Center, where he espied crews with cra ... More >>
In the high-ceilinged shadows of the old Pump House at White Rock Lake, Bud Melton clicks through PowerPoint slides of apartment complexes, shopping malls, even public schools. Underneath them, he explains, is a crisscrossed network of the creeks and streams that used to be part of Dallas's landscap ... More >>
Patton Oswalt is the Big Fan, scheduled to play the AFI Dallas International Film Fest this yearMoments ago, the AFI Dallas International Film Festival sent along its complete schedule for this year's fest, which runs March 26 through April 2 -- with, as we've noted before, most screenings taking pl ... More >>
Larry Neal has invented a flying motorcycle, and he wants you to try it
Two weeks ago, The Dallas Morning News ran an Associated Press story in which it was announced that Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon Inc.--which is, oddly, enough, based out of Wichita, Kansas--was being sold to the Dallas-based private-equity firm Lone Star Funds. ("There is no affiliation between Lon ... More >>
For Texas cattle ranchers, "What's for dinner?" is a touchy question
Samurai Japanese Cuisine & Sushi Bar is just a little fishy
Death and rumors have followed Sandra Bridewell for decades. But no one could predict the strange turn her life has taken today.
Naan wants to bring "edgy" to Plano
On Harry Hines, sea cucumbers and watermelon help an unlikely revolution at Chef Hsu
The preacher who launched this century's longest-running revival, transplanted Texan Stephen Hill, spreads the word: Sinners wanted here
When you're out of options, look no further than the USBL
Swingster and Fort Worth homeboy Red Young comes back home
In a tiny Middle Eastern country, government officials have accused Dallas oilman Ray Hunt's company of cheating them out of millions.