Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
Prime Prep Academy, the sports-focused charter school founded by former Cowboy Deion Sanders, never quite found a home for its sports teams in its inaugural year, getting shut out of public-school play for having too many players living outside its boundaries and for poaching players from a local ba ... More >>
Although the music of Ra Ra Riot has been described as baroque pop, it's not nearly as pretentious as that might imply. Hailing from Brooklyn (by way of Syracuse), this intriguing five-piece has been making classically-tinged indie rock for the better part of seven years. And with each successive re ... More >>
UPDATE: I just confirmed with a spokesperson for Hofmann's Hots that the restaurant will be open for hot dog consumption this Friday morning at 11 a.m. The restaurant will operate from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Original Post Hofmann Hots, the diner-themed hot dog restaurant in the Trinity Groves compl ... More >>
This Friday, October 12, world champion competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi will judge an amateur competitive Hofmann's Hot Dog eating contest at the State Fair. The challenge takes place on the Chevy Main Stage at 4 p.m. The first place winner will receive $1,000, second place $500 and third $250. ... More >>
Earlier this year we reported that the Zaccanelli Food Group, who includes Frank Zaccanelli, Phil Romano and Roger Staubach, purchased the Syracuse, New York-based Hofmann Sausage Company. See also: - Hofmann Sausage is Bringing Snappy Grillers to Dallas - Shepard Fairey Caught In the Act Hofmann ... More >>
News about Dallas by way of Houston: the Eating Our Words blog ran a story yesterday about Hofmann Sausage Co. and its pending Texas takeover. The Syracuse-based hot dog maker was purchased by the Dallas-based Zaccanelli Food Group, and the links should be available at every Albertson's by Memorial ... More >>
On Black Friday, The Justice Department killed a $2.5 billion industry.
In Dallas and across the country, the astronomical number of deportation orders issued by immigration courts is at last beginning to fall. President Obama's new strategy focuses on intelligent enforcement and prosecutorial discretion. Translated: We'll show bad guys the door, but the undocumented st ... More >>
Corinne HillDallas Public Library system interim head Corinne Hill says she wasn't pushed out. The decision to quit Texas for Tennessee and helm Chattanooga's Public Library system was hers alone. But the city's leisurely search for a new director -- and a blown Thanksgiving deadline -- sure ... More >>
Have you seen the above billboard around town? I haven't, but apparently it exists, and for the sole purpose of telling AT&T mobile customers how they can get into tomorrow night's Gym Class Heroes show at the Granada Theater for free. Essentially, if you're an AT&T customer, you just sh ... More >>
Welcome To The Dull House
Welcome to My First Show, where we give bands a chance to talk about the first shows they ever attended -- no matter how uncool and embarrassing those tales may be. Steve VisneauWhether you've seen him behind a drum kit or a camera (which he sometimes uses as a contributor in the pages of the O ... More >>
Gustav Stickley, the furniture manufacturer and spirited salesman who helped translate the European Arts and Crafts movement for American homes, had definite ideas about dining rooms. Like his fellow Arts & Crafts practitioners, Stickley had little patience for the fussy, ornate table settin ... More >>
On December 16, 1989 the Dallas Cowboys were -- according to their head coach, Jimmy Johnson -- a laughably weak team. After watching his offensive line and running backs fail to score four times from the 1-yard line late in an ugly 15-0 loss to the New York Giants in The Meadowlands, J ... More >>
Thursday, October 28, at the Granada Theater
Another day, another busy musical evening here in the metroplex. Seriously busy.
Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>
Substitute me for Dickie V, and you're looking at my next three weeks.It was pitch dark this morning when I woke up. Must be Spring. Spent an hour this morning sweating over a bracket. Must be March. If you want to come have a beer and talk hoops and maybe punch me in the face, I'll b ... More >>
POTW captain/Dallas Observer art director is under the weather today, the day in which he was supposed to make his triumphant return to the ship after a couple weeks of much-needed vacation. So he's out. And, with go-to replacement Jesse Hughey facing a few deadlines this afternoon, the duty of s ... More >>
Wednesday, September 23, at the Granada Theater
I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I promise to watch Terrell Owens' reality show on VH1. Provided that I get to see the unedited footage of T.O.'s reaction when agent Drew Rosenhaus calls with the four most depressing words an athlet ... More >>
Big D sends its bowl packing
Thursday, October 2, at The Loft
The Rhumb Line (Barsuk)
Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times
Ra Ra Riot (The Rebel Group)
Doc treats Sudanese lost boys as feel-good fodder, ignoring their plight and their history
Christmas is all about the historically decorated homes
Want a sure thing? Read Schutze's columns.
Barley House celebrating a decade of business
Welcome (again) to the Arena League, where Desperados are kind, giants are invisible and rock concerts turn into football games
Why do restaurants decorate with junk?
Between beer and Mark Cuban, there lies hope--and a bunch of drunken Mavs fans
Vonnegut's unfilmable Breakfast of Champions is a magnificent movie after all
Root, root, root for the home team -- whoever they are
When Mark Aguirre left the Dallas Mavericks a decade ago, he became the fall guy for the team's decline. Now he's back, dealing with his ghosts and trying to help the franchise regain its former glory.
The Undermain ricochets through a merry Comedy of Errors
When the Promise Keepers revival rolls into town, every soul in sight gets exposed
Giuliana's has great Italian. Pass it on.
Ruth Smith set out to enshrine a Cherokee battleground and started a war of her own
Mike Morgan slows his mojo hand with a soulful sound