Sarah Buchanan's mother grizzly was showing. On her Highland Park block, in which the large branches of trees provided some relief from the 100-degree day, her son and his friends had set up a lemonade stand in front of her house. Two doors down was the home of Judge Clay Jenkins, who has made headl ... More >>
Dallas cops act like terrorists in black communities, at least according to the gadfly speaking to City Council on a recent Wednesday. "Realistically, councilmen and councilwomen, this has reached genocidal proportions," the man added. Councilman Lee Kleinman decided to let that one go. The gadfly ... More >>
When you buy a house, there are several factors to consider, like lot size, crime rates, and proximity to good schools and/or a decent bar or two. And, of course, whether or not your new home is within the blast zone of any explosive chemical plants. That last factor is the rationale behind the fed ... More >>
A small dagger pierced my heart when my wife told me our 27-year-old son's reaction to the news story she had emailed him about the n-word-using police commissioner in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire. He emailed her back: "Wow. Way up there." I took that to mean that our fifth-generation native-Texan son ... More >>
We missed a fascinating SBOE campaign forum in Fort Worth Monday night. It didn't start when Tea Party candidate Eric Mahroum kicked off the evening with some fringe buzzwords like CSCOPE and Common Core, and an invocation of the former President Ronald Reagan's "are you better off?" speech. Nor did ... More >>
While most of us are partial to the stories inside our beer bottles, sometimes what's on the label is pretty interesting, too. So we surveyed a few craft breweries in North Texas to learn a little more about the story behind their labels, starting with one of the most popular new beers on the market ... More >>
With creativity everywhere around it, the Arts District greek spot falls flat.
The end of cinema? Hardly. Taking a look at the top movies.
Shakespeare Dallas updates the look but not the language (or length) of Macbeth.
McDonald's purists (yes, they are a people), you may want to sit down. The fast food giant is set to open not one, but two of their first entirely vegetarian concepts in India next year. The first location will be in the holy city of Amritsar, near the Golden Temple. The vegetarian menu is a somewha ... More >>
Hah. We kid. C'mon, you didn't really buy that did you?
Man. I cannot believe it. Just got back in the house. Catching my breath. Had to wade into the crowd out there on the street. Major neighborhood squall. We've been waiting 20 years for the city to patch our street. They have big crews out there now doing it -- and a bang-up job from what I h ... More >>
We're still waiting to see whether a judge thinks we're entitled to more details on how the producers of Top Chef will spend the estimated $400,000-plus the state paid to see its brand integrated into the show, which the show has thus far accomplished with lots of boots, Texas flags, and dish ... More >>
"What do you think of Rick's Mean Bean's," I asked Katherine Grover, co-founder of Two Sisters Organic, a small, local pickle purveyor trying to get off the ground in Dallas. "Nobody likes a limp pickle," she replied. Grover wasn't trying to disparage Rick's -- she thinks they make a fine p ... More >>
Roger Emrich: New 'Boys VoiceWhile the Cowboys cut familiar faces in an attempt to reshape their team on the field, the organization has also decided to give its stadium an audio makeover. Out as Cowboys Stadium public address announcer is Jody Dean, to be replaced by local award-wi ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>
Michael KahnDallas Opera's Romeo & Juliet opens tonight at the Winspear. Staging the piece by Charles Gounod (sung in French with English supertitles) is Michael Kahn, the highly respected Shakespeare expert from the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., where he's brought the work ... More >>
If nothing else, Michael Cera is cooler than Danny Masterson, right?After announcing last week the addition of another 135 bands to its bill, you'd think the folks up at Denton's 35 Conferette might need a breather -- or, I dunno, maybe some time to focus on the actual logistics of the fest, sinc ... More >>
Big things happening today in the world of 35 Conferette -- bigger news, even, than the fact that the-festival-formerly-known-as-North-by-35 now has an actual website to call its own (!). Bigger, too, than the really awesome web teaser/advertisement that the fest's organizers have created to promote ... More >>
Another Tuesday rolls around and it's another intriguing collection of musical options. A great night to drown those baseball sorrows.
What a packed Wednesday evening. And that's not even counting Your Texas Rangers playing in their first ever World Series game. Crazy, right?
A couple of nice triple-bills, plus some hardcore country, makes for a pleasant Tuesday evening of music, no?
Filling up with the good stuff.Flavors From Afar 6712 Snider Plaza 214-696-2327 Try: Conte Pucci Della Genga extra virgin olive oil (now 50 percent off) Don't try: leaving without taste-testing something We were out of extra virgin olive oil. (No, I don't mean E.V.O.O. I will never abbrevia ... More >>
As the University of North Texas Law College -- or UNT at Dallas College of Law, whatever it's going to be called -- inches closer toward becoming a reality in the old Municipal Building downtown, its supporters are working overtime to get the entire state Legislature behind the idea. Which is why t ... More >>
SMU announced last week that it's expanding its Education Abroad program, with Rwanda now among the summer destinations. The timing is deliberate: 2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide that left some 800,000 Tutsis dead at the hands of the Hutu militia. Not surprisingly, Rick Halpe ... More >>
In February 2007, Rev. Nicholas Katinas -- described by The Dallas Morning News as "the longtime, beloved pastor of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in North Dallas" -- was suspended from the church because of allegations he'd sexually abused minors. At 1:30 today, one of those allegations will be ... More >>
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There are two words no more heartbreaking to Dallas Mavericks fans than "Roy" and "Tarpley." Exactly two decades ago, he was named to the NBA's All-Rookie team -- while, at the same time, he was being ordered to enter the league's rehab center for chemical abuse. It was the first time he was receive ... More >>
The truth is, Kavala is mostly a beauty
Tiger Woods is not only a great golfer, but also a foot rest. Looking for some good ol' American athletic domination. Hmm, where to start. Soccer? Nope, didn't win a single game in last summer's World Cup. Baseball? Failed to even qualify for the last Olympics. How 'bout basketball, a sport we frigg ... More >>
Carly Patterson's trying to make it as a singer on Fox. We can think of worse ideas, such as...uh...wait...uh...give us a sec. You've heard of the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, but the Richie Whitt Dallas Observer sports column jinx? I'm just sayin'. It almost got kick-started last night on the sea ... More >>
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Ssssh. Hear that? Is it butterflies peein' in a cotton field? Vince Young's gears turnin'? Bode Miller's Olympic medals clanging together? Nope, just the hollow clamor surrounding the World Baseball Classic. Chalk up another one for Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig. First, despite a moun ... More >>
The Berisha brothers satisfy with Leo's Italian Cuisine
Is it right to produce alcohol in the wrong country?
Dallas chefs learn their trade here, there and everywhere
A would-be Indiana Jones reopens the debate over who got to America first
Tasty Greek is disheveled, but the food cleans up
A powerful film from war-torn Macedonia brings faraway bloodshed terrifyingly close
Sam Krasniqi was acquitted of sexual abuse. So why won't the state let two children have their parents -or their religion?