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.
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 >>
Yaser Khalaf, owner of Medina and Baboush in the West Village, traveled throughout the Middle East and Europe as a child. Then in college, he traversed America, Route 66-style, in a van in which he literally blew the engine. His life-long passion for food, culture and people helped mold him into a s ... 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 >>
As much of a performance art group as a regular rock band, San Francisco's Beats Antique began as backing musicians on an album of belly dancing music. So impressed was lead dancer Zoe Jakes that she decided to assemble a band around multi-instrumentalist David Santori and percussionist Tommy Capp ... 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.
A couple of nice triple-bills, plus some hardcore country, makes for a pleasant Tuesday evening of music, no?
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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
War refugees in Dallas find themselves in the crossfire of a another battle -- with the people in charge of welcoming them to America
Eight years after the state took away their children, an Albanian Muslim couple take their first, bitter steps toward rebuilding their broken hearts and family
Tasty Greek is disheveled, but the food cleans up
America's greatest songwriter descends to hell and aspires to heaven in Faust
Dallas' Undermain Theatre flies its production of Sarajevo to a Balkan state
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?
Sam Krasniqi was acquitted of sexual abuse. So why won't the state let two children have their parents -or their religion?