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The Bronx

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2014

    Barefoot at the Belmont Season Passes are Available Now

    There is an eight-show outdoor concert series in the middle of the summer in Dallas. None of the artists have been announced yet. So why might you be tempted to spend $180 right now on a season pass to such a thing? Barefoot at the Belmont, KXT's now five-year-old series at the Oak Cliff hotel, pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2013

    YouTube Success Story Melissa Polinar at the Truck Yard: Live Performance and Interview

    In another age, North Texan Melissa Polinar might still be sitting at a desk in Nashville, churning out songs for other artists to record. She did that, in fact, for a while in the early 2000s. But when you're a gifted writer and you have a voice like hers (that voice!), you don't need to wait your ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Pageantry Plays "Friends of the Year" Live in Downtown Dallas: Video Part II

    Earlier this week, we brought you part one of Denton's Pageantry playing some unplugged songs from their recent EP, Friends of the Year. Today, we've got them playing the title track. Watch above. You can catch Pageantry next week at Index Festival -- they're also nominated for a Dallas Observer Mus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Rapt.fm: Like Chatroulette, But for Battle Rapping

    By Jonah Bromwich You enter the room and they're already there. Some of the names you recognize: Randa the Rhyma (45 wins), Gig@ntic (48 wins), and Novice Raps (53 wins). You've checked the boards obsessively, but you've only ever been here before anonymously, as a guest. This is your first appeara ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 22, 2013
  • Film

    March 14, 2013

    Bronx Bombers

    Adam Leon’s stellar first film—and TV show—toasts the tag artist

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2013
  • News

    September 20, 2012

    Boom or Doom?

    America’s fracking gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation.

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2012
  • Calendar

    July 19, 2012
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    June 21, 2012
  • Calendar

    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    As Council Prepares to Vote on Sylvan Thirty Plan, Bike Lanes Proposed Along Sylvan Ave.

    Click to expand for a better look at what may land at Sylvan and Fort Worth Ave. One day.​Last I looked, Sylvan Thirty -- the proposed mixed-use development across the street from the Belmont -- was closer to conceptual than actual. As in: Short a few million, developer Brent Jackson more than lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    2011 Barefoot at the Belmont Series Includes Rhett Miller, Jason Isbell, Mike Doughty

    ​Not sure when it started being specifically "KXT 91.7's annual summer concert series," as the National Public Radio-backed music-centric station KKXT-91.7 is so proudly calling it today on its website, but, hey, here we are, heading into another summer, and, as has been the case for a few years n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Listomania: Ten Songs To Help The Bronx Zoo Cobra Stay Strong

    If you hold on for one more day, things'll go your way.​The infamous, mostly deadly, 20-inch snake that vanished from a Bronx Zoo's Reptile House five days ago (and may or may not have created a Twitter account in the process) was captured this afternoon. According to the Huffington Post, the thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Cedar Springs Institution Shuttering Doors on Sunday

    ​A Cedar Springs landmark will be serving its last rounds of mimosas and Eggs Benedict this Sunday. The Bronx Café, which has resided near Observer headquarters at Oak Lawn and Cedar Springs for almost 35 years, has been sold to the adjacent Warwick Melrose Hotel. Co-owner Jess Gilbert told ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    At Monday's Yankees Game, a Few New Yorkers Offered Jerry Jones Some Very Good Advice

    After Sunday's Worst Loss Ever (this week, anyhow), Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones hopped up to NYC to take in Yankees-Rays. Upon his departure from Yankee Stadium, Jerruh was accosted by a few fans in search of a signature, which he was only too happy to provide. But some Bron ... More >>

  • News

    August 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    News & Notes: DPD Sends a Warning, Groups Win City Grants and a Ticket Ticker Tryout

    Click to embiggen to see where cars have been broken into in DPD Beat 142 during the last month​Whilst I await some call-backs, some loose ends, odds and sods and other desiderata with which to end the work day:The Dallas Police Department sends word: Car break-ins are up -- way up -- in Beat 142, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    With a 22-Game Taste, Let's Circle the Bases: Last-Place Rangers Have First-Place Potential

    Ian Kinsler makes his season debut tonight against the Mariners and lefthander Cliff Lee, who's also making his first appearance of the year. ​While Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has cryptically blamed the refs yet again for his team's fourth first-round exit from the playoffs in the last seven y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    For Your Weekend Listening Pleasure: The Flaming Lips' History of Freaky

    ​So much to do this weekend -- like, oh, I dunno, that St. Patrick's Day Parade we co-sponsor. But before you go, here are Angela Hunt's do's and don'ts, not only for the parade but the daylong after-party (and after-after-party, and after-after-after-after-party) on Lower Greenville. Do keep in m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Barefoot At The Belmont Shows Return Thursday With Kevin Welch

    Kevin Welch​Good news for those who miss shows at Bend Studio: "Barefoot At The Belmont," a series of weekly concerts at The Belmont Hotel in Oak Cliff, returns Thursday with an 8:30 p.m. performance by Nashville singer-songwriter Kevin Welch. The shows feature many of the same singer-songwriters ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Barefoot At The Belmont Returns With New Fall Lineup

    Kinda forgot it ever left, but a little birdy in the inbox chirped to remind me today that Barefoot At The Belmont, the outdoor concert series at Oak Cliff's Belmont Hotel, where musicians play to the backdrop of the Dallas skyline, is back in business, starting next Thursday night, with a performan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2008

    Vans Warped Tour Sets Dallas Line-up. First Impression? Lackluster!

    Yeah, but them's some fine kicks right there, Darryl... You know that a touring festival is in trouble when one of the best acts on the bill is local. Looking at the just-announced lineup for this year’s Dallas stop of the Vans Warped Tour, it’s hard to get overly excited about any of it. I m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2008

    Holy Diver Fired for Being 'Too Awesome'

    We've told you about Holy Diver before, but with its mini instruments and party band attitude, we thought the group might be more of a whimsical fun band instead of actual rock 'n' roll rebels. According to a posting the band members put out, they were "fired from a gig last night because we're so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    Bend Studio Announces Spring Concert Series

    Dan Dyer will be barefoot at the Belmont. Those health and body conscious folks down at Bend Studio are expanding their musical horizons. Previous concert events held at the yoga/music venue have often felt constricted by the dimensions of the studio itself--even a great recent performance by Dan ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2007

    Are You Smart? And a Winner?

    Here's the deal. We have a few Very Big Items to give away (hint), but it's getting late in the day, and we still have these Toadies tix and VIP pass to give away. So...we were going to give the Toadies ducats to the first person to send a cogent, diagrammable paragraph using all the song titles fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2007

    No Rust on This Scrap Iron

    I have a screening to get to this afternoon, so Unfair Park will resume giveaways around 4ish, during which we'll have Stars tix, a night at the Belmont and Toadies VIP passes. So, ya know, do stay tuned. Till then, here's Scrap Iron -- Hal Samples' "discovery" -- making his dream-come-true debut at ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2007

    Buon giorno and Do svidaniya

    See The Italian in Fort Worth

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2006

    Business in the Front

    The old Parkland's now without windows, giving it a far less sinister vibe just in time for the holidays. Ladies and gentlemen, you have been lied to. And it's my fault. Not deliberately, of course, because nearly a year ago, I told you that a guy named Byron Head was gonna buy the old Woodlawn Hosp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2006

    Circlin' Round the Chief

    Parking is bad on Lower Greenville. But it could always be a little worse. Last night, about 35 members of the newly forged Belmont Neighborhood Association came together to talk with--and at--DPD's Head Finest, Chief Kunkle, about the fact that crime is shitty, bars are loud and parking blows for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2006

    Go Yanks!

    Turns out there are some locals who love Yankees--the New York Yankees, that is. Says here that German construction company Hochtief AG (gesundheit) today got the contract to build the Yanks' new stadium in the Bronx. Actually, its U.S. unit got the bid: Dallas-based Turner Corp., which will build t ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 14, 2006

    Blondie

    Consolidated Restaurants falls for a stone cold Fox

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2006

    The Place To B Tonight

    There was a time, seems like it was about five seconds ago, when I didn't think it would ever get below 100 degrees in Dallas. My bike rides around White Rock were put on hiatus. Friday nights on the porch with a cold one were moved inside with six fans and a gallon of ice water. Sweating became a w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 1, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2006

    Re: Lookout (Below)

    After spending an hour on the lawn of the building formerly known as Woodlawn, this is what I know about what Merritt and the editorial staff saw a little while ago: The man seen behaving erratically on the roof most likely isn't off his meds, suicidal or in need of any help at all. Turns out that b ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2006

    Skyline Views

    The Belmont Hotel puts up some art

  • Dining

    March 16, 2006

    Off Bloom

    Stop at Poppy's when you're ready to "wine down"

  • Dining

    December 8, 2005

    Keeps Going

    Familiar, comfortable food soldiers on at The Bronx

  • Culture

    February 24, 2005

    Angel Feud

    With heavenly hosts, Marisol and Living End take two different looks at the afterlife

  • Dining

    January 6, 2005

    Hitting the Mark

    Visit the Landmark and give credit where it's due

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best French Toast

    Bronx Restaurant & Bar

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The Bronx

    September 12

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Film

    October 9, 1997

    Escape from Indianapolis

    Going All the Way in search of freedom during the Great Repression

  • Film

    February 22, 1996

    Body slam

    Jackie Chan puts his life on the line again in Rumble in the Bronx

  • Dining

    November 2, 1995
  • Film

    October 26, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    April 13, 1995
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