I love Christmas. It's awesome. Baby magic-types being born, giant trees in your living room, socks full of socks brought to you by an old man stranger -- what's not to like?
Welp, there's just this one thing: the thing that sucks about Christmas is that people keep writing songs about it. And jus ... More >>
Recently, I've been thinking a lot about dive bars, that sub-sect of watering hole fiercely guarded by established regulars. The type of place where the bartender and waitress know 90% of their customer's names and take the time to invest in conversation past the precursory friendly pre-drink banter ... More >>
At some point during last evening's North Texas Tollway Authority/Texas Department of Transportation Incredibly Boring Event, I realized I was having almost as much fun seeing all the same old pro-toll road partisans again as I was running into my fellow usual-suspect road-haters.
These things have ... More >>
Welcome to Dear Audra/Dear Hunter, where Audra Schroeder and Hunter Hauk correspond through a series of dramatic letters about pop culture that flummoxes us, like we're Marlene Dietrich and Noël Coward.
I don't know if I can handle it again. I've been seeing headlines to the effect o ... More >>
Rolling Stone, NME, and other outlets have reported that zit-laden superstars Hanson are preparing to market their own beer early next year. Cleverly titled Mmmhop, the IPA promises to bring bitter beer face to horny teenage girls all over the country. The band thinks the move is a logical ex ... More >>
Alice LaussadeSinging Barista Dude: The chipperest mother fucker ever.You find yourself in the drive-through line at the Starbucks. You're not necessarily proud of choosing Starbucks over White Rock Coffee or Pearl Cup, but it's early, they're convenient and you're an un-coffee-ed bitch who needs ... More >>
Red Bull THRE3STYLE DJ CompetitionGranada TheaterFebruary 19, 2011Better than: sitting at home watching friends try to play DJ Hero 2. Mattie StaffordDJ Fishr Pryce was crowned the victor of the Red Bull DJ competition on Saturday night.Saturday night's Red Bull-sponsored DJ battle at the Granada ... More >>
Till Saturday's visit to the Dallas Convention Center, I hadn't walked around Pioneer Park Cemetery since I was a kid, when my dad took me to see the Jackson 5 at Memorial Auditorium. And so I was stunned to see, years later, what a shambles the city-owned cemetery, in which several former mayors ... More >>
Willie HutchIn the paper version of Unfair Park this week, I make mention of my interview with Willie Hutch, the Carrollton-born great who, during our 1998 chat at his Cedar Hill recording studio, recounted how he came to write the Jackson 5's immortal "I'll Be There." The story about The Mack, who ... More >>