Welcome to the working week, folks. There's more than a few shows you should keep on your docket in the days ahead. Brit rockers Temples are taking their talents to where Big Things Happen, one half of the surviving Beatles is in town (Ringo, yes, but, a Beatle no less), the powerful voice of Sam Sm ... More >>
When the State Fair of Texas transformed a kitschy 50-foot Santa Claus into an cadaverous, hollow-eyed cowpoke six decades ago, we did nothing. When Big Tex was resurrected last year following his grisly self-immolation, creepy grin and all, we did nothing still. But there comes a time when civic du ... More >>
Yesterday we got the ball rolling on our picks for the best musical cameos from The Simpsons' first 25 years on the air, in honor of the show's ongoing marathon of 552 episodes on FXX. We went through the first half of our list of 30 episodes, meaning it's time for us to finish what we started. So, ... More >>
Can there be too much of a good thing? Perhaps. Fans of The Simpsons have likely been asking themselves that question for years now, given that the beloved Fox TV show has been on the air for 25 years now and, arguably, past its best for quite some time. But for the past week, we've also been indulg ... More >>
The Yardbirds hold a special place in the history of rock and roll. Over the course of some fitful years in the mid- to late-1960's, the band featured the talents (separately) of Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. During that time, the Yardbirds made several classic albums and even managed to h ... More >>
If you truly believe that the preparation of food is a culinary art, then you're likely to appreciate the new exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth. Art and Appetite explores the food as portrayed by American artists, as far back as the 18th century. There's even a section devoted to our g ... More >>
A rough and inevitably incomplete guide to the taxonomy of spoilers.
Because the food at Universal Studios wasn't bad enough, Krusty Burgers will be available to visitors who check out the new Simpsons-themed strand of restaurants known as Fast Food Boulevard. This painfully long promotional video gives you a window into the junk food that's available. In addition t ... More >>
Gorge on this year's Oscar-nominated short films.
It's a classic Valentine's Day dilema -- you've planned ahead, made the sweeping gestures, made eyes across a white tablecloth and now you're ready to express yourself with some good old fashioned parts-rubbing. Whatever you do, don't play any of these records.
There's something fascinating and a little frightening about putting together a playlist for an event that is not you sitting in front of your computer in a bathrobe, refreshing Twitter. All the things you take for granted in the music you enjoy--the little background flourishes that charmed you onc ... More >>
Leading up to our November 10 showcase, we'll be getting you familiar with some of our Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees, either via past features we've done on them, or new ones. You can vote for your favorite acts, venues and more right here. This piece originally appeared in our May 10 issue ... More >>
For three decades, Anthrax has been one of the most consistently interesting bands to emerge from the thrash metal heyday of the early 1980s. Founded by guitarist Scott Ian, Anthrax has always stood out among the sweaty throng. The band was one of the first metal bands to incorporate rap music int ... More >>
"Mmm-mmmm, that is a tasty buger."Throughout movie and television history, there have been fake foods and drinks that have given us the urge to punch through our TVs and force-feed the goods into our faces. Here we stroll through of our favorite faux products.Big Kahuna BurgerScrew In-N-Out ... More >>
The Ochre House sends up O'Neill's greatest; Sylvia's cute as a pup at Pocket.
Friday, October 8, at Granada Theater
The fine folks at IGN.com still watch The Simpsons so you don't have to -- good thing too, at least this week, as last night's episode featured Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, who's awfully ... animated? The entire episode's after the jump, for those who didn't realize that, I'll be damned, The S ... More >>
During my 3 a.m. YouTube surfing early this morning, I came across a live performance of The Simpsons theme song. I assumed it would be something along the lines of watching that kid play the Super Mario Bros. theme song on his guitar. Totally not what it was. In this video, The Simpsons go classica ... More >>
Dooney Da Priest thinks you might be gay if you wear saggin' pants. Or listen to Coldplay. Dooney da Priest is about to become the most famous rapper ever to come straight outta Dallas, at least to the public-radio audience. For the second time in a week, National Public Radio is talking about Doone ... More >>
BenBella's got a Star Trek book coming out, and it's awesome. Wait, did I say that out loud? Three years ago, I wrote in the paper version of Unfair Park about Glenn Yeffeth, a business consultant of some 15 years who one day chucked his profitable career to begin a new one as book publisher. I must ... More >>
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