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Utah

  • Calendar

    May 29, 2014
  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    Texas Now Just Fifth to Last In Per-Student Education Spending

    The Texas legislature's decision to cut $5.4 billion from the public education budget three years ago had some rather predictable consequences: fewer teachers, larger class sizes, and a sizable drop in the telling funding-per-pupil metric. Texas promptly dropped to 49th on the latter metric among st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Father John Misty, Jim James, Cannibal Corpse and More of This Week's Show Announcements

    Father John Misty Monday, May 6, at Granada Theater It's no news that J. Tillman has had many musical past lives, including a short-lived stint with the Fleet Foxes, but after the release of Fear Fun last summer, the first album under his moniker Father John Misty, he's perhaps never been more at ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Dallas' (and the Rest of America's) Love of Fast Food, Visualized in 'Beefspace'

    That's a map. In the northwest quadrant is Dallas-Fort Worth, represented by a spattering of magenta (Jack In the Box), yellow (Wendy's) and many other bright colors in the midst of the giant periwinkle cloud (Sonic). I think the forecast calls for tator tot rain all day. HuffPo originally reported ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Dallas Book Dealer Foils Theft of $100K Book of Mormon

    On Memorial Day, two Mormon missionaries stopped by Rare and Out of Print Books and Art in Mesa, Arizona, to have their picture taken with a first edition of the Book of Mormon that was kept there. But when store owner Helen Schlie looked in the fireproof box where she had stored it three days earli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Time for a Pumpkin Beer Taste Test

    ​It's that time of year, when pumpkin flavored, scented, and shaped merchandise invades virtually every supermarket, convenient store, coffee shop, liquor store, restaurant and bar. Pumpkins are everywhere, and each year there's more pumpkin stuff to sift through. City of Ate wants to help yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    And We're Off ... Cowboys Signing Rookie Free Agents

    Lyle Leong, the newest Cowboy​With their first practice in San Antonio's Alamodome in about 48 hours, the Cowboys are scrambling to piece together a roster. The first step in that process is signing undrafted free agents, which can begin today per the post-lockout NFL rules. Who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    From Our Archives: "Crocodile Nowitzki"

    Not quite as good as the cover of the new Sports Illustrated, sure, but slightly better than this.​Last night I finally had the chance to read the new issue of Rolling Stone, which happens to feature a feature by former Observer-er Jesse Hyde, who decamped for his native Utah a couple of years bac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Texas A&M Quarterback Jerrod Johnson Falls From Heisman to Hartford

    One thing I will do is admit when I'm wrong. And Aggies fans, I was wrong about this one and y'all were right. Texas A&M quarterback Jerrod Johnson was indeed good enough to be a first-round draft pick. In the United Football League. The Hartford Colonials last night made Johnson the firs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    The Documentary Channel Purchases Rights to Documentary Film on The Range's Brett Dillon

    Back in 2009, Hey Dillon (The Last Great DJ), a documentary produced by the McKinney-based The Good Fight Motion Pictures and focused on KHYI-95.3 FM The Range disc jockey Brett Dillon, premiered and made its way around the region. The narrative -- independent radio's David facing off against corpor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    And to Top It All Off, the Mavericks Lose ... To the Bucks

    ​Cowboys lose to Eagles? Check. Rangers lose Cliff Lee? Check. Mavericks lose to the medicore Milwaukee Bucks? No way in hell. Check?! I was hoping the Mavericks, who had their 12-game winning streak snapped in a head-scratching 103-99 loss, could push it to 15 entering Monday's game against ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    Whitt's End: 11.5.10

      Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Roy Williams can hyperbolize(?) about winning nine consecutive games all he wants, but the only drama left in the Dallas Cowboys' failed season is not if - but when - head coach Wade Phillips ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2010

    Do-or-Die in Dallas: How Our Teams Fare in Elimination Games

    ​To the Texas Rangers, tonight's do-or-die game is unprecedented, uncharted territory. But as metroplex sports fans, we're accustomed to these elimination scenarios. And, you know what? We're pretty damn good at them. While the Rangers take their pathetic 3-11 playoff pedigree into toni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Goya Foods Recalls Frozen Mamey Packages Linked to Salmonella Typhi

    ​Secaucus, New Jersey-based Goya Foods Inc., the dominant Latin American foods company, has recalled all its 14-ounce packages of frozen mamey pulp. The product is used to make milkshakes and smoothies. The packages were distributed in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, New Mexico, ... More >>

  • News

    May 6, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 20, 2010

    Clearing Out The Mailroom: Tuesday, April 20, 2010

    ​We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take four or five at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.The 5 BrownsThe 5 Browns in Hollywood (E1 Entertainment)Residing in U ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Yes, Another Film Festival: The USA Film Festival Releases Line-Up and Schedule

    Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30​The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010
  • Calendar

    March 25, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    At the Thin Line Doc Fest, Havin' a Gasland

    TRAILER and INTRODUCTION from JOSHFOX on Vimeo.The folks at the Thin Line Film Fest in Denton, an annual affair devoted to documentaries, send word of a major premiere scheduled to open the festival on February 17: Gasland. Formerly known as Rage of Nature, as evidenced by the trailer above, this is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Tuesday's Unverified Fact About New Orleans

    ​The 'Boys visit the Big Ugly on Saturday night. Another "fact" about the city of Jazz--which moved to Utah...Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey woke up with his tattoo after a wild night involving one Hurricane at Pat O'Brien's.**Source: A drinking buddy who also has an armful of ink assures us this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    In-N-Out Ain't Coming to Dallas -- Not Yet, Anyway. But the Chain is "Evaluating" Sites.

    It happened yet again. Late last week, a Friend of Unfair Park in the retail real-estate business heard that California-based In-N-Out Burger was "finally coming to Dallas." It was 'round this time last year that D's Nancy Nichols heard the same thing via a commenter on SideDish. Wasn't the first ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Whitt's End: 2.6.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Jerry Jones wanted Dan Reeves to pledge working X amount of hours per week. Maybe it's part of the owner's new get-tough policy, but isn't that ridiculous? I seem to remember a head coach around here t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    Doesn't Suck to Be Tony Romo or Terrell Owens. Does Suck to Be a Cowboys Fan.

    From yesterday's Journal Times in Racine, Wisconsin, this is precisely the kind of whatever-dude Tony Romo quote that drives even his staunchest defenders absolutely nuts:"If I'm never going to win the Super Bowl, I'll be content in life. I'll be disappointed because that's what I wanted to do. At t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2008

    Good Friday: Rodney Parker, The Happy Bullets, Ivoryline, The Lashouts, Mad Mexicans, Somebody's Darling, THe BAcksliders, Days of the New, Scuba Team Go, Big Chief

    Ah, Friday. If this were 1993, I'd be gearing up for a badass night of TGIF on ABC. But, alas, it's 2008. Luckily, there's plenty of live music to take in all weekend long. Some pretty good. Some not as much. But, for the most part, pretty good.Anyway, onto the weekend of shows. First, the one's w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2008

    Three Dots and a Cloud of Dust ...

       *If you've noticed some quirky fonts or crooked pictures this week it's because Sportatorium is taking a fancy schmancy new software program for a test drive. Cool thing for you customers is that if you see a pic you'd like to see even bigger - like, I dunno, maybe the one just to the l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2008

    Was the Call That Sparked the Eldorado Raid a Hoax?

    It would be no surprise if you have yet to read this, since for some reason The Dallas Morning News is ignoring it, but it now appears the phone call that sparked the raid on the polygamist compound in Eldorado may have been a hoax. As ABC News reported yesterday on its Web site, the phone call may ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2008

    At the Sundance Film Festival, Everyone's a Winner (More or Less)

    Director Courtney Hunt, accepting the Grand Jury Prize in the U.S. Dramatic Competition from Quentin Tarantino for her film Frozen River PARK CITY, Utah -- As the 2008 Sundance Film Festival drew to a close with a bizarrely country-and-western-themed awards ceremony hosted by William H. Macy, a jury ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    Finally, Hitting the "Reset" Button

    Amy Adams and Emily Blunt engage in some Sunshine Cleaning PARK CITY, Utah -- So much for all that pre-Sundance talk about how the writers' strike was going to spark a fire sale at the fest. So far, not even the biggest titles have been sold -- not the Tom Hanks-produced The Great Buck Howard, not t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2008

    At Sundance, Some Films Are Wanted, While Others Are Desired

    Colin Hanks, John Malkovich and Ricky Jay in The Great Buck Howard, which is mostly so-so, to be honest PARK CITY, Utah -- Snow was promised all day, eight to 12 inches by mid-Monday morning, but so far, not even a flurry. The same could be said of the acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2008

    Hollywood on Ice

    Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell are stuck In Bruges, which kicked off Sundance last night. PARK CITY, Utah -- The Sundance Film Festival hadn't even officially begun Thursday when word circulated through the 4-below Park City climes that the Directors Guild of America had reached a tentative, thre ... More >>

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    The Kids Are Not All Right

    Sundance 2007 was all about the kiddie porn (not just Dakota Fanning)

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2007

    Howard Forbes Officially Most Famous Dead Man in Town This Week

    The late Howard Forbes, who is no doubt very amused wherever he is So, let's backtrack for a moment. On Tuesday, the missus wakes me in Utah to tell me about an obit in The Dallas Morning News for a man named Howard Forbes. Then, a few hours later, Paul Kix at FrontBurner nicks our item, with the ap ... More >>

  • Film

    January 25, 2007

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.

  • Film

    January 25, 2007

    Sundance: The Music Men

    Halfway through Sundance, and still whistling a happy tune

  • Music

    January 25, 2007
  • Film

    November 30, 2006

    Dog Fancy

    Bobcat Goldthwait makes a sweet movie out of a sick joke

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2006

    You Can Run, But You Aren't Hyde

    If you want to see what an Observer writer looks like--brainy with a touch of rugged, in my estimation, or the perfect mixture of jock and intellectual--Jesse Hyde will appear tonight on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360 talking about a piece he wrote for the Deseret Morning News in July 2004, a little more ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2006

    Deep Art

    Deep Ellum comes alive in the daylight

  • News

    December 15, 2005
  • Film

    February 3, 2005

    The Hustle

    Why the biggest deal at Sundance was no big deal at all

  • Film

    October 14, 2004

    Pick of the Litter

    Six years in, the Deep Ellum Film Festival has become the cagey vet

  • Culture

    February 12, 2004

    The Hard Sell

    Local filmmaker Shane Carruth won Sundance's top honor. So...now what?

  • Film

    October 18, 2001

    Dead Last

    Redford and Lurie wave the flag, but fail to earn their stripes

  • News

    February 15, 2001

    The Sundance Kidder

    With his own movie in tow, Dallas' indie-film guru goes to Robert Redford's festival, falls in love with the First-Timer, and embraces the hype

  • Film

    April 17, 1997

    Mia & Peter & Liza & Mazursky

    The USA Film Festival offers an unapologetic orgy of movie delights

  • Film

    January 16, 1997

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Calendar

    January 26, 1995
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