Dallas Midtown, the mixed-use wonderland that will replace the decrepit Valley View Center, will have everything a modern urbanist could want. If everything lives up to developer Scott Beck's vision, there will be several thousand apartments and condos, hundreds of thousands of feet of office and re ... More >>
The surveillance camera shows the whole room, not that there's much to see. Mainly just a desk, an office chair, and a door leading to another, smaller room in the back. The footage from March 1, 2012, begins right at 4 p.m. with Michael Meyler, a 44-year-old Russian-born jeweler, occupying the chai ... More >>
There it is. Nestled in South Dallas, rescued by caring souls of our local arts. The beacon that is The Kessler. A majestic Texas juke joint, pampered with TLC and vision that only a handful of true music fans could bring. The Kessler (or rather, "The Kessler X " as our subject refers to it) is o ... More >>
Last week Scott reported on a pretty massive-sounding food truck festival coming to the Valley View Mall parking lot May 11 and 12. It sounded suspect, frankly. But after some investigation of the lineup, I can safely say: This one's worth the trip. A few of Austin's finest are making the trek up ... More >>
Photos by Jeffrey LilesMount Pisgah Baptist built its first church at the corner of what's now Preston and Spring Valley in the late 1800s; the structure that sits there now is a rebuild that dates back to 1945. But in 1981 the church bought property on Webb Chapel near Forest, a stone's throw fr ... More >>
Sam MertenRon NatinskyIf nothing else, this'll be the last Southwest Center Mall item of the day -- only because there'll be nothing left to talk about till after the council returns from its summer recess. But Ron Natinksky, head of the city council's Economic Development Committee, called Unfai ... More >>
Many of them were tucked away in suburban strip malls, their storefronts always the black sheep of the retail family. They were usually owned by a single lifelong music fan, someone who relished the opportunity to dog-paddle in the eye of the pop culture hurricane. Sometimes they smelled like incens ... More >>
In case you missed it, Art Hoffman posted to Wednesday's record-store flashback item an absolutely amazing, how'd-we-forget-that photo of Roger Daltrey causing a ruckus at Valley View Mall back in 1975. So happens that Hoffman was the manager at Sound Town at Valley View when Daltrey stopped by befo ... More >>
How two brothers, their mom, their friends and a white guy named Cletus hope to win the hip-hop game
It's the last thing a parent wants to admit--taking the kid to the Chuck E. Cheese's. But sometimes the library won't do. Sometimes they don't wanna hang at the library. Sometimes they jes don't wanna do no learnin', maw. Sometimes it just boils down to pushing buttons, collecting tickets, running a ... More >>
A poem for Ponyboy
A better treat than candy
These shoes were made for auction
Strike-A-Match offers musical dates
Why does karaoke still exist?
Cirque Eloize ain't another white-trash circus. It's French-Canadian.
Barley House crams it in with Gramfest; Gypsy Tea Room swings; Curtain Club opens nationwide; Liquid Lounge keeps it real
KISS-FM attempts to create the next boy band sensation. Why does that sound so scary?
When Phyllis Glazer learned a chemical plant was making her East Texas neighbors sick, the wealthy Dallas homemaker could have cut and run. Instead, she chose to stay, fight, and win.
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
Off-field appearances demand patience--and putting a pen to panties
Sam Krasniqi was acquitted of sexual abuse. So why won't the state let two children have their parents -or their religion?