Everyone's favorite booze-soaked, chain-smoking, adultery-laden television series is about to disappear until 2013; yes, Mad Men's season five finale airs this Sunday on AMC. (If you need to catch up, the first few seasons are on Netflix. You're welcome.) But there's no reason that your thirst for ... More >>
I made my first trip to the Frisco IKEA yesterday. In the course of my journey I saw families ripped apart, friendships tested and entirely too many things promising to solve my organizational dilemmas. Yes, I left disorientated with two carts of "AUSKS" and "FULKVIKS."
The problem with IKEA is th ... More >>
FacebookStephan Pyles: Founding Father of Southwestern Cuisine, Eater of GrubsChefs for Farmers, a Dallas based group who celebrate small, local farms, is having some fun on their facebook page to promote their annual event.They asked Brian Luscher from the Grape to come up with a random ques ... More >>
Via David KirkpatrickA look at one of the Merc's mosaics before it was removedFor close to two years we've written here and there (and there and there and ...) about Tim Headington's slow-but-sure downtown takeover via The Joule's expansion, which, we recently learned, is the reason the Praetoria ... More >>
Minnesota's Dark Dark Dark is a chamber-folk collective that fills any stage they're on with their varied and engrossing sounds -- much as they do with their eight band members. Employing instrumentation ranging from cello to clarinet to the gorgeous, slightly dusky vocals of the intricately inked-u ... More >>
Tachowa Covington and his former home in a still from Hal Samples's in-progress Something From Nothing. The whole trailer's after the jump.Over the years photographer Hal Samples has shown me bits and pieces of his in-progress documentary about Tachowa Covington, who turned an abandoned water tan ... More >>
Jamie Oliver at AthensFrom the moment my inner ear first caught a bit of Jamie Oliver's East End, London, accent, with its gargled consonants and street urchin patois (he's the Artful Dodger with a frying pan) I was hooked.
I've always considered Oliver to be a cut above most of the air-bru ... More >>
Dallas model Ann, tethered so she won't blow away in a slight breezeWe found the chosen girls from the America's Next Top Model premiere talking themselves up something crazy and strolling Venice Beach, which, if I'm not mistaken, go hand in hand. A Venice street performer rolled up, and they al ... More >>
The hardest question I've been asked since I moved here last week has come from friends back in North Carolina: What's Dallas like? Having seen little of the city beyond my apartment, my office and Ikea, I honestly had no idea.
So Friday I decided to get educated by pedaling portions of the metropl ... More >>
Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem - book trailer from Bad Juju and Other Tales on Vimeo.I came across the above video this morning. I know well one of its makers (our pal Hal Samples), but not its neo-noir star: Jonathan Woods, a peddler of crime fiction loaded with "violence, sex, an ... More >>
Sorry--it's getting on in the afternoon. I should have started this sooner, but I've been working out some statistics.See, last week one of our dozen or so readers, TLS, failed to make our list of non-winners. She then vowed to sprinkle her comments with the word "cougar" until she reached the s ... More >>