Yesterday afternoon was scary. True story: I was at home. I go to the kitchen to watch the rain lash the driveway. I can hear the tornado sirens. Well, sirens. Then, the rain stops. Sirens stop. Silence. Suddenly, I hear the dreaded "sounded like a freight train" sound -- a kind of low rumbling wh ... More >>
Salinger would make Holden Caulfield puke.
We first heard about 17-year old Cody Morin on our way in to Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, site of the 14th annual Gathering of the Juggalos. After hours spent driving through Southern Illinois we stopped at a restaurant/visitor's lodge in the park to ask for directions, where we learned that there was a ... More >>
And the government that looks the other way.
We caught up with producer David Castell here a couple years ago, but he's been up to an awful lot since then. Castell has produced, mixed, mastered and otherwise had his hands in local music dating all the way back to the early '90s, and he shows no sign of slowing...or aging really, for that matt ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
Cambodian immigrants are growing and selling a plant so invasive it's banned in several states. How did you think that water spinach ended up in your bowl?
How greedy speculators bought politicians and drove up the price of oil.
Rich Rogers uses a traditional knife to score a fresh wheel of ParmYesterday I paid a visit to Rich Rogers, owner of Scardello Artisan Cheese, to talk Parm. The shop sells the cheese from a whole wheel they purchase every other month or so. When a new wheel arrives, Rogers gets excited. His w ... More >>
Paul CollinsSeems like most indie music fans had no idea that the Balkan's had their own unique brand of folk music before Zach Condon started mining that territory for sonic gold under his Beirut moniker. Despite being so closely affiliated with the roots music of that region, Beirut has for yea ... More >>
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern LightsHouse of BluesFebruary 18, 2011Better than: watching Almost Famous yet one more time.Patrick MichelsGrace Potter performing at the 2010 Austin City Limits Music Festival, in a dress longer than the one she wore on Friday. ... More >>
McDonald's via Wall Street JournalLast week, Japan McDonald's debuted their Big America 2 campaign that featured four Hulk-fist sized, America-themed burgers. The four burgers, named Idaho, Manhattan, Miami, and Texas 2, clock in at more than 500 calories each, and range from nearly tasty-looking ... More >>
Annette and Harold SimmonsA nuke-free Friend of Unfair Park forwards this morning this just-released add-em-up from Texans for Public Justice, which asks: Can anyone seriously believe Governor Rick Perry or his appointees on the Texas Low Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Compact Commission are go ... More >>
Photo by Robert BostickAbraham SalumAbraham Salum's restaurant always seem to be filled with happy guests, despite its odd location. He runs a clean, consistent, open kitchen at his namesake Salum, located in a tiny shopping center on Cole Avenue, a spot many people said couldn't possibly be ... More >>
It was the year 2000, and I was a young, hungry reporter in Chicago with a young, hungry state legislator on my speed dial
DART: What billion dollar shortfall?
Helped by a Dallas volunteer, Ugandan orphans drum up donations
Will Clarke has a deal with a New York publisher and a Hollywood studio, and it only took him eight years to become an overnight success
Border drug lords get rich while attorney Mike Barclay gets worn out defending the poor smugglers
15 years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl
Horribly abused children of the Hare Krishna movement seek justice--and peace--through a multimillion-dollar lawsuit
Spurred by a horrifying wave of teen violence in the '90s, Texas today spends more money than ever to lock up young criminals. Are we getting our money's worth?
Epic Records is still digging the goods out of SRV's vault
With headliners like Mike Judge and an impressive list of films, the Dallas Video Festival once again wins by knockout
The Dark Side of Oz? Man, that's just the tip of the iceberg
Camden Joy turned Cracker's David Lowery into fiction. Too bad he's quite real... and really angry.
Evolving Fish soars and flounders
Chris Weber comes back to Denton to try his luck with Rock Lottery
For Matt Barnhart, Quality Park Records is job one
With a new-but-not record and yet another bassist, The Darlingtons begin again
Jimmy Eat World proves you can make a good record for a major label after all
Jam bands burst into bloom
Four decades after his first record, Solomon Burke is still in the studio and in God's arms
Cornell Dupree is the ultimate un-showoff
Meredith L. Miller sleeps with Elvis and dreams with Buddy