Spencer Moon thinks bitcoin is going to change the world. The cryptocurrency -- currently worth about $575 per unit -- was created as an anonymous, digital means to provide verifiable online transactions outside the realms of governments and regulations. Despite high profile setbacks like the Mt. ... More >>
It's an oft-repeated pattern in families of diverse nationalities and cultures: A family member goes to the United States to work and person sends money back to relatives in their home country. Repeat until further notice. This is a way of life that could soon come to a screeching halt, or at lea ... More >>
On February 5, U.S. Postal Inspectors customs agents were doing a routine inspection at the North Texas Processing and Distribution Center when they spotted a package freshly arrived from Singapore and destined for a home address in Crowley. The customs agents opened the mail -- they have the autho ... More >>
When most people think of Neon Indian, a few things probably come to mind -- a nostalgia-filled sound, chillwave, missed opportunities to drop acid with a friend, bizarre infomercials and so on. Fitting, then, that this week's top poster combines a few of those ideas.
Just got off the phone with the great Bud Buschardt, for whom I had a question about something I never knew existed, which we'll get to tomorrow. At which point Bud, a longtime WFAA man teaching RTVF at UNT, told me a few other things. Then, he said: "You know, Mike Rabon of the Five Americans has w ... More >>
A beautiful duet: multi-Dallas Observer Music Award winner Sarah Jaffe and photographer Hal Samples A few more notes from last night's Dallas Observer Music Awards ... Throughout the day Hal Samples will be uploading to his store all the photos he snapped at last night's shindig. The proceeds from ... More >>
Movie mogul taps into his inner child
Uncle Sam wants you--especially if you're Latino
As the November elections approach, immigration has been pushed up to the top tier of voter concerns and political agendas. (If you've been snoozing, Kinky Friedman reportedly said he'd declare martial law on the border, while Carole Keeton Strayhorn said she'd call out the Texas Rangers, though dur ... More >>
Hey, hey, it's Mike Nesmith--the Thomas Jefferson High School alum who was more than a mere Monkee. What's that smell coming from today's offerings? Incense, most likely--something, anything, to mask the musk engulfing the late 1960s punk-pop-a-roll coming outta Big D waaaay back when. It's a crazy ... More >>
The Wrestling Season takes a strong hold on tough teen issues; Den of Thieves steals time
Mel Gibson's dad doesn't think so
In 1946, a serial killer haunted sleepy Texarkana, stalking his victims under the cover of night. Investigators wonder if he died decades later in a Dallas rest home--or simply disappeared.
With his mob connections and starlet phone numbers, Dick Contino was the coolest accordionist in 1950s L.A. -- which is why he's James Ellroy's buddy
Mary Lou Lord nears the end of her 15 minutes
Dallas blues history according to two who lived it
The City of Dallas could make a fortune from WRR-FM. But powerful friends don't want anything to change at their little radio station.
Bobby Patterson, Dallas' great unsung soul singer, gets his Second chance
Jo Ann Miller spent 21 years nurturing the Granbury Opera House. But she won't be around for the final curtain.
Gryphon Players' The Living can't face the feeling of wholesale suffering