In America, politics and music have been tied together since the very beginning. Benjamin Franklin played multiple instruments, including the violin, harp and guitar, and he even invented one: the glass harmonica. Thomas Jefferson, who played the violin, used music to woo his wife, Martha, who pla ... More >>
Starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, all four lanes of Central Expressway will be shut down for several hours as some 10,000 cyclists pedal their way from downtown Dallas to McKinney. That's at least what a group called Bike the City is promising. It's an undeniably badass plan, reappropriating ... More >>
WaterTower Theatre commits musical re-gifting.
eBay seller "vintageimagephotos"It's been a long while since we've looked at a historic photo of the city for sale on eBay, and since there are just two days left in the auction, we'd best hustle. Besides, this is an intriguing offering: a beautiful, expansive aerial look-see at Cedar Springs Pla ... More >>
Photos by Mike MezeulMike Modano, the highest-scoring American-born player in the history of the National Hockey League and the face of the Dallas Stars even after he signed to Detroit for a final season, stifled a sob as he bade farewell to those who shaped his legendary career, which included 1 ... More >>
Several Friends of Unfair Park have sent a heads-up about a particular wager over Mavs-Heat -- no, not the governors' cheapskate bet, but this what-the pitting Bishop Kevin Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas against Archbishop of Miami Thomas Wenski. Stone crabs and cigars, tortillas and pecan pie ... More >>
10. Regrettably, I didn't go to the Oklahoma City National Museum, but apparently Jason Kidd did. Can't believe that tragedy was 16 years ago all the sudden. 9. Stayed in a hip, happening part of OKC called "Bricktown." Think of it as Dallas' West End, with a canal running through it. Part S ... More >>
Courtesy of Google Streetview, the before photo of 3820 Atlanta St. alongside a picture we took of the same property yesterday afternoon.The majority of neighborhoods surrounding Fair Park are riddled with vacant, boarded-up homes and empty lots. Atlanta Street is no exception. Across from t ... More >>
Andrea GrimesThe dog days of winter: the scene in Deep Ellum this morningTo the Dodge Ram driver who was futilely spinning his wheels on the Woodall Rodgers Freeway exit ramp this morning; the Lexus driver who locked her brakes and whirled her car across Maple Avenue; and the Ford 150 driver who ... More >>
For those wondering where the Dallas Watersports Complex is supposed to go, a mapChad Lacerte, who'd hoped to have that Dallas Watersports Complex up and running on Fish Trap Lake last summer, hasn't given up hope yet -- not even after the Dallas Housing Authority pulled the cable-ski out from un ... More >>
Deviant ArtWell, that's not true. It's not everything -- just 29 Qs and As and a few handy-dandy exhibits provided by City Manager Mary Suhm in a memo distributed last night. And you didn't ask the questions -- the council did following the last budget workshop, another of which is scheduled for ... More >>
The King considers a potato plant first-hand.Flickr user Diane BondareffWe all know how hard it is to remember what it's like to be up-close in a room with plants, so Dallas-based Frito-Lay's doing us a solid this summer, along with lucky folks in five other cities, trucking around a 70-foot mobi ... More >>
Did I mention that it was 140 degrees?So guess who I bumped into Saturday afternoon? Hmm. Perhaps I gave away a tad too much in the headline? The former Live 105.3 FM shock jock is alive. I'll let you decide if he's well. Martin - who gets the Dallas Observer cover treatment in our ... More >>
The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>
On Novemebr 19, Mayor Tom Leppert and 11 council members gathered at the YMCA on Goldman Street for a special community meeting, where the subject was, among other things, the awesomeness of the Trinity River Corridor Project and what it means for West Dallas. This morning, the city posted to the Yo ... More >>
The conceptual rendering of the new and improved Mattie Nash Myrtle Davis Recreation Center This evening, the Dallas City Council's holding a Special Community meeting at the YMCA at 3737 Goldman Street, off N. Hampton Road. And though there are a few pieces of business to attend to, mostly the appr ... More >>
A giggle this afternoon, courtesy the Andover Townsman, which details Andover/North Andover YMCA's 13th Annual Dallas Night held on August 27. Biggest turnout ever -- "Texas-sized," as the paper puts it, which adds up to some 475 folks in attendance, hot damn. And how, precisely, do the Massachusett ... More >>
A hell of a place to hold a film school, but this is where the young filmmakers behind Wade in the Water learned their craft -- in Central City's Life Insurance Building Over the weekend, Tia Lessin and Carl Deal took home the Sundance Film Festival's Grand Jury Prize for their documentary Trouble t ... More >>
Gremlins are furry and dangerous
Celebrate being eligible with the Single Gourmet
Rock Lottery, rock for charity and rock GoGirls-style
Good news at two musical revues; GZTC counts the 12 plays of Christmas
A new meaning for "dog run"
YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas
Want to have some fun playing soccer? Stay out of Plano, kid.
Hurricane Mitch left thousands homeless, jobless, and alone, forcing them to cross the border in search for new lives in America. And those were just the kids.
December 10 - 16, 1998