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  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Ex-DISD Chief of Staff to Admit to Kickback Scheme, Probably Regrets Sending Himself Those Incriminating Emails

    It's been a while since we had occasion to skewer Dallas ISD Superintendent Mike Miles for a personnel move. Jennifer Sprague, the overpaid and underqualified strategy maven; Miles saboteur Rebecca Rodriguez; chief of staff and FBI target Jerome Oberwetter -- they are all long gone. But now that Ob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2013

    Krys Boyd Accomplished the Near-Impossible: Successful Radio Without Yelling

    In this week's Dallas Observer we profile 30 of the metro area's most interesting characters, with new portraits of each from local photographer Stanton Stephens. See the entire Dallas Observer People Issue here. Imagine sitting down with media company execs today and making this pitch for a show: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Dallas Financier Convicted of Securities Fraud Says He's Being Targeted by Nigerian Scammers

    There's plenty of evidence to suggest that Dallas financier Barrett Wissman is not entirely on the up-and-up. That story he told hedge fund colleagues of taking over his father's sizable chemical company two years out of college? D reported that it was a tiny company that manufactured tablecloths an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    The Stars' New Logo Seems to Have Leaked

    Many in Dallas have no doubt been eagerly awaiting the June 4 unveiling of the Dallas Stars' new logos and uniforms. Probably not as many as are eager to glimpse Buster the Armpit Lion on the Mavs' new duds, but logo changes always generate a bit of buzz. It looks like Stars fans won't have to wait ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Watch the Spectacular Collapse of a Flaming Texas Railroad Bridge

    If you've ever been curious what it would be like to watch a century-old railroad trestle go down in flames, the video above should give you an idea. The bridge, which spans 900 feet over the Colorado River near San Saba, Texas, was built in 1910 on a spur of the Santa Fe Railroad. The video, per Ya ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    This Woman is Really Pissed About Us Using "Piss" in a Headline

    Eric's post this morning about the shit storm controversy stirred up by Molly Forthright, a columnist for Fort Worth, Texas Magazine who came down firmly against mothers breast feeding their babies in church -- or pretty much anywhere else -- drew the usual pro- and anti-nip commenters. Yeah, we exp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Texas Parks & Wildlife Department Has Found No Takers For Corporate Sponsor Program

    In July, reeling from state budget cuts, the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department came up with a surefire way to make a bit of extra scratch: corporate sponsorships. The proposal didn't include naming rights -- no British Petroleum State Park at Galveston Island, for example -- but companies who paid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2011

    Apparently June Jones Is (Update: Not?) Leaving SMU for ASU, Which Is Apparently Great (Update: Awkward!) for SMU

    "They wear Hawaiian shirts in Arizona, don't they?"​Update, 3:42 p.m.: This could get awkward. Yahoo! is now reporting that several sources are saying June Jones will not be ASU's next coach, because -- well, basically because of all those Tweets below, or whatever the big-money-booster equiva ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Dallas is One Big Coronary Waiting to Happen

    FlickrPlease don't try to eat your monitor.​Just a head's up: The editors of Prevention Magazine think you're fat. In an article published on Yahoo, both Lubbock and Dallas landed among the top eight most artery-clogging cities in America, based on data culled from the Centers for Disease Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Whitt's Merten's End 3.11.11

    Photo by Sam MertenChuck Greenberg and Texas Rangers co-chair Bob Simpson celebrate after outbidding Mark Cuban in an auction to own the club​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's Merten's End: *Well, that was quick. Chuck Greenberg formed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Erykah Badu, Midlake Earn Multiple Year-End Nods Across The Country and The World

    ​Sarah Jaffe isn't the only local receiving national attention this year with year-end nods. In a not very surprising turn, hometown heroes Erykah Badu and Midlake have also received honors around the world.

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Rock n Taco Brings the Death Metal! Arrrr!

    Photo by Sara Kerens​I just wouldn't feel like a food writer if my first e-mail of the morning didn't have the subject line "Fuck You." Fortunately, Rock n Taco co-owner Billy Salsberg -- or, as he claims, someone using his Yahoo e-mail account -- came through for me today. I reviewed his restaur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2009

    Thursday-Morning News Grab Bag

    ​Dallas Area Rapid Transit said yesterday that "for the third consecutive year more than nine out of ten Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) customers report overall satisfaction with the agency." Most riders surveyed believe the trains and buses run on time and as scheduled, are plenty safe and bett ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    For Those Who Watch Dallas Mavericks Games With Your Computer as Company ...

    ​.... tonight's your lucky night. Mavs man Matt Miller sends word that just in time for tonight's face-off against the San Antonio Spurs, Your Dallas Mavericks are launching what the team calls a "first-of-its-kind live game companion designed to enhance the television viewing experience for fans. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Weekend Roundup: Erykah Badu, Dove Hunter, Jimmy Buffet, Johnny Hiland Band, 50 Cent and Fall Out Boy

    Erykah Badu at Good Records on Saturday, April 18 Happy belated birthday, Bill Wisener! The owner of Bill's Records on Lamar Street celebrated his 65th birthday and National Record Store Day with the eccentric First Lady of Neo-Soul and Dallas-native Erykah Badu (among others) at Good Records.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Robert Riggs Has a New Gig

    Bobby Goldstein Productions is best known as the company behind the TV series Cheaters. Robert Riggs is best known as the ace TV investigative reporter who, in March 2008, was among those at KTVT-Channel 11 inexplicably laid off during a round of CBS-mandated downsizing. Both Bobs turn up in this fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Giveaway: Two Pairs Of Tickets To The New Frontiers' Final Show In The History Of Ever.

    Gabriel Hernandez In this week's paper, you'll see my countown of the eight biggest Dallas music scene stories of '08. But one of the more bizarre stories of '08 didn't appear on that list: The Rise and Fall of The New Frontiers.The band's been around town for a few years, yeah, but 2008 sure seemed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Border Patrol, or: Where's Dallas Again?

    Friend of Unfair Park "Peterk," who two weeks back brought to Life these old photos of Dallas, sends word of the latest and greatest in confusing time-killers: Boundaries. (Click the image above to enlarge Dallas's boundaries.) It's the brainchild of English Web developer Tom Taylor, who's dipped Fl ... More >>

  • Music

    September 4, 2008

    Something For Nothing

    Just how much sense (and, um, cents) does it make for an indie band to give away its music for free?

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    Sean Avery Likes Project Runway, Maybe A Little Too Much

    A little bit ago, Yahoo! Sports' Greg Wyshynski linked to yesterday's Sean Avery item; awful nice of him. Thought I'd return the favor, then, and point out that Wyshynski stumbled across the hockey-playing fashionista's appearance on Bravo's Web site last night following Project Runway, where the ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2008

    Forever The Sickest Kids in Yahoo! Music Contest

    Big D's Forever The Sickest Kids are one of four bands up for Yahoo! Music's “Who's Next” monthly competition. Back in September 2007, The Rocket Summer nabbed top honors in the same Yahoo! Music contest. For the current round, FTSK are up against Paddy Casey, Tristan Prettyman and Lady Antebell ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2008
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    October 1, 2007

    Photos: The Rocket Summer, Academy Is... at HOB

    Bryce Avary singing for the crowd at House of Blues Saturday night. (Jonathan Finley) Big D's own The Rocket Summer recently won a Yahoo! Music contest. We were proud. Then Saturday, the band played with The Academy Is... at the House of Blues. Now we're awestruck. Bryce Avary and bandmates took ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2007

    Rocket Summer Wins Yahoo! Music Contest

    Bryce Avary at the Granada Theater a few months back. (Brian Harken) Good news for anyone (and everyone, it seems) familiar with Bryce Avary, a.k.a. The Rocket Summer: Colleyville's most famous panty-dropper and writer of catchy pop-rock tunes has won the most recent Yahoo! Music "Who's Next?" conte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2007

    Bryce Got Next

    Brian Harkin Bryce Avary at the Granada Theater a few months back, looking an awful lot like Rhett Miller ... Good news for anyone (and everyone, it seems) familiar with Bryce Avary, aka The Rocket Summer. Colleyville's most famous panty-dropper and writer of catchy pop-rock tunes has won the most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2007
  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Twisters and Double Wides

    Postmodern news you can use

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2007

    Far East Bubba

    Henry Cho hits the Improv

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    Belo in Bed with Yahoo!

    Yeah, well--The Dallas Morning News and, like, 149 other daily newspapers. It's part of "a strategic partnership with more than 150 daily U.S. newspapers to deliver search, graphical and classified advertising to consumers in the communities where they live and work," says the press release Belo iss ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2006
  • News

    April 6, 2006

    Who Is That Guy?

    He plays golf with George Clooney. He clowns around with Chris Tucker. He's best buddies with Peri Gilpin. He's a pasty white dude named Steve Stodghill.

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2006

    Search Engine News Wars

    I always heart Poynter, particularly Jonathan Dube's Web Tips newsletter in which he bestows wise words upon the Web-using, journalistically inclined masses. Yesterday he talked about the Beta version of Yahoo! Local, a news aggregator meant to compete with Google News. Instead of searching for "Dal ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 9, 2006

    Get Inspired

    Matisyahu pumps out the Hasidic reggae

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    December 1, 2005
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    November 10, 2005
  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Avast, Ye Pirates

    Get yourself--and Congress--ready for the next wave of absurd anti-file-sharing tactics

  • News

    February 26, 2004

    After the Gold Rush

    For some one-time dot-com rich kids, it's easy come, easier go

  • Calendar

    July 10, 2003

    Athlete's Footy

    Australia exports a hybrid

  • Film

    January 16, 2003

    Toss It Outback

    Kangaroo Jack is a real punch in the pouch

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Radio Active

    With Napster six feet under, the RIAA now wants to hang the Internet DJ

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Yard Sales

    Any house owned by a Yahoo! "millionaire"

  • News

    May 31, 2001


    We shall overcome

  • News

    February 8, 2001


    Clinton's buddy gets a new job

  • News

    December 14, 2000

    Meet John Doe

    Trinity Industries certainly wants to, at least when it comes to Internet critics

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    Scene, Heard

    London ain't so great

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Hope and Glory

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has reason to shout-his money and enthusiasm are resurrecting a dead team

  • News

    July 13, 2000

    E-publish or perish

    Move over Mr. Gutenberg -- Dallas Internet entrepeneur Patrick Seaman is hunting for the "killer app" to create the next revolution in publishing

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    Scene, not heard

    Do you Yahoo? Scene Heard Radio doesn't anymore

  • News

    February 17, 2000


    Slip up; Sinking ship; Cookie cutters

  • Music

    January 29, 1998

    Facing the music

    Local music exec's departure is a sign of better things than you might at first think

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