Christina Hughes Babb
10 months ago | DFW Music News
Mr. Pookie, author of “Crook 4 Life” and “Smoke One,” a couple of '90s-era megahits that lent hip-hop cred to Dallas — North Dallas, at that — when conventional wisdom deemed South Dallas the origin of all our rap. Before speaking to us on the pho...
11 months ago | Arts & Culture News
Changing deep-rooted, damaging beliefs associated with race is a difficult task. Trickier still is opening eyes blind to their existence, even in the face of recent episodes of racial violence. Racism regularly reminds us it is alive and well in D...
11 months ago | DFW Music News
The Polyphonic Spree members walk everywhere among us. Most are unrecognizable at a glance, but one could sense a jubilant energy just waiting to jump out. They're behind you in the checkout line, teaching yoga class, inventing new technology in a...
1 year ago | Film and TV
Blake DeLong, a Dallas native, is a rising star on Broadway, Netflix, Amazon, network TV and the big screen. A few years ago, New York City playwright Taymor called DeLong one afternoon and asked, “Ready to be in a Spike Lee joint?” But this was, ...
1 year ago | Architecture and Design
Boutique apartment buildings and cleared, muddy plots marked with signs advertising “Coming Soon: Homes Starting at $400,000” are hints of the latest massive gentrification rolling through Old East Dallas. By decree, though, the bulldozers clearin...
1 year ago | Openings and Closings
The Ross at Peak Thrift Store, the shabby, barn-red shop with the sign above the door shouting to passersby that “EVERYTHING MUST GO!” really means it this time. The shop, loved by antique hunters and designers, is falling victim to gentrification...