Danny Gallagher has been a regular contributor to the Dallas Observer since 2014. He has also written features, essays and stories for MTV, the Chicago Tribune, Maxim, Cracked, Mental_Floss, The Week, CNET and The Onion AV Club.
4 days ago | Arts & Culture News
The silence of comedy stages has been deafening. The coronavirus outbreak has made it hard for comedy venues (and all others) to pack the house for headlining comedians and for local comics to open for traveling acts while working on new material....
5 days ago | Coronavirus
Facebook and Twitter are riddled with opinions and posts that sit on a shaky foundation of conspiracy and hearsay. It's only after almost four years of baseless claims, outright lies and a violent insurrection at the center of our democracy that t...
5 days ago | Things To Do
If it wasn't for the critically acclaimed and fan-beloved AMC show Breaking Bad, methamphetamines would not be an acceptable theme for any gathering place — except, of course, at actual meth dens. The Whippersnapper on McMillian Avenue in the Hend...
16 days ago | DFW Music News
Reality television may seem a particularly contradicting term when it comes to certain shows — some are certainly more scripted than spontaneous — but, there's a component of "reality" in singing competition shows that even the most cunning produc...
17 days ago | Arts & Culture News
When Jessica Zeller went to a show at Pocket Sandwich Theatre for the first time three years ago, she thought she was settling in for a night of serious theater. Then the popcorn started flying. "The first show I saw was a melodramatic comedi...
20 days ago | Arts & Culture News
Every list you've read this year likely reminded you just how bad 2020 was for all of us. According to several retrospective features from news outlets (including this one), 2020 was "volatile," "disruptive," "frustrating," "disorienting," "surrea...