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.
11 hours ago | Gaming
Atari's Pong may seem elementary compared with today's high-definition video games that can link up to players anywhere in the world, but it's one of the reasons video games are a billion-dollar industry. Pong, a bare-bones version of table t...
8 days ago | Crime
The wildly popular podcast Serial, created by This American Life creators Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder, doesn't really fit the mold of a true-crime series. It's not about exploring all the ugly facets of a horrible tragedy. It's about the consequ...
11 days ago | Film and TV
Any magician can fool their audience. Magician Michael Carbonaro, who stars in TruTV's hidden-camera magic show The Carbonaro Effect, wants to leave his viewers with something much more powerful than feeling stupid for a few seconds. He wants them...
27 days ago | Crime
The Artisan Center Theater in Hurst turned into a crime scene earlier this month when burglars broke into the theater's offices and stole thousands in cash and electronics. Richard Blair, the ACT's executive producer and co-founder, says the burgl...
27 days ago | Gaming
Free Play Arcade, the local retro arcade chain, will build a fourth location near downtown Fort Worth and halt plans to open a pinball arcade in the Oak Cliff neighborhood. Corey Hayden, owner and founder of the chain, which opened its first locat...
28 days ago | Film and TV
Clark James Gable III, the most recent host of the long-running Dallas reality show series Cheaters, died suddenly Friday. The show's creator, Bobby Goldstein, says the show and Dallas lost more than a charismatic and likable TV personality. "He w...