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Black-Owned Businesses You Can Support in North Texas

2 months ago by Aria Bell
The COVID-19 pandemic has given the nation a chance to observe, reflect, mobilize and unite to end systemic racism. While there are many ways to get involved with social reform organizations and to plan and prepare for protesting, one significant way to uplift black communities is by shopping locally at...

A Dallas Man Bought an Old Toadies Recording; Now the Band Is Threatening Legal Action

3 months ago by Eva Raggio
Nick Metzger is a local business owner, a part-time DJ, and a self-described “vintage audio enthusiast.” About eight months ago, he put up an ad describing some items he was looking to buy: “Reel-to-reel players, tapes and other vintage hi-fi gear,” he remembers, though he doesn’t recall whether it was...

Dallas Activists Want Lamar Street Changed to Botham Jean Boulevard

5 months ago by Jacob Vaughn
It was almost two years ago that off-duty Dallas police officer Amber Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean, a 26-year-old accountant, while he was watching television in his own apartment. Guyger said she mistook Jean's apartment for her own and thought he was a burglar. Two years later, protesters against...

How to Stash Up on Wine (Especially When It’s Around $10 a Bottle)

7 months ago by Jeff Siegel
Have you masked up, sanitized all over and gone to the supermarket, but found yourself unsure of wine to buy while you’re sheltering in place? The good news is — especially if you’re looking to stock up — it’s possible to spend about $10 a bottle, or even less, for...

7 Great Movies You Forgot About That Have Nothing to Do With Global Pandemics

7 months ago by Danny Gallagher
Just before the coronavirus outbreak shut down almost every social and economic aspect of our lives, I was constantly reminded of what was coming by a special group of people who would constantly recommend watching or playing things in which the main theme is the outbreak of a deadly global virus...

Kanye Never Told Taylor Swift He Would Call Her a Bitch. That Detail Matters. Even Right Now.

8 months ago by Eva Raggio
Yes, the world feels like it’s crumbling right now and we’re about to terribly mismanage what’s left of it. But, somehow, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West still managed to get their share of headlines. Let’s try to waste as little of your time with the newest Swift-West feud...

Dallas-Area Chefs and Industry Insiders Vote on Their Favorite Restaurants

8 months ago by Brian Reinhart
Each year, I visit hundreds of Dallas-area restaurants and produce a Top 100 feature that reflects my own opinion about where diners can find the best food and drink in town. But I’m just one person with one set of taste buds. That’s why, each year, I also ask dozens...

In Local Politics, Who’s the Socialist, and Who’s the Greedy Pig?

9 months ago by Jim Schutze
Are you a socialist if you don’t want families to get blown up in gas well explosions? Is it socialism to try to get your city to live within its means? Clearly, the term socialist will get a stiff workout between now and November. I got a wake-up earlier this...

The Dallas Morning News Slimes DA Creuzot on Cash Bail, Who’s in Jail

9 months ago by Jim Schutze
A little over a year ago, The Dallas Morning News hired a new editorial page editor, Brendan Miniter, from the (George W.) Bush Presidential Center (Library) in Dallas. Ever since, the page has been embarrassing. And I guess it would be fair to wonder who is embarrassed. Clearly not the...

The 10 Best Concerts of the Week: Erykah Badu, The Used, Thrice and More

9 months ago by Jacob Vaughn
If you didn't already know what to do with your evenings this week, we've got you covered. There's a lot happening in North Texas on the live music front. The Used will be coming to town, passing through the Lone Star State as part of their tour ramping up to...

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