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Cultural Events Are Happening Once Again in North Texas

6 days ago by Karen Gavis
While the coronavirus has left a trail of cancellations, many events have changed their format by either going outdoors or online. Things are changing daily, but Dallas culture is still thriving. We’ve put together a list of upcoming events that, so far, have survived a pandemic. Sept. 17-20 Book Sale...

Star Trek: Discovery Beams Up Two New LGBTQ Characters

9 days ago by Jacob Reyes
Expanding its already out-of-this-world storyline and casting, the Star Trek franchise's latest installment, the series Star Trek: Discovery, announced the addition of a transgender and nonbinary character. The CBS All Access show plans to introduce the characters for its upcoming third season. Blu del Barrio will play Adira, a nonbinary...

The Summer Films That Made Us Think This Year

27 days ago by Liam Gaughan
Among the major effects of COVID-19 on the larger cultural world was the erasure of the summer movie season. Since the mid-1970s when blockbusters like Jaws and Star Wars first took off, the summer months have become the time when studios release many of their most profitable releases. The past...

Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Hopeful Reflects on Body Shaming on Reality TV Show

1 month ago by Paige Skinner
Meagan Pravden can recite every word people have said to her about her body: "You kind of physically look stockier;" "she’s got more curve down the back of her thigh;" "today we had a little bit of thigh and butt running together, so we’re calling it a thutt"; "Meagan had...

Women Skateboarders in Dallas Form an 'Above Average' Group

1 month ago by Jamie Vahala
Sidewalk objects such as stairs and benches can seem commonplace, or even an impediment, on our everyday walks. Through the eyes of a skateboarder, however, those same objects can take on a sort of mythology. Such has been the case since skateboarding’s rise from street hobby to an integral part...

Nearly 50 Years After a DPD Officer Killed Santos Rodriguez, Activists Raise Money for His Mother

2 months ago by Tyler Hicks
When Angela Andrade was growing up, the story of Santos Rodriguez was a cautionary tale. Her family members would detail how 12-year-old Rodriguez and his 14-year-old brother were dragged from their home in Dallas' old Little Mexico neighborhood and thrown into a Dallas Police Department vehicle. The details still haunt...

With a New Documentary and Vinyl Single, Bastards of Soul Keep on Producing

4 months ago by Kelly Dearmore
Before the pandemic shut down North Texas nightlife in mid-March, it would’ve been a tough task to name a local band enjoying more forward momentum than Bastards of Soul. In the first several weeks of 2020, the group released its stellar debut LP, Spinnin’, which flew off the shelves of...

North Texans Let Their Bumpers Do Their Politicking

2 months ago by Garrett Gravley
Ever find yourself stuck in bottleneck traffic behind a Ford F-150 or a Honda Accord that is covered so heavily with bumper stickers that you can’t even ascertain the car’s color? Even if you agree with the stickers’ messages, such a sight reflects a driver who is (to put it...

The 10 Best Documentaries on Texas Music

6 months ago by Thomas Lowery
Texas music does not fit neatly inside a box. Just as its landscape varies from arid deserts, to lonesome pines, to lush hills, so too does Texas music traverse a wide range of genres. It might best be described as a melting pot wherein artists have both honored their musical...

Todrick Hall Wrote a Quarantine-Friendly Album in 4 Days

3 months ago by Paige Skinner
Todrick Hall released "Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels" nearly one year ago. But now, he's re-recorded the song to make it quarantine-friendly. What was once: "Nails, hair, hips, heels, ass fat, lips real / Purse full, big bills, bitch I'm a big deal" is now "Mask, gloves, soap, scrubs, TikTok, Grubhub /...

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