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Ron Kirk and Lee Jackson Are a Pair of Madmen on the Trinity Toll Road Issue

5 years ago by Jim Schutze
Former Dallas Mayor Ron Kirk and former Dallas County Judge Lee Jackson, two wild and crazy guys, had a shared piece on the opinion pages of The Dallas Morning News yesterday under a headline, "Congestion will worsen without Trinity toll road." If you asked Kirk and Jackson to produce a...

Luscious Jackson
Ben Lee

20 years ago by Zac Crain
Luscious Jackson, Ben Lee This bill could have been titled the Grand Royal Showcase of Failed Potential, if only Sean Lennon, Butter O8, and the Beastie Boys themselves were along for the ride. Grand Royal is still the hippest label around, but its rep was earned three or four years...

Compilation for Late North Texas Music Writer Lee Jackson Out June 4

8 years ago by Audra Schroeder
After the passing of Lee Jackson in March, the outpouring of emotion from friends and colleagues - in Texas and beyond - was sort of astounding. Those who had never met him felt a kinship; those who did felt the weight of that loss in the creative community. Jackson wrote...

Only Thing Weirder Than a Trump Rally Is the Pre-Show

27 days ago by Stephen Young
Big-time political rallies, more than anything, are about waiting. Doesn't matter if the crowd is there to see a Republican or a Democrat, the president or the next big thing, they're going to wait. To park, to get to the door, to get through the door and security, to find...

Paul Anka Recalls the Time Chuck Berry Thought ‘Diana’ Was the Worst Song He Ever Heard

2 months ago by Christian McPhate
His songs have been performed more than 100 million times worldwide. His LP and single sales number more than 90 million. He’s sold 10 million albums worldwide, and got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and the Canadian one, too.  With more than 500 songs to his credit,...

The Most Impactful Images in Dallas History

3 months ago by Jeremiah Jensen
For all of its focus on the future and economic growth, North Texas has been the backdrop for many momentous historical events. Some bring pride, others shame. Throughout our complicated, vibrant history, photographers have been at the front, capturing and preserving the good, the bad and the ugly. Here are...

We Counted Every Curse Word in Every Quentin Tarantino Movie

4 months ago by Garrett Gravley
They call journalism the "fourth pillar of democracy,” and while it can and should hold powerful individuals accountable, the profession hasn’t exactly answered the one question that is truly on everybody’s mind: How many curse words do each of Quentin Tarantino’s movies use? This question has resurfaced in light of Tarantino’s...

The Best Emails I’ve Received About Dallas’ Confederate Monuments

6 months ago by Stephen Young
There have been times, during the five years that I've spent at the Observer, that I've been surprised when a subject provoked hate mail or Facebook comments from you, our lovely readers. The ad hominems, for instance, fly far more frequently than I ever would've thought after articles about the...

Dallas City Council District 14 Candidate David Blewett, In His Own Words

6 months ago by Stephen Young
David Blewett is not Philip Kingston. If you aren't Blewett's wife, one of his seven kids or The Dallas Morning News editorial board, that's probably all you know about him, but Blewett wants people to know he's more than that. To that end, and in the interest of pulling together as...

Best Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend

8 months ago by Paige Skinner
Friday To bike or scoot? That’s the big question when it comes to the annual Rockers vs. Mods weekend, kicking off from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday with a meet-and-greet at Belmont Hotel, 901 Fort Worth Ave. Bikers and scooters — many decked in leathers and vintage gear — will...

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