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The 23 Best Things to Do in Dallas This Week, Nov. 11-17

29 days ago by Dallas Observer Staff
Monday, November 11 Faiths in Conversation There are approximately 4,200 religions in the world, yet we only ever hear about the rules of a few (you know who you are). The word “religion” also remains broad: from deeply rooted cultural traditions to newly acquired maxims and all-embracing philosophies set up...

18 Things To Do in Dallas This Week

1 year ago by Paige Skinner
Wednesday Clemantine Wamariya was 6 years old and her sister Claire was 15 when they fled the Rwandan genocide and were separated from their family in 1994. They finally made it to America in 2000, and Wamariya went on to write The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War...

Clear Channel Makes It Official: Russ Martin to Return to The Eagle on July 12

10 years ago by Robert Wilonsky
'Bout one month ago today, over on Sportatorium, Richie called it: Russ Martin would be taking over as morning-show host on KEGL-FM (97.1) some time this month. J.D. Freeman, Clear Channel's market manager, just made it official: The one-time Observer cover boy begins July 12 at 6 a.m. The full...

As Badly-Behaving-Old-Dude Comedies Go, Going in Style Ain't Bad

3 years ago by Craig D. Lindsey
Somebody at Warners must’ve seen Going in Style, the 1979 film about old men robbing a bank, and decided that a happier, peppier version could be profitable. The original has no less than George Burns, Jackie Gleason sidekick Art Carney and method-acting legend Lee Strasberg as old fogies who decide...

Cheap and Free Events in Dallas This Week

2 years ago by The Mixmaster
Ben Willis: Candy Man Fort Works Art 2100 Montgomery St. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays until Sept. 9 Free After being introduced in 1949, Candy Land was marketed on the box as “a child’s first game,” which explains why King Kandy, Queen Frostine, the Candy Cane Forest and Gum Drop Mountain...

21 Best Things to Do in Dallas This Week

2 years ago by The Mixmaster
ThursdayAt 19 years old, not a lot of folks are thriving in their careers. But R&B singer-songwriter Khalid certainly is. In fact, the El Paso native started his at age 17 and has collaborated with Logic and Calvin Harris, among others. That's something to be proud of. His latest single, "Location,"...

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot Confirms That the Movies Don't Get Tina Fey

4 years ago by Melissa Anderson
The title of Glenn Ficarra and John Requa’s strained dark comedy, in which the war in Afghanistan serves as the backdrop to an American woman’s self-actualizing journey, is the military phonetic-alphabet rendering of WTF. The mild Islamophobia and highly questionable casting choices in the film call to mind other texting...

Oscar Bites: Here's Awards Glory in a Sensible Serving Size

5 years ago by Nick Schager
Who says award-season winners have to be epic? If you’re looking for an alternative to the lengthy features vying for recognition and box-office glory, ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures have on offer the full slate of 2014 Oscar-nominated short films. Divided into three categories (documentary, animation, live action), each featuring five...

Sherlock Holmes Grounded by Foggy Script

6 years ago by Elaine Liner
Who's your favorite Sherlock Holmes? Sexy-arrogant Benedict Cumberbatch in the BBC's fast-paced modern-day version of the Arthur Conan Doyle stories? Muscular Robert Downey Jr. in the action-packed big-budget feature films? The most elegantly droll was British actor Jeremy Brett in the long-running series on PBS years ago. The facial profile...

Peter Jackson's Hobbit Project Arrives at its Spectacular End

5 years ago by Alan Scherstuhl
The biggest laugh I heard from the audience at my screening of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies came after seven words in the end credits: "Based on the novel by J.R.R. Tolkien." Just picture that tweedy Oxford philologist nodding in approval at this adaptation of his lark...

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