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Artist Jammie Holmes Paints What He Knows: Stories of Trauma and Survival

8 hours ago by Tyler Hicks
The Holmes house did not have a TV. Jammie Holmes, one of the family’s two boys, found his entertainment through the thin bars of a box fan. His family’s home was a ramshackle shotgun house on the aptly named Narrow Street in Thibodaux, Louisiana. At night, under a dark Louisiana...

Two Plays in North Texas Are Pushing, Prodding and Supporting Local Journalism

8 hours ago by Anna Lowery
Journalism has been a popular subject recently with theater-makers in North Texas. This past fall, Stage West Theatre in Fort Worth produced the snappy, witty play Lifespan of a Fact, in which an essayist and a fact checker go head-to-head over the factual accuracy of the essayist’s latest work. Now,...

The Kouign (Queen) Arrives at La Casita Bakeshop

8 hours ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
Maricsa Trejo stays busy these days. She got her start with pastries in the kitchen at Oak, then landed an eight-month stint in New York City with pastry chef Stephen Collucci. Now, between baking knee-weakening pastries for her wholesale business and running her Saturday-only La Casita Bakeshop, she certainly has...

Rappers and Philosophers: The Best Rap Lyricists in DFW

8 hours ago by Roderick Pullum
The element of competition is woven into the fabric of hip-hop culture and it's part of what inspires rappers to create their best work — there are different styles and skill sets within the genre and it's grown to include sub-genres and hybrid artists. But let us focus on the...

How Foxtrot Market Can Be a Frugal Instagram Fantasy

8 hours ago by Alex Gonzalez
Don’t be fooled by the bright, Instagram-friendly lighting, the ivory aesthetic and the shelves of wine. The new Foxtrot Market locations you’ve seen in Uptown and University Park are very much approachable. Sure, the idea of an “elevated” bodega may elicit a few eye-rolls, but Chicago-based Foxtrot, surprisingly, is an...

A Chinese Restaurant Will Replace the Former Chino Chinatown in Trinity Groves

8 hours ago by Taylor Adams
It didn’t take long for the Trinity Groves spot where Chino Chinatown was to get something else. This time, it’s apparently broadly Chinese food, with a name I’m trying to delay actually typing: Sum Dang Good Chinese. A release Wednesday mentioned how Chino Chinatown, which closed mid-February, was one of...

Why Talent Buyer Tony Mason Is Leaving Denver for Dallas

8 hours ago by Kyle Harris
The Larimer Lounge, Lost Lake and Globe Hall lead talent buyer is headed to Dallas.

DART Is Taking GoPass to Oklahoma

8 hours ago by Lucas Manfield
Dallas Area Rapid Transit has announced plans to expand GoPass, its smartphone ticketing platform, to Tulsa. It will mark the agency's first such partnership outside North Texas. Mark Enoch, chairman of the agency's public affairs committee, which reviewed the agreement Tuesday, called it a "great milestone." The agency has sought to recoup...

In Facebook Debate on Charter Schools, Maybe the Fight’s the Thing

8 hours ago by Jim Schutze
Close your eyes, hold your nose, turn around three times, stamp your foot and say “charter schools.” A vision will appear. No, really. I just noticed it, over on my personal Facebook. Personal Facebook is where the action is for me now. Over here on the Dallas Observer, it’s so...

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