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10 Best Rookie Seasons in the (Pre Luka) History of Dallas Sports | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
Through the first 11 games of his NBA career, Mavericks forward Luka Doncic has been a revelation. He's averaging more than 20 points and six assists per game while making weekly appearances on SportsCenter for his spectacular ball-handling and passing. Doncic appears to be worth everything the Mave...
An Interview With the Late, Great Stan Lee | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
Stan Lee, for better or worse the most recognizable face in the history of the comic book, insists he has no love for rehashing his past. He claims to take no great joy from talking about long-ago yesterdays spent in smoky rooms co-creating the likes of the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man,...
Today's Press Needs to Be Revolutionary, Not
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
The nation seems to be splitting in half, so why shouldn’t journalism? Right now we seem to have two camps — the half of the craft that recognizes the kind of lying crooks they’re dealing with and knows what it will take to beat them and the other half, the...
The 10 Best Concerts of the Week: Willie Nelson, Travis Scott and More | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
Lend your voice at singer-songwriter night at Fort Worth Live, catch Willie Nelson at Billy Bob's Texas, or celebrate 20 years with Thrice at House of Blues this week. That's not all. Keep reading for more concerts happening this week. Singer-Songwriter Night with Josh Fleming 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12...
This Dallas Company Will Collect Your Compost and Give It to Local Farms | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
If you live in a major city like Austin, composting is easy. You don't have to buy your own bin and spend weekends turning the compost pile; the city will come pick up your compost from a city-issued bin. While Dallas doesn't offer a similar program, one local company is...
Fans Were Treated to a Night of Nostalgic Pop-Punk by Good Charlotte and Company | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
Say what you will about Good Charlotte, but damn, they know how to put on a fun show. The pop-punk giants have been around for more than 20 years, and their show Sunday night at House of Blues proved they’re not going anywhere. The Generation Rx Tour is promoting Good...
Alejandra Camargo Escaped Venezuela and Is Now a Thriving Artist in Dallas | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
After almost being kidnapped in Venezuela nearly four years ago, Alejandra Camargo and her husband moved to Dallas to escape a social and economic crisis. “It happened in 2009," she says. "I was with my best friend, these guys block our car, and this guy with a black mask was...
Owner of Celebration Restaurant Dies in Fall at Big Bend National Park | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
Ed Lowe, founder of Celebration Restaurant, one of Dallas' first farm-to-table eateries, died last week in a fall at Big Bend National Park, the restaurant has confirmed on Facebook. "It is with heavy hearts we share with you that we have lost our beloved friend and servant leader, Ed Lowe,"...
Meet Hank Herman, the Man Who Gave Dallas and Texas Its First Free Pharmacy | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
Few things can cause a greater sense of sticker shock in America than getting the bill for a bottle of pills not covered by insurance. A 2016 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that Americans spend $458 more per capita on prescription drugs compared with...
Beto Lost, Millennial Supporters Are Sad, but Could This Be a Bluer Texas? | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
As Beto bumper stickers and yard signs are peeled off of cars and removed from front lawns of O’Rourke supporters who are waking up hung over from the midterms, some millennials are wondering what’s next for O’Rourke and a Texas that’s a little more purple than it was a week...
Phosphorescent Makes Up for Lost Time With a Fine Night of Music at Granada Theater | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
About halfway through Saturday night’s excellent set at The Granada Theater, Phosphorescent band leader Matthew Houck coughed one time too many. “I’m sorry, y’all. I’ve got quite the cold,” he announced to the surprise of few in the audience. After watching him power through a couple of ...
The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo Turns 50 at The Majestic Theatre | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 12, 2018
Though greeted with commercial indifference at the time of its release, The Byrds’ Sweetheart of the Rodeo has grown to be certifiable classic. It’s a sacred text of country-rock; the 11 tracks molded together pedal steel and traditional country arrangements with the jangly rock 'n' roll that ha...
Focus Daily News | November 12, 2018
ARLINGTON—Tuesday, Mansfield Timberview Class of 2013 standout Lili “Champ” Thompson, will visit her former school to inspire students. She will be joined by her new Harlem Globetrotters’ teammate Zeus McClurkin. Thompson will tell her story of how she went from a Timberview High student to ...
Focus Daily News | November 12, 2018
The Museum of International Cultures, 411 E. Highway 67 in Duncanville, is hosting a week long tribute to WWI Nov. 11-17. Tribute week kicks off on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, with an outdoor exhibit of WWI era military equipment. The museum opens their USO display Nov. 12. The USO Exhibit is sponsored b...
Focus Daily News | November 10, 2018
DALLAS — Ok – honesty check. I was a bit late to the office Wednesday morning. Not because I overslept, traffic or even let the post election depression overcome me. I awoke pretty early actually. I spent the last three hours traveling to North Dallas to retrieve my vehicle after it had been...
Focus Daily News | November 10, 2018
DALLAS — Maybe it doesn’t matter if your wife is not the most attractive; Or perhaps your dad had a hand in the conspiracy against one of America’s most beloved presidents – Texas will always be now and forever red – Or is it more like purple? Despite historic voter turnout...
What to Expect From the New-Look Texas Legislature | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 09, 2018
Despite clear Democratic gains, much will be the same when the Texas Legislature convenes for the 2019 session. Republicans will still hold clear majorities in both the Senate and the House and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, thanks to his 4-point win in his re-election race with Mike Collier, will preside...
Bacon and Peanut Butter Converge on This Off-Site Kitchen Burger Masterpiece | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 09, 2018
Peanut butter - found in unexpected places - is having a moment in Dallas right now. And you'll want a moment with Off-Site Kitchen's peanut butter bacon burger.
Lee Chang-dong’s Burning Torches Sex, Obsession and Class | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 09, 2018
Lee Chang-dong’s dexterity with the telling minutiae of human interactions ensures that Burning makes for an emotionally gripping film
Coming Soon: The Playwright, a Traditional Irish Pub in One Arts Plaza | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 09, 2018
The team behind the Crafty Irishman are opening another Irish pub: the Playwright, opening Nov. 14 in One Arts Plaza.
Music News: A Pink Floyd Member, Lionel Richie and Muse Headline a New Batch of Announcements | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 09, 2018
The concert calendar is shaping up nicely for the year ahead as a bevy of new announcements are added to local venues. This week, we have a Pink Floyd original member, a country favorite, an arena powerhouse and many, many others coming to DFW. Read ahead for the details. Legendary...
Best Things To Do in Dallas This Weekend | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 09, 2018
Friday It’s time to compost your pumpkins and start setting out those Christmas decorations, y’all: the holidays are coming, and along with them, the annual barrage of parties, shopping and traffic. Before things get too stressful, take some time to ease yourself into the holiday spirit at the D...
Two Guys Named Sessions Out of Work in D.C.; Pot Advocates Happy | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 09, 2018
Wednesday's forced resignation of anti-cannabis hard-liner U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was welcome news to marijuana reform supporters, but the departure of another Washington veteran named Sessions could have a larger effect on federal marijuana laws in the months ahead. U.S. Rep. Pete Sess...
President Trump, Please Listen to These Twitter Randos and Name Ken Paxton AG | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 09, 2018
Like a lot of things that have happened over the last two years, the idea sounded like a joke at first. President Donald Trump had just forced the resignation of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and, ha-ha, wouldn't it be funny if he named still-indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton...
Beth Wood Has Traveled Too Long a Road to be Called Just a Folk Singer | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 09, 2018
Beth Wood has been making music professionally for more than 20 years now. Long nights on the road have taken her as far from her hometown of Lubbock than one could hope for. Yet the self-described modern-day troubadour says she still feels like an emerging artist. “I’ve always struggled, my...
Attention, Singles: Republican Men Might Not Pick Up That First Date Check | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 09, 2018
Whether you’re a Republican, a Democrat or Wiccan, there is one thing that unites everyone: sex. Everyone wants it, but one particular group is a little less willing to spread their wallets to make it happen. A new survey of more than 400 Dallas residents showed that Republican men are...
Amy Sedaris Will Receive the Dallas VideoFest's Next Ernie Kovacs Award | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 09, 2018
She's been a boozer, a user and a loser, an anthropomorphic Persian cat and TV's most beloved homemaker. And now she's an Ernie Kovacs Award winner. Actress, writer and comedian Amy Sedaris will be the next recipient of the Ernie Kovacs Award at the Dallas VideoFest 31 and the first...
Texas Live! Gives the Old Fashioned a Peanut Butter Twist | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 08, 2018
The Miller Tavern and Beer Garden offers a Peanut Butter Old Fashioned. And we didn't hate it.
Dallas Restaurants Are Cooking Up Vegan and Vegetarian Thanksgiving Spreads | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 08, 2018
While traditional Thanksgiving food is of course centered around turkey and all the meaty fixins, this year you'll find more vegan and vegetarian Thanksgiving menus around Dallas than ever. Whether you want to enjoy a buffet or order dishes to bring to your own Thanksgiving table, there are some gre...
Dez Bryant Signs With Saints, Should Be Up to Speed Just in Time for Cowboys | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 08, 2018
Monday night's debacle against the Titans wasn't the last game of the Cowboys' 2018 season worth paying attention to, as it turns out. Wednesday afternoon, former Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant signed a one-year deal with the New Orleans Saints. On Thursday night, Nov. 29, Bryant and the Saints co...
Frank Ocean Gave Away Merch to Dallas Voters on Election Day | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 08, 2018
A line full of young voters is wrapped around Black Market USA on Election Day in anticipation of free merchandise from R&B singer Frank Ocean. It's Ocean's incentive for people to go out and vote during the midterm elections. Ocean released a surprise episode Tuesday morning on his Beats 1...
10 Best Country Music Venues in DFW | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 08, 2018
Country music is one of Texas’ most significant cultural exports, enough to where the phrase “Texas country” is commonly used. (Have you ever heard anyone describe an artist as “Oklahoma country?” No? Exactly.) There is nothing wrong with seeing a country act in an arena named after a cred...
Warding off Election Night Hobgoblins and Demons by Focusing on Schools | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 08, 2018
Do you remember when it was fun to sit up election night watching the returns roll in? At our house we used to make popcorn. Now it’s like watching a dress rehearsal for the end times. We eat chocolate candy that’s really bad for us because why not? In fact,...
When Do You Pull a Pete Davidson and Not Joke About a Relationship? Dallas Comics Weigh In | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 08, 2018
This might come as shocking news, but singer Ariana Grande and comedian Pete Davidson broke up. You probably haven’t heard anything about it and might need a moment to process your disbelief. When entertainers are involved in a breakup, it’s typical to see them work through the sadness by expres...
Carrollton-Based Motel 6 Agrees to $7.6 Million Settlement for Providing Guest Lists to ICE | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 08, 2018
The Motel 6 hotel chain has agreed to a $7.6 million settlement with a group of individuals who sued the company earlier this year for disclosing their personal information to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement while they stayed at the hotel. The Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational ...
DeSoto Dedicates Day to Prominent Muslim, W.D. Mohammad | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 08, 2018
The city of DeSoto declared Nov. 4 as Warith Deen Mohammad Day in honor of the late imam who led Muslim followers of the Nation of Islam into the orthodox mainstream after the death of his father, Elijah Muhammad, in 1975. An event honoring W.D. Mohammad was held at the...
Focus Daily News | November 08, 2018
The City of Ovilla welcomed the community to attend a Veterans Recognition Event at Heritage Park November 4. The event was co-sponsored by area patriotic organizations including the John Cavet Chapter USD 1812, Richard Bard Chapter NSDAR, and Old Chisholm Trail Chapter NSDAR. The Sixth Annual Ovill...
Focus Daily News | November 08, 2018
“Butterscotch,” a drama written by Barbara L. Smith, is presented by Duncanville Community Theatre Nov. 8-10 and 15-17. DCT veteran Heather Winkelman directs an ensemble cast in the play. “Butterscotch” is set in 1989 in a small town in Pennsylvania. Winkelman, who was a theater majo...
Focus Daily News | November 08, 2018
GLENN HEIGHTS—It is a Veterans Day Fun Run relaunch in Glenn Heights this year. Glenn Heights’ spokesperson Lauren Lewis says they are expecting between 50 to 75 participants this year. The festivities will be held on November 10 at Heritage Community Park on Bear Creek Road. Onsite registration...
Focus Daily News | November 08, 2018
DESOTO—In August, the DeSoto City Council held a Special Meeting to consider the resignation of Place 2 Councilmember Virgil Helm, who resigned on August 13, 2018. This resignation created a vacancy on the DeSoto City Council. Per the Texas Constitution and the City Charter, the City is required t...
Focus Daily News | November 08, 2018
GLENN HEIGHTS—At the moment, its unknown when a new mayor will be elected in the City of Glenn Heights. However, the residents have spoken otherwise replacing incumbents in Places 1, 3 and 5. Place 1 In Place 1, four candidates sought to unseat incumbent Travis Bruton. Four-year resident and incum...
The Teen Witch Meets Satan in Netflix’s Bloody Good Chilling Adventures of Sabrina | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 07, 2018
... This new Sabrina dives headlong into the dark, weird truths that smart kids — and alarmed evangelicals — always assumed ruled the life of America’s favorite teenage witch, her sorcerous aunts and her black-cat familiar
Frito Bandito, Speedy Gonzales and City Council Member Jennifer Gates | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 07, 2018
Last week I wrote about Dallas City Council member Jennifer Gates, who is white, appearing on her own Facebook page dressed in a Halloween costume as a caricatured Mexican man in a sombrero with a black mustache. Later Sharon Grigsby at The Dallas Morning News wrote a thoughtful column taking...
With Homewood, Matt McCallister Is Building a Casual, Approachable Neighborhood Restaurant | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 07, 2018
The old Beck’s Prime burger joint has been sitting empty for a year at the corner of Oak Lawn and Avondale avenues. It’s a premium location, with a huge wraparound patio and lower rent than the Highland Park businesses just blocks to the north. Chef Matt McCallister, formerly of the...
Boy Erased Exposes the Cruel Stupidity of
Dallas Observer | November 07, 2018
It documents with an incisive drabness the group sessions, garbled sermons and general shoddiness of Love in Action, the program that 19-year-old Jared (Lucas Hedges) gets enrolled in by his parents, played by Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe
Melissa McCarthy’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? Lets Fascinating Forger Off the Hook | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 07, 2018
The more prickly and belligerent Israel becomes — and McCarthy never burdens her with likability — the more Holofcener and Whitty soften her choices with extenuating circumstances, imbuing their subject with a zeal for artistic purity at odds with her actions
This Weekend In Dallas: Blues, Bandits & BBQ and a Korean Food Fest | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 07, 2018
White Rock Coffee is celebrating its new location with a latte art throw-down. Compete for the first prize of $100 in cash, second place for $75 and first place in the aroma test for $50. What: Grand Opening Throwdown When: 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 8 Where: White Rock Coffee, 5930...
Fan at Gas Monkey Live! Sent to ICU After Mosh Pit Attack | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 07, 2018
All Aaron Clowers wanted to do was enjoy the mosh pit near the Gas Monkey Live! stage. The New Orleans band Goatwhore planned to devastate it this past Friday night with death metal as part of the Metal Alliance Tour with The Casualties, Black Tusk, Great American Ghost, Morethereon, Bad...
Mariel Ito Played a Free Show at Beauty Bar on Monday Night | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 07, 2018
Beauty Bar is typically closed on Monday, but not this week. It was shoulder-to-shoulder, maximum capacity to celebrate the birthday of a local boy done good. Eric Estornel, aka Maceo Plex, aka Mariel Ito, is Dallas’ most successful electronic music DJ and producer. Originally from Miami, the Cuba...
The Tough Part Is Yet to Come for the Cowboys | Dallas Observer
Dallas Observer | November 07, 2018
Monday night was bad enough. In front of an inexplicably enthusiastic crowd at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, the 2018 Dallas Cowboys capitulated, losing 28-14 to the Tennessee Titans. The Cowboys' season is over because they gave up four touchdowns to an offense that had only scored as many as thre...