A new bookstore downtown seems to favor music books; Rock Lottery returns to Denton; Disco vs Retro at Red Light Lounge.Full Story
The details emerging in this case are incredibly disturbing. And you will probably be hearing the name Randy Ray Wesson a lot in the next few months. Wesson, a 28-year-old Fort Worth man, was arrested after police linked him to an Instagram account. It appears he was living with a 17-year-old named Ricardo Lugo, who was posing as a 12-year-old and attending Hurst Hills Elementary. Police say Lugo helped recruit victims. Wesson apparently also told police that he has sexually assaulted more than 100 children — identifying a dozen by name — and possessed 42,000 images of child porn.Full Story
The July 1980 issue of D Magazine delves into life at the Seagoville Federal Correctional Institute (which was pegged as the cushiest prison in Texas at the time), lists the best neighborhoods to live in Dallas and covers the basic facts that every wine-sipper should know.Full Story
Carnival Barker’s latest graphic tee reads, “Give me ice cream or give me death.” It’s a motto owner Aaron Barker churns by, as it took him only a little over a year to propel his frozen dairy dynasty from a small Kickstarter to award winning retail storefront. Barker truly started from the bottom with no funding and is now set to open his second retail location in early 2015. He uses zero high fructose corn syrup, zero artificial flavors, zero preservatives, and a lifetime’s worth of passion to make his unique scoops.Full Story
Relish in what your area farmers markets have to offer on the weekend before Thanksgiving. From fresh winter greens to German-inspired pastries, there’s a variety of things to add a special touch to your family’s feast. Also, while shopping, take in some of the markets’ special events such as cooking demonstrations.Full Story
BoConcept: Take 10% off in celebration of the store’s new location now until November 30. Additionally, take 20% off all rugs and lighting now through December. Cantoni: Starting November 1, and lasting through the end of the month, help Cantoni celebrate its 30th anniversary with 20% off select items and the option of winning a $3,000 […]Full Story
Obama Announces Immigration Reform. It could mean thousands of people in Texas who otherwise might have been deported won’t be. Depending on whom you ask, this is either a great, humane thing for countless families or a tyrant seizing power to subvert democracy.
Local Family Moves to Oregon to Get Medical Marijuana for Infant. “Sure, we may have questioned the cannabis oil at first,” admits Chris Blanchett, whose 14-month-old daughter Ellanor has a rare seizure disorder called Aicardi Syndrome. “But that’s what we want to try now. And until you’re in our seat, you don’t understand what that decision means.”
The Story of Kent Brantley’s Survival. GQ’s Sean Flynn has a short oral history about the heroic Fort Worth doctor’s recovery from Ebola, from the perspective of the physicians who treated him. Worth checking out.
Glenn Beck: The Media Raped Bill Cosby. “Journalism is the most dishonorable, dishonest, callous, cynical, mean, stupid, stupid people and industry I’ve ever seen,” says Beck. Which reminds me: You can read my profile of Glenn Beck here.Full Story
Tis’ the season to bring joy to others. Photomadic’s photo booth is sure to add some excitement to your next holiday party. But, why not combine a fun night with a charitable cause? This year, Photomadic is donating $100 to a children’s non-profit when you book your holiday party with them during the month of […]Full Story
Live performances of modern, avant-garde, and newly composed art music are relatively scarce in Dallas.Full Story
So let’s just get right to it today shall we? I have shipments to track and schedules to keep. Last night, the party of the night was at the Goop pop-up shop in Highland Park Village with none other than Gwyneth Paltrow herself in attendance. I have to say, it is a great looking space designed by our own design diva, Michelle Nussbaumer, in collaboration with Goop. I would be remiss if I failed to mention the custom modern leather dining chairs we had Cowden Bell make exclusively for the event.They turned out great. Thanks, Cowden!Full Story
Big local art news news hit yesterday: the Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Art Prize — nicknamed the American Idol of art — will expand to Dallas in 2016. Why should you care? Well, in the December issue, I write about how there are a ton of people who see Art Prize, which hands out $500,000 in cash awards to artists and attracts huge numbers of visitors to little Grand Rapids, as a huge financial boost both for artists and the local tourism industry. On the other hand, many of this city’s artists, administrators, and curators are concerned that the art exhibit famous for Surfer Jesus paintings and giant dog sculptures is going to clutter our city with middlebrow art schlock and brand us as a provincial backwater. Then there’s that whole connection between Art Prize, Amway, and all sorts of evangelical action groups. You can read the piece over on FrontRow.Full Story
Smoked turkey? Standing rib roast? In-laws? Well, this question is one that we hear all the time in the Central Market wine aisles, but especially now as we all get ready to celebrate the family, friends, and food in our lives. So to help you find the holiday spirit that will raise everyone’s spirits, we […]Full Story
It’s been a big year for Gwyneth Paltrow. From coining the term “conscious uncoupling” to opening a new pop-up shop in Dallas, the mother of two has a résumé filled with titles like “actress,” “singer,” and “lifestyle guru.” The Highland Park Village Goop store opened on Monday, but it wasn’t until Thursday night that Dallas’ style stars […]Full Story
A chance to win deluxe entry into a special benefit event, with one of Dallas’ most beloved musicians.Full Story
Iron your great grandmother’s fall foliage table runner and polish your turkey-shaped candelabras, Thanksgiving is merely a week away. How did it creep up so fast? Good question. Don’t worry if you haven’t had time to dust off your Williams-Sonoma cookbook, though. Area grocery stores are stocked full of ready-made, no fuss options for your holiday banquet. Some of which aren’t too shabby, either.Full Story
Every girl has her own version of comfort-zone chic, but more often than not it goes something like this: a simple white button down, some killer denim, and great pair of pumps. We’ve already taken the guesswork out of finding the perfect pair of jeans, and new store Double R makes sure you have the shirt to match. The owners of the 600-square-foot Plaza at Preston Center shop, Jen and Ravi Ratan, don’t think that one-size-fits-all. Rather, each shirt, tunic, dress, and jacket at their store is completely custom made.Full Story
NBC’s Last Comic Standing disappeared for four years, and that’s definitely long enough that it may be hard to win back the public’s attention. They’ll be doing their best tonight at the Winspear, and I believe these are the finalists so hopefully the wheat’s been separated from the chaff and so on. If you’re looking […]Full Story
Recently I’ve been working my way through all the John le Carré novels featuring spymaster George Smiley. The stories depict the bureaucratic maneuvering of officials in London as sharply as they do the undercover work of agents in the field. The result is what appears to be a complete picture of how a government intelligence service operates. It’s as equally frightening for its frequent ineptitude as for its operational ruthlessness. One takes comfort in the notion that it’s all just fiction.
Only it’s not, is it? The reams of classified documents taken by National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden and released to journalists have painted a portrait of an establishment that’s operated far beyond previously established legal boundaries in its fight against terrorism since September 11, 2001. American leaders have been exposed for having lied to the people, as well as to the people’s representatives in Congress.
Those who have carefully followed the reporting of Glenn Greenwald and others since Snowden came forward in June 2013 won’t be surprised by any of the revelations about the NSA’s operations discussed in Laura Poitras’ documentary, Citizenfour.Full Story
We’ve already told you about 5139 Seneca Drive, a 7 bedroom, 16,000-square-foot home in Bluffview. Well, it’s still for sale and the seller has offered a pretty sweet incentive to whoever brings a buyer into the picture—a 2015 Bentley. If you’re interested in purchasing the home, which is priced just shy of 10 million ($9,988,000 to be exact), let us know—we’d love to represent you.Full Story
Sarah Jaffe gets a remix unlike any other in her previous releases; A local writer files a Dallas punk story for Vice.Full Story