Archive for October, 2014
The golden flying saucers of Flying Saucer. You have to drink 200 beers to get your name up on of these bad boys. COURTESY OF SASHA FATCAT/FLICKR.

Fort Worth’s Flying Saucer Named One of Nation’s Best Bars

Andrew McLemore
GQ Magazine, a well-respected source for all things gratuitous and scantily clad, has named Fort Worth’s Flying Saucer one of the 12 best bars in America. Of course, the photo is of the bar’s old location in “...


DEBORAH FERGUSON IN 1983 AT TRIMBLE TECH.

More Juice On Trimble Tech Cover Story

Jeff Prince
This week’s feature on Trimble Tech High School (“Tech Revolution,” Oct. 3, 2012) includes quotes from Academy Award nominated actress Candy Clark and TV star Windell Middlebrooks. Other notable graduates from...



Butter opens Friday in Dallas.

Film Shorts

KRISTIAN LIN
OPENING: Butter (R) Jennifer Garner stars in this political satire as an Iowa woman who expects to finally win her local butter-sculpting competition, only to see her supremacy challenged by a little girl (Yara Shahidi) with pr...


The Addams Family is on stage beginning Wednesday at Dallas Fair Park.

Night & Day

KRISTIAN LIN
WED ▪ 3 Appropriately enough for the Halloween season, Dallas Summer Musicals is putting on The Addams Family, the Broadway musical based on the 1960s TV show. A solid hit despite mixed reviews when it premiered in 2010, the ...



Bob Libal, shown at a protest over conditions at a federal immigrant detainee center: GEO’s poor record “makes me wonder how they will operate a state mental institution.” Courtesy Bob Libal

Self-Inflicted Wounds

STATIC
Some people (and companies) just keep shooting themselves in the foot. On Sept. 19, the Weekly reported on the potential takeover of a Kerrville state mental hospital by GEO Care, a subsidiary of GEO Group, the private prison o...


The bluesy psych-rocking Hanna Barbarians intend on releasing a series of EPs over the next several months instead of a single recording.

Death of the Album?

HEARSAY
About a week ago, Dallas Observer writer and former local musician Daniel Hopkins penned a column about local bands and albums, specifically about the futility of releasing albums into a world ruled (cruelly) by Taylor Swift, M...



Chow Baby

So Glad You Could Come

CHOW, BABY
Chow, Baby wants to par-tay. To dinner par-tay, to be exact, like in the movies, where beautiful people drink champagne and snag exotic cheese bites and hors d’oeuvres from trays held by passing waiters. However, since I live...


LastCall

Tempting

LAST CALL
The more I do these beer promos (the brand varies from week to week), the more I realize how everyone wants to appear refined. Few people care to admit their ignorance, so when some jolly doofus takes a sample of Sapporo Premiu...



Static

Tilting at Texas Windmills

Paul Sadler pins his senate hopes on a high turnout.
DAVE McNEELY
The cliché “hope springs eternal” has to apply to Paul Sadler, the Democratic nominee to replace Republican U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who isn’t seeking re-election this year. Sadler, who chaired the Texas House Pub...


Elizabethans will battle zombies at Arts Fifth Avenue this month. Tony Robles

Brainy Humor

Drag Strip Courage tackles a mashup of The Bard and the undead.
JIMMY FOWLER
A lot of theater artists feel an obligation to speak of William Shakespeare in reverent tones, as if performing the words of The Bard is an unquestionably noble enterprise. Actor and director Seth Johnston, who formed the small...