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Beat It to FWO’s Hyrdogen Jukebox Next Year

Anthony Mariani
In my recent review of Fort Worth Opera’s production of composer Jorge Martin’s Before Night Falls, I mention that the company’s 2011 festival will feature Hydrogen Jukebox, a collaboration between post-classical/Minimali...


Ticked-Off Group Protests “Ticked-Off”

Jimmy Fowler
Dallas director Israel Luna’s “transploitation” thriller Ticked-Off Trannies With Knives seems to attract attention wherever it goes – and usually not the positive kind. Ticked-Off is receiving its Southwest premiere a...



Tres Jose’s In Lead For My Affections

Jeff Prince
After more than 20 years as a regular customer at Los Alamos Cafe, I have been forced to find a replacement. It hasn’t been easy. Good food, plenty of it, lunch specials at $7 or less, pleasant and casual surroundings, fr...


Taste of Haloumi

Jimmy Fowler
As this week’s ”Eats” review indicates, Terra Mediterranean Grill served some of the best Greek and Middle Eastern food I’ve had in a while. On the menu I discovered a fantastically firm white cheese that’s popular a...



The Breaking Point in DISH

Gayle Reaves
Mayor Calvin Tillman of DISH, who has led the fight to reveal and contain the environmental damage to his town from the gas drilling industry, posted this e-mail on Tuesday night: It is with great difficulty that I post this me...


Clint Eastwood Kicks Ass At 80

Jeff Prince
It’s hard to imagine, but the king of bad-asses, Mr. Dirty Harry himself, turned 80 yesterday. Movie critics enjoy tearing down Clint Eastwood, picking apart his movies and his acting ability. They did the same thing to John ...



“Sex and the City 2: Gays and Cliches”

Jimmy Fowler
With scathing reviews and disappointing holiday box office, it looks like a herd of loyal female and gay male fans couldn’t save Sex and the City 2 from being labeled a massive flop. The trailers made the movie look wretched,...


Great Books: John Waters

Jimmy Fowler
Here’s your summer reading assignment: John Waters just released a new collection of essays called Role Models. It’s a beautifully indulgent litany of “The Pope of Trash”’s artistic obsessions that also manages to be ...



Dallas Observer Music Awards Noms

Anthony Mariani
The Dallas Observer Music Awards nominees are in. And so are the snarky comments. (Big Daddy Paul’s is pretty funny.) Anyway, several 817 acts made their ways into the ballot: Telegraph Canyon (best group, best alt-country/ro...


Homeboy Pat Green Headlines Stockyards Show

Jeff Prince
Cross Canadian Ragweed canceled September’s Red Dirt Roundup that’s been held in the Stockyards for the past four years, but there will be no shortage of music, revelry, and cold beer there on Sunday. The Memorial Jam T...