Making Dallas Even Better
That grand E-flat major chord that opens the Overture to The Magic Flute momentously launched the region’s classical music season Friday night at Bass Performance Hall, with music director Miguel Harth-Bedoya standing at the helm of the Fort Worth Symphony for the first of three concerts dedicated to the music of Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven.Full Story
Throw pillows are a non-negotiable accessory for a kid’s room. (Or any room for that matter.) It’s a way to infuse personality or bright colors into a space without making a big commitment with hard-to-change wallpaper or expensive art work. It’s also a great way to let your child make some of their very first design choices.Full Story
Do you like to home ogle? Do you like driving by houses and thinking to yourself, “I’ve been in there. Their indoor hot tub was quite appealing”? Do you actually need to find a new home to live in? Every other week, we scout out three open houses in three different neighborhoods that look well worth the trip.Full Story
Michelle Rodriguez, a DJ for country station KSCS, stopped by the Old Monk to talk to Zac and guest co-host Eric Celeste about how she got started in Dallas radio, the Susan Hawk saga, and her soccer fandom.
Some notes for your edification:Full Story
A look at early fall’s must-see new shows.Full Story
Between the scenic Flag Pole Hill, with its killer view of White Rock Lake, and quick access to big city, there’s a perfect corner for anyone interested in comfortable, relatively affordable family living in Lake Highlands. Now that Northeast Dallas’ hidden gem isn’t quite so hidden, new modern homes are beginning to blend with those built closer to the 1950s. If you’re looking for a home within the sprawling no longer as hidden gem in Northeast Dallas, we’ve collected a few to give you a taste for where you can settle.Full Story
About midway through We Are Your Friends, a mentor explains to his deejay protégé that he needs to stop sampling so many other artists and create a unique sound of his own. That also would have been sound advice for this directorial debut from Max Joseph (who stars in the television show “Catfish”) that chronicles […]Full Story
Dawn Neufeld will be the first to tell you she doesn’t actually like being this busy. She simply “hustles out of necessity,” filling her days with freelance legal work (She is a licensed attorney.), charity work, auditions, and caring for her family. Neufeld, who was a cast member on VH1’s “Football Wives” in 2010, is […]Full Story
As DFW Restaurant Week comes to a close, we’re happy to announce our final SideDish Server of the Week.Full Story
News broke this morning that at its meeting yesterday the board of the Dallas Police and Fire Pension System voted to stop looking for a solution to the glare problem that has caused damage to the neighboring Nasher Sculpture Center:
“The DPFP Board has a fiduciary duty to act in the best interest of the members of the pension system and to provide long term benefits for the Police and Fire Fighters that have served the City of Dallas,” says Dallas City Council member Lee Kleinman via email Friday morning. Kleinman is one of four council members of the fund’s board, along with Kingston, Scott Griggs and newcomer Erik Wilson. “At yesterday’s Board meeting a motion was made to discontinue efforts to seek a resolution. Despite my advocacy to continue, other Board Members believe it is prudent to provide certainty. Except for my vote, the Board stood unanimous. While this outcome is personally disappointing, I must applaud the efforts and sincere dialogue of all stakeholders in this process.”
Griggs wasn’t at yesterday’s meeting, and Kingston, who worked behind the scenes to resolve the issue and come up with a fix, had to leave before the vote was taken due to a prior obligation. Wilson voted for the resolution to kill the deal with Hines.
Back in May, it looked like the building was closing in on a solution, but guess that didn’t work.
It doesn’t seem like Museum Tower is on the right side of this fight, so I can understand the disappointment of those seeking to protect the Nasher. However, just having read about this, I happened upon a post by Rudolph Bush on the DMN‘s editorial blog that put me in a Jim Schutze-ish frame of mind — that maybe this dispute is just a fight among the rich people over the protection of rich people’s things.
That’s probably an overreaction, but Bush does remind us there are far more important issues for our city to confront:Full Story
There are things to do every weekend, as those of you who regularly read about things to do in Dallas on weekends are probably aware. But this weekend, and these things, are exceptional. Consider, for a moment, the water balloon wars in Deep Ellum. Or a culinary showdown starring fried lobster and bacon margaritas. Or the director of Clerks speaking at the Texas Theatre. We’re looking at some serious world class things worth doing in Dallas this weekend.Full Story
While the Dallas Symphony’s Classical subscription series doesn’t really get going until October, DSO musicians are performing in a couple of interesting concerts this month that feature exciting collaborations with local dance companies. The AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Classical Criterion series continues this month with a recital by two of the genre’s biggest stars, and with school back in session, both SMU and UNT have concerts worth checking out. Here’s your complete run down of the best concerts to check out this September.Full Story
Oh you like sales, do you? Well you’ve come to the right place. Each week, we round up some of the best Dallas design sales happening now to help you plan your weekend.Full Story
Dallas Police Chief Defends Use of Deadly Force. DPD officers fatally shot a man suspected in a robbery near Fair Park on Thursday afternoon. Top cop David Brown says the measure was a “last resort” after attempts to subdue him with Tasers failed. The suspect had a box cutter, though witnesses differed in their accounts of whether he was holding any weapons as he struggled with police.
Hinojosa Appears on Track to Get Super’s Job. Dallas ISD board members say they are pleased with the work of once-and-interim district superintendent Michael Hinojosa. Though they won’t indicate whether he’s the lead candidate to win back the job that was once his on a permanent basis, it’s looking like that might well be the case.
Ken Paxton Needs a New Lawyer. The Texas attorney general pled not guilty yesterday in a Fort Worth courtroom to the securities fraud charges that he’s facing. Afterward, his lawyer quit on him, with some wondering if the change in representation is part of a legal strategy.
Man Who Committed Suicide at D/FW Hyatt Faced Theft Charges. Eugene Dickey, who jumped to his death from a ninth-floor balcony at the airport hotel on Tuesday night allegedly had stolen $1.6 million from the Texas Educational Theater Association, of which he was treasurer.Full Story
D Home was fortunate enough to have all of the above at a standout party on Wednesday, August 26. The Dallas design community gathered to celebrate the launch of our Sept./Oct. issue (a.k.a. D Home’s “Best of Big D” issue) in Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams’ stunning McKinney Avenue showroom. Guests mingled among the handsome new fall furniture collection, while sipping Bon Affair wine spritzers and enjoying party bites from Parigi. Partygoers got to meet some adoptable, furry friends, brought in from Paws in the City, the evening’s beneficiary. D Magazine’s very own Matthew Shelley was on hand to capture the evening’s festivities, so you can relive all the fun here.Full Story
Greetings! It’s been a while since my last post, which is why you’ve seen an entirely new cast of characters writing about all things urban, and providing a new perspective on things. And nothing wakes me from a deep slumber like a data dump of reams of databases. That’s right, TTI (Texas Transportation Institute) has […]Full Story
Anna Badhken is about as intrepid as journalists come these days. Her reporting has taken her to wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, and Chechnya. Her writing’s landed her in The New York Times, The New Republic, and in five books of her own. The most recent, Walking With Abel, is about her time spent with a nomadic community traversing the West African savanna. The point here is that Badkhen has a lot of stories to tell. She’ll share a few tonight at Wild Detectives.
There is also a whole mess of concerts to choose from, and a fight club we’re allowed to talk about. Behold.Full Story
How do you make a convincing post-apocalyptic drama on a shoestring budget? In the case of Z for Zachariah, you write a character-driven script that takes place in the wilderness. Plus, this emotionally grounded adaptation of the science-fiction novel by Robert O’Brien showcases complex performances by three established stars that help to compensate for some […]Full Story
Question: How do you feel about this new logo for your city? Sure, it looks a lot like Plano’s starry P, and Arlington has a star shoved up their A too. But, looking at some of the others, what do they say to people? Irving has horses, Desoto’s eagle is proof of their All-American-ness. Richardson, well, people all over Richardson are trying to figure theirs out. The winner in my book is Addison, which with its jaunty logo, really spells “Party!” What is your opinion on this move? Are we turning into a regional star like Plano and Arlington? Should we keep the branch of nature in our D? Do we need more marketing? And if you have a recipe of two from the 1800’s, I’d love to discuss. — Amy S.
If only the current municipal governance of Dallas had the same wisdom and fortitude of character that you have demonstrated with your query, dear reader, I might could have spared them the wasted time involved in consulting those ne’er-do-wells who prattle on around the old horseshoe each week as to the possibility and probability of replacing the current city logo (the one which comes garnished by a side of parsley) with the star-emblazoned iconography devised by the Convention & Visitors Politburo.Full Story