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One Man's Attempt at Slow Food Livingnew

I wanted to see if I could eat food grown or raised within 100 miles of where I live for a week straight -- consume only that and nothing else.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  09-29-2008  |  Food+Drink

Jack Jett is The Anti-Dittoheadnew

"I think God has meant for me to be the gay version of Rush Limbaugh," explains Jack Jett about his foray into liberal talk radio in Dallas.
Dallas Observer  |  Sam Merten  |  09-08-2008  |  Media

Dallas Theater Center Gets Its Act Together with a New Leadernew

Finding a new artistic director to take charge of an institution the size of Dallas Theater Center—mid-range among the 77 members of the League of Resident Theatres (LORT)—is something like setting out to hire a football coach who can take a professional team to the playoffs.
Dallas Observer  |  Elaine Liner  |  09-02-2008  |  Theater

How Radio Show Host Howard Garrett Pushed Dallas to the Center of the Organic Gardening Movementnew

In 1989 when Garrett launched his first garden show on WBAP-820 AM, the "chemical-pusher" language barely matched the level of invective hurled at him by detractors. This was one tough town for an organic gardener.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  07-21-2008  |  Gardening

How Drugs, Deceit and Disaffection Destroyed Dallas' Most Dynamic Duo in Talk Radionew

Gregg Williams' departure imploded his high-profile, high-income career and aborted his 14-year marriage to Mike Rhyner on the highly rated Hardline. Down to its "Stay Hard" mantra, the wildly popular show was aural sex, eschewing traditional radio formats for guy talk.
Dallas Observer  |  Richie Whitt  |  07-15-2008  |  Media

Freddy Haynes Seemed a Shoo-In to Lead the NAACP ... So What Happened?new

Haynes' commitment to Rev. Jeremiah Wright's brand of theology -- the very thing that had shaped his ministry and brought him so much success -- may have derailed his chance to lead the nation's oldest civil rights organization.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  06-17-2008  |  Race & Class

Lil Wil Takes Dallas Hip-Hop Nationalnew

With "My Dougie" in tow, he's looking to get paid.
Dallas Observer  |  Pete Freedman  |  06-03-2008  |  Profiles & Interviews

Our Doomed Tie to the Thriving Local DIY Scenenew

Two of Dallas' DIY venues were recently closed own. They had issues, sure, but it's tough to ignore another thread running through each of these stories: Our coverage.
Dallas Observer  |  Pete Freedman  |  05-19-2008  |  Music

Dallas' New Shelter Hopes to Kill Homelessness with Kindnessnew

From its inception, The Bridge was envisioned as a campus where the homeless, after receiving social services, would be primed for re-entry into a new life.
Dallas Observer  |  Naomi Zeveloff  |  05-12-2008  |  Housing & Development

Down-and-Dirty Developers Want Into Dallas' Inner Citynew

As the city council looks at rezoning, we're wary of the quick-money guys.
Dallas Observer  |  Jim Schutze  |  04-14-2008  |  Housing & Development

Health Classnew

A unique program run by Central Dallas Ministries documents diabetes among the undocumented.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  04-10-2006  |  Science

The Disappearednew

If you've got a missing relative, maybe you should look in the jail -- good luck with that.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  02-07-2006  |  Crime & Justice

Is Screwing Hip?new

An overview of 2005 culinary trends shows that simplicity, even in the form of screw-top wines, was omnipresent.
Dallas Observer  |  Mark Stuertz  |  01-03-2006  |  Food+Drink

Do You See What I See?new

An image of the Virgin of Guadalupe on an Dallas tree trunk proves that belief is in the eye of the beholder.
Dallas Observer  |  Jesse Hyde  |  01-03-2006  |  Religion

Dr. Disasternew

Dr. Paul Pepe -- described by a colleague as "a trailblazer with a machete" -- brought his expertise in emergency-room care to the post-Katrina medical crisis in New Orleans.
Dallas Observer  |  Glenna Whitley  |  11-28-2005  |  Science

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