In the wake of sharknados and this year’s controversial shark week, It might be safe to say that summer 2013, was the summer we all stopped giving a shit about sharks. They’re big, they’re scary, they make perfect source material for ‘80’s type businessman analogies, we get it. It’s easy to feel insignificant after watching hours of T.V. gold like “Voodoo Sharks,” “Alien Sharks” or the ambiguously titled (and possible sequel to ‘The Great White Hope’?) “Great White Serial Killer.” Let us not forget brothers and sisters, we’re the tippy-top of the food chain.
So we’ll clean our mental palates with a look at a few local delicacies’, staring our forward minded fish friends. You’re gonna’ need a bigger plate. Continue reading →
Not since the great flood of Noah’s day has nature expressed its wrath towards man with such poetic force as, Sharknado. We here in Dallas may think we’re safe, what with our lack of surf-able oceans and sun soaked beaches. Experts however, disagree. Channel 8 meteorologist Pete Delkus tweeted his concern for our collective doom, and he’s on TV. Every. Day. Continue reading →
No one knows exactly where the pretzel came from. Some reports claim an Italian monk first baked the salty treats around 610 AD. They were called ‘pretiola’ or “little rewards” and given to good little boys and girls who learned their prayers; others say the pretzel originates from monks in southern France. One thing that is clear about pretzels Continue reading →
If Christmas is in July then Halloween is defiantly in June, at least in Dallas that is. Project A-Kon kicked off its 24th year last weekend at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas. Fan boys and girls dressed up as their favorite obscure references and spent obscene amounts of money on anime and its related paraphernalia.
A-Kon has been a Dallas staple since 1990. Starting with 380 people and swelling to over 20,000 in recent years. It’s one of the biggest and longest running anime conventions in North America and is synonymous with anime in the Dallas scene. Continue reading →
As far as Dallas-area bars are concerned The Londoner is a decided staple, and with a brand new location on the Lower Greenville strip its legacy is cemented. This past Saturday night the bar was filled with the sound of Beatles cover band A Hard Day’s Night and cheers from spectators watching sports on big screen T.V.’s scattered about the place. Succulent Scottish eggs and other pub fare where delivered by the coconscious staff and bar expected at any of the five locations the Londoner has around Dallas. Continue reading →
Leonard Volk was born in 1928 and over the next 84 years he amassed numerous awards in the fields of architecture and photography. This multi-talented Dallasite is now making the rounds with his book everyday, a collection of photographs and essays compiled by Volk. The sentimentally casual nature of the photographs brings the emotion of the individual experience to the forefront, but capturing the majesty of the mundane. Continue reading →