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Peter Simek is the arts editor for D Magazine, where he manages, edits, and serves as the primary movie critic and reporter for FrontRow. Before coming to D Magazine, Simek launched the well-loved, if short-lived, Renegade Bus, an online journal that brought out-of-the-box perspectives to Dallas life and culture. He also wrote for D Magazine and D CEO on topics ranging from soccer hooligans and insurance detectives to the pedestrian friendliness of the Dallas Arts District. Simek covered Dallas City Hall; helped launch Oak Cliff People; and wrote about movies, classical music, and opera while on the staff at People Newspapers.

The Outfit, TX Wants to Make Dallas One of the Biggest Cities in Hip-Hop

Mel Kyle and The Outfit, TX are dedicated to getting the Dallas hip-hop scene the attention that Houston and Atlanta have. But that doesn’t mean they’re patient about it.

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Dallas Art Events for Your Halloween Weekend

After a few weeks packed with art openings, things cool off for Halloween weekend. Some highlights from the upcoming weekend include a couple of panel discussions about recently opened shows at CentralTrak and Gray Matters Gallery; MFA and faculty shows at UNT and UTA, respectively; and a monthly mixer at Circuit 12. Ash Studios also opens […]

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Parquet Courts Aren’t Out to Save Rock and Roll. Just Celebrate It.

After three heady years of relentless touring, countless articles, festival and radio appearances, the band seems all too aware that the noise around the music can be a distraction. When the world starts saying you are the new prophets of rock and roll, you make fast for the hills. You take a vow of silence. You let the music speak for itself.

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