Luke Darby is a freelance writer and editor working in Cleveland and southern Louisiana. He currently writes for regional magazines and GQ.com. Luke’s writing has also appeared in the print and online editions of the Dallas Observer.

Luke holds an M.A. in journalism from New York University and a B.A. in English literature from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. While in grad school he interned as a fact checker at Newsweek International and as a researcher and writer for New York Magazine and TheNewYorker.com. His work is one of the top five hits on Google if you search for “best nachos Dallas.”

Observer: People Issue 2013

The DO’s annual People Issue came out this week. We rounded up mini-profiles of 30 of the most interesting people in Dallas, and here are the four that I wrote:

Artist Sally Glass Has Embraced a Second Life as Magazine Publisher, and Dallas’ Art Lovers are Better Off for It

Legally Blind Artist Stephen Lapthisophon Challenges Students and Viewers to Open Their Eyes Wide

Designer and Tailor Tracy Popken is Trying to Get Dallas to Hang on to its Vintage Clothes One Stitch at a Time

Dallas Artist Edward Ruiz Is Trying to Do the Impossible: Make Stage Magic Sexy

Observer: In Which I Write for All of the Blogs


The Postal Service, via iPhone

Mother Can’t File Complaint Against DPD for Her Son’s Death Because She Doesn’t Live in Dallas June 14, 2013

Researchers Find North Texas Kids Have Higher Risks of Poverty, Food Instability, Mental Health Problems June 12, 2013

Fort Worth Representative Matt Krause Named Texas’ Most Homophobic Legislator June 10, 2013

New Study Says Vegetarians Live Longer, But at What Cost? June 4, 2013

The Postal Service at Verizon Theatre: “This is Love in the Modern Age, Folks” June 4, 2013

What We Learned from Ira Glass in Dallas, Including His Love of a Certain C-Word June 3, 2013