While we do our darndest to keep you guys up to date on what's going on in Denton, we're by no means the end-all-be-all source of information when it comes to Denton. After all, there's a lot going on here. Lucky for you, there's a lot of people in the know who just so happen to enjoy writing about things on the internet (most likely unemployed UNT communication majors). We know how much you guys like keeping up with what's going on. We thought we'd throw some links to other Denton news sources and blogs to help you expand you repertoire. We've done our best to include only currently-operational blogs and websites (things that have been updated since January 1st, 2014) that are updated on a regular basis. There are plenty of other webites such as Verb Denton, Vote Denton, etc... that offer great information that just didn't fall into our requirements for this post. Follow along with any number of these, and you'll increase your local knowledge tenfold. If you have a particular favorite that isn't included, feel free to list it in the comments!
Any blog that can turn our town's name into a verb is a friend of We Denton Do It's. Scott Campbell has kept his ear to the ground in some very interesting places and has a very local perspective on the going's on around town. You've probably also noticed the #dentoning hashtag floating around which probably means that if you're hashtagging it, you truly are Dentoning it.
People of Denton
People of Denton is a photo blog á la Humans of New York in which local photog, Wesley Kirk (whom we interviewed last year), goes along, photographs Denton citizens (predominantly UNT students, but we hear that will change soon) with his Canon 50mm f1/2 and asks them a few questions. It's simple, but beautiful and pretty addictive. We eat these interviews up like popcorn and always anxiously await the next one.
Drippy Denton is a alternative music focused local blog that features articles about local bands and a fairly extensive calendar that includes house shows (kind of a big deal). If you want to get plugged into the alternative music scene in Denton, their website or Facebook page are both great resources.
This is exclusively a Denton food blog. The folks behind Off 288 (and their column sometimes featured in Austere) check out all manner of Denton restaurants (both young and old) and give them honest reviews on their blog. We know how easy it is to get flack in Denton for not worshipping every single local businesses, so it's refreshing to see people tell it like it is. Keep it up, dudes.
Only in Denton
Only in Denton is a resource to help you shop local. Ever want to hire a locally licensed and bonded plumber? Check Only in Denton.
This Denton-focused sub-reddit is one of our favorite places to get Denton news. You'll stuff like new businesses, missing animals, roommate listings, local deals and maybe even info on that wreck down the street. There's a great community of fairly positive commentors, too, and they even go out to local events to hang out together. You can follow them along on their Facebook group, too, if they let ya join.
DOWN Sessions is a project from Jordan Smith and Ryan Polly which features awesome videos and interviews from local bands and roller bladers. Also, if you love GIFs, this is the place for you.
Violitionist is a locally-filmed video blog of both local and nationally touring bands. They've been operating for years now and have a fairly extensive library at this point that features bands from everywhere you can imagine. They're also currently looking to purchase a new camera, so think about helping 'em out and go here for more info.
Denton Record Chronicles
Not to be confused with the local newspaper, Denton Record Chronicles is a compendium of old to fairly recent releases from local bands. They feature the album artwork, some notes about the record and, if you're lucky, a link to a stream of the album.
Discover Denton is actually a part of the Denton Chamber of Commerce, but it's has much more attitude and personality than that would lead you to believe. It's updated pretty often with all sorts of stuff that covers local culture and their calendar is pretty all-encompassing when it comes to well-known city events.
Engage Denton is an effort from the city to get citizen input through the web through methods such as voting and idea generation. It can be fun when you delve into it, but can sometimes feel a little lite when users haven't logged on in a while. Let's all change that and log in and vote on ideas and submit our own!
Of course, UNT's student newspaper, the NT Daily, is a great resource for local news and culture in addition to being the best spot to find out what's going on at UNT. We're often surprised at the level of quality these student journalists manage to achieve.
This site is full of video content from UNT's noncommercial, basic cable station. Much, if not all, of said content is student-created and from UNT's RTVF program.
Denton Record Chronicle
Not a blog, but Denton's resident newspaper owned by A.H. Belo. Of couse we have the Denton Record Chronicle in here, but we know that we have many new-to-Denton college students who may not be familiar with the town as well as you are, Denton lifer. So keep your "duhs" and "whatevers" to yourselves. The DRC keeps everybody up-to-date all the time. So whenever you ask us questions like, "Hey WDDI! Why we aren't covering this local hard news event?" and we respond with, "Cause we're an arts and culture blog, yo," you can head over to DentonRC.com and almost always find something on what you need. In addition, they also preside over Little D After Dark, another arts and culture blog.