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  • Slow Death

    published August 31, 2006

    Death of a Salesman is Arthur Miller's signature play and a staple of American theater; however, it hasn't exactly aged like fine... More >>

  • Hell to the Chief

    published August 24, 2006

    At first glance, it would seem as though Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher was vindicated. After she questioned why the county was funneling... More >>

  • Burning Daylight

    published August 17, 2006

    The unwritten rule in Dallas is that you don't complain about the heat. You can be dressed in a suit and stuck in a one-sided conversation on a... More >>

  • They Shot the Sheriff

    published August 10, 2006

    Only two years ago, Lupe Valdez was an obscure candidate for sheriff, pledging to reform a department marked by scandals and plunging morale. At... More >>

  • Laugh Lodge

    published August 10, 2006

    Weekend Comedy doesn't exactly have a high concept: Two couples are inadvertently forced to share a cabin for Memorial Day weekend.... More >>

  • Star Struck

    published August 3, 2006

    The hapless promoters of Nashville Star once tried to bill their alleged talent show as a country version of American... More >>

  • When They're 1964

    published August 3, 2006

    If you're looking for one more reason why the Rolling Stones were better than the Beatles, consider 1964: The Tribute, a Beatles Tribute... More >>

  • Craig's List

    published July 20, 2006

    Imagine applying for the top job at a company that has taken you to court. Well, in a variation of the saying "if you can't beat them, join them,"... More >>

  • Mad Commentary

    published July 20, 2006

    With VH-1 and other cable stations broadcasting an endless array of programs offering flighty commentary on pop culture and nostalgia, a new kind... More >>

  • Old School

    published July 13, 2006

    Ron Price is fond of speaking in clichés, using phrases like "that dog won't hunt" as if he were punctuating a closing argument before the... More >>

  • Sour Town

    published June 29, 2006

    Think of it as Garland's version of the Alexander Hamilton-Aaron Burr duel, only this suburban showdown didn't hinge on honor or ambition, and no... More >>

  • Bases Loaded

    published June 29, 2006

    Following the traumatic Mavericks meltdown, it may seem cruel to transfer any passion to the Texas Rangers, who are to late season swoons what Pat... More >>

  • Allred, All Knowing

    published June 22, 2006

    Gloria Allred belongs to that odd subset of celebrities whose fame comes from dispensing opinions on topics they know nothing about. One of... More >>

  • ESL

    published June 15, 2006

    ESL: In the last 10 days, the Dallas Observer and The Dallas Morning News both reported on the plight of Jeffrey... More >>

  • Twice the Fun

    published June 15, 2006

    What do you call someone who can't run or bike? A duathlete. OK, maybe that's the bitter runner in me talking, but I just wish cyclists,... More >>

  • Time Heals No Wounds

    published June 8, 2006

    There are any number of reasons why the U.S. Justice Department decided to investigate the health practices at the Dallas County jail, but perhaps... More >>

  • Put to the Test

    published June 1, 2006

    For Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez, the summer of 2006 could define the rest of her political career, as she'll be forced to retake a licensing... More >>

  • Good Java

    published June 1, 2006

    Goodfellas has everything you need in a flawless movie—memorable, career-making performances; dramatic, heartbreaking moments;... More >>

  • Work, Work, Work

    published May 25, 2006

    As Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez faces questions about her department's skyrocketing overtime costs, at least some of her jailers have been... More >>

  • Batter Out

    published May 25, 2006

    Think of it as a cross between a certain movie about gay cowboys and an extraordinarily talented baseball player. Brokeback Natural,... More >>

  • Gravy Train

    published May 18, 2006

    In the first political tussle since her election, Sheriff Lupe Valdez appeared before a skeptical Dallas County Commissioners Court on Tuesday to... More >>

  • Not-So-Sour Grapes

    published May 18, 2006

    When I lived in Nashville, my girlfriend and I ran out of stuff to do. Sometimes we'd just drive around town literally looking for... More >>

  • Puns of Peters

    published May 18, 2006

    Comedian Russell Peters is supposedly renowned for his "quick wit and piercing mimicry," which sounds kinda cool until you remember that... More >>

  • Ah, There's the Rub

    published May 11, 2006

    Fighting back after his ouster for sexual harassment, former assistant fire Chief Roland Gamez has filed a federal lawsuit that depicts him as the... More >>

  • Taste It

    published May 11, 2006

    There are good songs, there are great songs and there is "Hey Jealousy," the ultimate anthem for slacker boyfriends, from the Gin Blossom's debut... More >>

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