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  • Sheriff Who?

    published May 4, 2006

    It was a stunning triumph. Lupe Valdez, a Latina lesbian who had toiled for decades as an obscure federal agent, won election in 2004 as the... More >>

  • Way to Blow

    published May 4, 2006

    There are two types of people in this world: People who have opinions and people who write Metro columns for the Dallas Morning News. OK,... More >>

  • See you in Court

    published April 20, 2006

    After being ticketed by state alcohol police for public intoxication, Chris Nash is worried about the strangest thing. He's fretting that the... More >>

  • Listen to the Music

    published April 20, 2006

    Here's the great thing about pop music: Even when it's not transcendent, or particularly creative or insightful or even, well, decent, it can... More >>

  • Not OK Computer

    published April 13, 2006

    More than a year after Dallas County debuted a disastrous criminal justice computer system that kept inmates locked up long after they were... More >>

  • Prime Time Laughs

    published April 6, 2006

    Comics seem to have a good track record at developing sitcoms. There's Jerry Seinfeld and Ray Romano, of course, but I also have to confess a... More >>

  • Unfit to Print

    published March 30, 2006

    Elected officials, as a rule, should not call a detractor, no matter how vicious, a "jailhouse bitch," but the typically profane and... More >>

  • What A Drag

    published March 30, 2006

    I've never quite understood the appeal of drag shows. If you're a gay male, why would you want to see men trying to pose as hot women? Wouldn't... More >>

  • Marchin' On

    published March 23, 2006

    We've never heard of World Theatre Day, but if we had to come up with a parade commemorating a "holiday," we couldn't do any better than the... More >>

  • Straight Man

    published March 16, 2006

    Kevin Nealon is hardly an innovative stand-up comic, but he has a light, nonfussy style that evokes memories of Saturday Night... More >>

  • It's Hard Out There For a Pimp

    published March 9, 2006

    Stephen McPherson, the high-tech massage parlor owner who humiliated Dallas vice officers after he caught them on tape disrobing and receiving... More >>

  • Gardening for Chicks

    published March 9, 2006

    If Neil Strauss ever planned to pen a sequel to The Game, the "pick up girls' manifesto, he'd probably suggest a floral show as a wonderful... More >>

  • Bad Judgment

    published March 2, 2006

    WHEN IT COMES to crafting conspiracy theories, Oliver Stone has nothing on Judge Sally Montgomery. Facing a relentless, flat-out obsessive... More >>

  • Let the River Run

    published March 2, 2006

    Just about every city has a river road race...and even though Dallas doesn't really have a real river, the Trinity River Levee Run is a... More >>

  • She's All That

    published March 2, 2006

    It's hardly a stretch to call Emily Braun, a professor of art history at Hunter College, a Renaissance woman. After all, she's published... More >>

  • The Strong Arm of the Law

    published February 23, 2006

    Life in Dallas politics can be nasty, brutish and short when ambition, outrageous rumors and bitter rivalries turn a low-key election into... More >>

  • Page Pageant

    published February 23, 2006

    The annual SportsPage beauty contest is sure to be a cultural event—if your idea of culture is skanky women in bikinis talking about... More >>

  • Republicans Heart the Defense

    published February 16, 2006

    A Republican candidate for Dallas County district attorney, Dan Wyde talks on his Web site about his Southeast Texas family that emphasized "faith... More >>

  • Pole Prowlin'

    published February 9, 2006

    I can't quite understand the timing here, but on Valentine's Day a local gentleman's club called the Lodge is offering a class on how to... More >>

  • Cowbell Blues

    published February 2, 2006

    If you're planning on catching the sold-out Blue Oyster Cult show at the Granada, here's some advice. Don't ask the band to explore the... More >>

  • Stacked Deck

    published January 26, 2006

    They may have worked at one of the most prolific real estate development companies in Texas, but they behaved more like awkward teenagers jilted... More >>

  • Truly Alarming

    published January 26, 2006

    It sounds like a burglar's vision of paradise. Starting next Wednesday, February 1, you can break into any business in Dallas, trip up the alarm... More >>

  • Horse Opera

    published January 19, 2006

    As one of only three horse rendering plants in the country, Dallas Crown in Kaufman provokes its share of horror stories--and while some are... More >>

  • PC Rockin'

    published January 19, 2006

    If you think that Radiohead's Kid A is a trifling collection of pop ditties, then why rock down to Electric Avenue for an experimental... More >>

  • Amphi-Theatre

    published January 19, 2006

    The amphibians are kicking it one-on-one at the Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place in McKinney, as an... More >>

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