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  • Champing at the Rim

    published December 31, 2009

    Let's not even pretend that we're really all that worried about the Detroit Pistons themselves. As of the time this article was written,... More >>

  • Happy Chew Year!

    published December 31, 2009

    Are you the type who gets glitzed up to party into the wee hours on New Year's Eve? Or do you prefer a more intimate, romantic celebration for the... More >>

  • Assisted Boning Community

    published December 31, 2009

    In most cases--and with all due respect to the reviews published in these pages---I prefer not to read movie reviews before I see a film. I like... More >>

  • Mask Before Toast

    published December 31, 2009

    Nothing's sexier than a little mystery. There's also nothing sexier than crashing in a luxurious modern lofts (some that are even allergen-free)... More >>

  • Let Hunsacker Solve It

    published December 31, 2009

    Love old movies? Do you really love a good black-and-white? Better yet, make it one with a detective tracking his way through a crazy murder... More >>

  • Gallop Into 2010

    published December 31, 2009

    You are not going to want to do this. You will not want to get out of bed to be at Flagpole Hill for the New Year's 5-Mile Run at 10 a.m.... More >>

  • Seasons Eatings

    published December 24, 2009

    If you dig on Christmas, you've got two days for which you (or someone near you) are going to have to bust ass to create a fab dinner.... More >>

  • Seasons Eatings

    published December 24, 2009

    If you dig on Christmas, you've got two days for which you (or someone near you) are going to have to bust ass to create a fab dinner.... More >>

  • FWMSH Is Keeping An Even Keel

    published December 24, 2009

    Somewhere back between ages 13 and whatever fascinating age I am now, I misplaced my balance. Shortly after middle school, I found roller skating... More >>

  • Girl Drink Drunk: Cowboy Chow

    published Dec 18, 2009

    ​In testing out the theories and recipes and perfect stomach liners for this column, I've realized (I actually always knew, but epiphanies are so much more on trend these days) that due to the "even... More >>

  • Light Up the Season

    published December 3, 2009

    OK, OK, so you've got your motorized snowman out front, and Rudolph's set to take off from the roof. Or perhaps you have a yard-sized menorah... More >>

  • Girl Drink Drunk: Smoke

    published Dec 03, 2009

    ​Dearest Smoke,On two separate occasions you have wooed me and my posse with food and drink divine. I'm not even going to get into discussing the hominy casserole for fear I'll abandon all responsib... More >>

  • New Leases for Old Facades

    published December 3, 2009

    I feel old. I find myself scratching my head and thinking, "These kids today with their apps and their GPS tracking devices and their digital... More >>

  • Peace, Man

    published December 3, 2009

    There's just no way that Greg Mortenson had any idea that when he fell ill trying to climb K2, he--as just one man--could make such an... More >>

  • Feasts of Plenty

    published November 26, 2009

    My co-worker had a great idea: You could go out and have a great holiday meal at one of any of Dallas' wonderful restaurants. You could even go... More >>

  • Sandwich Time, Baby!

    published November 26, 2009

    Here's my issue with having Thanksgiving dinner at a restaurant or even a non-relative's house: No frickin' leftovers! Oh, how I relish a good... More >>

  • Strokes of Beauty

    published November 26, 2009

    I spent some time trying to figure out what an iconic photographer of celebrities and the dejected (Gary Bishop), a Brooklyn-based digital... More >>

  • Retail Transplant

    published November 26, 2009

    Ever been to First Monday Trade Days in Canton? No? Wait, let me guess: It's too far. It's outside. Whatever. Wussies get a major break when the... More >>

  • Girl Drink Drunk: The Double-Wide, Anniversary Edition!

    Girl Drink Drunk: The Double-Wide, Anniversary Edition!

    published Nov 19, 2009

    ​It's hard to believe that just over a year ago, I sat at a patio table at the Double-Wide with Jen as we got trashed on Hurritangs and I lost my camera. Oh, memories. Sweet, sweet memories. Well, s... More >>

  • Right Here In Texas

    published November 19, 2009

    Where would you expect to see an original work by the great Pablo Picasso or Henri Matisse? What about Vincent van Gogh, Claude Monet, Rembrandt... More >>

  • Fair Trade

    published November 19, 2009

    It's not, so much, the printing of 13 photographs from a single image that's difficult. Print schmint. And it's not, I would imagine, even... More >>

  • One Gorgeous Decade

    published November 5, 2009

    Dallas, there is something we must stop doing. We must stop taking our art galleries for granted and go visit them. As I was perusing the list of... More >>

  • Girl Drink Drunk: Capitol Pub

    published Nov 05, 2009

    ​It was a brisk night. Jessica and I had set out to see John Spriggins' Paper Dolls exhibition at the South Dallas Cultural Center. We made several illegal u-turns before successfully achieving our ... More >>

  • Dear Paul F. Tompkins, Please Come to Dallas

    published Nov 03, 2009

    ​Apparently, somebody -- make that quite a few somebodies -- wants VH1 talking head and master of the bizarre tweet, Paul F. Tompkins, to come to Dallas. So much so there's a Facebook group specific... More >>

  • Chefs' Choice

    published October 29, 2009

    What exactly makes one a "celebrity chef"? Are TV appearances required? Is a nation-sweeping catch-phrase a must? Does more than one city need to... More >>

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