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  • Savage Breasts

    published December 25, 2003

    This is the time of year when Buzz spends countless hours at Dallas' central library, doing research for our upcoming annual year-end story. (By... More >>

  • Secret Revealed

    published December 4, 2003

    Is a shop that sells condoms, lubricants, risqué novelties, lingerie and, um, "massagers" a sexually oriented business? Sara Lee... More >>

  • Night at the Opera

    published November 27, 2003

    After having spent the better part of the past six years voicing opinions on politics, culture, the law and other things we know little... More >>

  • Poll Axed

    published November 20, 2003

    Listen up, people: If you want to continue to get a weekly dose of quality vicious Buzz product, you're all going to have to stop being so damn... More >>

  • Staff Infection

    published November 13, 2003

    Dallas Morning News publisher James Moroney III wants to know why the morale among his Metro reporters is low, sources at the News tell Buzz. Good... More >>

  • Stop the Presses

    published October 30, 2003

    Stop the presses: "You might think the possibility of forged documents would have come up by now," The Dallas Morning News opined... More >>

  • Vice is Nice

    published October 23, 2003

    When Buzz last checked in with the Dallas-based Vice Fund (VICEX) at its birth late last August, the mutual fund's managers were betting... More >>

  • ICE, ICE Babies

    published October 16, 2003

    If you want to hang at the ICE house, first you have to know the rules. It's easy; they're posted on the living-room wall, scrawled in felt-tip on... More >>

  • Help Wanted

    published October 16, 2003

    When we last left Richard Daniels, he had been removed as a security guard at the Dallas office of KTVT-Channel 11 (Buzz, October 9). He... More >>

  • Huh?

    published October 2, 2003

    First, a disclaimer: Buzz doesn't speak Spanish. We tried to learn. Even got so far as to be able to hold a conversation, provided the... More >>

  • Secret Sharer

    published September 18, 2003

    Well, shoot, that was disappointing. We're talking about fired police Chief Terrell Bolton's appearance this week before a city... More >>

  • Boo-effin'-hoo

    published September 4, 2003

    You know you're thinking it. You may have even said something to your spouse or your drinking buddies. But it takes a particularly insensitive... More >>

  • Oklahoma Snubbed

    published July 31, 2003

    Well now, that's just plain rude. Buzz is referring to the Texas Senate Democrats' sudden skedaddling to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to... More >>

  • Just Say No...

    published July 24, 2003

    The Dallas Observer is often incorrectly referred to as a "liberal" rag. We're not really; we just run sex ads, which makes us... More >>

  • Community Standards

    published July 10, 2003

    So, The Dallas Morning News is going to publish announcements of same-sex unions alongside traditional marriage and engagement... More >>

  • Big Tent History

    published July 3, 2003

    Ah, the circus. What traditional art form better captures the wonder of childhood, the mysteries of nature, the glories of human physical... More >>

  • Suckahs

    published June 26, 2003

    We here at the Dallas Observer try to do and to be good--at least as good as circumstances allow. Sometimes, we wonder why we... More >>

  • One for Us

    published June 19, 2003

    A three-judge panel of the 5th District Court of Appeals has granted the Dallas Observer summary judgment in a libel suit brought by... More >>

  • Time Warp

    published June 5, 2003

    Each year, the Press Club of Dallas passes out scads of bronze statues of a semi-naked woman--called the Katie Awards--for excellence in local... More >>

  • Truth of the Matter

    published May 29, 2003

    This much we know is true: (PRIZM!) Youth OUTreach is a local organization for gay, lesbian and transgendered young people. On May... More >>

  • Down in the Dump

    published May 22, 2003

    One of Buzz's favorite episodes of the TV show South Park introduced characters called "underpants gnomes." They're dim, vulgar... More >>

  • Public Disinterest

    published May 15, 2003

    Here's a rhetorical question for you, apropos of nothing, really: How many pictures of dead Iraqi soldiers did you see during the media's... More >>

  • Cynical? Us?

    published May 8, 2003

    On occasion, assorted persons--our friends, family and co-workers, chiefly--accuse Buzz of being a cynic. This wounds our heart deeply.... More >>

  • Sincerely Not Flattered

    published May 1, 2003

    Here's a little inside Dallas Observer baseball for you: Our writers have quotas. They're expected to write so many stories a year... More >>

  • Touching a Nerve

    published April 24, 2003

    Finally, Buzz brings you some sort of good news. The state of Texas, in its all-too-finite wisdom, has bowed to eons of mammalian evolution and... More >>

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