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  • Crystal Ball

    published December 28, 2006

    Crystal ball: What does the new year hold in store for Dallas? Police Chief David Kunkle's divorce lawyer gets a new boat, thanks to... More >>

  • Put A Spell On You

    published December 28, 2006

    Take some '70s-era hippy folk, mix in a heap of religion, add a touch of makeup and stage it as a bouncy, Broadway-style musical performed at a... More >>

  • High Flying

    published December 21, 2006

    High flying: 'Tis the season of joy and peace and that sweaty, panicking feeling that afflicts those who, like Buzz, tend to... More >>

  • Thank Gods For Art

    published December 21, 2006

    Maybe Dallas artist Richard Ross should be careful when he invokes the name of African gods in his works. Those gods can get a little touchy.... More >>

  • Following up

    published December 14, 2006

    Following up: This week, National Public Radio's On the Media program broadcast a story about how the media's love of a narrative... More >>

  • Fifth Time's the Charm

    published December 7, 2006

    Fifth time's the charm: It's the holidays, a season to be charitable, so it's just plain wrong to crack jokes at the expense of people who... More >>

  • Green Yule

    published December 7, 2006

    Got a loved one with a green thumb, or have any kids on your Christmas list whom you really hate? Texas Discovery Gardens is selling plants,... More >>

  • Red light, Green light

    published November 30, 2006

    Red light, green light: Brace yourself, Buzz is about to delve into the world of high finance, proving once again that... More >>

  • No Humbugs Allowed

    published November 30, 2006

    Christmas doesn't come in a box; it doesn't come from a store. Christmas isn't about dressing up your doghouse with lights. Or maybe Yuletide is... More >>

  • Fighting back against the library's homeless police

    published November 23, 2006

    Kicked out: When the bearded son of a Dallas Morning News metro columnist gets kicked out of the downtown library for eating a... More >>

  • Uneasy Rider

    published November 16, 2006

    For the non-motorcycle guy, there's something a little jeering, a bit bullying about the two-wheeled beasts. If it were alive, all that chrome and... More >>

  • Art and Death

    published October 26, 2006

    Art and death: Suicide may be painless, as the theme song from the movie M*A*S*H suggests, but talking about it can be a pain in... More >>

  • Tinhorns

    published October 19, 2006

    Sure, digital cameras are great: no more waiting around for prints at the drugstore, instant gratification, edit as you go, etc. But where's the... More >>

  • Completely Different

    published October 12, 2006

    I'd like to believe that director/writer/Monty Python alum Terry Gilliam is a film genius. The guy was a co-writer of Life of Brian and... More >>

  • Pay to play

    published October 5, 2006

    Pay to play: We're having a debate about a debate here at the Dallas Observer. Robert Wilonsky, editor of the Observer's blog... More >>

  • Buddy Up

    published October 5, 2006

    Whoever named Dallas Heritage Village's "Nip and Tuck’s Barnyard Buddies Storytime for Preschoolers" obviously didn't grow up with a... More >>

  • Suckers

    published September 21, 2006

    Suckers: Not long after Dallas city council member Mitchell Rasansky started talking about the need for a vote of the people on the... More >>

  • Patience, patience

    published September 7, 2006

    Patience, patience: You can almost smell the odor of "gotcha" in the air. Four months after May's enormous immigration marches,... More >>

  • Expectorate the Unexpected

    published September 7, 2006

    Jeez, what is up with you parents these days? You start prepping your kids for the SAT in preschool. Between soccer, music lessons and specialized... More >>

  • Hard times

    published August 31, 2006

    Hard times: Thousands of words have been written on the Dallas Observer's blog, Unfair Park, as well as D magazine's The... More >>

  • Copper coppers

    published August 24, 2006

    Indulge Buzz in a childhood flashback: We were around 10 when a buddy got his hands on some discarded window counterweights--about a dozen bars of... More >>

  • Caffeine jitters

    published August 17, 2006

    Caffeine jitters: So the McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., owner of financial services firm Standard & Poor's, has sued local coffeehouse... More >>

  • The Scientific Method

    published August 17, 2006

    We appreciate the efforts of those who encourage children to study the sciences. After all, it'll be up to the next generation to come up with the... More >>

  • Literary Licks

    published August 17, 2006

    Seeing as the Dancing Tongue Literary Cabaret does not, in fact, have anything to do with the works of Anaïs Nin, we'll endeavor to... More >>

  • Dim bulbs

    published August 3, 2006

    Dim bulbs: Buzz doesn't cry, but even we can be moved by the news once in a while. The stories in April about Mercy, the dog that rescuers... More >>

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