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  • We Resolve to be Better in 2012

    published December 29, 2011

    Move along: Another new year — time to take stock, clean the slate, roll out the cliches and take advantage of our editor's... More >>

  • A 420 for 2012

    published December 29, 2011

    Maybe you've given toys to Toys for Tots. Perhaps you spent some time camped out near City Hall on behalf of the downtrodden 99 percent. You're a... More >>

  • A Hard, Compassionate Case for Immigration Reform

    published December 15, 2011

    Listen up: The first thing Buzz noticed when we got our advance copy of Press 2 for English: Fix Immigration, Save America were numbers:... More >>

  • Give Them Shelter

    published December 15, 2011

    Tired of the same ol’ Christmas tunes, the fruitcake and ho-ho-hoing? Explore the holiday from a different cultural perspective with the... More >>

  • Santaspotting

    published December 15, 2011

    Christmas caroling, ornament-making, a Christmas-tree maze, a holiday stage show and a visit from Santa, all wrapped up with a ride on the... More >>

  • Scrooge: Better Late than Never

    published December 15, 2011

    Ah, Ebeneezer Scrooge, what a fine symbol of redemption he is. Listen and learn, children: You can spend nearly all your life as the meanest, most... More >>

  • Price vs. Culbreath: Oh, You Know This'll Be Good

    published December 8, 2011

    Merry, merry, merry: OK, Santa, cancel the pony. We've already received the bestest present any Dallas newsguy could desire: Betty... More >>

  • Rebooting the Familiar

    published December 8, 2011

    Look carefully at an old family snapshot. Does the image in your hand match the one held in your memory? Are details and vividness missing from... More >>

  • Nutcracker Crack-Up

    published December 8, 2011

    Ah, the holidays, that one time of year when otherwise happy philistines find themselves corralled into attending a ballet — The... More >>

  • Have You Considered Occupying

    published December 1, 2011

    Boom shaka-laka: Occupy Dallas called for a general "strike" by wage earners this week. We're not sure which day, because, you know,... More >>

  • Please, No More Coal

    published December 1, 2011

    Dear Santa, Well, once again I've been a fairly rotten boy, but I hope you can overlook that and make with a gift that will help improve my soiled... More >>

  • Democracy: What a Meshuga Way to Run a Country -- or HOA

    published November 24, 2011

    Microcosmic world: Buzz recently received an email from the president of the homeowners association of our condominium, ordering all... More >>

  • Fixing the Trinity Levees: Don't Worry, Just Trust City Hall

    published November 17, 2011

    Trust them: Jim Schutze took the week off from his Trinity "Oh, shit, here comes the water" beat this week, but our river problems keep... More >>

  • King Tackles a Prez's Redrum

    published November 10, 2011

    What if it were possible to pass through a portal in time, travel back to November 22, 1963, and prevent the assassination of President John F.... More >>

  • … But It's Taking Forever

    published November 10, 2011

    Love and its assorted baggage get a musical unpacking in It's Only Life, a musical revue of songs by John Bucchino, creator of the... More >>

  • Bug Tussle at the County

    published November 3, 2011

    Just because you're paranoid: We may never know the real reason Lisa Chambers was canned by Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins after... More >>

  • More Tarnish for the "Texas Miracle"

    published October 27, 2011

    Welcome to sunny Greece: The very week that Governor Rick Perry, campaigning for president in South Carolina, announced his plan to... More >>

  • Got a Taste for … Brains?

    published October 27, 2011

    Why zombies? Why are the undead shuffling atop a wave of popularity, as opposed to those angst-ridden, broody vampires whose moment in the sun... More >>

  • Affair to Remember

    published October 27, 2011

    Ah, the big, fancy wedding. At least half the guests (the male half) would rather be somewhere else. The bride is exhausted. The groom is either... More >>

  • What's Occupying Tom Leppert

    published October 20, 2011

    Fat, rested, ready: Buzz is back after a week's vacation spent camping out on Wall Street, fueling the fires of progressive revolution... More >>

  • It's Good to Be White...

    published October 6, 2011

    Block the vote: Listen up, fellow white people. Buzz knows that the election of a black president has ushered in a giddy era for many of... More >>

  • Get Off on Gourds

    published October 6, 2011

    Really? There are still kids today who would enjoy posing in a version of Cinderella's magically transformed carriage? Thought they'd all be busy... More >>

  • Media Political Pundits Quit Surfing TMZ Long Enough to Sculpt Narrative, Declare Rick Perry Campaign Sunk.

    published September 29, 2011

    Terrible thing to waste: So that's it, then. Governor Rick Perry's run for the GOP presidential nomination is done, o-vah, dust in the... More >>

  • Eat Up While You Can, Texas

    published September 22, 2011

    Just kidding: Wrapped around this issue is our 2011 Best of Dallas® edition, in which we take a lighthearted look at predictions... More >>

  • Dallas Should Go With the Flow Control

    published September 15, 2011

    Go with the flow: How about that? City council member Carolyn Davis said something Buzz agrees with. Either it's time our doc adjusted... More >>

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