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  • Why All the White Wanna-Be Mayors Might Be Rooting For a Don Hill Candidacy After All

    published Jan 03, 2007

    Mayor Pro Tem Donald Hill might not be good enough for Hill. It's the "pro tem" part that he wants to get rid of...maybe? Gromer Jeffers has an item on the Dallas Morning News Bold Types blog sayin... More >>

  • Subdivided Conquers KERA Tonight

    published Jan 03, 2007

    A mundane, yet oddly haunting image from Dean Terry's doc Subdivided Just a reminder: Dean Terry's Subdivided: Isolation & Community in America airs tonight at 8 on KERA-Channel 13. We wrote about ... More >>

  • In Case of Emergency...

    published Jan 03, 2007

    The Department of Homeland Security today officially released a report in which it details just how well prepared 75 U.S. metropolitan areas in case of an emergency. Specifically, the DHS wanted ... More >>

  • Weird and Wonderful

    published January 4, 2007

    Robert Wilonsky and Jordan Harper recap their top DVDs of 2006: Eraserhead (Absurda/Subversive): Finally... More >>

  • Predator vs. Predator

    published January 4, 2007

    Notes on a Scandal, brilliantly adapted by Patrick Marber from the darkly comic Zoë Heller novel, is a grim piece of... More >>

  • On the Download

    published January 4, 2007

    It's probably not the best thing to cop to owning all the tracks listed below; we don't wanna end up on the RIAA watch list. So, let's just say... More >>

  • Dallas Tech Firm Tells PETA to Mind its Own Monkey Business

    published Jan 03, 2007

    Data Drive Thru says its ad, starring 6-year-old chimp Cody, is cruelty-free, which probably won't satisfy PETA. Didn't the first two times... Yesterday, we mentioned how the People for the Ethical... More >>

  • Get Your Groove On

    published Jan 03, 2007

    We're not sure how old you have to be to post your stats to Sports Groove's Web site, but these look like likely candidates. Granted, I'm one of the few cyberdorks who somehow exists without a MySp... More >>

  • Jerry's Dirt Pay

    published Jan 03, 2007

    Today's subscription-only Wall Street Journal takes a stab at the new Dallas Cowboys home set to open in 2009. You know the drill: 2.3 million square feet, 100,000 seats when counting standing roo... More >>

  • Justice For All? Well, Yeah, Sometimes. Sure, Why Not?

    published Jan 03, 2007

    We're a couple of days late on this, but Friend of Unfair Park Scott Henson, who runs the must-read Grits for Breakfast Web site, has posted his list of the Top Ten Texas Criminal Justice Stories ... More >>

  • Teachers Wanna Get Paid

    published Jan 03, 2007

    The Texas Association of School Boards and the Texas Association of School Administrators released a joint study yesterday revealing how much teachers are making across the state -- and for the fi... More >>

  • End Times: Or, Why Dallas' Only Daily Is Ditching the Religion Section, So Help You God

    published Jan 03, 2007

    We just can't stop staring at this new photo of DMN editor Bob Mong. Something about it makes us want to launch a haiku contest. Any takers? We have heard many stories coming from 508 Young Street ... More >>

  • Jerome Garza Has a Lot of Friends with Schools Named After Them, Apparently

    published Jan 03, 2007

    Trustees gone wild! Actually, the video of DISD Trustee Jerome Garza isn't all that exciting. But it sure is interesting. Exactly one month ago, The Dallas Morning News ran a piece about how the DI... More >>

  • PETA Tells Dallas Company to Stop Monkeying Around

    published Jan 02, 2007

    Dunno if this is Cody, but it is one of the chimps Data Drive Thru is using in its ad campaign that PETA's opposing. Last month, Dallas-based Data Drive Thru announced that it was going to debut an... More >>

  • Passing Lazlo's

    published Jan 02, 2007

    One of the restaurant closings I overlooked in my 2006 wrap-up was Lazlo's Cuisine, the continental restaurant specializing in Eastern European cuisine that took shape in 2003 in the former Rugger... More >>

  • The Good Ol' Days at Channel 8

    published Jan 02, 2007

    John Criswell may not be on TV anymore, but he's still lookin' good. The other day, BlogMaverick hisself Mark Cuban was bemoaning the lack of actual user-generated content on YouTube. Seems all you... More >>

  • Zac's Tracks o' Wax, This Time With Sound

    published Jan 02, 2007

    Zac Crain may or not become mayor, but he does know the good rock from the bad. Gary Griffith, not s'much. A Friend of Unfair Park sends word today that he's been listening to advance tracks from ... More >>

  • Newspapers are Worthless. Wait, That's News?

    published Jan 02, 2007

    Belo Corp.'s stock has suffered significant declines in the last two years. Seems the public doesn't wanna hold that stock. Yesterday, newspaperman-turned-Interweb entrepreneur Alan Mutter posted t... More >>

  • Knightmare

    published Jan 02, 2007

    See, good things do happen to bad people. In the proud tradition of Michael Jackson selling tons of records, Barry Bonds closing in on baseball's home-run record and even old man Potter being fil... More >>

  • Darwin's ACS in a Sling. Or Not.

    published Jan 02, 2007

    It's a new year, but the same ol' news stories still keep cropping up -- and this one isn't going away any time soon. For months, we've written here about the backdated stock-option scandal at Da... More >>

  • Seattle Swan Song

    published Jan 02, 2007

    It's time like these we sure as hell do miss the crap outta Barry Freakin' Switzer, damn it. Be sure to tune in to NBC Saturday night at 7. It might be your last chance to watch Terrell Owens drop ... More >>

  • Re: A Soldier Dies in Iraq on Christmas

    published Jan 02, 2007

    Last week, I posted an item about 29-year-old Spc. Aaron Preston, who was killed on Christmas in Baghdad when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle. Three other soldiers died w... More >>

  • Jim Schutze is Ford Tough

    published Jan 02, 2007

    When he was at the University of Michigan in 1933, Jerry Ford looked like one tough son of a gun, much as Schutze here remembers Ford in the 1970s. Jerry Ford, whose funeral is taking place at this... More >>

  • DeKalb County CEO Defends Choice of Bolton. Also Blames Dallas City Council.

    published Jan 02, 2007

    Last week, we mentioned how some folks in Atlanta -- like, oh, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution -- couldn't figure out how DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones picked Terrell Bolton as the new chief of poli... More >>

  • A Month Ago, Slain Bronco and Fort Worth Native Darrent Williams Had Plans

    published Jan 02, 2007

    Darrent Williams was coming back to Fort Worth this offseason to warn kids about living the same bullet-ridden childhood as he. One month ago tomorrow, the Denver Post ran a lengthy story on Bronco... More >>

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