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  • Happy Xmas, From the Polyphonic Spree

    published Dec 21, 2007

    From the 7th Annual Polyphonic Spree Holiday Extravaganza, last Sunday night at the Lakewood Theater. A dozen other options, from the John Lennon original to U2's take, available here. --Robert Wilons... More >>

  • The Cooking World is Tré's Oyster

    published Dec 20, 2007

    Says the well-traveled Tré Wilcox: "One of the things about chefs in Dallas is not a lot of them do as much traveling as they should." Tré Wilcox, who will be chef de cuisine at Kent Rathbun’s ... More >>

  • Lone Star Radio: Playing More Ads and Less Music. That Worked Out Well.

    published Dec 20, 2007

    As we pointed out in November, Clear Channel's experiment at KZPS-FM (92.5, also known as Lone Star Radio) ain't working out as the San Antonio-based media giant had hoped. In April, ZPS went comm... More >>

  • Sue Ellen's Ain't Leaving the Gayborhood

    published Dec 20, 2007

    Sue Ellen's on Cedar Springs: not gone, not yet In case you missed the news posted yesterday to our rockin' sister site DC9 at Night, Sue Ellen's ain't closing, contrary to word on the street. The ... More >>

  • "Booty Juice," By Popular Demand

    published Dec 20, 2007

    Got a couple of e-mails this morning asking about the words to "Booty Juice," the poem by Militant X Amerikkan that I reference in this week's column on local poetry slammers. I didn't quote the p... More >>

  • CNN Also Travels the "Highway to Heaven" This Morning; Look Out, Pat Robertson!

    published Dec 20, 2007

    CNN Most people pray while on the freeway; others do their bidding whilst on the side of the road. I'm not going to lie: I can't tell a damned bit of difference between The 700 Club's story about ho... More >>

  • What Did We Ever Do Before Jessica?

    published Dec 20, 2007

    Pardon me this morning while I now turn to issues most serious and pressing, judging by the e-mails awaiting my return to the office; and here I thought we'd end the year on a solemn note. Turns o... More >>

  • Sitting in With "Our Man Downtown"

    published Dec 20, 2007

    Mark Graham Not much early blogging today: I'm scheduled to appear on Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price's radio show at 8 a.m.: Liberation Nation, sitting at KNON-FM (89.3) on your transi... More >>

  • Absinthe Makes the Grimes Grow Fonder

    published Dec 19, 2007

    4:30 p.m. Just got back from an afternoon field trip to the Sigel's liquor store at Cole and Fitzhugh avenues with Bobsky, 'cause when Bobsky says, "Grimes, let's drink," there's nothing to do but... More >>

  • Barking Up the Year in Local TV

    published Dec 19, 2007

    Uncle Barky, who watches local TV so you don't have to, today provides his local TV year-in-review -- a Top 10 rundown of "2007's most notable happenings," leading off with David Finfrock's hackin... More >>

  • Led Zeppelin's Dancing Days in Dallas

    published Dec 19, 2007

    Been a whole lotta Led Zeppelin boots circulating in the wake of last week's reunion concert -- like this one from Earl's Court Arena in London (May 25, 1975) and this one from Paris in '69 and th... More >>

  • Kirk Beams to Austin for Obama

    published Dec 19, 2007

    Barack Obama officially added his name to the roster of Democratic presidential candidates taking part in the March 4 Texas primary, which may or may not mean something that late in the ball game.... More >>

  • You're Kidding? Already?

    published Dec 19, 2007

    Sure, that nickname Yoko Romo's real cute and all. But it sure didn't take long for it to actually carry some weight. What's that, T.O.? Got a bad feelin' about this. --Robert Wilonsky... More >>

  • Discovering "The Urban Fabric"

    published Dec 19, 2007

    Justin Terveen The Wilson Building We've mentioned Justin Terveen's work a few times -- he's better known as Ninjatune, for whom downtown Dallas offers countless postcard photo ops. Well, over the l... More >>

  • Hoops Du Jour, With a Side of Pigskin

    published Dec 19, 2007

    So, what are you more intrigued by tonight: the basketball showdown at the American Airlines Center? Or the one up the street at Moody Coliseum? In a rare clash of national high school titans, Dun... More >>

  • Moolah for Mullahs in Charlie Wilson's War

    published December 20, 2007

    Hell of a thing, getting Mike Nichols to adapt the yer-kiddin'-me story of Charlie Wilson, the congressman from Lufkin, Texas, who... More >>

  • Singular Sensation

    published December 20, 2007

    Once (Fox) Easily the year's most perfect pop album — damned good movie too, the finest "musical" of the past 20... More >>

  • Knights' Tale

    published December 20, 2007

    The crumbling white building sits at the end of Elm Street, bracketed by a patch of dirt and a construction site. Its only tenants are a pair... More >>

  • Henderson-Belmont, You Are Loved

    published Dec 19, 2007

    View Larger Map GlobeSt.com this morning brings news of a new "luxury multifamily development" on "the last open corner at the Henderson-Belmont intersection in North Dallas." (Wait, that's North Dal... More >>

  • Cowboys Say "No" To Yoko Romo?

    published Dec 19, 2007

    Bill Zwecker, gossip columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times, writes this morning that he has it on good authority that Dallas Cowboys bigwigs are none to happy with Tony Romo bringing his girlfriend ... More >>

  • A Trashy Tale

    published Dec 19, 2007

    Lotta places you could go with a story pitting one waste-disposal company against another; sounds like two or three Sopranos episodes, at least. Only, this one's being waged in a Dallas courtroom:... More >>

  • Is Creationism Science? Dunno. "Not a Scientist."

    published Dec 19, 2007

    Commissioner of Higher Education Raymund Paredes is "not a scientist." A week ago today we broke the news that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Committee on Academic Excellence and Res... More >>

  • An Open Letter To Someone, Anyone, Who Works At Park Cities Volkswagen

    published Dec 18, 2007

    Dear Someone Who Has Access To A Phone At Park Cities Volkswagen, Dallas' No. 1 Volkswagen Dealer, Pick up the phone. Call me. Reassure me that I am not currently on the receiving end of some of... More >>

  • Smack in the Middle of Northwest Dallas

    published Dec 18, 2007

    Dennis Road runs from Royal Lane north toward Forest Lane, where it turns into Josey Lane. But on that short Northwest Dallas street, federal law-enforcement agents discovered a fairly large heroi... More >>

  • Why You'd Want Want Of These, We Have No Idea

    published Dec 18, 2007

    Far as I'm concerned at this point, three e-mails is a "torrent," so consider this a public service: If you'd like to order yourself one of those pink Tony Romo jerseys, like a certain someone was... More >>

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