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    A Little Love for Tom

    Last week, Unfair Park defended Ed Oakley after he falsely claimed to have won the endorsement of the NAACP during a forum in front of a predominantly African-American audience. We really exerted ourselves on that one, particularly since Oakley has a...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 11, 2007 @ 5:27 pm
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    Bringing Bars Online

    Dallas is one of just a few cities to be graced with a LateNightShots network. Founded in D.C. and slowly expanding to drinkers across the country, LNS is much like MySpace, in that you get to make a profile page with clever and witty answers to ques...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 11, 2007 @ 4:07 pm
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    Here We Come, Capitalist Swine

    Over the weekend what kept replaying through my head were remarks not by Emil but by lifelong loyal Dems with whom I chatted after the speech, out on the lawn of the extremely interesting Robert Bellamy estate. If I distill it all down to the basics,...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 11, 2007 @ 2:40 pm
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    Worse, Tony Soprano plays for neither team. When the ratings come out later today I'll bet you a nickel HBO's finale whacks NBA's Finals. While The Sopranos gave us two teams waging a violent and passionate struggle for power capped by one of the mos...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 11, 2007 @ 2:00 pm
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    Who'll Buy Their Memories?

    What I did buy at Half-Price Books' Northwest Highway location yesterday, for three whole dollars: a nearly mint and completely intact copy of the December 9, 1991, issue of the Dallas Times Herald -- the very last one, for you newcomers...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 11, 2007 @ 11:38 am
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    Old Zoo Revue, Coming Right at You

    And if post-"Whiter Shade of Pale" Procol Harum ain't your thing because you have ears, go here to hear the song "Dark Stranger" from Kristy Krger, which appears on the just-released New Arrivals, Volume 2 collection. Oh, and in case you were unawar...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 11, 2007 @ 10:53 am
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    Expect a Marlboro Snus Infection

    Says here Philip Morris USA will debut "a new, spitless, smokeless tobacco product" in a couple of months, to jumpstart its declining cigarette biz. And, lucky us, the DFW will be the petri dish in which Philip Morris tests its new produ...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 11, 2007 @ 10:01 am
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    Surprise: Leo Chaney Loves Him Some Leo Chaney

    If you read one Dallas Morning News story all year, make it be this one. Because Leo Chaney's far more important than Juanita Craft. Oh, and after you read that Dallas Morning News story, call Leo Chaney and ask him whatever happened to that motorspo...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 11, 2007 @ 9:00 am
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    And the Campaign Just Got Uglier...

    Leppert's people today put on his Web site -- and issued to the local media -- the following press release, in which he wants to "assure the citizens of Dallas" his campaign isn't making those "hateful calls." Leppert also says he's talked to Heritag...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 9, 2007 @ 6:53 pm
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    Don Hill Responds

    John, I respect you greatly, but you are wrong about any endorsement of Oakley for campaign money. I know you are relying on secondhand info since you were not present at any meetings, but let me assure that whoever told you there was such a propos...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 8, 2007 @ 7:03 pm
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    226 Music Group Now Close to Zero

    At the moment, it would appear Paul Bassman is out of the music business. Who's Paul Bassman? He's the man behind 226 Music Group, the management (and much more) company to which Damageplan and Drowning Pool were signed; he was also Flickerstick's ma...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 8, 2007 @ 5:56 pm
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    A Sneak Peek at the "New" Stoneleigh

    A Friend of Unfair Park points out that the Stoneleigh Hotel's blog -- which is written by The Mysterious "Dave W" -- posted yesterday a few "digital renderings" of some of the nearly completed renovations, like the one of the patio pict...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 8, 2007 @ 5:00 pm
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    Dispatch from Dorkus Malorkus

    In the spirit of my continuing crusade to never get laid again -- you'll note that I began this journey yesterday, with the publication of my most recent column wherein I dork out at Scarborough Faire -- I bring you photos of the Mythical Monster Mus...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 8, 2007 @ 4:29 pm
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    Dallas, You're an "Opportunity City"

    You may have seen this story from the Dallas Business Journal on Wednesday, in which it says a new study shows that "Dallas, along with Houston, Phoenix, Atlanta and Charlotte, N.C., offer America's most compelling model for urban greatness." Only th...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 8, 2007 @ 2:45 pm
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    An Iron Chef Moves to the Stoneleigh

    And chef David Bull, who's overhauling the restaurant at the Stoneleigh, is a top chef in need of little introduction. So here's one anyway, from the release: one of Food and Wine's Best New Chefs in 2003, nominee for the James Beard Foundation's Bes...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 8, 2007 @ 1:55 pm
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    Mandi Perkins is No Mark Farner

    All I know about Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Mandi Perkins I just learned from her MySpace page -- and this video she shot Wednesday night, after she and her band played Club Dada. To wash that out of our minds, here's a just-poste...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 8, 2007 @ 11:57 am
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    It Must Be the Money?

    This morning we hear from Saundra Lohr, the other half of the Hill-for-Mayor team. In an e-mail sent our way, she reiterates what Carter told Unfair Park last night. Only, she's a bit more...forceful? Her response is after the jump. --Robert Wilonsky...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 8, 2007 @ 11:03 am
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    Do We Still Have to Vote Next Week?

    Last night at a mayoral forum at Paul Quinn College, Ed Oakley boasted that his campaign has such a broad range of support that both the NAACP and Harlan Crow have endorsed him. And this time, Oakley was half right. Setting up the most awkward momen...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 8, 2007 @ 10:15 am
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    Some Things For Reading and Knowing

    ABC News wants you to know: Ed Oakley is gay. Most commenters to said story either don't care or care way too much. The Independent in the U.K. thinks FC Dallas plays in a stadium with a funny and rather unappealing name: "Pizza Hut Park may sound l...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 8, 2007 @ 9:34 am
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    Show Us the Money!

    Mr. Oakley also said members of Mr. Hill's former mayoral campaign approached him last month and explained that they wanted three installments of $250,000 each to join Mr. Oakley's campaign and help him coordinate his southern-sector get-out-the-vote...

    @ Unfair Park by Robert Wilonsky on June 7, 2007 @ 7:01 pm
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