Tonight at House of Blues, the enigmatic Rodriguez takes the stage. The Detroit folk musician, also known as Sixto Diaz Rodriguez, released two albums to little acclaim in the late '60s and early '70s, and quickly faded into obscurity. Meanwhile, half a world away, those albums -- Cold Fact and Comi ... More >>
If you haven't seen the most recent 60 Minutes piece on the potential threat to U.S. telecommunications infrastructure posed by Plano-based Chinese telecom titan Huawei, watch it. If you have, the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence released the results of its investigation Monday, ... More >>
Five Best Performances
1. Jennifer Hudson
Grammy host L.L. Cool J had a hard enough job presiding over a celebration undercut by tragic circumstances, and he achieved a perfect, almost pastor-like tone from the get-go. But Miss Hudson's musical tribute to Whitney Houston - a subtly searing but stil ... More >>
FlickrBlack truffles don't really work like this, as I recently learned.I remember my first encounter with truffles vividly, probably because it was a simultaneously euphoric and traumatic experience. I was on a date at Al Tiramisu, a basement Italian restaurant in Washington, D.C., which I p ... More >>
Photos by Leslie MinoraA panel of TCEQ reps maintained their poker faces for about two hours as citizens took the mic, almost all demanding tighter fracking regulations.Shortly after the release of that Fort Worth air study, three reps from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality took a ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End:
*Mavs got outplayed last night, plain and simple. The Rangers' loss to the Royals was more painful. Texas was one pitch from winning until .230-hitting Mike Aviles capped a gutsy 11-pitch at ... More >>
In case you missed it, here's the entirety of last night's 60 Minutes segment about the Dallas Cowboys' owner and general manager. The takeaway: Jerry Jones thinks he's "smarter" now as GM than he was when he bought the team. Oh, really? Really. On the other side, a bonus "overtime" piece in which J ... More >>
I know he takes a lot of shit and he deserves most of it. But the one thing you can't deny is the passion of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.
It was on full display again during Sunday night's 60 Minutes story on CBS. At one point Jones' eyes were watering as he talked of being motivated - ... More >>
Ex-Channel 5-and-8'er Scott Pelley has, from the looks of it, been in and out of town this year working on his Jerry Jones profile airing Sunday on 60 Minutes. The sneak peek above provided by CBS offers a good look at the "agony" of defeat (after defeat after defeat) endured by Jones, who acknowled ... More >>
At long last -- which is to say, close to 20 years since Joyce Ann Brown was freed from prison for a robbery and murder she did not commit -- the South Dallas woman's story will become a movie. So reports The Hollywood Reporter, which makes special note of the announced film as it marks the featu ... More >>
I winced when asked to screen an advance copy of Dallas DNA, Investigation Discovery's new six-part series that adds to the growing legend that is Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. It took Henry Wade decades in office to achieve legendary notoriety, but with the global media fawning ove ... More >>
In light of yesterday's revelations that Alex Rodriguez was juicing during his MVP tenure with Your Texas Rangers, a Friend of Unfair Park remind us of A-Roid's appearance on 60 Minutes at the end of '07, when he repeatedly told Katie Couric he'd never enhanced. Below, one video highlight among many ... More >>
Love it when a plan comes together? Not so fast. Sure, they've got A-Rod and I-Rod, but what about Rusty Greer hitting leadoff, Tim Crabtree closing, and Johnny Oates acting human? John Gonzalez goes to Texas Rangers spring training to look for answers.
The great mystery of Perot's 1992 presidential bid was his sudden decision to quit the race. Biographer Gerald Posner found that Perot was a victim of a shadowy soldier of fortune-- and his own delusions.