Air Force One

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Barack Obama, Rick Perry Butt Heads During President's Whirlwind Trip to Dallas

    President Barack Obama was on the ground in Dallas for all of four hours on Wednesday. It would have been closer to five, but his departure from D.C. was delayed by an hour after bomb-sniffing dog reacted to what turned out to be anti-freeze in a vehicle parked near the White House. From Love Field ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The Story of How Hard Granola Helped One Kid Meet the POTUS

    Justin Anderson, founder of WOATS, is one of those granola kind of guys. Here's a fact about granola: It can be like eating tiny bricks sometimes. And if you have braces, the snack can be a downright menacing. Anderson knows all about that. When he was 16 he bit into some homemade granola and it br ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2011

    Yet Again, An Attempt to Sell the Hearse That Took Kennedy From Parkland to Love Field

    Barrett-Jackson​A quick look-see reveals efforts to sell the 1964 Cadillac Hearse that transported President John Kennedy from Parkland Memorial Hospital to Love Field have failed at least once before -- in 2007, when Arrdeen Vaughan, the Alvarado funeral-home owner who'd had it for decades, came ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    What Did the President Say at Russell and Dorothy Budd's House Last Night?

    Courtesy Kim Seale, Southwest AirlinesAir Force One leaving Love Field yesterday evening​Let's go to the lengthy transcript, which the White House just posted from last night's big-ticket fund-raiser at the Highland Park home of the attorney and his wife, a former president of Dallas Area Habitat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Along President Obama's Motorcade from Love Field to Highland Park, a DPD Motorcycle Officer Is Involved in Accident

    Photos by Patrick Michels​Patrick took one Friend of Unfair Park's morning advice and went to find him a nice place to snap some photos of Air Force One as it pulled into Love Field today. Only problem was, the president arrived a little ahead of schedule, and Patrick ran into the motorcade as it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Chef Tell: Keep Your Frenemies Close

    ​At show's open, everyone's pretending they miss Timothy. It's hard to say who really does miss him and who just wants to look more sensitive after weeks of acting like a prick [cough, Angelo, cough].For the Quickfire, there was some weirdness -- and I'm not talking about the exotic proteins the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2010

    He's Still the Decider: George W. Bush's Book Report Is Due in Stores November 9

    ​So, I'm getting some work done just now when I get an e-mail heads-up from Borders: "JUST ANNOUNCED! A New Memoir By George W. Bush. Available Nov. 9. Pre-Order Now!" And, sure enough: Crown Publishers today announced the release date and further details about the ex-president's new book titled D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Touchdown, Obama! and other Inauguration Sports Benchmarks

    If you know me, you know the only the reason I'm happy to have George Dubya Bush back in Dallas is because it means he's no longer in Washington, D.C. As I've said all along, he's a good guy. Just a really bad President. But that's ancient history, right? Today we shake the Etch-o-Sketch for a clean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Ten Years Ago, Kevin Sullivan Said Goodbye to the Dallas Mavericks' Front Office. Next Week, He Moves Out of the West Wing.

    A decade ago, I interviewed Kevin Sullivan on his last day as the Dallas Mavericks' vice president of communications, a job he'd held for 18 years -- since the team's inception in 1980. It seemed like a good idea to do another exit interview today, because Sullivan, pictured above with President Bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Judge Harold Barefoot Sanders

    Judge Harold Barefoot Sanders Writing for Texas Lawyer as I did for four years and being a Texas lawyer for 34 years, I have known many judges. Some came to the job unprepared, young and unwise in the ways of the world, ballot-sitters who simply caught a wave of Republican or Democratic sentiment an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    New Conspiracy Theory: JFK Was Not Shot in Dallas

    Hey, that's not us doin' the speculatin'. That's Dr. Horace Musashi, author of the new book Outside the Crosshairs, who says that John Kennedy wasn't shot by Lee Harvey Oswald or anyone else during the president's trip to Dallas on November 22, 1963. Nope. Turns out: After 11 years of painstaking re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2007

    George Bush Really Focused on Things That Matter -- Like, Oh, Michael Young, Maybe?

    This morning, the Washington Post goes inside the mind of George W. Bush -- and finds that it's a very cold and lonely place. Seems the man's not terribly interested in talking politics these days; he prefers spending his time with "authors, historians, philosophers and theologians" with whom he con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2007

    Jack Valenti Had a Very Good Excuse for Missing the AFI Dallas International Film Festival

    That's Jack Valenti at the far left, peeking over some flowers, aboard Air Force One in Dallas on November 22, 1963. On Friday, former Motion Picture Association of America bossman and Texas native Jack Valenti was scheduled to speak at the Nasher Sculpture Center, as part of the AFI Dallas Internat ... More >>

  • Film

    February 15, 2007

    Spy Vs. Spy

    Billy Ray takes on another liar: FBI traitor Robert Hanssen

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2006

    The Day Jim Schutze Met Gerald Ford and Asked Him the Worst Question Ever

    Jerry Ford has died. I seldom have personal feelings for politicians, but Ford's death makes me sad. Of course, that may be because I played such an important part personally in his presidency. This is a short story, so I'll try to make it long. People born since 1973 probably can't imagine how weir ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006
  • Blogs

    May 5, 2006

    Ray Nagin's Dallas Daze

    In the June issue of Vanity Fair is a riveting excerpt from Douglas Brinkley's forthcoming book The Great Deluge, which chronicles in horrific detail how New Orleans drowned in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and just who let it happen. One of the leading suspects is New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who's ... More >>

  • Film

    February 9, 2006


    Harrison Ford runs smack into a Firewall, poor guy

  • Film

    May 13, 2004

    Pitt and the Pabulum

    Brad's ripped and The Iliad's shredded in the scintillating spectacle Troy

  • Film

    August 3, 2000

    Bacon's bits

    Verhoeven's invisible-man movie is a crass, Hollow effort

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Odd Man Out

    Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.

  • News

    November 26, 1998

    Officer down

    Thirty-five years ago, Jesse Curry was Dallas' respected, popular police chief. Then Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, and Curry became just one more victim of the Kennedy assassination.

  • Film

    June 11, 1998

    Beach bums

    With a tired plot and cutout characters, Six Days, Seven Nights seems longer

  • News

    April 30, 1998

    Air Joyner

    Onetime fly jock Tom Joyner has landed a radio deal with Corporate America that is making him the conscience of the black community

  • Film

    January 1, 1998

    Hype and holler

    The best of 1997 was OK, but sometimes the worst was better

  • Film

    September 25, 1997

    Cold bore

    It's big and loud, but this Peacemaker is still a dud

  • Film

    July 24, 1997

    Going down

    Air Force One nosedives into an ocean of ennui