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    October 28, 2014

    The Week in Stars Hockey: Discovering Godzilla, How Not To Stop Pucks

    Here are some other things I like about ice hockey. See Also: Our Englishman Falls In Love With Weird-Ass Hockey There are approximately 11 billion shots per game (I discovered this number using a complex analysis that may or may not be flawed). There are so many shots that you need intermissions ... More >>

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    May 20, 2014

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Announce September Dallas Visit

    Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers made their fans happy twice over this morning with the announcement of a new album and a slew of North American tour dates taking place in late summer. The album, Hypnotic Eye, due out on Reprise Records July 29, is Petty's 16th studio album and his first in four year ... More >>

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    August 9, 2013

    Hatch Peppers Have Arrived in Dallas

    Fields in Hatch, New Mexico, are bright green and prime for picking. The small farming town tucked in the southwestern corner of the state (population 1,648) has become famous for its green chiles, which are a variant of the Anaheim pepper. For decades the town has hosted a Hatch Chile Festival on L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Meshuggah Helps A Cancer Patient's Dream Comes True

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Last Shot: Meeting Meshuggah

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    To Boo or Not to Boo: How to Welcome Josh Hamilton Back to Arlington

    This afternoon, Josh Hamilton and his luxuriant, flake-free hair will take the field in Arlington for the first time since dashing the Rangers' playoff hopes by badly muffing routine fly ball then bolting for Anaheim. And no one really needs to be reminded of last season's summer-long slump, his abs ... More >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    August 12, 2011

    Whitt's End: 8.12.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Just stop it with the calls for Stephen McGee to get more playing time, or even be elevated to No. 2. Watch the game. He's horrible. He can overcome sloppy footwork, inaccuracy and a lack ... More >>

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    July 22, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.22.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Dear NFL owners, you're a slimy lot. Signed, Everyone. Basically on Thursday the owners ratified a proposal, not an agreement. They made a deal with themselves. Then -- with darting eyes th ... More >>

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    March 31, 2011
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    August 11, 2010

    It Truly Is a Dream Season as Texas Rangers Inch Toward Home Sell-Out. In August.

    Baseball Almanac​If you were planning on attending tonight's Rangers-Yankees game -- and I was considering it -- be warned: It's damned near a sell-out. Ballclub spokesman John Blake just sent word:As of 1:30 p.m., only obstructed view and scattered single tickets remain for tonight's Texas Ranger ... More >>

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    August 6, 2010

    Flapjack Flap: Mimi's Cafe vs. The Original Pancake House

    Mimi's Cafe Pancakes​In one of those slow motion, cinematic moments that history brings us, a pancake went flying through the air as Napoleon (the impish emperor of France not the nunchuck wielding dweeb from the 2004 indie film, Napoleon Dynamite) attempted an intervention between his sausage ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Gig Alert: The 12th of Never Tonight at The Cavern

    The 12th of Never​Local hard rock/metal band The 12th of Never has just finished recording its debut album and will certainly feature a bevy of tracks from said album when the band plays tonight at The Cavern.Although The 12th of Never has been around in one form or another since 2003, the quartet ... More >>

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    June 30, 2010

    Just Call It Milo Butterfingers

    ​Where: Milo Butterfingers, 5645 SMU Blvd., 214-368-9212When: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. every day, with additional discounts all day Monday through WednesdayWhat: Various discounts from 25 cents to $1 off drinks during happy hour, plus $6 pitchers all day Monday, $2 wells all day Tuesday and $2 pints all ... More >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Praising Josh Hamilton While Solving the Claw

    ​A nod to old Dallas wrestler Fritz Von Erich? A psychological ploy by hitting coach Clint Hurdle? Fallout from last year's swine flu? After seeing two more Texas Rangers smack extra-base hits last week and then make bizarre hand gestures -- Ian Kinsler did a wide-arm double claw and Josh Ham ... More >>

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    April 22, 2010

    Q&A: Richie James Follin of The Willowz Talks Maturity and The Letter Z. Also: A Giveaway!

    Anaheim, California's The Willowz have been doing the punk/soul/garage/blues thing since 2002--and to some fine results. In 2004, two of the band's songs added much-needed grit to the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind soundtrack. Featuring Richie James Follin's screeching, J. Mascis-inspired sin ... More >>

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    April 9, 2010

    So, How Amazing Was Mike Modano's (Maybe) Final Game at the AAC?

    Mike Modano told us Wednesday: He won't know whether he's retiring till, most likely, July -- after he turns 40 and around the time the training camp bell rings. And there are myriad other factors at work as well, among them whether or not there's a new owner in place who wants him around (unless, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Dallas Barista Froths Up Winning Concoctions At White Rock Coffee

    ​Well Dallas, think your favorite barista at your favorite coffee shop "makes the perfect cappuccino" or "pulls the best shots of espresso in town?" Then you may want to head over to White Rock Coffee this weekend for the chance to see how he or she stacks up against the shop's own, competition-wi ... More >>

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    January 27, 2010

    The Best Texas Rangers News You've Heard in a Long Time

    ​Don't remember if the Texas Rangers have ever had an owner with as grand of a vision as Chuck Greenberg. Have no idea if it will help them pitch, hit or finish better. But, regardless, it's nice to hear an owner recognize where he is and what his should strive to be. As in, not a penny-pinch ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    On The Range: Hatch Green Chiles

    ​On The Range is a weekly exploration of the history and lore of Texas menu items.As the song says, deep in December it's nice to remember...Every Labor Day, the tiny town of Hatch, New Mexico springs to life with the Hatch Valley Chile Festival. Thousands of Chileheads from all across the countr ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009
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    July 24, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.24.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Once upon a time Walter Cronkite was the "most trusted man in America." His death got me wondering who wears that crown today? The answer hurts: Oprah. *Sure smells like the Dallas Mavericks - who lo ... More >>

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    July 21, 2009

    Dude Food: Ojeda's

    Ojeda's chili rellenoEach week the Dude Food guys assess the 'masculinity' of Dallas area dives. The more fried meat and junk on the walls, the better the rating...Ojeda's4617 Maple Ave. 214-528-8383Dude Factor: 8, or Lucky Day, on a scale of 1 (The Singing Bush) to 10 (El Guapo)Thanks to its quick ... More >>

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    July 7, 2009

    Glass Halfway Full? Or Empty?

    Well, that sucked.With one All-Star back in the lineup and another shoulda-been All-Star on the mound, the Texas Rangers began their crucial three-game series in Anaheim last night by promptly taking a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The next time there was good news for Josh Hamilto ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2009
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    May 20, 2009

    On The Range: Chiles Rellenos

    Chiles rellenos, Emeril-stylePoblano peppers or Anaheim? When making chiles rellenos, the chef must first consider which pepper might better serve his or her vision of the completed dish. Indeed, they are similar and both are widely used, but tasting reveals subtle but noticeable differences. ... More >>

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    April 9, 2009

    The Texas Strangers

    Seriously, who are these guys? With generally the same cast of characters that has face-planted out of the gate the last two seasons, the Texas Rangers are off to a dream start. Granted 2-0 gets only a subtle nod in Boston or New York or Anaheim, but in Arlington it's cause to get Laura Miller ... More >>

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    February 2, 2009

    Food For Thought...

    "I am not an Obama supporter. Could never be, and as much as having an African-American in the White House could be a good thing, having one with Marxist ideals is certainly not a good thing! I will not be patronizing your restaurant,  much less the 'Obama Room.'" (Patron--make that former patr ... More >>

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    January 14, 2009

    Arlington-based Country Vixen Glitter Rose Plays NAMM Convention, The Palms in Vegas

    The National Association for Music Merchants is having its winter get together in Anaheim, California this week and Arlington's Glitter Rose (right, as photographed by Kaci Okabayashi of Industrial Envy) is playing a showcase for Moody Leather, the company that endorses her guitar strap. Ms. Rose in ... More >>

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    December 25, 2008
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    November 7, 2008

    Fallling Stars

    Could she have given our hockey team the Kiss of Death? Dunno, have to ask the Republicans I guess. Compared to the Dallas Stars, the Cowboys are as harmonious and giddy as a group of true-blue Democrats. Maybe you’ve been too worried about your football team’s implosion to notice, but your ... More >>

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    September 9, 2008

    We’re No. 2! We’re No. 2!

    Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Same as it ever was. Came across a quote from Texas Rangers’ bench Art Howe this morning that summed up the perverted perspective of our local baseball team: “ … if we finish second, we’ve had a heck of a year, no matter what our record is be ... More >>

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    March 31, 2008

    Now That Basketball Season's Almost Over, Guess It's Time For Baseball. Joy.

    Kevin Millwood, the Rangers' ... um ... ace? Sure, we'll go with "ace." One season commencing and another, um, crashing? Tonight on Fox Sports Net Southwest you can watch Your Texas Rangers begin another march toward mediocrity in their season opener against the Seattle Mariners at 5:40, followed b ... More >>

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    January 28, 2008

    Your Texas Rangers Are Bidding on Hosting the 2015 All-Star Game

    The program from the Ballpark's sole hosting of MLB's All-Star extravaganza Spent a cold, damp, freaky foggy Saturday at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington for the team’s annual mid-winter Fan Fest. Biggest news: A li'l baseball birdie told me the Rangers are in the process of officially bidding to hos ... More >>

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    November 13, 2007

    Texas Rangers '08 Schedule Released -- We'll Be In Last By April 7!

    Because it totally makes sense to announce the schedule for the 2008 baseball season on November 13, the Texas Rangers today released next season's schedule and game times -- so, really, no pushing or shoving as you line up for season tix. For them's so interested, the first regular season game take ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007
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    April 5, 2007
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    April 4, 2007

    Reunited, And It Feels So Good

    Babe Laufenberg's back in the Cowboys' booth, so what does that mean for his TV gig? How 'bout some Cowboys-related issues to chew on while waiting around today for this total waste of time and another Rangers loss in Anaheim? As predicted, Babe Laufenberg will return to the Cowboys' radio booth thi ... More >>

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    January 12, 2007

    Hokey Hockey

    This is how disinterested we are in hockey this season: We had no idea till Richie said so that the Stars had a female public address announcer. That's cool. Remember waaaay back when goalie Marty Turco had it all figured out and the Dallas Stars jumped out of the gate as one of the NHL's best team ... More >>

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    August 2, 2006

    A Holy Mess

    Daystar, a local broadcaster that carries T.D. Jakes, is having trouble getting blessed to air in Los Angeles. Daystar Television Network--the Marcus Lamb-owned powerhouse that bought KDTN-Channel 2 from KERA in 2003 for some $20 mil and has some 50 million viewers worldwide, so it claims--wants to ... More >>

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    July 20, 2006
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    May 18, 2006

    Wallop Pack

    Size matters--and so does steak--at Ranch

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    May 2, 2006
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    March 15, 2006

    America's Past Prime

    Ssssh. Hear that? Is it butterflies peein' in a cotton field? Vince Young's gears turnin'? Bode Miller's Olympic medals clanging together? Nope, just the hollow clamor surrounding the World Baseball Classic. Chalk up another one for Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig. First, despite a moun ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2005

    Zest is Best

    Spice things up with ZestFest

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    The Willowz

    Tuesday, July 19, at Rubber Gloves

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    November 11, 2004
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    October 2, 2003

    Get a Life

    Fight AIDS one step at a time

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    Desperate Measures

    Welcome (again) to the Arena League, where Desperados are kind, giants are invisible and rock concerts turn into football games

  • Dining

    January 12, 1995

    Clear skies ahead

    Fog City Diner endures a few rocky opening weeks, but promises great things to come

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