Israel Keyes, an itinerant construction worker and Army vet, spent much of the past decade crisscrossing the United States, carrying out kidnappings, robbing banks, and murdering at least eight people, according to Time.
His crime spree came to an end on March 13, when he was pulled over in Lufkin ... More >>
Back in 2006, The Long Winters released Putting the Days to Bed, one of that year's best efforts, but various personal issues resulted in frontman John Roderick taking an extended leave of absence. Since then, he's appeared as a sideman on efforts by Death Cab for Cutie and Nada Surf, but a new Long ... More >>
This week in food blogs, some special people ate special meals, Dallas placed ahead of Anchorage but behind everywhere else, and someone finally thought to stick corndogs in cocktails. Read on.
City of Ate
Scott Reitz decides Wild Salsa is decent for its hit-or-miss selection of tacos, passa ... More >>
FlickrTravel Leisure readers recently voted on their favorite foodie cities in America. Dallas clocked in at number 32, ahead of only Orlando, Vegas and Anchorage and behind San Antonio (10), Austin (15) and Houston (24), and more or less every other city of note. According to Travel Lei ... More >>
Commit!'s no Dallas Achieves, swearAt its August 11 board briefing, Michael Casserly, executive director of the D.C.-based Council of the Great City Schools, told the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees: It could be a good, long while till you find a suitable replacement for Mi ... More >>
Yesterday marked the 53rd anniversary of the Billboard Hot 100 pop chart. Launched in 1958, the chart combined statistics gleaned from both radio airplay and sales of individual singles to determine a single's popularity. Today, the Hot 100 chart is topped by LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" -- proo ... More >>
Arctic Rhino Coffee Porter from Midnight Sun Brewing Co.Last week I wrote about the Alaskan Brewing Co. beers that I tried on a recent trip to Ketchikan, Alaska. But Alaskan Brewing Co. isn't the only Alaskan brewing company. Patrick Michels recommended Fairbanks' Silver Gulch in the comments. Wh ... More >>
So says Men's Health in its July-August issue, in which the magazine ranks the top 100 major U.S. cities' "sports-obsessed citizenry" and puts Arlington at the very top o' the list with an "A " ranking. Says here that myriad factors went into the ranking -- everything from the number of folks who at ... More >>
Nick Prueher, left, and Joe Pickett, the touring kings of forgotten VHS.If, after years of YouTube, unintentionally funny strangers just aren't that funny anymore, there may be only one cure, and -- lucky you -- it's stopping in town tonight at the Lakewood Theater.The Found Footage Festival is a co ... More >>
Flickr user: Stuck in CustomsIn December 2007, the Dallas City Council was briefed on the Office of Economic Development's long-term wish list for the central business district: Revitalizing Downtown: Creating Anchors to Build the Core, the Roadmap 2008-2015. The doc set specific benchmarks to be re ... More >>