Some situations are not nuanced. That didn't keep Mac Engel from making excuses for Adrian Peterson in this morning's Star-Telegram. Peterson, he says, may have abused his two sons when he allegedly beat them to the point of bleeding and scarring, but he is not a child abuser -- which is kind of lik ... More >>
Jerry Jones capped off what's been a representative week for him with a vote of confidence for embattled NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on his weekly radio show on 105.3 The Fan. After being asked "What's your feeling on the Ray Rice issue?," whatever the hell that means, Jones answered from the bo ... More >>
News reports this morning indicate that one of the Cowboys' few defensive bright spots from last season, cornerback Orlando Scandrick, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2014 regular season for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing substance abuse policy. Scandrick has already lo ... More >>
Despite cold and rainy weather, fans came out to Reunion Park for Sunday's big March Madness Music Festival finale. The Wind and The Wave, Pat Green, fun., and the man of the hour, Bruce Springsteen, put on a rain or shine show that couldn't be stopped or even hampered by the elements. The usual a ... More >>
The 50-foot limestone angels trumpeting from the façade of Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth face a trio of venues hidden from the outside world. Hyena's Comedy Night Club is down a grand staircase on the right. There's a smaller stage next to it. And on the left is Queen City Music Hall, which o ... More >>
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Lost Boys: New child-sex-trafficking research demolishes the stereotype of the underage sex worker.
It was already a bad week for Dez Bryant, after former mentor Deion Sanders reiterated that he is severing ties with the firebrand Cowboys' receiver. Now Bryant is on the verge of more legal trouble after standing up a New Jersey memorabilia show. According to organizers of the Collectors ... More >>
Had a few other things in mind for this work-week wrap-up; maybe I'll get to 'em tomorrow morning ... if you're really that eager for a couple of Reunion Arena shows, one I attended in '83 and another I wish I'd gone to in '89. But whilst looking for something unrelated this morning on Archive.or ... More >>
A scaled-back version of the House of Blues' gospel brunch, which was mothballed in August, is set to return to the West End restaurant next month. According to featured performer Lady Diamond, who starred in the weekly hallelujah-and-hash show until January 2010, "Gospel Sunday" will be a m ... More >>
Inside the Atlantic City 40/40 ClubLong story short, a friend of the show sent word that he was looking for something entirely unrelated today when he stumbled across the website for The 40/40 Club, a lounge-y "all-American sports bar and lounge owned by hip hop mogul Jay-Z and partner Juan Perez ... More >>
ZazzleOn October 28, the Dallas City Council will vote to renew its contract with the lobbyists who do the city's bidding in Austin and D.C. Right about now, the city spends $502,000 with the likes of CapitalEdge (which also lobbies on behalf of Arlington; Denton, Reno, Nevada; and Huntsville, Al ... More >>
Radiohead's May 18 show was Dallas' top-selling concert of the summer, far as StubHub's concerned.(Michael Insuaste) StubHub just announced "America's 20 Most Rockin' Cities of 2008," and Dallas came in at a somewhat respectable tenth place, edging out Atlanta and Las Vegas but slipping three space ... More >>
Is the recession getting you down? If misery loves company, this mixtape is for you
Things you may have missed the first time
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Neon Bible (Merge)
Excellent seafood, iffy steak at Merkow's
Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez play the Granada
Already dogged by mental illness, Paul Bear ended his life after a mean-spirited outing by a small-town newspaperman
Do the Cowboys need another cornerback? What's the answer, for Pete's sake?
Seventies punk band T.S.O.L. refuses to fade away
High School Hellcats bare their claws at Pocket; one-acts in Addison go to hell and back
If there was any life to this reality-based drama, the filmmakers seem to have missed it
Pete Hunter grew up in Atlantic City casinos, so he knows he's a long shot to make it in the NFL. Then why does he seem like a sure bet?
The Boss is coming to your living room
Pounded by state regulators and rabbit-punched by promoters, the gladiators at Fighter's House struggle for legitimacy
Former superstar Ruben Sierra, exiled in Oklahoma City, is tearing up the minors. As if it matters.
De Palma went to Mars, and all he brought us was this messy movie
Playing a high-rolling mobster, Norm Berger was a convincing undercover agent for the IRS and FBI. Then the government accused him of pocketing some of the proceeds. As Norm would say, "Ya gonna love this one."
Anywhere But Here leaves Susan Sarandon flat on her face
When you're out of options, look no further than the USBL
De Palma gets down and dirty with the jagged, funky Snake Eyes
Larry David brings his Seinfeld-ian perspective to film
Tom Faulkner explores his musical horizons
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Booze, baseball, and broads: A tarnished hero's deathbed regrets--and final redemption Exclusive Observer excerpt from David Falkner's new biography
For Jeff Frye, North Loop Dodge is a long way from Port Charlotte
Lucky Stiff offers the best musical theater you'll find in town