The most interesting of the three institutions that comprise the sprawling George W. Bush Presidential Center at SMU is the museum, which is filled with artifacts from the former president's life. There's the bullhorn he used to address first responders from the rubble of Ground Zero in 2001, the wi ... More >>
Musical take on classic Texas tales pales compared to less-lavish Kismet
The nominees for the cinematic super bowl, the 2012 Academy Awards, were announced yesterday, and as always there were a few of the year's best pictures and performances that were left warming the bench by the all-powerful Academy. Martin Scorsese's Hugo leads the game with 11 nods, beating out th ... More >>
Inside Sherwani Bakery (2040 West Spring Creek Parkway) in Plano, Salah Hassan, the Iraqi baker and proprietor, greets me by extending his forearm for a handshake. Caked dough and flour generously coat his hands, but his hospitality is as deeply ingrained as the dark burn scars along his arm. ... More >>
It's not a matter of if, but merely when. The Big 12 is kaput. When the Board of Regents at OU and Texas yesterday empowered their respective school presidents (David Boren and Williams Powers) to explore new conference affiliations, it officially signaled the beginning of the end for the I ... More >>
KBR, Inc., the massive and controversial Houston-based wartime contractor that has landed billions in military contracts for erecting base camps and supplying fuel for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, will have to convince a federal judge in Dallas that race and religion had nothing to do wi ... More >>
Photos by Brantley HargroveMohammed and his mulchMohammed squatted atop a five-foot pile of mulch, his shovel jabbed into the chaff somewhere out in the snake-infested, cedar-scrubbed hill country southwest of Dallas. Sweat darkened his black Reebok shirt and soaked his ankle socks and his co ... More >>
There's quite a bit of an international flavor to the musical offerings in our area this evening, which is one of the more interesting Monday nights we've seen in a while.
Sgt. Mark S. RickertLateef Al-Saraji, his wife Teresa and her daughter, Sgt. Kristin L. Cruikshank, were profiled in an Army magazine in 2003.An Iraq-born U.S. Army translator and his wife have filed suit against the Dallas Police Department and a local nightclub, alleging that the husband was be ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The Texas Rangers' slogan this season: "It's Time". The Texas Rangers' situation on September 3: "It's Over." With 29 games remaining, the Rangers could go 14-15 and the A's would have to go 24- ... More >>
For weeks we've wondered: When will Dallas get around to building an honest-to-God movie-television production facility? Because the city's filling up with shows, but production companies have scant options: Fair Park, which The Good Guys will have to adios upon its August return (fingers crossed ... More >>
The motto of the 89th Military Police Brigade, with whom Hadi worked in IraqThis morning's Los Angeles Times visits Arlington to the story of Malek Hadi, an Iraqi who lost all of his right leg, some of his left leg and several of his fingers in September 2006. At the time the explosive shattered ... More >>
Sgt. Wesley DurbinOn September 14, 26-year-old Army Sgt. Wesley Durbin of Hurst was killed at a small patrol base south of Baghdad when he and another soldier, 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Darris Dawson of Florida, were gunned down by a fellow soldier. As The Dallas Morning News noted in September, Durbin ... More >>
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms
Given any thought to how you're going to react when you encounter George W. on the streets of Dallas?
Furr's Fresh Buffet 1540 Eastgate Drive Garland 972-682-8948 A couple weeks ago a family member informed me of the decision to forgo the traditional home cooked Thanksgiving meal in favor of eating out. Several reasons were cited, including--but not limited to--old age, convenience, disparate mea ... More >>
Oliver Stone assigns motive to Dubya's m.o., but at this point, who cares?
Two Texas brothers fall in the war on terrorone in combat, one by his own hand
A Marine mom dies in Iraq, but don't let Grace Is Gone get to you
No wonder all the bees are dying—Seinfeld's movie is embarrassing
Ray Hunt, who's only following in his friend George's footsteps One week after George W. Bush said he didn't know nothin' 'bout no deal 'tween his buddy Ray Hunt and the Kurdistan Regional Government, which allows Hunt Oil Company to drill for oil over the Iraq, a Bush Administration official's tell ... More >>
March Madness ain't nothing compared to Ambush Alley
Dallas, home to the George W. Bush think tank. Let's think about that.
Uncle Sam wants you--especially if you're Latino
Spc. Aaron Preston's job in Iraq was to find, secure and destroy or dismantle IEDs. One killed Preston and two other soldiers Christmas Day. On Saturday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, I saw a movie called Grace is Gone, starring John Cusack. It is about a man named Stanley P ... More >>
Eric Kruger, the brother of singer-songwriter Kristy Kruger, was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq last week. A Friend of Unfair Park who introduced us years ago to 2006 Dallas Observer Music Awards-winner Kristy Kruger sends sad news. Kruger, who took the trophy for Best Female Singer, posted on h ... More >>
Why We Fight probes America's passion for war
In Ridley Scott's latest epic, it's good for one really stunning siege
When Tom Cruise plays the bad guy, the results aren't very good
Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly
In a new film, a local boy goes to war and realizes, yup, it sure is hell
Enough with the Martha Stewart act. Fix some potholes, will ya?
Plus: Where's Newy?
At the Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up while the U.S. blows up Iraq
Channel 11's Rene Syler makes a big-market leap, and the press jumps her, of course
Blood is Thicker Than Water (AMC/Major Money Entertainment)
Where the bold can French-kiss a cow
The center of the musical universe, Austin welcomes the beautiful and the ugly
A year so good, not even Sleater-Kinney makes the Top 10
After 26 years of fighting crooks and facial hair, a renowned landlord hangs it up
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX