• Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas this Weekend, April 25-27

    This weekender contains a very rare occurrence in which the majority (six out of 10) of notable live music events listed are taking place on Sunday. Maybe Dallas promoters will one day stop their tried and true method of throwing a dart at a wall calendar to pick a concert date, but until then, this ... More >>

  • News

    July 11, 2013

    The Fight Over The Future of Texas' Deer

    Animal breeders square off against Texas.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Burton Knight Agrees to Truce with City Hall on Water-Friendly Lawn, Gets to Keep His Cacti

    Burton Knight is declaring a qualified victory in his battle with City Hall over his water-friendly lawn. "I was able to negotiate keeping the cactuses and not the boulders," Knight said. "I think that I'd rather have the biodiversity and the pleasures that cactuses bring than the rocks, even thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2013

    By Saying No to Xeriscaping, Heavy-Handed Historic Preservationists Fight to Keep Legacy of Waste and Slavery

    Sure, historic preservation is a great idea, if people could just decide what history to preserve. In a recent decision to make East Dallas homeowners rip out native plants and replace them with sod, the Dallas Landmark Commission has come down solidly on the side of stupid history. The commission ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    Ten Awesome Food Items That Aren't Food

    We think about weird shit sometimes. This is one of those times. 1. Pizza Sleeping Bag (above) This why-the-eff-didn't-I-think-of-that idea from B Fiber and Craft combines the unique pizza passion that exists inside us all with our desire to sleep outside. For a mere 250 American dollars (plus ship ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2009

    While Glee's Off For Two Weeks, a True-Life, Tigertoned Alternative at Woodrow Wilson

    ​Here's proof, as if we needed it, that Woodrow Wilosn is the one high school in Dallas capable of producing high-achieving graduates not afraid to appear in international situations wearing odd pants. We offer this photo of Woodrow Wilson High School Over-and-Over Achiever Thomas Simpson and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Down On The Grass-Fed Farm: The Beef May Be Better, But It's Still Damn Hard Work

    Jayme RutledgeMarguerite Robbins with her cattle.​ Sweat pours down Marguerite's sun-baked face. She feels briars scratching through her dusty jeans. The buzzing and biting of mosquitoes is maddening. So is the old fence lining one of the back pastures. It's broken again. Marguerite stops wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Investors' Lawsuit Goes After Perot-Run Family Fund, Now Worth "Less Than Zero"

    On Sunday, The Dallas Morning News ran a piece headlined "The last, frantic days of Perot family hedge fund," which detailed how Parkcentral Global Hub Ltd. -- described in the story as "a Bermuda-chartered fund run from Plano and Dallas by the Perot family" -- saw its assets dwindle from $2.5 billi ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 9, 2006

    Alley Fat

    This grill requires a high-cholesterol billfold

  • Dining

    July 20, 2006

    Head East

    Alessio's is Euro-friendly

  • Music

    July 20, 2006

    Burntsienna Trio

    Gregor-Jotace Mission Cathedral (TXMF)

  • Dining

    April 13, 2006

    Doll Parts

    Why do women need a girls' night out?

  • Dining

    March 3, 2005

    Hooked Fish

    Big Fish Little Fish space to get big makeover

  • Calendar

    March 11, 2004

    Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

    There's shearing and cheering at St. Baldrick's Celebration

  • Film

    September 25, 2003

    Tuscan Raider

    Diane Lane indulges in Italian pleasures while ignoring those of the source material

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Toilet Seats

    Teter's Faucet Parts Corp.

  • News

    November 23, 2000

    Pirate Ride

    Lou Reese's biggest creditor says it has found his Caribbean hideaway

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Met Memories

    Sure, this column is full of cuss words and self-indulgence. So was my old paper.

  • News

    January 27, 2000


    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."

  • Music

    September 17, 1998

    Big in Japan

    P-Funk keyboardist Bernie Worrell doesn't want America to lose its funkiness

  • Music

    August 27, 1998

    Something about Jonathan

    Jonathan Richman helped invent punk and geek rock. Now, he comes pogo-sticking back into your life with There's Something About Mary

  • Culture

    December 18, 1997

    The high cost of winning

    An insurance company has been paying ex-Cowboys workers comp, but Jerry Jones insists it's not his problem

  • Dining

    December 4, 1997

    Save us from the Rainforest

    Even with decent food, Rainforest Cafe makes appetites endangered species

  • News

    September 12, 1996


    The great mystery of Perot's 1992 presidential bid was his sudden decision to quit the race. Biographer Gerald Posner found that Perot was a victim of a shadowy soldier of fortune-- and his own delusions.

  • Culture

    November 2, 1995

    The making of Mike Hargrove

    It took a tender Texan to get the Cleveland Indians into the World Series

  • Music

    September 28, 1995
  • Film

    February 9, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX