Betty Ford

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Betty Ford Clinic to Open Temporary Dallas Center. For 7-Year-Olds.

    If former first lady Betty Ford didn't make it cool to go to rehab, she certainly helped erase some of the stigma associated with admitting to drug and alcohol abuse. She struggled publicly with alcoholism and painkiller addiction and, as a result, established the Betty Ford Center in California. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    A First (If Slightly Hungover) Look at RedFork Tavern's Weekend Brunch

    ​After a long night of doing shots in honor of the late Betty Ford (yeah, I'm going to hell. Window seat, please), brunch seemed like the best solution. So I picked myself up and went early Saturday morning afternoon to check out a new brunch spot, and get myself some bacon grease and a bit of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Microwaveable Entrees Freeze Out Brown Bag Lunch Meetings

    The Dallas Historical Society this week released a schedule for its upcoming "brown bag lunch" series, an institution some statistics suggest is rapidly becoming quaint. ​Brown bag lunches continue to thrive in academic settings, where professorial types are happy to have the chance to lunch ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 5, 2007

    Metrosexual Cowboy

    Keith Urban plays the AAC

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    People, People Who Read People

    When she's not running the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Nancy Brinker's reading People magazine. How do we know this? Because she has a letter in the new issue (the one with Tyra Banks on the cover) -- specifically, a response to a story the magazine recently did on Betty Ford (or Jerry ... More >>

  • Music

    August 19, 2004

    Rock Star Olympics

    Snoop Dogg vs. Bob Marley? Ike vs. Courtney? Let the games begin.

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    Last Call

    The career of Dallas sportswriter Jim Dent was skyrocketing, then booze and bad behavior caused a hard landing

  • Music

    January 18, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    A flood of inaugural party invites hits our mailbox

  • News

    January 11, 2001

    Hello, My Name is Pervert

    Outcasts among us, sex offenders struggle to find treatment and lead normal lives in a justice system that gives them little of either

  • Music

    November 26, 1998

    Too high. Period.

    Curt Kirkwood, now living in Austin, is still a Meat Puppet. His brother Cris is a missing-in-action junkie

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    Wrestling With Tragedy

    As the sole survivor of his family's ring dynasty, Kevin Von Erich struggles to keep a painful past alive.

  • News

    December 14, 1995

    The Last Days Of Mickey Mantle

    Booze, baseball, and broads: A tarnished hero's deathbed regrets--and final redemption Exclusive Observer excerpt from David Falkner's new biography

  • Music

    July 13, 1995

    Too punk to f--

    Ethyl Merman makes 'dance music for the poor'