The city's proposed rules for drivers operating motor vehicles near cyclists -- that they must pass at a safe distance, can't turn right into their path, and, last but not least, aren't allowed to pelt them with things from car windows -- seem like no-brainers. Anyone who doesn't think they are a go ... More >>
Urban Explorers are ignoring history and unearthing real nature in Dallas. Now it's your turn to follow the trail they've blazed.
Billy Joel recently did a version of Oak Cliff's Better Block Project in his hometown of Oyster BayThis afternoon I stumbled across this website: The Better Block: A Planning Tool for Urban Retrofit . Which, of course, refers to Jason Roberts's twice-executed Oak Cliff experiment in which the peo ... More >>
I was tipped off to Ibex by an airport shuttle driver who was born in Ethiopia. When I told him I'd heard there wasn't any great Ethiopian food in Dallas, he looked at me quizzically and asked "What about Ibex?" Ibex opened three months ago on the ground floor of a generic-looking office bui ... More >>
On the far left, Neil Finn and his mustache. Next to him? Nick Seymour.On a hot summer day last month, I played the "international calling game" with Crowded House's bassist Nick Seymour. I harassed operators and PR reps to no avail: The number I was dialing was not in service. I wondered what in ... More >>
The scene outside the Lakewood (oof) Whole Foods every Tuesday eveningA new phrase enters my impoverished lexicon: "North Oak Cliff snobbery." I had called an East Dallas biko leader to ask about something, and he used that phrase in reference to North Oak Cliff bikos. My gosh. The Dallas biko wo ... More >>
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