Bill Gates

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    The British Guy Samples the Tea at the Renaissance Faire

    Regular readers may remember that I found it amusing to review cream teas and high teas around Dallas, comparing them to their British counterparts. While many of you didn't agree that this was in fact amusing, that's never stopped me before. For the third in a highly infrequent series, I am for som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2012

    An Englishman Gets to Know Peggy Sue

    Peggy Sue BBQ is the easiest barbecue restaurant to chant the name of. That is an undeniable fact. Go ahead and try it. I'll wait here. Catchy, isn't it? With an immediate marketing advantage like that, it's a wonder this place is so deserted of a chilly Monday evening. I also see from the frankly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Let the Democrats Remember: The Wealth of the Nation Doesn't Come from Yachts

    Pins and needles, waiting for the Democrats to open in Charlotte. I am so worried the Obama campaign might stumble on an editorial from The Dallas Morning News and actually read it. Well, not that worried. That would take a lot of stumbling. But what a shame if they did take the News' consistent ed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2012

    Woman Stole a Church, Tried to Sell it Back to Pastor, Lawsuit Claims

    In March 2011, the Exciting Greater New St. John Primitive Baptist Church closed on a modest white clapboard building on 56th Street in South Oak Cliff. The church, led by the Reverend Vincent Davis, appointed three trustees to handle the financing of the purchase and later put Sandra Diamond Taylor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    The Problem With.... Flo Rida's "Good Feeling"

    Flo Rida has only become more and more interchangeable and average since he transitioned from R&B party music like 2008's "Low" to poppish party music like 2009's "Right Round." At this point, he oughta change his name to Cam Ofloj. Or something similar.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Point/Counterpoint: Is Lil Wayne's Newfound Sobriety a Good or Bad Thing?

    Weezy F. Baby‚ÄčLittle Wayne emerged from Rikers Island late last year. Now, owing to the terms of his probation, he must lay off drugs and liquor for three years or return to prison. And, by all accounts, he's kept kosher. And yet something doesn't quite sit right. For the man who once composed a l ... More >>

  • News

    July 22, 2010
  • News

    August 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 10, 2009

    Today In Music News: Big Four Take On Apple, Kings of Leon Talk To Detractors and Jermaine Jackson Turns Humanitarian

    Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, August 10, 2009...The "Big Four" music companies are taking on Apple with a new form of digital music. Maybe they should ask Bill Gates what happened to the Zune. It seems like Kings of Leon are starting to figure out they've sold their soul to the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.28.09

    "This is a journey, and we still have work to do, but expanding our sourcing of beans from Rainforest Alliance Certified farms and partnering with the Gates Foundation represents significant steps." (Steve Yucknut, vice president of sustainability, announcing Kraft's intention to increase coffee be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008

    The Shock Wave Felt 'Round the Amusement Park Business

    Seems like the sound of fun no longer surrounds Six Flags, which, according to this front-page piece in this morning's Wall Street Journal, is "weighed down by $2.4 billion of debt, and faces a $288 million payment to preferred stockholders next August." The amusement park chain, founded in Arlingto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2008

    Mark Cuban Relates an Interesting Bill Gates Story, More or Less

    Picture not taken at Comdex in the 1980s Bill Gates is about to separate himself from Microsoft, not really, and CNET News got a few high-techies to offer their fave memories of the man married to St. Monica Catholic School and Ursuline Academy's bestest grad. Among the chosen people: Steve Jobs, Mi ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008
  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    Guitar Hero Breeds a New Kind of Bar Band

    Videogamers are living out rock and roll fantasies on screens at your local pub

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    French Lessons (From Mrs. Bill Gates)

    Melinda French doesn't do just a whole lot of interviews -- she usually lets her husband, departing (or is that, departing?) Microsoftie Bill Gates, do the couple's heavy high-profile lifting for the two of them, as she's off running their foundation and raising their three kids. But this week, the ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    June 7, 2007

    Three's a Charm

    A promising glimpse of the next Halo

  • Music

    January 4, 2007
  • News

    August 10, 2006

    Royalty pain

    Don't forget to read the fine print

  • News

    February 2, 2006

    Wize Guys

    Here's your chance to get rich quick -- or lose your shirt, in which case, GlobalTec disavows all responsibility for, well, anything

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Stacked Deck

    Giving penny-ante politicians a say over lucrative affordable-housing developments seemed like a good idea--until the FBI came calling

  • Calendar

    March 10, 2005
  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Yuppie Pricks

    Friday, February 11

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004

    The Geek

    Anthony Michael Hall grows up

  • Music

    February 6, 2003
  • Film

    July 11, 2002

    Slow Love

    Christina Ricci finds a way to warm her wickedly funny cold heart in Pumpkin

  • Culture

    May 2, 2002

    Simple Simon

    California Suite isn't Neil Simon's best, but Richardson Theatre Centre could have done worse

  • Film

    April 11, 2002

    Hairy Plotters

    Ignoble savages go ape in Human Nature

  • Culture

    March 14, 2002

    Misery Loves Company

    Addison's Out of the Loop Festival stages some strange, dark, wonderful works

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Odds and Ends

    The more things change, the more we try to keep up

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Industrial Evolution

    The record industry crippled Napster with litigation. But has it made things worse for itself?

  • News

    May 3, 2001

    From Russia, with Love

    Just $25,000 gets you a bundle of hot Russian babes from one Dallas matchmaking firm. What more could a rich American geek ever ask for?

  • Film

    January 11, 2001


    If Antitrust were written in computer code, it'd come up all zeroes

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Hope and Glory

    Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has reason to shout-his money and enthusiasm are resurrecting a dead team

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Grammar School

    Nelly sets out from his beloved St. Louis on the road to fame and fortune

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Software and hard time

    Texas prisons take a byte out of crime with a computer rehab program

  • News

    May 11, 2000

    Cyber bore

    The DotComGuy gets loads of publicity just like this for being a zero

  • Culture

    April 20, 2000

    Fatman and slobbin'

    DC Comics places its superheroes in the RealWorlds

  • Dining

    January 21, 1999

    Oldie but goodie

    Lawry's The Prime Rib: an old wrinkle ahead of its time

  • Calendar

    January 7, 1999

    Night & Day

    January 7 - 13, 1999

  • Calendar

    December 10, 1998
  • Music

    November 26, 1998

    Oh, Brother

    Russell Miles, the "Bill Gates of weird," finds religion in crank calls

  • Calendar

    August 20, 1998

    Night & Day

    August 20 - 26, 1998

  • News

    August 6, 1998

    Rocket man

    Former NASA engineer Tom Moser dreams about launching the next generation of spacecraft from Texas soil

  • Music

    June 25, 1998

    Ani DiFranco, musician

    Reconsidering the image of the do-it-yourself poster child

  • Film

    January 30, 1997

    Pulling up lame

    Hoop Dreams creators cripple the myth of legendary runner Steve Prefontaine

  • News

    September 19, 1996
  • Music

    August 29, 1996

    Cosmic cowboy

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore goes once more into the mystic

  • News

    April 25, 1996
  • News

    April 4, 1996

    Wish Woman

    She hasn't got money or connections. But straight-shooting Linda Terrell is helping dying grownups live their dreams.

  • Film

    November 24, 1994

    Slam dunk

    Hoop Dreams is a thrilling gut check for sports fans and athletes alike

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