The people who love and defend White Rock Lake Park are not idiots and nutcases. They went to war two years ago against a plan to mow Winfrey Point meadow and turn it into a commercial parking lot, because they did not want a commercial parking lot in a beautiful park. But five months later they rea ... More >>
Trail Life USA, the splinter group that formed when Irving-based Boy Scouts of America decided to admit openly gay members, is many things: openly evangelical, unapologetically homophobic, generally lame. It is not, however, a modern-day incarnation of the Hitler youth. You'd be forgiven for thinki ... More >>
We had assumed, back when Dallas police first floated their proposal to crack down on "spontaneous encampments," that the measure was a delayed response to Occupy Dallas. Turns out, we were wrong. "This is not toward a specific group at all," Dallas Police Chief David Brown told the City Council's ... More >>
Last month, Gary Lacara was "100 percent" sure that Bike the City, his 30-mile, Dallas-to-McKinney charity bicycle tour scheduled for a Sunday morning in April, was a go. "I wouldn't attempt this if I wasn't," he told Unfair Park at the time. And there was no reason to think he couldn't organize a ... More >>
Starting at 7 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, all four lanes of Central Expressway will be shut down for several hours as some 10,000 cyclists pedal their way from downtown Dallas to McKinney. That's at least what a group called Bike the City is promising. It's an undeniably badass plan, reappropriating ... More >>
At CTD and Lewisville, two winning comedies reveal the ugly side of beauty pageants.
It speaks volumes that people at The Dallas Morning News, like some other people in Dallas who should know better, do not know what heavy industry is. Two pieces in the print edition of the paper this morning describe scrap-metal and architectural remnant recyclers near Lamar Avenue as "heavy indust ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.
At some point during last evening's North Texas Tollway Authority/Texas Department of Transportation Incredibly Boring Event, I realized I was having almost as much fun seeing all the same old pro-toll road partisans again as I was running into my fellow usual-suspect road-haters. These things have ... More >>
A Downtown Dallas 360 rendering, which also graces today's Complete Streets briefing. Because they are, you see, related. Very.Afternoon, Friends. Thanks for tuning into today's liveblog of the Transportation and Environment Committee meeting up here in City Hall, during which we'll hear about pl ... More >>
That church-turned-home on East Side Avenue keeps getting less and less expensive.I was looking for something entirely unrelated on LoopNet this afternoon when I came across this: The family trying to sell the former St. John's United Methodist Church on East Side Avenue has come off its asking p ... More >>
Click to expand this map provided last week by the Texas Commission on Environmental QualityWay back in '97, and again last June, we told you the story of Sue Pope -- a Midlothian rancher who became legendary for taking on pollution-spewing TXI -- and the genesis of the fund named in her honor, w ... More >>
So I am here, back in the overflow room at the Federal Palace of Justice downtown watching the Dallas City Hall federal corruption trial, and I see that we have come to one of the most fundamental and time-honored traditions of Dallas politics: that fine old institution called "walking-around money. ... More >>
Local swingers think life is a bowl of cherries, but Duncanville wants to spit out the Pit
With their best team since the '90s dynasty, the Cowboys can stop merely flirting with a championship
Angela Hunt has just blown the center right out of Laura Miller's defense of the Trinity River toll road, and she has done it with a bit of investigative reporting that should have our tree-climbing ex-reporter mayor tied in little green Boy Scout knots. Miller has been defending her plan for a big ... More >>
Jim Schutze is inviting Tim Rogers to go swimming in the Trinity. Tim has to go first. Wick Allison's worthy acolyte, Tim Rogers, slapped me silly and cleared up a lot of confusion about the manmade lake planned for downtown with his post this morning on the D magazine blog, FrontBurner. Rogers expl ... More >>
Buzz gets his jollies keeping tabs on 2005's naughty and nice guys. OK, mostly naughty.
Downey and Kilmer make perfect detectives in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Mission Giant makes art-rock that is equal parts spectacle and sound. Just don't call them Devo.
Revisiting the story of the 1937 New London gas explosion--the worst tragedy involving schoolchildren in American history
15 years later, Frank Miller once more dons Batman's cape and cowl
Carrollton takes one step backward as it tries to make amends with Mother Nature
Goddess in the Doorway (Virgin) / Driving Rain (Capitol)
A Home Alone for the grown-up set, Italian style
Why don't tourists flock to the meteor crater outside of Odessa? Because most don't know a bona fide Texas treasure from a hole in the ground.
Nile is the sole practitioner of "Ithyphallic Metal." Grab a dictionary.
Q Cinema reveals the state of homo social evolution
Buzz hacks through the past in search of the cool cats and fools of the year that was
Marvel's mutants are a modest squad of dullards in this frustrating adaptation
From the week of February 10
Stone fumbles the rock in Any Given Sunday
American Airlines refuses to let a threat from the religious right steer the company off its gay-friendly course
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Studios and audiences are embracing an overdue trend: female-empowerment films
Witless and laughable, Executive Decision fails the smirk test
Mel Gibson talks about Braveheart, movie stardom, and media treachery
For Jeff Frye, North Loop Dodge is a long way from Port Charlotte