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  • Calendar

    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    Fork Fight in Trinity Groves: The Final Battle (Photos)

    In the final installment of Fork Fight at Trinity Groves, CHINO received four prongs up from the hungry voters. Thursday night marked the eighth delicious cook-off, in which returning champ chef Uno Immanivong took on Chef Sharon von Meter's Beignet Bridge Club. See also: Fork Fight VII: Amberjax ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 18, 2013
  • Calendar

    May 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2012

    OK, We Get it Already. The Perot Science Museum is Freakin' Wonderful.

    Had it again last night. The nightmare. The one where I work for The Dallas Morning News. Woke up with the sweats. It's always the same. The story meeting. In my dream the editor leading the meeting is this huge dude named Bob-George in a baggy gray suit and wingtips with pop-bottle glasses and gig ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 15, 2012
  • News

    March 1, 2012

    The Feds Attack Online Poker

    On Black Friday, The Justice Department killed a $2.5 billion industry.

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Top Golf = Good. Top Magic = Even Better.

    ​You like golf. But not for five hours in 100-degree heat while paying $50. Oh yeah, and you like Skeeball. And bowling, right? Then I've got your solution. TopGolf, which now has two locations, one in Dallas and the newest one in Allen. I beat the heat Saturday afternoon at TopGolf ... More >>

  • News

    May 19, 2011

    Saying Goodbye to Dwaine Caraway, the Mayor of our Dreams

    Here's hoping the next guy is just as bold and bumbling.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    Overstuffed on Turkey? Hah.
    Real (19th Century) Men Eat Quail.

    Would you quail at eating quail?​Eating too much turkey's become a November tradition, but quail was once the fowl of choice for diners set on overindulging. As David Wondrich notes in his splendid new book, Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl, 19th-century sports were terri ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2010
  • News

    May 14, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    The Von Erichs Final Resting Place: A Wrestling Hall of Fame?

    After all, this is The Sportatorium. Right? I grew up watching Saturday Night Wrestling on Channel 11. While the adults played Canasta the kids were banished to the TV room, where we couldn't wait for Bill Mercer on the black-and-white Zenith. I remember Blackjack Mulligan and Frtiz Von Erich a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2008

    Reach Out And Touch LeAnn Rimes Tomorrow Night

    LeeAnn Rimes reaches into her pocket for her new BlackJack II. LeAnn Rimes is giving a free concert tomorrow night at Gilley's, but there's a small catch: the only way to get in is to win tickets in a radio contest or register online to add your name to the standby list. The press material plays ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2008

    Welcome To Orientation

    Pissed for years at my ramblings in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram? Constantly annoyed by my weekly columns in the Dallas Observer? Despise my bloggy rants over at Unfair Park? Well then, congratulations and welcome to your worst nightmare – my own sports blog. As long as you’re here, grab a s ... More >>

  • Film

    March 27, 2008
  • Film

    December 13, 2007

    Mr. Schrader Goes to Washington

    A gay escort finds himself at the center of a classic D.C. scandal in The Walker

  • Calendar

    September 27, 2007

    Building a Bridge

    McPherson signs his Backwash

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2007

    Dan Michalski Posts Best Poker Video Ever

    Fine -- so that's overselling it by just a bit. Nonetheless, great filmmakers zoom in on the little details -- beads of sweat, shifty eyes, restless hands and, now, bouncing feet. Over the weekend, whilst waiting for Plano boy Josh Evans to bust out of the 2007 World Series of Poker, which has nearl ... More >>

  • Music

    December 21, 2006

    Coffee Nods

    Grown (Hardcore Casual)

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2006

    Yeah, People Still Play Poker--When SWAT Isn't Arresting Them

    Friday night was not a good time to get dealt in at an underground poker game. According to Friend of Unfair Park Dan Michalski--and a bunch of eyewitnesses posting their accounts to Dan's Web site, Pokerati.com--Dallas SWAT busted three cardrooms on Friday: Jackie's, JB's and Ace-High (the latter o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2006

    All In

    Pokerati.com This is our friend Shane. He got into the WSOP after winning La Riata. The guy's adorable, isn't he? If you need to find me tomorrow around, oh, 3 p.m., I'll be here: playing poker at the La Riata Gala & Texas Hold 'Em Poker Tournament at Union Station. The thing ain't cheap, but, of c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2006

    Why the Spurs Lost

    Because they were more interested in playing poker with Phil Hellmuth--who I once told to "shut the fuck up, seriously," which makes me the 482nd person to do that last year alone--than beating the Mavericks. At least, that's the impression The Poker Brat gives in this piece appearing today in the L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2006

    Trying Not to Be a Butthead

    Dan Michalski/Pokerati.com In the "Really, That Did Not Happen" Department, Observer art director Mike Simmons stares down 2004 WSOP champ Greg Raymer. If you happen to see 2004 World Series of Poker main event champ Greg "Fossilman" Raymer around town this week, you'll probably be tempted to ask ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 6, 2006

    Here, Here

    One down and Stout still stands

  • Calendar

    September 8, 2005

    Full House

    Michael Kaplan and Brad Reagan show poker's Aces and Kings

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2005
  • Calendar

    December 23, 2004

    Ball Games

    Poker and Monday Night Football go hand in hand at Firewater

  • Music

    November 25, 2004

    Junior Brown

    Saturday, November 27

  • Calendar

    November 4, 2004

    Give 'em Hellmuth

    Poker's crybaby's had his share of Bad Beats and Lucky Draws

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Top Pair

    Clonie Gowen, Dallas-based poker maven

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • News

    September 2, 2004

    Vice City

    Plus: Lush Ladies; Kill Your Tv

  • News

    July 1, 2004

    Dynamite Dave

    David Williams won $3.5 million finishing second in poker's grandest tourney, but dammit, that's just not good enough

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Poker Face

    Clonie Gowen is good for poker. So, how good is Clonie Gowen?

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    Good Muck

    You gotta know when to hold em

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003
  • News

    August 7, 2003
  • News

    July 24, 2003

    Decked

    More square than Rounders, our columnist finds new friends who'll take his poker money

  • Culture

    May 15, 2003

    All In

    We've become a poker nation, so deal me in

  • Film

    March 13, 2003

    Winter of Our Discontent

    Rose Troche uses the Altman method to reveal more suburban discomfort

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    The Poker Skinny

    "The Player" sidebar

  • News

    July 19, 2001

    The Player

    Dallas' T.J. Cloutier may be the best tournament poker player in the world--even though he's never won the "big one." You can bet on it.

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
  • Calendar

    January 13, 2000

    Mob rules

    In case you just woke up this morning, The Sopranos returns Sunday

  • News

    July 22, 1999

    Love's Labor Lost

    Cleared last year of criminal charges, the oilman's former pal now wants cash

  • Music

    June 24, 1999

    Sleep talking

    Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness discusses...well, not much

  • News

    March 26, 1998
  • Film

    December 5, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Calendar

    January 12, 1995
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