The saga of Ty, the Tyrannosaurus bataar fossil smuggled out of Mongolia and into a May 2012 sale by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions, effectively came to a close last month when Eric Prokopi, the "commercial paleontologist" behind the sale, pleaded guilty to illegally smuggling the specimen into the ... More >>
At first blush, it wouldn't seem that Russian President Vladimir Putin and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott have much in common. The former is an ex-KGB agent who, through a bizarre combination of dictatorial repression and sheer animal magnetism, has cemented his status as Russia's de facto leade ... More >>
Islam Karimov is the president of Uzbekistan; he's also widely known as a brutal dictator accused of the systematic use of torture. His regime is charged with things like boiling political dissidents to death and forcibly sterilizing women. Now one of his daughters, who's well-disliked in her own ri ... More >>
Last month we broke the news that 1401 Elm Street was about to be snapped up by Turkish investor and developer Mukemmel "Mike" Sarimsakci -- if, that is, the city OK'd $30 million in TIF funds for a redo now expected to run upwards of $136 million. (The George Dahl-designed former First National ... More >>
Investors say a former Dallas judge is the face of a multimillion-dollar investment scheme. But investors and investigators are catching on.
Elizabeth BairWith all due respect to this beautiful thing, we'd like to see some other cuisines come through Big D.Fusion cookery is great. It can make global eats accessible to novices, turning something initially unpalatable to timid taste buds into something irresistible. It can be a gateway ... More >>
You may have noticed a shortage of posts and the inability to comment on City of Ate today. Well, our servers crashed, our technical people tell us. (We think that's just their way of saying "stop downloading those high-def food-porn movies from Tajikistan.") Whatevs. We were lost, but now w ... More >>
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