David Blaine

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Want to Know How David Blaine Does That Stuff? (Don't Hold Your Breath)

    If there really were such a thing as magical power, wouldn't it be a waste to use it on card tricks? Or trying to break the record for consecutive minutes not breathing without dying? But that is what magician, illusionist and "endurance artist" David Blaine does and he did some of it last night at ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 12, 2012
  • Culture

    June 16, 2011

    On Dallas Stages, It's the Season of the Song

    Billy Elliot, Next to Normal, Oliver! and Pippin are all big musicals blooming on Dallas stages.

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Really, We Have to Wait a Whole Year Till Modern Family Cast Comes to Brinker Forum?

    Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet will be at the Winspear in April​Mixmaster Merritt has posted the lineup for next season's TITAS performances, which will be spread across the Winspear and Wyly beginning September 1. Here, we bring you the roster for next season's Brinker Inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    2010 ALCS GAME 5 - Yankees 7, Rangers 2: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. The better team didn't win Wednesday at Yankee Stadium, but the more desperate team did. The Rangers are on a magical, unprecedented playoff roll, but asking them to be good enough - to be mature enough - to sweep the 95-win defending champions in New York was unrealistic. Those of ... More >>

  • News

    June 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    After Last-Second Stay of Execution, the Big XII Lives to Play Another Day

    The man who saved a conference: Dan Beebe​Who's the commissioner/savior/magician of the Big XII Conference, David Blaine? In a death-defying, last-second escape that would make the famed illusionist proud, Big XII commissioner Dan Beebe has somehow kept his league alive and, I think, wel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2009

    Wowboys 24, 'Fraiders 7: My Top 10 Observations

    Welcome back. We missed you.​10. A win? Meh. Stats schmatts. Turkey? Whatever. Not to name drop or pound my chest or launch a pre-emptive-strike excuse for whatever distracted drivel may follow, but the highlight of a certain dorky sportswriter/radio host's Thanksgiving  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2009

    Wowboys 37, Filthy Birds 21: My Top 10 Observations

    AP Not a one-hit wonder after all.​10. Linebacker Keith Brooking's performance and passion is refreshing. The way he was running past and taunting Atlanta's bench and his old Falcons' teammates after big plays today, he's quickly become the Cowboys' version of Brian Dawkins. All great ... More >>

  • News

    June 18, 2009
  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Status Woe

    Insane Rangers again take similar path to identical destination

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Redskins 26, Cowboys 24: From the Couch

    Lotta this going on yesterday. And today. Likely the rest of the week. Everee-Day is like Sunn-daay! Random, irrational thoughts from my 8 hours of Sabbath on the couch. With a lap full of pizza. And a belly full of … Diet Dr Pepper? 10 a.m. – Saturday's leftover: ’Splain this to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Sympathy for the Devils?

    Josh Howard can't be all bad. Nor Hummer owners. Right? So I’m at the Rangers' game yesterday afternoon and there’s a smattering of fans. The die-hards, let’s call them. One, in particular, caught my eye. He was sitting down the first-base line, front row in shallow right field. With a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    The Blaine of My Existence

    I was a wide-eyed beat writer at Valley Ranch in the early ‘90s when a street magician came a calling, wanting to film some stuff with Dallas Cowboys’ players for an upcoming TV special. And ever since I’ve had a love/hate curiosity in David Blaine. (Come for Emmitt Smith's MC Hammer look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    NFL Quarterback Rankings: Week 4

    Down. But certainly not out. It’s tough to demote a quarterback with five touchdowns, the NFL’s most 20 -yard passes and a 3-0 record. But it’s also tough to ignore Tony Romo’s Red Zone gaffes. Against Cleveland Romo threw an interception in the end zone. Against Philadelphia he trie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2008

    Local Office Space Fan Now Gets Shot at Movie-Watching World Record

    Spend a minute this morning with Grapevine's Jeff Jones, who, in February 2007, won $250,000 on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? by answering the question, "In Office Space, Peter’s co-worker Michael admits that his high-tech, get-rich scheme is taken from what movie?" Man, that was adorable. Meredi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    Oh No, Romo!

    How's this for a trifecta of terrible: *Tony Romo pulls off a David Blaine escape in the pocket, only to overthrow Miles Austin and have his pass intercepted to lead to an Eagles' touchdown. *On the ensuing kickoff, returner Isaiah Stanback botches the ball and finally falls on it at the six ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2008

    The Magic Man, Not El Diablo

    Been waiting two years to find an excuse to run a photo of Doug Henning. The famous Douglas Magicland, formerly on North Ervay till its myriad moves around Dallas preceding its disappearing act, received a shout-out in yesterday's New York Times. Came in a story about Dallas-born magic man John Gaug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2008

    Monday Morning Meanderings

    While most of you were sleeping, this guy scored. Exciting. Excruciating. Exhausting. … Exalting. In an epic hockey game that climaxed a fantastic series and prompted lots of bleary eyes, Brenden Morrow scored in the fourth overtime — at 1:23 a.m. thank you very much — to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008
  • News

    November 8, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 12, 2007

    What Do Darrell Jordan and Jennifer Gale Have in Common?

    I wrote earlier that the candidates who finished fifth or lower will have to pull rabbits out of their hat to make the runoff. I stand corrected: Even if they possess incredible magical abilities, the likes of which would make David Blaine bury himself under the sidewalk in a block of ice with envy, ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 8, 2007

    The Prestige

    Copperfield makes money vanish

  • Dining

    November 23, 2006

    I Smell a McRat

    McDonalds serves up a rodent, then scurries for cover

  • News

    November 2, 2006

    Puck You

    ...And your cynicism toward the Stars' gutsy goalie

  • News

    October 19, 2006

    The Endurance Evangelist

    Your savior arrived wearing running shoes

  • Home Entertainment

    October 12, 2006

    Brush With Greatness

    Okami shows that videogames can be art

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2006

    Ear Muffs, Tom Landry! Ear Muffs!

    A return to glory: Jerry Jones has very, very special things in store for his Cowboys. I went to the Dallas Cowboys annual kick-off luncheon Thursday at the Hotel Intercontinental and treated my ears to a sound smorgasbord. There was rap music by Lil' John, "Lights Out" by UFO and even an invocatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2006

    The Texas Strangers

    Don't look now--no, really, don't look, you might miss the Mavs in the NBA Finals--but your baseball team is somehow in first place into June. I say somehow because, considering the moves that have backfired, what the Texas Rangers are accomplishing would make David Blaine do a double-take. Consider ... More >>

  • News

    May 25, 2006

    Bye-Bye Baboon

    At last dispatching their 800-pound gorilla, Mavs will soon be NBA's big banana

  • Calendar

    May 11, 2006

    It's an Illusion!

    Copperfield brings his magic to Fort Worth's Bass Hall

  • Calendar

    August 25, 2005

    Going Mental

    Logan Devine is playing with your mind

  • Calendar

    February 12, 2004

    Trick Schtick

    David Copperfield tries for a lucky "13"

  • Dining

    January 1, 2004

    Deeds Redone

    The Burning Question crew's year in review

  • Music

    October 12, 2000

    Shut Up, Jeremy!

    Two rock critics tackle all 25 live Pearl Jam albums, and for what? Nothing, man