The abortion debate is a Gordian knot wrapped in a koan stuck in an inescapable quagmire. It's not, in other words, a matter that can be settled through dialogue, reasoned or otherwise, as the Texas Legislature has so amply proved over the past month. That hasn't stopped people from trying. In some ... More >>
From a purely tactical standpoint, Democrats maintained momentum during this summer's abortion debate. The impassioned testimony delivered by hundreds of pro-choice women into the wee hours of the morning, Senator Wendy Davis standing for 11 hours to deliver an epic filibuster, the party's David vs ... More >>
The most interesting of the three institutions that comprise the sprawling George W. Bush Presidential Center at SMU is the museum, which is filled with artifacts from the former president's life. There's the bullhorn he used to address first responders from the rubble of Ground Zero in 2001, the wi ... More >>
America’s fracking gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation.
Brian HarkinHarlan CrowNow that the city's worst-kept secret is out in the open as Far North Dallas council member Ron Natinsky expressed his desire to replace Mayor Tom Leppert, we probed millionaire businessman Harlan Crow to get a read on whom he sees as the favorite contender among wealth ... More >>
Still don't have plans for New Year's Eve yet? You've only got three days left to plan the big night or risk spending Friday night ordering from Papa John's. On Monday, we gave you our top picks for NYE dining, and today we've got suggestions for where you can still find those prime 7 p.m. dinne ... More >>
Photos by Stephen MaskerOf course you've heard that George W. Bush has a new book out in stores, and this morning, you couldn't help but hear he was getting started building his new library, too. Onstage under a big tent on the Southern Methodist University campus, Bush was shifting excitedly fro ... More >>
Sam MertenSo says the press release forwarded this morning by Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, Chris Heinbaugh. It comes from the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Association of Business, which will honor Leppert with its annual Distinguished Business Leader Award early next year, at the 13th A ... More >>
Evan SmithRemember how, earlier this week, we mentioned that Austin venture capitalist John Thornton was starting an online newspaper, the intention of which is to cover Texas and specifically Austin? Well, now we know who the CEO of that paper's gonna be: none other than Texas Monthly's president a ... More >>
I'm curious about the thought process restaurateurs go through when plotting their web presence. 'A picture, logo and marketing blurb on the main page. Maybe a link to the menu. Ooh--how 'bout a photo gallery. OK, let's stick the address here under "contact" so it's out of the way. Think that's it.' ... More >>
People we'd like to shake hands with:The Addison city council, for voting to allow Sigel's to plant the 1950s-era sign, dismantled when the chain's Lemmon location closed, in the northern 'burb. Years ago I visited a spot in Lithuania where some rich guy had resurrected Soviet statues torn down when ... More >>
Every once in awhile I wonder just why some people are keen to lavish praise on restaurant owners. Yeah, I know--the Food Network and those in the media who promote the celebrity chef idea share a portion of the blame. But many of the folks who dine regularly simply don't wish to peer behind the cur ... More >>
"You have taken a simple problem and beleaguered it.. to make it seemas though NTTA is at fault."
*I know I'm in the minority, but I kinda like the Rangers' Alternate 2 uniforms blue. Oops. I seem to have misspoke one word out of turn. In an abundance of caution, let me try it again. I know I'm in the minority, but I kinda like the Rangers' Alernate 2 blue uniforms. See. Silly, h ... More >>
Given any thought to how you're going to react when you encounter George W. on the streets of Dallas?
Robert Emery of Goody Goody in Addison hangs around with a few pretty strange types. Don't believe me? "I know some people who drink Krug with KFC," he says. Probably also runs in the 'let's take my C-Class to this weekend's Oklahoma St. game' crowd, too. But his comment begs a question rather fitt ... More >>
Kimberlee Hewitt The Washington Post said it would happen, and it did: Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sued Dick Cheney, insisting that the vice president comply with the Presidential Records Act that demands he release his all records, including his rare collection of ... More >>
Mark Stepnoski About six years back, Our Boss Man wrote about former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Mark Stepnoski's efforts to play on grass as the then-newly installed president of Texas NORML -- you know, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Which, turns out, was only the ... More >>
Fredo Sunday's Times of London story about Houston lobbyist Stephen Payne's soliciting six-figure donations for the Bush library on the SMU campus by promising access to the likes of Dick Cheney and Condoleezza Rice sure is gathering steam. The White House is dismissing and denying and distancing; ... More >>
Should you see a parade of limos and police officers later today, don't worry -- Dick Cheney won't be in town loading up on more weaponry. John McCain will finish off his day in Dallas after a morning stint on The View and a "a small business roundtable in Brooklyn." And what brings him from NYC to ... More >>
No doubt, a thousand other bloggers will provide you with a far better photo of Mark Cuban, on stage at left, and Michael Eisner, speaking today at SXSW. A true South by Southwest film fest first: a waiting line to get into a panel. Course, this was the Mark Cuban-Michael Eisner panel, which just le ... More >>
This blog item, apparently, will be on the test. On Wednesday I posted two items on Unfair Park about a fairly hefty new sum being charged to the City of Dallas for the design of the Trinity River toll road. You know the story. Mayor Tom Leppert ran for office by promising Dallas would never have to ... More >>
Steve Poltz is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter currently based in San Diego. Perhaps best know for co-writing “You Were Meant for Me,” the No. 1 hit for Jewel (and having a brief fling with her), Poltz’s songs are filled with satirical lyrics and simple melodies that often endear themselves ... More >>
DeYoung talks Powell in Dallas
This can't be good news: Dick Cheney's in town to speak to the World Affairs Council tomorrow at the Hyatt Regency. And he's buying guns. (Well, maybe. Hunting clothes, at least.) This just in from a Friend of Unfair Park who works in Highland Park Village: Just wanted to let you know, I work in Hig ... More >>
Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates
Imam Yusuf Kavakci is still collecting Interwebs friends two months after delivering a prayer on the Texas Senate floor. Remember back in April, when state Sen. Florence Shapiro invited Imam Yusuf Kavakci of the Dallas Central Mosque to throw out the opening pitch on the floor of the Texas Senate? A ... More >>
Staind's frontman gets "intimate"
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This past week, a 50-member faculty and student delegation from Richland College went to Washington, D.C., for some very important business. Led by school president Dr. Stephen K. Mittelstet, they had to pick up the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award. What is it? It's only an award the Preside ... More >>
The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports
Cheney shoots, Buzz scores
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Schwarzenegger takes on terrorists in Collateral Damage
Dallas' deputy mayor pro tem says people can vote wherever they want. His family certainly does.
A flood of inaugural party invites hits our mailbox