So today the daily newspaper tells me my cell phone is the portal through which Texas is being subjected to a massive text-message spam and phone-call phishing attack. You think? Because that would explain the endless text messages I have received in recent weeks informing me that my pay-day loan ... More >>
In an exercise in states' rights fetishization, the Texas Legislature tasked Attorney General Greg Abbott with figuring out whether international organizations are usurping Lone Star sovereignty. If you'll recall, there was an ugly scene leading up to the 2012 presidential election, wherein Abbott, ... More >>
Zebra mussels, the innocuously named but virulent mollusk, were first discovered domestically in the Great Lakes back in the late 1980's, having spread westward from their native Eastern Europe and hitched a ride in the ballast of U.S.-bound ships. Since then, they have spread through the nation's w ... More >>
Alex Nham travels the globe, mainly the part with Dallas on it, in search of new places to eat breakfast. I wasn't in search of anything particular to eat this week; the days were long and I just wanted some eggs and fat. I could have gone to some diner down the street to quell my urges with some b ... More >>
A few weeks back, when Guy Fieri and the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives crew stencil-painted the metroplex, tracking their movements was sort of like tracking a spiky-haired, loud-mouthed Santa. But when I heard they filmed an episode at a spot that I've driven by no less than 100 times and never once ... More >>
DJ Cyberina FluxWhen it comes to the ups and downs of Dallas' electronic music scene, DJ Cyberina Flux, host of KNON-89.3 FM's "Rocket Radio," has seen it all. Her industrial/gothic/electronica show has graced the KNON airwaves every Friday from midnight until 4 a.m. for a decade now. And, hey ... More >>
Dimmu BorgirNorway's Dimmu Borgir is named after a volcano in Iceland and specializes in a symphonic form of black metal that is as fun as it is pretentious. Hugely popular in Eastern Europe, the band has been around for nearly two decades but has yet to make major inroads in the American metal m ... More >>
"Hey, are they happy we got rid of the rye bread?," Jack in the Box's mascot asks a fictional focus group leader in a recent commercial for the chain's new pastrami sandwich. "Totally," the researcher assures him. Customers may be pleased with Jack in the Box's decision to simplify its ingr ... More >>
Ok, just one bite.With so many restaurants now doing their own pickling, there's a great opportunity for fruits and vegetables besides cucumbers, onions and carrots to enter the favorite pickle pantheon. We present here five terrific pickles that surely deserve a spot in the nation's culinary mai ... More >>
After the jump, in its entirety, is a release we just received that offers sketchy details involving 19 people -- most of them locals -- who were indicted by a federal grand jury this week for their involvement in what the U.S. Attorney's Office calls a "massive cybercrime conspiracy." We will fo ... More >>
You're sitting in a place and time thinking it could never get more interesting.Recall, for example, the start-up dating service for good-looking people only. Can't remember the name, but they evaluated your photo and decided whether or not you could join. The idea seems mean-spirited, but in the ... More >>
Midnight Drifter (Ravenkaw)
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The Burning Question crew's year in review
Who has the worst cuisine in Europe?
BurlesqueFest busts out at the Gypsy Tea Room
Which establishments have the most provocative waitstaff?
Two stages offer British accents; a fringe festival puts the accent on new works
Sadly, in a Dark Blue World even war heroes can be treated like villains
Some Explicit Polaroids offers up snaps of the self-absorbed
When terrorists breed hatred among us, they've already won the war
Uz Jsme Doma want people to listen to the whole story--in Czech
Le Theatre de Marionette
The turkey leg goes to...; Funny lady; Hanging on a KLIF; More epistles to the Jews; Dry summer days
Humor and hope emerge from the shtetl portrayed in Train of Life