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When Texas passed its version of the castle doctrine in 2007, allowing homeowners to shoot burglars without fear of repercussions, support in the Texas Legislature was nearly unanimous; of 180 lawmakers, only 13 voted nay. Almost as many legislators (136) co-authored or sponsored the bill, as Democ ... More >>
Which event are we talking about here? Individual Dallas school board members -- job-defenders who are sworn enemies of the ongoing school reform program -- violate normal process to release an internal school district report highly critical of Dallas Superintendent Mike Miles. Before folks have tim ... More >>
Long-time readers of this blog will remember the irrepressible mischief of my wife, Richard (not her real name). Well, one of the greatest regrets of our marriage is that I took her to Pecan Lodge one time on an off-day. It was good, but not great. She was unimpressed. I had been one time before tha ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
By Jason Roche Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
Make us believe you mean it, Mitt. Bring back the draft. For the better part of a week, I have been reading all these thinly veiled suggestions by Mitt Romney that President Obama isn't enough of an ass-kicker in the Middle East. His aides have been telling reporters that a President Romney right n ... More >>
It's been all of 24 hours since Christopher Stephens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, was killed along with three others in an attack by an mob angered by a film ridiculing the prophet Mohammed. Stephens was, by all accounts, a dedicated public servant, and he had borne witness to the fall of Muammar ... More >>
At 72, keyboardist Ray Manzarek has just about done it all. Best known at the keyboardist for the Doors, Manzarek has stayed busy as a performer and producer for the past three decades. Joining forces with renowned slide guitarist Roy Rogers in 2008, the duo have recorded two critically acclaimed ... More >>
Hey Peter Murphy, there's something on your face. Yep, you got it!Seems that the big acts in this week's show announcements were even bigger some 20 years ago. Much bigger. You might think we're talking about Morrissey, or Wilco (who still seem to be on the fringe of their prime) or Thi ... More >>
Molto Formaggio The Cheese Shop provides the perfect set up for a date with its class on paring cheese and wine flights. For $75 per couple (classes are limited to 10 couples) you get to try three wine flights, three cheese flights, other food accompaniments to mix and match with the various ... More >>
Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinning.It doesn't seem to matter what's going on in Libya, Egypt or even Washington D.C.; somehow, a pretty mediocre actor's personal life has been managing to lead every newscast and dominate discussion on every talk radio show throughout the past week. I ... More >>
Daniel RodrigueMonotonix's Ami ShalevFor astute music fans in the North Texas region, the name Monotonix has become quite familiar. In the last couple of years, the Israeli garage-punk trio has made a few stops here, including a 2009 NX35 slot that got the ball rolling pretty hard on their Metrop ... More >>
Rabbi David SternRan into my rabbi last Sunday -- David Stern, head man at Temple Emanu-El of Dallas, very hip and very influential so I hear -- and asked him: "You mind sending me your Kol Nidre sermon? I'd like to post to Unfair Park." He grinned and said sure -- grinned, I'm sure, because it w ... More >>
Photos by Megan FeldmanOn Saturday afternoon, around 100 people gathered at Dealey Plaza to protest the Iranian government and show support for pro-democracy demonstrators in that country, where the regime has been retaliating against widespread protests since the June 12 election. Saturday's ... More >>
And then there were three. Eleven days after analysts predicted Brinker International would indeed unload Romano's Macaroni Grill despite the lousy credit market, it's happened -- for about $88 million, which doesn't seem like a lot of pasta for a chain with some 220 eateries worldwide (as in, Egypt ... More >>
Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but for one mainstream Mormon, the effects linger
Try a late-night date with the boy king
We went to the Dallas Music Festival expecting to eat humble pie. We were served something much worse.
Kathleen's Plano location is no work of art
And clothes off
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Dance like an Egyptian
Texas Ballet Theater dances the biography of Cleopatra
On June 11, the purple one rocks out with his butt out
Dancers, prancers and vixen
The Quest keeps the cash registers ringing
In another holy war, the battle plan is to turn Muslims into Bible believers
A cartoon saddled with Bryan Adams songs has no Spirit at all
The more things change, the more we try to keep up
The Mummy Returns, but what's the point?
Digging up the facts behind Egyptian excavations
The Magic of Flight on the big screen
Part homage, part rip-off, this remake doesn't stink too much
Despite strong performances, Global Village doesn't connect all the emotional dots
This Passion is sensitive, evocative, and visually stunning
The new kid at the Seder table fends off the matzo-crazed hordes
Life's a busy bed of roses for the Baron
Filmmaker and scandal-monger Kenneth Anger might be the grandfather of America's tabloid culture
Sinbad's Palace offers superb Middle Eastern cuisine and fabulously hokey ambience
North Dallas' Cafe Mediterranee goes boldly across many borders