There was just something that didn't add up about Debonaire Bros, the retail menswear business Kristian Fitz had registered with the Texas Secretary of State. For one, there didn't seem to be any clothes. Federal agents staked out the store's supposed address, a Red Bird home belonging to Fitz's par ... More >>
Christopher Jones was lurking behind a dumpster at a FedEx Kinkos at Skillman and LBJ around 2 this morning when, according to Dallas PD, a police cruiser pulled to a stop nearby. The officers inside, Kyle Tholl and Erik Vasquez, were on routine patrol when they spotted spotted two men in the middl ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
Men's Health posted a poll yesterday on the Manliest Restaurant in America, where you're all invited to cast your vote for restaurants in nine different categories. As always, with bated breath (and a knowing swagger), we had to see if there were any Texas restaurants. There better be, amIright? B ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. Jason Whitbeck's come a long way since his earliest days in Deep Ellum, as a street rep slinging free Camel cigarettes. He's become quite a successful video director, shooting for notable ... More >>
Liam Neeson has become quite the badass as of late (IMO he's always been a badass...Darkman!), with machismo roles in Batman Begins, The A-Team, and of course Taken, in which he kills, like, more than 50 dudes with his bare hands in a manner that would make even Jack Bauer think twice about crossing ... More >>
I visited the Chesterfield when the bar first opened, and have been back a handful of times. Downtown's newest bar promises great drinks and a stylish space. And I want to love the place, I really do. But it's too crowded and too noisy at times, and I often feel lost in the shuffle when I drink ther ... More >>
So Cal TacosOver on Pegausus News, DFW Food Truck Foodie reported yesterday that the Dallas City Council has released the headlock they'd had on many North Texas food trucks by resolving a few code compliance issues. The biggest change is to allow retrofitted trucks. Previously the code allo ... More >>
Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to the Village Voice, the Observer's New York sister paper, and the classified ad site Backpage.com. The full page ad was published in the New York Times. The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult cla ... More >>
Don't trust him. He might be a drug mule.Late yesterday, our local feds got to brag up a good half-decade's worth of sleuthing when they announced charges against more than a dozen people in connection with a multi-state cocaine- and heroin-trafficking syndicate based in Forth Worth. The acc ... More >>
And why would an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe cause so much controversy?
Patrick MichelsSays Patrick at 10:35 a.m.: "Two helicopters here, along with DFR, DPD, DART PD, Downtown Safety Patrol. Three blocks of Main and Elm blocked off."This just in from the Dallas Police Department (the all-caps are the department's):AN ON-SITE BOMB-SNIFFING DOG HIT ON A FED-EX PACKAGE ... More >>
On May 5, 52-year-old David Barouch of Colleyville was arrested for putting a bomb on the front porch of his ex-wife's house. Two months later, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession of an unregistered destructive device. Today, he found out his punishment: the statutory maximum sentence of ... More >>
Right about now, over at the Palladium Ballroom, the stage is being set for tonight's Red Bull SoundClash, featuring Talib Kweli & The Rhythm Roots AllStars and Ozomatli. The two groups spawned from vastly different scenes, but share a similar alternative hip-hop jam--and we were able to watc ... More >>
Outside the Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum a quarter-century ago.It was the summer of 1984 and the city of Dallas was in the midst of a serious makeover. The Republican National Convention was coming to town and Big D was trying to put a conservative foot forward as the media spotlight fixated on our ... More >>
That's right -- get ready to call the Fort Worth-based chain "The Shack" starting Thursday. The name change ain't official: It'll still be known by its more formal and familiar moniker. But according to Lee Applbaum, RadioShack's chief marketing officer, well, just forget about that whole "Radio" ... More >>
Nick Prueher, left, and Joe Pickett, the touring kings of forgotten VHS.If, after years of YouTube, unintentionally funny strangers just aren't that funny anymore, there may be only one cure, and -- lucky you -- it's stopping in town tonight at the Lakewood Theater.The Found Footage Festival is a co ... More >>
T. Boone Pickens, out peddling his plan to ween the U.S. off the foreign-oil teat since July, has long maintained that natural gas is the future. FedEx CEO Fred Smith says: Nope, sorry hybrids are the future. Notes this morning's Wall Street Journal, the disagreement's getting awful big and gro ... More >>
Steak without all the steakhouse B.S.
Carcinogen samples from local schools are off the charts
Rodeo ain't just horsing around anymore
Local immigrant workers left unpaid and abandoned in Alabama
So? Maybe I left something out. Nobody's perfect. Wanna fight?
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Is the online music store the Apple of digital music's eye? It should be.
The members of White Light Motorcade are road scholars
How can Phil Romano, the "Steven Spielberg of the food business," become even more successful? By opening more restaurants, making more money--and feeding the homeless.
Mystery and memory shine upon those with their Hearts in the right places
Hanks finally grows up and delivers the adult romance of Robert Zemeckis' Cast Away
What Women Want is a better movie than this two-hour Nike advertisement
Chicks dig the roundball, but for some reason fans don't care
Moore gives us less in this split-psyche romance from Alain Berliner
Steve Martin takes his jabs at Hollywood, but there's no sting
The Cheesecake Factory aims to please everybody. Blah.
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