Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.
The Dallas Police and Fire Pension System has had a rough few months, what with the widespread public perception that they've installed a big, fancy Eye of Sauron downtown . Also, they're having to deal with a lot more reporters than usual, which no one enjoys. One of those reporters is The Dallas M ... More >>
Jill Abramson, executive editor of my favorite daily newspaper, The New York Times, will speak in town a week from tomorrow, 10 days later than originally planned. Her announced topic will be the same thing that delayed her: "The Boston Marathon Tragedy: 'Quality Journalism's Role in the Hyper Speed ... More >>
Shortly after being sued last September by a neighbor for registering melissakingston.com and using it to email anti-Walmart screeds, inveterate Lower Greenville shit-stirrer Avi Adelman did something rather unprecedented: he agreed to cut it out. The temporary injunction he signed barred him from s ... More >>
There are signs -- hints, indications, wisps of smoke in the wind -- suggesting we might get out of the JFK 50th observations in one piece after all. I've been quick to suggest Dallas would blow itself to smithereens with a bizarre compulsion to shut down free speech at Dealey Plaza come November 22 ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
We generally don't actively want to write about Glenn Beck, for more or less the same reasons we don't go around touching other people's cold sores. But sometimes, up there in his Southlake media fortress, the man does things that put us in the sad position of feeling obliged to listen to and occas ... More >>
Chris Kluwe is prying open America's last closet: major-league sports.
Last week, Richard Malouf, the Dallas dentist accused of massive Medicaid fraud, sued WFAA, Owen Wilson's mom and real estate blogger Candy Evans, accusing them all of libel, defamation, slander and invasion of privacy. Malouf and wife, Leanne, still in the midst of being investigated by the state ... More >>
Avi Adelman, Lower Greenville's resident pot-stirrer, now claims that the lawsuit against him, filed by neighborhood organizer Melissa Kingston, is actually an effort to silence him during her husband's run for, and potential stint on, the Dallas City Council. See also: Lawsuit Calls Barking Dog Av ... More >>
Steve Lipsky's epic battle and what it means for the future of fracking.
Dear John F. Kennedy Library Foundation: Good move on blowing off the Sixth Floor Museum and executive director Nicola Longford regarding her plans for a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Kennedy assassination in Dealey Plaza. Believe me: You don't want to touch this gang with a 10-foot ... More >>
In the little towns outside of Dallas, publisher and aspiring politician Joey Dauben is on a crusade to expose abuses of power, civic mischief and -- most of all -- himself.
A Denton lawyer devotes his life to fighting America's porn thiefs.
Robert GrodenYesterday, in the comments to the item about the city's new-and-improved panhandlingsolicitation ordinance, longtime Friend of Unfair Park Syd Nancy wondered: "Will this affect the JFK Conspiracy Guy who sells stuff down by the Depository?" Syd's referring to Robert Groden, who's cur ... More >>
Photo by Sara KerensI just wouldn't feel like a food writer if my first e-mail of the morning didn't have the subject line "Fuck You." Fortunately, Rock n Taco co-owner Billy Salsberg -- or, as he claims, someone using his Yahoo e-mail account -- came through for me today. I reviewed his restaur ... More >>
Interest groups battle over your next meal