Texas Rangers outfielder Leonys Martin followed a risky but well-trodden path to the Major Leagues. Like many Cuban ballplayers before him, he defected in 2010 while in Japan for the World University Baseball Championship. He made his way to the United States several months later and signed a lucrat ... More >>
The New York Times has a story on its front page today about the Trayvon Martin verdict reporting not only that Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law was not invoked by the defense but also quoting a legal expert who calls the law's exclusion from defense arguments "a brilliant strategic move." The Ne ... More >>
I'm reminded of the dot com internet boom every time I see the announcement of a new burger restaurant cropping up somewhere in Dallas. As Internet stocks exploded, pundits listed myriad reasons why traditional valuation methods did not apply to these new companies that had no revenue but were still ... More >>
Spring Breakers is Harmony Korine's most accessible -- and yet his most experimental -- movie yet.
Today 7-Eleven begins a tryst into pre-election voting by offering customers an opportunity to show support for their preferred presidential candidate by choosing a blue coffee cup for President Barack Obama or red for Mitt Romney. Undecided voters, or those who don't want to endure the wrath of a ... More >>
New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.
Friday, May 18 through Sunday, May 20, at Galatyn Park, Richardson
Students, faculty and community members marched together today through the University of Texas at Arlington campus, demanding justice for Trayvon Martin's death and the arrest of his killer, 28-year-old George Zimmerman. Hundreds attended the rally organized by the UT-Arlington NAACP chapter, inclu ... More >>
Somewhere, Toby Keith is rejoicing. Coming soon to Texas, according to Pong Beer's site, is the one, the only beer exclusively designed to receive a unsterilized, filthy college apartment ping pong ball. It's Pong Beer! Or, the beer specifically for playing Beer Pong. It's so real, everyone. How r ... More >>
Far as Dallas City Hall's concerned, it's hard out there for a small start-up, which is why it's spent years loaning and granting money to businesses via, say, the South Dallas/Fair Park Trust Fund and the Southern Dallas Development Corporation, both of which have suffered their share of sputter ... More >>
The voter ID law passed by Texas lawmakers in May continues its circuit among activists, lawmakers, academics and social commentators as a discriminatory, unjustified and absolutely necessary measure, depending on who's yelling. Words like "voter fraud" on the right and "disenfranchisement" o ... More >>
Saturday, September 24, at Rubber Gloves Rehearsal Studios in Denton
Yeah, but you're from around here when it counts, Andy.Astronautalis may actually call Jacksonville, Florida, his home base, but, as he told the crowds before during his Homegrown Festival performance on Saturday, he's always considered Dallas a home, too. And, hey, we're proud to call him our ow ... More >>
Asador's Dean James MaxSome people just end up doing the things they are meant to do, and the lucky ones end up being successful at it. Dean James Max, concept chef at the new Asador Restaurant in the Renaissance Dallas Hotel, is one of the lucky ones. What he's dreamed up for Asador is what ... More >>
Craft-beer bar chains are nothing new. As a matter of fact, they might be the most beloved chains of all. Relatively small in size, like local fave Flying Saucer, they offer a consistent quality par excellence. When I learned from my brother-in-law in Florida that a craft-beer restaurant-bar ... More >>
Friday I'm going to this thing at the home of garden designer Robert Bellamy called "Light a Fire," some kind of dinner deal to make people more aware of the problem of bullying of gay kids and suicide. I do things like this because I'm a great guy and my wife makes me go. She has been a friend ... More >>
Torche, House Harkonnen, White Mountain The NightmareSeptember 23, 2010(A Little) Better Than: Torchy's Tacos.TorcheTorche brought their Florida stoner metal prog rock to 60 or so people at The Nightmare in Deep Ellum last night, and took them all along for a head-banging journey.
Patrick MichelsWhere to begin -- Vegas, maybe? Perhaps you've heard: Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa's now just one of two finalists for the Clark County School District's top job, since the Floridian in the mix dropped out. Meanwhile, this Thursday, the DISD's ... More >>
Thursday, June 18, at Trees
Once upon a time, Less Than Jake was a ska band--horns, the whole deal. Then something happened; the band went pop-punk. And while 2006's In with the Out Crowd wasn't a terrible record by any means, by that point it was clear that this was a band that had evolved. Nonetheless, 2008's release from t ... More >>
Friday, November 27, at House of Blues
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, February 4, 2009...Oy vey! Q-Tip has signed on as the co-star in an independent movie about a young man from a Hasidic community who is caught importing and trafficking ecstasy into the States. Obviously, Tip won't be the Hasidic character; he'll ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, January 29, 2009... Lynyrd Skynyrd's keyboardist, Billy Powell, died at his Florida home at the age of 56. It looks like the Joaquin Phoenix "rap career" could possibly be a hoax after all. I really hope it is because, well,  ... More >>
Are you ready for some football? You better be, because you're going to get some! Sunday is Superbowl XLIII, and the Pittsburgh Steelers square off against the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa Bay, Fla. Assuming you don't socialize with NFL sponsors and thus can't make it over to the Sunshine State yet ... More >>
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A new effort tries to unlock former felons' votes
Animal rescuers try to find a Texas home for Miami's unwanted bunnies
Proposed new license tags weigh in on the abortion debate
No contact doesn't mean no fun
A little focus could give Stratos a boost
The last word--give or take a billion--on the media's election-night mambo
Two supposed champions of open government are pushing hard to keep campaign finance records off the Internet. What don't they want you to know?
When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.
Blue Conch brings Florida fare to Dallas