Andrew Beal isn't your typical banker. For starters, he's a lot richer. He's No. 43 on Forbes' list of the country's richest people, worth an estimated $8.5 billion. And he's always been less interested in conspicuous displays of wealth than in things like rockets, poker strategy and mathematical th ... More >>
The blasting horns sampled from The Chi-Lites' "Are You My Woman (Tell Me So)" ring out, the sound of a jangling cymbal being taken for a walk sizzles under the infectiously catchy purr of "uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh, uh-oh- oh no no." The 808 laced drums crack and pop as if they're frying under the hot Te ... More >>
The suburbs stir up a lot of associations in the popular imagination. It covers territory as diverse as Leave It to Beaver and Blue Velvet. What the 'burbs don't usually evoke is poverty. For decades the war on poverty has been fought mostly in urban centers, but according to a new study out today f ... More >>
Damn. Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings got me last night. I resisted, but he got me. Anyway, I finally found the answer to a question that has long nagged me. When he does that affable dumb jock routine? Yeah. He's about to take you for a whirlwind visit to the cleaners. My wife was already falling out ... More >>
The blog 5 days in Connecticut is a rambling, navel-gazing tell-all about a man's struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction. There's little to distinguish it from the reams of self-published addiction stories that populate certain corners of the Internet. It would be an entirely unremarkable pie ... More >>
You wouldn't know it from glancing at his bank account, but Mark Cuban used to be poor. This isn't exactly news. Cuban embodies the modern version of the peculiarly American up-by-the-bootstraps fairy tale, in which a hard-luck young person, through hard work and business savvy, transforms himself f ... More >>
Yesterday, Forbes released the billionaires list, its annual parade of the ridiculously, absurdly super-rich. This year, the list stretches to some 1,426 names worth a combined $5.4 trillion. Texas claims a small if significant portion of that, counting 50 billionaires among its 26 million resident ... More >>
Five months ago, Dallas didn't even register on Forbes rundown of U.S. metro areas with the rosiest employment prospects, losing out to San Jose and Austin but also to Birmingham, Charleston, and Lakeland, Florida. That was a prediction based on a survey of employers' hiring predictions. Now that t ... More >>
Because injecting mysterious chemical cocktails deep underground to release hard-to-reach deposits of natural gas hasn't proved controversial enough, miners are staking out a new frontier: uranium fracking. Yep. Uranium Energy Corp., a Canadian company with extensive operations in the "uranium belt ... More >>
Every year, Forbes puts out a list. More accurately, the magazine puts out about a gazillion lists with varying degrees of credibility, one of which ranks the fastest growing cities in the nation. This year's results are in, and Texas managed to nab gold, silver and bronze, sweeping the top three s ... More >>
If you've read this week's feature -- The 30 Essential Texas Restaurants to Visit Before You Die -- by food critic Katharine Shilcutt at our sister paper the Houston Press, then you've no doubt already asked why X, Y or Z restaurant didn't make the list. Maybe you've asked this question angrily to ... More >>
When my 3-year-old's first-ever soccer season wrapped up in October and we stopped making our biweekly trips to the fields at Harry Moss Park in Northeast Dallas, the southwest corner of Greenville Avenue and Meadow Road was empty. It was still empty in November, and at the beginning of December. Bu ... More >>
In spite of all the off-season turmoil, in spite of the fact that Deron Williams went to Brooklyn rather than coming home, in spite of the what-might-have-been speculation about Chris Paul and Dwight Howard in green and blue, the Dallas Mavericks still came out ahead. See also: Mark Cuban Says if ... More >>
Tony Romo's partying-in-Cabo-with-Jessica-Simpson-right-before-the-playoffs days seem to be behind him, but he's still a hard man for Cowboys fans to love. Whether it's a last-minute botched snap against the Seahawks, seemingly brain-dead end-of-game clock management, or any other number of meltdown ... More >>
Every year, the wealth fetishists over at Forbes compile an exhaustive list of the 400 richest Americans. It's a rarefied club, whose admittance requires an aggregate worth in the billions. Not surprisingly, a number of Dallasites made the cut -- 16 in fact. They range from oldies-but-goodies like ... More >>
With the start of the NFL season this week, Forbes has been in something of a football-list-making frenzy. We were reminded, for example, that Drew Brees is the league's highest-paid player and that you're very own Dallas Cowboys is the most valuable team in football. This afternoon, Forbes gave Ame ... More >>
With the NFL season set to kick off with tonight's Cowboys-Giants matchup in New York, it's easy to be distracted by debates about who has the better team or who will score the most points and lose focus of what really matters in professional football: money. By that measure -- and only that measur ... More >>
Glenn Beck when he parted ways with Fox News last year and moved the seat of his forum for rational political discourse from New York to Irving. According to Forbes, Beck managed to pull in $80 million without the imprimatur of cable's oh-so-fair-and-balanced news network. That puts him at No. 11 on ... More >>
It's an easy thing for a state to rationalize. Every year, the percentage of Texas residents who are technically obese inches up slightly. It's just by a percentage point or so, so maybe it's a rounding error or a gravitational anomaly that affects every Texans' scale. Besides, who doesn't overindul ... More >>
On paper, Allen Chiu seemed to be a very big Nordstrom fan. Over the course of 22 months starting in January 2010, the Dallasite and his brother Andrew of California ordered more than $23 million of merchandise through the upscale department store's website. That won't go as far at Nordstrom as it w ... More >>
Dallas may be the greatest city in the history of ever, but how cool is it? Pretty damn cool if you ask Forbes. It ranks us number fourth in its list of America's coolest cities. A major accomplishment considering how little there is here for hipsters. But don't break out the champagne yet. Lest y ... More >>
The important image is Jerry Sandusky down there in the shower-room doing it to kids. Somehow a penalty that involves not being able to play in bowl games just seems terribly out of whack. I do get what's right about it. Sandusky and others in this matter face tough criminal penalties, and that is ... More >>
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I don't know a ton about wine, nor do I know much about "real" housewives in New York City (shout out to Oak Cliff Housewives, who truly keep it real). But word on the street, according to Jasper Russo at Sigel's, is that Skinnygirl wine "HAS ARRIVED!" I pass along this information because I watche ... More >>
Zuma PressAccording to Forbes magazine, your Cowboys are the NFL's most valuable franchise at $1.85 billion. Second-wealthiest team on the planet behind only English soccer's Manchester United. They are also, in case you haven't noticed, in disarray. Chaotic. Disjointed. Injured. If not in a rebu ... More >>
Is it because he's so powerful? So rich? So over-the-top passionate? Or is it because he's won three Super Bowls? Built an unprecedented stadium that is gobbling up sports? Or kept his team popular, relevant and "successful" despite only one playoff win in 13 years? Whatever the reason, ... More >>
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