Julius Hill's summer trip to Europe was miserable. The 13-year-old Greiner Middle School student was one of several students who signed up for a nine-day tour of Italy and Spain organized and led by his teacher Vicki Reed. While there, Reed reportedly singled him out, yelling and belittling him cons ... More >>
Woke up rooting for America Sunday morning. Phil Mickelson made a charge, Dustin Johnson was in the hunt and it looked like a U.S. golfer would steal the Claret Jug at the British Open. I was rooting for America after lunch, too. Abby Wambach scored late and it looked like the U.S. would ... More >>
Justin TerveenInside 1401 Elm Place, the George Dahl-designed former First National Bank towerJohn Crawford and I just had a long talk about downtown -- since, ya know, it is his thing. And later today I'll get to some of newsier items he revealed during the course of our chitchat. But I'd origin ... More >>
PixiesA huge thanks to the Friend of DC9 who emailed this morning to pass along a note he'd noticed while scoping the Pixies' MySpace page today: This morning, the Pixies announced via a blog post on the social media site that they will be touring again come the fall, hitting 11 U.S. cities and s ... More >>
Funny how Vapiano, the German-based fast-casual restaurant in Mockingbird Station, actually feels like Germany. Maybe it's the color scheme--a little like the Nutelleria in Frankfurt--or maybe it's the fact that the system here is so foreign, and words sorta get lost in translation. As Date an ... More >>
Tokyo Police Club chase down fame, but not fortune
Asher Frankfurt, a local kid, read his screenplay to a Smithsonian audience recently. No one will even look at ours. Congrats to three local high school students who were recently honored as Presidential Scholars of the Arts. Very big deal. These three kids -- Jay Jackson (Carrollton), Brittanie Bro ... More >>
Our restaurant critic travels to China to unravel the riddle: Why can't Dallas do Chinese?
From Frankfurt, Germany, courtesy the Associated Press, comes this news: "The man who discovered Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has been charged with tax evasion." That'd be one Holger Geschwindner, Nowitzki's one-time personal coach, who's in trouble with German officials for allegedly biting ... More >>
Phil Haberman claims he fought with special forces in Iraq, but he's about as real as Rambo
Fast-casual German is a novel idea
When does a snapshot of a mother breast-feeding her child become kiddie porn? Ask the Richardson police.
The DMA's Mexican masters exhibit schleps around the world in service to...Aetna?
Denton residents like Parks and Delores Olmon want to know how a posse of city slickers managed to railroad plans for a lead-belching copper factory in their town
Smooth-talking stockbroker Roger Turner came across as a good Christian man--one who made it his business to charm widows and retirees out of their life savings