There's still some debate over whether the return of manufacturing to the U.S. -- "reshoring," it's called -- is a lasting trend or just a bump on the road toward an entirely knowledge-based economy. Some experts suggest it's merely a byproduct of the recession. But there's no doubt that it's happen ... More >>
The biotechnology firm AquaBounty has spent years working on a genetically enhanced salmon that grows faster and bigger. USA Today reported the company has spent more than $67 million since 1991 trying to get this Chinook salmon spliced with DNA from a fast growing eel-like fish to market. Eating ... 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 >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
Short of earning a Ph.D in bio-tech science, making sense of genetically modified (GM) or engineered (GE) ingredients in America's food chain is almost impossible. Primarily because by law GM foods aren't required to be labeled as such. So you literally need that degree along with a boatload of data ... More >>
In one quick year, Il Cane Rosso has become the most esteemed pizza joint in Dallas. Owner Jay Jerrier discovered this style of Neapolitan pizza while on a trip in Naples with his wife in 1995 and has worked diligently to bring the same pizza experience to Dallas. Recently Guy Fieri and the Diners, ... More >>
Harold Simmons and the missusBack in February 2009, then-Observer-er Alexa Schirtzinger wrote about how General Electric was burying millions of cubic yards of Hudson River carcinogens out at the West Texas dumping ground owned by Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, the wizard behind Waste Control ... More >>
Few weeks back we noted: TXU's setting up electric-car charging stations in Dallas and Fort Worth, and Half-Price Books' Northwest Highway mothership already has one plugged in. That, right there, is thinking ahead. Because, per General Electric and Deloitte, Dallas is Numero Uno on the list of B ... More >>
Once upon a time, the City Attorney's Office had hoped to get the Museum of the American Railroad outta Fair Park by August 1. But that was way back in February -- before the myriad court hearings and legal filings that ultimately led to Judge Martin Hoffman setting a January 2011 trial date in t ... More >>
OK, so we're all really stoked about the start of Top Chef, D.C. tonight. Even Bravo producer and Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen is venturing into fanboy-level excitement, as proven by his repeated tweets on the subject today. (So cute. Love that guy.)Glad to have some Dallas representat ... More >>
Back in February, Alexa wrote about the pending transport of Hudson River sludge to West Texas, where Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons's Waste Control Specialists will turn one state's trash into one man's treasure. That trash in question are millions of cubic yards of PCBs -- or polychlorinated bi ... More >>
Ever wondered what's at the bottom of New York's Hudson River? Andrews, a small West Texas town 350 miles west of Dallas, is about to find out.Last month, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality approved an application to allow the disposal of low-level radioactive waste in a site just outside ... More >>
In the struggle for a shrinking pot of money from asbestos litigation, the sickest victims are getting nickels and dimes while lawyers get their millions
Our Stars, Frankenfoods, Mr. Know-It-All
Deep Ellum developer Lou Reese bilked a savings and loan, bled his creditors, and walked away from federal prision a rich man. Bragging about it was is one big mistake.
The creator of iconographic '60s art is now an icon himself
Love & War in Texas sounds more like a movie than a restaurant. Either way, it's an epic of indulgence.
Unlike the calmness of Al Biernat the man, Biernat's the restaurant is a bit schizophrenic
The self-proclaimed ministers of capitalism have gotten a cool reception to their gospel in Dallas. But Chevis King Jr. and Joe Howard won't give up till they've found a better way to spend black people's money.
Forget the usual tales of rape and pillage--consider the sins of corporate America
Colin Powell's decision reveals distasteful state of American politics
Cap Cities/ABC decision to fire radio host Hightower was a big mistake
Deadbeat-dad Newt Gingrich wants to slash program for disabled children
How a bankrupt former musical-instrument salesman became an award-winning journalist