New research out of Harvard is strengthening the argument that coffee helps curb the risk of Type II diabetes. So coffee is alongside nuts, citrus, leafy greens, beans and sweet potatoes on the list of super healthy foods that help prevent diabetes. According to the Harvard research, the main reas ... More >>
Every time I start to gag over yet another JFK 50th piece in the papers, I have to remind myself, "Schutze, you've been cranking out the same stuff for two years." Yeah, I know. I added to the pile. But that's different. That was my stuff. This weekend I found myself stumbling and fumbling over oth ... More >>
Maybe this is nitpicking. Sometimes you see a nit that just begs to be picked. Yesterday on the op-ed page of The Dallas Morning News, State Senator Royce West was talking some kind of stuff about who should be the new city manager, and down toward the bottom of his piece he tossed out this remark: ... More >>
A powerful ex-oil industry executive has proposed a new energy plan for Texas, and it may not surprise you to learn that his plan involves oil. Lots and lots of oil. Leonardo Maugeri used to be a top executive at Eni, a company that has the double honor of being Italy's biggest oil company, as well ... More >>
Took a few days off to go canoeing on the Buffalo River in Arkansas -- always a fine way to clear the mind and ease the soul -- and came home to wonderful news: The Harvard Institute of Politics released its 23rd "Survey of Young Americans' Attitude Toward Politics and Public Service" today, finding ... More >>
Every week, managing editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, nicotine-addicted, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. OK, everybody relax and just breathe easy (though not too deeply). That whole global-warming, energy-supply, sooty-air thing is t ... More >>
It's an impressive feat to show up in The New Yorker as a freshman Congressman, and kudos to Senator Ted Cruz for pulling it off. Cruz has been facing widespread criticism for, among other things, his aggressive questioning of Chuck Hagel, President Obama's nominee for Defense Secretary. Jane Mayer ... More >>
So, back to the new fake suspension bridge we're building at enormous cost over the Trinity River, and, in fact, let's go back and review the whole Trinity River project. In fact, let's go back and review everything. Here is my question: Why are huge, obviously stupid projects the best thing that e ... More >>
See also: The Fried Food Finalists Coming to the State Fair of Texas 2012 Last Wednesday, the eight finalists of the Big Tex Choice Awards were announced. Today, they gathered for an epic fried battle. Three judges (1310 The Ticket's Donovan Lewis, Representative Eric Johnson from the Texas House o ... More >>
Oh, damn. Now white people are going to have to defend themselves on a second front. First it was the Mexicans swarming into the country and out-working us. Now the Asians are coming here in droves and out-smarting us. What's left for whites? Bowling? The big news in immigration today is a new Pew ... More >>
See also: The problem with Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is one of those songs that tricks you. You only have to hear it once to know all the words. Not just the chorus, ALL OF THE WORDS. Who knows where you even heard it the first time? The problem is you ... More >>
A pro-porn column in the News doesn't get a rise out anyone.
Think GeekPersonally, we prefer Chocolate Marlboro.Avoiding sweets is difficult enough without second-hand chocolate smoke. Well, "smoke" is not technically accurate. Thanks to Le Whif, however, with the "first prototype of the food inhaler" you can pretty much smoke your way through a six pa ... More >>
Harvard prof Einer Elhauge A couple of years back we noted that the price-fix was back in, thanks in large part to a 2007 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that eventually put a Flower Mound business out of business. Perhaps you recall that case: Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. Kay's Kloset -- ... More >>
During our server outage of the last hour, several Friends of Unfair Park wanted to make sure we noted David Dillon's death at his home in Amherst, Mass. He suffered a massive heart attack at the age of 68. Dillon, who was among those who took a buyout from the paper in '06, continued to contribu ... More >>
Get to know the University of North Texas at Dallas from UNTD Webmaster on Vimeo.That video above was just posted to Vimeo by the University of North Texas at Dallas -- but says here it was sent out a couple of weeks ago to "the Board of Regents, potential donors, the Texas legislature, and elected ... More >>
Don't mince words, Richard Fisher, what do you really think?Some Tuesday morning odds and sods:First, from The Wall Street Journal, this op-ed from Richard Fisher, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, who tells the Senate to lay off his boy Ben Bernanke as he tries to re-up his positi ... More >>
The 'Boys host the team from the wrong side of the bay on Thanksgiving. Another "fact" about the witless rabble...When traveling, the Raiders go to restaurants as a team--not as a show of unity, but because only defensive lineman Desmond Bryant, a Harvard grad, knows how to read.**Source: The Rai ... More >>
The Idle Rich Pub2614 McKinney Ave.214-965-9926Dude Factor: 7, or "Mr. Burns," on a scale of 1 ("Donald Trump") to 10 ("Bruce Wayne")As much as I love The Old Monk, I hadn't really thought of it or its sister bars (The Dubliner, Blackfriar Pub and The Idle Rich Pub) as Dude Food destinations--partic ... More >>
People we'd like to shake hands with:Jason Williams, from the cradle of NFL superstardom and Harvard of the Midwest--yep, Western Illinois University. Home of the fighting Leathernecks. WIU is many time almost-champion of 1-AA (they tend to falter in the playoffs, even when ranked #1), the team that ... More >>
Enter Stage Left presents Marber's edgy tale
How now, brown cow?
Noticed that Harvard U.'s fancypants glossy 02138 has a new owner as of immediately. Also noticed the current issue's cover: an interesting portrait of Tommy Lee Jones, who, as you no doubt know, was borned in Midland and edumicated at St. Mark's School of Texas, where he's been on the board of dire ... More >>
One of the first rules of the movie business is: Make sure you aren't, ah, borrowing someone else's work in order to finish yours. It's called a "rights clearance," and, yup, it's frustrating and financially debilitating, but it's also a necessary evil -- no matter how many times you claim "fair use ... More >>
...For many skilled immigrants, it's not here, it's home
The controversy over the proposed George W. Bush Presidential Library at SMU (heh) has settled to a simmer for now; even The Bush Library Blog announced over the weekend it was going on summer vacation. But it's merely the quiet before the storm. Speaking of, here's the latest black cloud to drift ... More >>
Elijah Wood as a soccer thug in Britain? Not bloody likely.
Walk the mall to help the hungry
Rowing on White Rock Lake
To get into the right college, sometimes you have to be better than perfect
All's not Wellesley when Julia cracks a Mona Lisa Smile
How they got the media to miss the point on the Trinity River
Why do we drink beer while watching sports?
Director Darren Aronofsky makes films that resemble himself: smart and abrasive
Sure, this column is full of cuss words and self-indulgence. So was my old paper.
Joshua Redman is a young lion primed to become a jazz king
There are two to blame for the Kirk-Fielding feud
Clinton's plans for fixing affirmative action are sensible and moderate
If you haven't seen Just Cause, don't read this article
Indonesia is home to one of the world's worst ongoing environmental tragedies