What to get some attention for your restaurant? Try brewing your own beer. Malai Kitchen announced they'd be serving their own house-brewed beer on tap at the restaurant and within two weeks they've gotten a mention in almost every food blog in Dallas. The Huffington Post even checked in on owners B ... More >>
Last month we introduced you to Chris Mapp, a U.S. Senate hopeful from South Texas who would go on to be crushed by John Cornyn in yesterday's Republican primary. He's the guy who referred to illegal immigrants as "wetbacks" and said that ranchers should be allowed to shoot them on sight. That's at ... More >>
Our Northern neighbors don't shy away from the tough questions. That seems to be the takeaway from the latest McDonald's Canada marketing campaign. In a series of videos called "Our Chicken. Your Questions," the company answers questions like, "What are legitimately in mcnuggets is there pink goop ... More >>
After Tweeting his way into infamy, former pitcher and sports-talker Mike Bacsik is getting a second chance. Does he deserve one?
In July 2011, Fort Worth musician Josh Weathers dedicated a cover of Whitney Houston's version of "I Will Always Love You" to his mother. It is world-class diva quality. Kessler Artistic Director Jeff Liles recorded it, and posted it on YouTube. This Tuesday, more than two years later, reddit user s ... More >>
The twittersphere has been all a-flutter with Kanyemania. A lot of cultural dialogue on social media has been in the vein of his new album, new baby, or new interview. Though you're probably dying to hear more opinions regarding these topics, we've decided to widen the focus a bit on #raptwitter thi ... More >>
By now, you've likely heard about Ezekiel Gilbert, the 28-year-old San Antonio man who was acquitted yesterday of murder in the death of Lenora Ivie Frago. In case you've somehow missed it: Gilbert met 23-year-old Frago on Craigslist on Christmas Eve 2009. She came over to his house and he paid her ... More >>
In tiny Knox City, a sick boy and his robot sidekick keep beating the odds.
If you're tired of seeing Rev. Robert Jeffress' elfin little face at every turn, it might be best to avoid the highway for awhile. The pastor, along with one of his most charming quotes -- "What they [homosexuals] do is filthy" -- will be appearing on a billboard along a highway in Austin beginning ... More >>
Metric Sunday, April 28, at House of Blues, $28-$38 It took them a little while (since the late '90s) but Metric has made it. Big. The group's 2009 release, Fantasies can take most of the credit for that when they unleashed the addicting, head-bobbing and shoulder-swaying hit "Gold Guns Girls." Sexi ... More >>
Melba Ketchum has by now established herself as a voice in the scientific wilderness, proclaiming, loudly and often, that Bigfoot is real. That role was cemented in November when Dr. Ketchum -- she's a Nacodoches veterinarian-turned DNA researcher -- announced that her "Sasquatch genome study" had ... More >>
Homeless people often get a bad rap, but when you're about to get your ass kicked by a PCP-crazed attacker, an unemployed former Crip living on the street can be handy to have around. Dallas police officer Billy Taylor learned that first-hand last Tuesday in front of The Bridge homeless shelter. He ... More >>
Elizabeth Escalona, the 23-year-old mother of five accused of torturing her two-year-old daughter Jocelyn Cedillo, has been sentenced to 99 years in prison, several news outlets are reporting. According to Scott Goldstein at the Dallas Morning News , one of several reporters who's been live-tweeti ... More >>
Step 1: Be terrible. Step 2: Count the money. Repeat both steps as necessary.
Let's get hypothetical. You've subscribed to Meatless Monday and have been trucking along just fine for a few weeks. Given the somewhat limited culinary scope of vegetarian dining in the mass market, your Mondays have been subject to quite a few sandwiches featuring grilled zucchini. And probably a ... More >>
Karen Handel is back, and she's bringing 304 pages with her. Susan G. Komen For The Cure's ex-vice president of public policy, who resigned in February after an enormous flap over Komen's attempt to pull its funding from Planned Parenthood, is writing a tell-all, to be published in September by Howa ... More >>
The Huffington Post told the story yesterday of a restaurant in Georgia where the owners "respectfully ask that parents tend to their crying tots outside." Essentially the place is banning crying babies. They pointed to unfavorable comments from other guests concerning loud children as their reason ... More >>
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
Nathan WinogradWoke up this morning to find the in-box filled with missives from friends and fans of a man named Nathan Winograd -- "the de-facto face of the 'No Kill' movement," as Huffington Post called him last year, referring to efforts to stop animal shelters from euthanizing strays. Winogra ... More >>
They've been eating out quite a bit.Turns out who you sup with could effect your waistline as much as when and what you eat. The Huffington Post points us to a recently released study published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. In doing the study, researchers hoped to gain unders ... More >>
Time magazine wonders this morning: "What's All That Secession Ruckus in Texas?" Um, Governor Rick Perry, maybe? And, natch, his very vocal support for House Concurrent Resolution No. 50, which, as we pointed out in February, states that the "81st Legislature of the State of Texas hereby claim[s] so ... More >>
How we missed this Huffington Post piece yesterday ... well, no idea. Anyway, any story that begins ... ... at recent hearings before a House Judiciary subcommittee, new revelations emerged about how the Justice Department failed to investigate illegal mailers sent to African-Americans in Dallas thr ... More >>
Back in May '06, Andrea Grimes covered for Unfair Park the ExxonMobil protest outside the shareholders meeting at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. Yesterday best-selling author David Sirota was pre-selling his forthcoming book The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring ... More >>
During his latest wheelings and dealings, T. Boone Pickens said no to coal. (Which makes Carl Pope, executive director of the Sierra Club, very happy on The Huffington Post today in an anti-coal piece datelined Dallas.) But Pickens also said yes to Halliburton (and a bunch of other stuff). Actually, ... More >>