Hugo Chavez

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    Things Got Ugly at an Event Touting Southern Dallas' Horse Park and Golf Course Last Night

    Last night the city held a shmooze event for people who live near a proposed exclusive private golf course and horse park in a poor part of Southern Dallas, but the shmooze blew up. A carefully choreographed scene of friendly information booths and party favors turned into an angry shouting match. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    Texas Radio Host Alex Jones Visits With Piers Morgan, Threatens Revolution to Combat Gun Control

    Alex Jones, the Austin-based right-wing agitator, conspiracy theorist, radio host, and founder of Infowars, has been among those raising the cry for the U.S. to deport CNN host Piers Morgan. He appeared on CNN last night for a tete-a-tete with Morgan and, as you can see from the video above, kind o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2012

    When Venezuelans Need Guns, It Seems, They Turn to a Parking Lot in Mesquite

    You can't buy a gun in Venezuela. It's illegal, and has been since the government of Hugo Chavez banned the private sale of firearms earlier this year as part of an effort to tackle the country's sky-high murder rate: 19,336 last year, more than in Mexico, which is in the midst of a drug war and has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    Looks Like the Tea Party's Gonna Elect Cruz Fair and Square. So, Let's Change the Game.

    Texas will elect it's next senator today. Odds are, you won't vote for him. In fact, a good number of you, even if you're registered to vote, can't vote in the truly decisive race going down Tuesday, because you were dumb enough to vote in the Democratic primary in May. Suckers. So, let's all clap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2011

    Over The Weekend: Das Racist, Danny Brown, Despot and Fat Tony at Sons of Hermann Hall

    Das Racist, Danny Brown, Despot, Fat Tony Sons of Hermann Hall October 29, 2011 Better than: losing your buddies at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Brayden OlsonDas Racist​ The three members of Das Racist stepped up to grace Sons of Hermann Hall's' blue-curtained stage at just about ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Mark Bittman: A Minimalist with Maximalist Appeal

    Mark Bittman​I first spied and became a closet fan of New Yawk's home cook supreme, Mark Bittman, when I wandered over to his video segments on The New York Times website. OK, technically speaking, I first fell for Bittman's totally unprepossessing way with words and ingredients in his "minima ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    In Faraway Dallas This Afternoon, An Anti-Hugo Chavez Protest

    Luisa Ravelo-Guedes, at left, and her husband Carlos, in the middle, at today's anti-Hugo Chavez protest downtown A few dozen of Hugo Chavez’s compatriots gathered in Ferris Plaza today to protest the Venezuelan leader. The rally was part of an international day of demonstrations organized through ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    Corn Hole?

    This week's paper version of Unfair Park examines the infatuation some Dallas entrepreneurs have with renewable fuels--go-go juices like corn-based ethanol and soy-based biodiesel. It's a warm, fuzzy feel-good article; you know, fuels grown in the heartland by American farmers who by all accounts ha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 5, 2006
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2006

    Sweet Jesus Camp

    This is a little girl named Rachael. She's 9. She spends much of her free time trying to save non-believers. Here, in a scene from Jesus Camp, she's protesting abortion in during a trip to Washington, D.C. Filmmakers Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady were in town today trying to rustle up some business f ... More >>

  • News

    June 29, 2006

    A Strongman Scorned

    A local bodybuilder sues Pat Robertson over a weight-loss shake

  • Film

    January 15, 2004

    Reality TV

    A populist leader triumphs in Venezuela, and it's all on film