Starting today, close to a thousand members of the American Camp Association will descend on Dallas in flanneled and Teva'd droves, for what is one of the largest gathering of camping professionals in the country. As participants prepare to debate the merits of double-stitched tent seams, quote grat ... More >>
For seven years David Timothy has brought to the Hyatt Regency downtown 500 homeless people for a Christmas dinner, followed by a night's stay in a warm bed; as Mayor Mike Rawlings said during this year's event, "it's the way we do things in Dallas -- in a classy way." But this morning Timothy so ... More >>
Photo by Justin TerveenNo doubt you got a nasty wake-up call in the wee small hours of the morning from the storms that rumbled through; chances are there'll be some kind of a repeat this evening. But Brother Bill Holston wanted to make sure we noted that the great Justin Terveen was out and abou ... More >>
Sam MertenNational Public Radio's John Burnett went to the State Fair of Texas and asked those lined up to buy fried whatnots: Are you tired of Governor Rick Perry? Why, yes! Um, no, not at all. Maybe? (Perhaps Burnett should have waited till he read this morning's paper.)Evan Smith, ex-Texas Mon ... More >>
Sam MertenMayor Leppert starts to tear up today while talking about the shocking dash-cam video about to be released.In advance of the 3 p.m. press conference at Dallas Police Department headquarters during which the dash-cam video that Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway doesn't want you to see wil ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenJust two days after suffering the worst defeat of his short political career, Mayor Tom Leppert offered something different from his typical canned State of the City address that we've grown accustomed to hearing around this time of year. "I am very optimistic about the s ... More >>
Feels like forever since we've posted one of Justin Terveen's photos on Unfair Park, and that, right there, that's too long. And so, on this holiday Monday, here's quite the gift for the Friends of Unfair Park -- four from The Urban Fabric taken last night from high atop the Hyatt Regency, which ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsHappy Sunday, Friends! While you were out having a nice, relaxing weekend full of neighbors and sun and beers and loveliness, I was at the 2010 Texas Republican Party Convention having a blast talking about 'Murka and stuff. It was a fun- and camo-filled two days, but I'v ... More >>
The in-box is filling up with NBA All-Star Weekend party announcements -- no actual invites, though, which is just as well, as that's the weekend I'm planning a spiritual retreat or a lost weekend of drinking, either/or. The most recent: a three-day "epic extravaganza" spread out at the Ghostbar ... More >>
Justin TerveenYup, stole that headline from the poetry of one David Yearsley, the Cornell U. prof soon to be the subject of our newly christened interview series "Dude, Seriously, What the Fuck." Till then, we send you into the weekend with this freshly minted image courtesy our old friend Justin Te ... More >>
Something called the Food Marketing Institute was scheduled to hold two events in Dallas beginning May 4: a "Future Connect leadership development conference" on May 4-6, followed by a "MARKETECHNICS® technology event" May 5-8. According to Tradeshow Week, the events were to take place at the Hyatt ... More >>
A place in 1505 Elm Street is all yours, especially if you like brown and orange wallsA friend of Unfair Park looking to own a summer home (for no more than a few thou, cheapskate) sends word that she's camping out this weekend at the Hyatt Regency. That's because a few hundred foreclosed properties ... More >>
With a tip of the yarmulke to Deadspin, it says here that last week, Ole Miss fans camped out at the Hyatt Regency Dallas and gulped down three nights' worth of records at the hotel's atrium bar. As in: They dropped $26,000 on New Year's Eve; $27,000 the night after that; then more than $29,000 foll ... More >>
Patrick Michels Mayor Tom Leppert and City Council Member Sheffie Kadane tenderly declare Union Station open for business. After a $23-million renovation, Union Station is back in business downtown, this time as a Wolfgang Puck-catered feed lot for hungry Hyatt guests. The 93-year-old building has ... More >>
Kristof speaks his mind
As Mayor Tom Leppert pushes for a convention center hotel, critics demand more details and less tax money. At least, those who haven't been silenced do.
The difference between passion and compassion? Throbbing members and refugee kids.
It's overpriced, it's gaudy and we have to put it on a credit card. Yep, that Calatrava bridge says Dallas all over.
A wall of Bush slams into Dallas
Eden learns that a good restaurant review isn't always good news
Susan Taylor discovers Dallas' culinary gems
Marathon men and women of White Rock
Wheelie school teaches the one-on-one action
Sofia Coppola and her cast get Lost in Translation
Snead catches the Tarahumara
The News' M&M boys, Moroney and Mong, take over. Maybe.
Dallas activists fight
for a living wage from city contractors
Antares surprises with its twists and turns on the mundane
Comatheatre lets the audience connect the dots
Inside the secret City Hall files: A tale of dupes and deception