Texas has always had its share of great characters and story lines. Davy Crockett and the Alamo. Lyndon B. Johnson and Texas politics. Rick Perry and, well, whatever he happened to say on a particular day. Recently, though, there seems to have been some coastal poaching on our dry land. All The Wa ... More >>
Will anti-evolutionists be able to adapt and survive in a new textbook market?
On the front line of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.
With the race for the 33rd Congressional District by all accounts a two-man race that is growing pettier by the day, it's easy to forget that nine other Democrats are jostling for third place in the May 29 primary. Unless, of course, you happen to glance up from the bumper in front of you to see Dav ... More >>
For this week's Dish column, rather than eat at another restaurant, I spent time in the company of people who will ultimately choose the meats served there. Many meat industry professionals -- the experts who work at ranches, slaughterhouses, distributorships, groceries and chain restaurants ... More >>
Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into our ow ... More >>
The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>
Liquid Logixx, a 3D computer animation studio on South Lamar, counts among its clients American Airlines, PepsiCo, IBM, Texas Instruments and the American Heart Association. It's the studio's work for the latter than has resulted in the latest addition to its roster, Spike TV -- specifically, the sh ... More >>
Melinda French doesn't do just a whole lot of interviews -- she usually lets her husband, departing (or is that, departing?) Microsoftie Bill Gates, do the couple's heavy high-profile lifting for the two of them, as she's off running their foundation and raising their three kids. But this week, the ... More >>
When Dallas' political elite need a win, Carol Reed cheers them on and calls the plays
Two worlds collide, then coincide
Things you may have missed the first time
The architect Renzo Piano makes high design for our local culture of kitsch
New York University professor Jay Rosen and a 17-member brood of undergraduate and graduate J-school students siphoned from Rosen's blogging 101 class set out to sift and rank the best newspaper blogs from among the nation's top 100 newspapers by circulation. The winner? The Houston Chronicle. "By a ... More >>
A gruntís-eye view from near the Sunni Triangle
Plus: Panic Button; Ready, Aim...
Did the intern blow it? No.
Dallas food writer turns matchmaker
From beerhalls to boardrooms, personality tests claim to be a window into the soul. Are they a valid tool, or just psychological window dressing?
For Stereolab, pop music is all academic
Pushy, driven, and fearless, Texas Secretary of State Elton Bomer is Bush's big man on the border. But is he tough enough to cut through the red tape snarling efforts to help the poor people living in the colonias?
Want to get elected to city council in southern Dallas? Forget the race card and patch that pothole.
Two supposed champions of open government are pushing hard to keep campaign finance records off the Internet. What don't they want you to know?
Plano parents lay siege to enthusiasts of the "New New Math" in a fight over how to fix the sorry state of math instruction in the public schools
A shortage of American engineers and programmers spells boom times for brokers who peddle skilled foreign workers at bargain prices. Is it exploitation, or just good business?
When Phyllis Glazer learned a chemical plant was making her East Texas neighbors sick, the wealthy Dallas homemaker could have cut and run. Instead, she chose to stay, fight, and win.
Wealthy Waco businessman Brian Pardo spends his time and money helping death-row inmates he believes are innocent. His efforts on behalf of Darlie Routier have raised suspicions about her husband--and about Pardo's motives.
The Kimbell's tribute to Modernism makes you want to search your closets for everyday objects
The Cold War over, defense giant Lockheed Martin mines another government program for profit -- the war on poverty
Ross Perot Jr. is pushing 40, and still trying to slip from his father's shadow. He's built Alliance Airport, bought the Mavericks, and is trying to ramrod a new arena. But he isn't a pit bull like his old man. That's where Frank Zaccanelli comes in.
Disney's Hercules is all brawn, no brain
Council hopeful Brenda Reyes already leads the pack in controversy
The soul of Velvet Underground stares into the Twilight