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  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    The Cotton Bowl Classic's Million-Dollar CEO, and the Enduring Myth of Nonprofit Sports

    On the bulletproof compound of the formidable College Sports Cartel, no one enjoys life quite like the football bowl executive, that shadowy Good Ol' Boy who plans one football game a year in exchange for a mid-six-figure salary and fringe benefits fit for a Florida congressman. And in recent years, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    How the Government Shutdown Is Messing Up Texas

    To the political novice, a federal government shutdown sounds like an excuse to get crazy. Anarchy in the streets! Do more than the usual drugs in Deep Ellum! Operate a bandit taxi service from the same 1993 minivan you use to transport DISD students to school! But that's not how it really works. In ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2012

    The Rise of the Texas Atheist

    With help from a former church boy from Dallas, the state's "nones" are getting organized and going public.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    A Retro Fire Truck with a 10-Keg Capacity For Your Next Party! For President!

    Did you ever think it would be totally awesome to have your very own fire truck and instead holding water, it held beer? And that you could drive your shiny big red truck around town and throw the most amazing parties, cementing the fact that you are the coolest guy or gal ever? Then, at night you'd ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2012
  • News

    December 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    North Texas Food Bank's Text Donation Program Falters

    ​Mobile giving, which was touted in the wake of the Haiti earthquake earlier this year as a high-tech way of invigorating philanthropy, hasn't panned out for the North Texas Food Bank. The hunger relief organization rolled out its text-to-give program this month, and has thus far collected on ... More >>

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Soldier Suicides

    Two Texas brothers fall in the war on terror—one in combat, one by his own hand

  • Film

    June 26, 2008

    Violence Is Golden

    With its secret boys' club and bloody good fun, Wanted has all of the fight with none of the guilt

  • News

    December 13, 2007

    Dallas' Political Designing Woman

    When Dallas' political elite need a win, Carol Reed cheers them on and calls the plays

  • Music

    May 17, 2007

    Twisters and Double Wides

    Postmodern news you can use

  • News

    December 1, 2005

    Hotel Katrina

    While the feds fumble, hurricane survivors find relief thanks to a Dallas hotel owner and friends

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2005
  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Odds & Ends

    Local friends of Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown pay tribute to the late musical legend

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    On the Road Again

    Jason Molina's Magnolia Electric Co. takes on 1,800 miles of Texas

  • News

    September 8, 2005

    After the Flood

    Plus: Still Living, Wrist Slap, We Screwed Up

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2005
  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    All Net

    The Mavs gets Jazzed

  • Dining

    March 27, 2003

    Operation Florida Freedom

    Papa wouldn't be proud of the Florida Seafood Grill

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Get on the Bus

    For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics

  • Film

    April 4, 2002

    The Big Hurt

    Pauline and Paulette, about a neglected retarded woman, is hard to ignore

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    "Today, a Generation Died."

    Revisiting the story of the 1937 New London gas explosion--the worst tragedy involving schoolchildren in American history

  • Culture

    October 18, 2001

    Reel War

    The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Selected songs disappear from the playlists at Clear Channel stations

  • News

    March 8, 2001

    Crocodile Tears

    City Hall is sorry it can't help the White Rock water main victims... or anybody else, for that matter

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Baby Blues

    Parkland has an insatiable need for newborn clothes and blankets--and is quickly running out

  • Dining

    October 5, 2000

    Up in the Air

    Fort Worth's landmark Reata restaurant is back and waiting on a deal to save its home

  • News

    January 13, 2000

    One crazy lawyer

    Within days of a shotgun attack in Rowlett, tempestuous Dallas lawyer Catherine Shelton found herself in the crosshairs of a murder investigation. It isn't the first time.

  • Calendar

    May 13, 1999

    Night & Day

    May 13-19, 1999

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Hardhat utopia

    Sixties social theory meets the building trade at Dallas contractor TDIndustries -- and it works

  • Music

    April 9, 1998

    Oh Captain, my captain

    Sometimes, being a supergroup just means they're really good

  • News

    July 11, 1996

    Charity Gall

    Crippled children are the latest fund-raising ticket for a controversial Palestinian foundation

  • News

    April 27, 1995

    Local hero

    Disaster-relief expert Fred Cuny disappears while rendering aid in Russia

  • News

    April 6, 1995
  • News

    January 26, 1995

    Death Row Granny

    Bettie Beets killed two husbands. Now she's likely to become the first woman the state of Texas has ever executed