"Once, when I was a teen, I had a mom who had a mom who had a mom..." Cory Patrick Coleman has a part time gig that he landed a few months ago working for J.C. Penney retouching photos, a job that he shares with King Bucks musician Joe Butcher. Before that, he had a string of jobs, including workin ... More >>
The last time I set foot in Valley View Center three or four years ago, it was eerily reminiscent of a post-apocalyptic zombie flick, and not the old-school kind with the undead lurching forward with laughable slowness. The zombies that come to mind are the type that are puma-quick and would have no ... More >>
Welcome to Local Music 'Mericans, where we get to know the people behind the scenes in Dallas/Fort Worth music. Jason Whitbeck's come a long way since his earliest days in Deep Ellum, as a street rep slinging free Camel cigarettes. He's become quite a successful video director, shooting for notable ... More >>
It was less than a month ago the city council's Economic Development Committee went behind closed doors with, among others, Office of Economic Development Director Karl Zavitkovsky to discuss what the what to do with Southwest Center Mall. They confabbed for more than an hour and emerged without ... More >>
Signs like this one decorate dozens of empty storefronts at Valley View Center.When I was a kid, Valley View was my mall -- bought my first skateboard (a Powell-Peralta purchased at the stand beneath the escalators), my first album (KISS's Double Platinum at the Disc Records) and my first guitar ... More >>
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A Dallas artist can't understand how his statuette of a freed slave ended up as a public monument--in Barbados
For burglar Carnell Johnson, willing fences, indifferent neighbors, and friendly dogs ame for an easy living
Work got you down? Why not bring some art into your business?
American Airlines refuses to let a threat from the religious right steer the company off its gay-friendly course
Dallas oncologist Dennis Birenbaum claims he's been given a bad rap by the state and media. Now he's going to make them pay.
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Tom Faulkner explores his musical horizons
Texas Industries wants permission to burn 270,000 tons of hazardous waste each year at a concrete plant 30 miles from Dallas. That would make it the nation's largest incinerator of toxic waste. Despite stunning ignorance about what this will do to your he
Frank Mitchell thought he was a made man in the all-powerful 'family' that controls professional golf. Then the PGA Tour shoved him out into the cold.
In the old neighborhood, Joe Lee Calloway played dominoes and hung out with his buddies. Until a Grand Prairie cop killed him right there
Arlington Museum of Art offers a suburban haven for contemporary art
The nation's hottest preacher brings his message to Dallas
Making a buck off Internet neophytes
Deep Ellum eccentric Ed Zabel revels in gargoyles, brooms, and bondage.
Blesses are the Cheeseheads - even if they didn't make it to the Super Bowl
Though The American President flounders, a radiant Annette Bening makes it worth watching
It took a tender Texan to get the Cleveland Indians into the World Series