When things go horribly wrong and then keep going that way, there's no better strategy to maintain your sanity than to think about the story you'll have. Music writer Jon Niccum has collected a bunch of those stories from musicians and published them in a book called The Worst Gig: From Psycho Fans ... More >>
As another season begins, MLB faces an unsustainable future -- and you’re picking up the tab.
Scott was really hoping for first place.The Association of Food Journalists met in South Carolina over the weekend, presumably engaging in heated debates over critic anonymity and restaurant-review waiting periods and whether a large slab of bacon should be carved into Mount Rushmore. (Of cou ... More >>
T.G.I. Friday's, a place known for its red-and-white stripes and flair for shrugging off the work-week, may be feeling the crunch just like everyone else -- or it may just be changing its game. Within the last week, the location at NorthPark Center shuttered its doors amidst numerous T.G.I. ... More >>
Kansas City ChiefsArrowhead Pride, a fanblog for the Kansas City Chiefs, provides a vaguely intriguing item this afternoon that reveals running back and bad Twitterer Larry Johnson, cut from KC Monday and now a free agent, is in Dallas at this very moment. And how do they know this? "Larry Johnso ... More >>
Dallas is now home of the Twinkie. Interstate Bakeries Corporation, the Wonder Bread and Hostess host that had been in Chapter 11 since September 2004, is no longer in bankruptcy -- or, for that matter, its longtime home of Kansas City, where IBC started baking in 1930. It's moving its HQ to Dallas, ... More >>
On the day when new jobless claims hit a 26-year high, word has come down that there's one man in America who, apparently, will never go without a job: former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Quincy Carter. Down in Hidalgo, Carter yesterday signed a contract with the Rio Grande Valley Dorados of arenafoot ... More >>
This morning, The McClatchy Company announced it is going to "reduce its workforce by about 10 percent," or 1,400 jobs, ASAP -- and, yes, that will likely include some cuts at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where several Friends tell us the mood is one of apropos doom and gloom. It'll happen as usual ... More >>
Parkland Memorial Hospital Trauma Room No. 1, buried but not forgotten A very significant piece of Parkland Memorial Hospital now resides in Lenexa, Kansas, just slightly south of Kansas City. Only, you will likely never again see this bit of Dallas history: The former Parkland trauma room has gone ... More >>
"We're so much more than Dallas the TV show," says a Dallas tourism rep in a story that I swear I read back in 1987. Only, nope, it's from today -- in a Chicago Tribune by way of Kansas City Star piece about how Dallas is still trying to recover from the J.R. Ewing drinking binge that last 13 season ... More >>
The Bronco Bowl was one of many things Dallas wouldn't have had without Lamar Hunt. Now, both are gone. I am sure Richie will be along shortly to offer his thoughts on Lamar Hunt, who died last night of complications from prostate cancer at Presbyterian Hospital. Services will be Saturday at the Mor ... More >>
We are not the only ones who get a little sick at the thought of a Dallas Morning News without Ed Bark in it. On Friday, all those who have taken The Dallas Morning News' buyout offer will be ushered out the door. I have no doubt it'll be the subject of much discussion here over the coming week. It' ... More >>
Two weeks ago, The Dallas Morning News ran an Associated Press story in which it was announced that Lone Star Steakhouse & Saloon Inc.--which is, oddly, enough, based out of Wichita, Kansas--was being sold to the Dallas-based private-equity firm Lone Star Funds. ("There is no affiliation between Lon ... More >>
Art maven Gerald Peters tries to get to the bottom of the "Canyon Suite"
Ray Washburne's Texas Business is a case study in how not to run a business