How the U.S. Chamber of Commerce became the greatest (bumbling) enemy of America.
Since his election, Texas Senator Ted Cruz has riled liberals and even irked fellow conservatives with a faux filibuster, his condescending tone with other lawmakers and his willingness to hold the country's economy hostage to score cheap points with his base. But this week, Cruz crossed the uncross ... More >>
Every week, managing editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, nicotine-addicted, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. Pity Texas Senator Ted Cruz. The poor man can't even go to Iowa for a little praying, a little fundraising and a little defending ... More >>
There's something fascinating and a little frightening about putting together a playlist for an event that is not you sitting in front of your computer in a bathrobe, refreshing Twitter. All the things you take for granted in the music you enjoy--the little background flourishes that charmed you onc ... More >>
The weekend draws mercifully close, and I feel a need to revisit a couple themes touched on here earlier in the week. We started with Lance Armstrong on Monday. I predicted he would fake-confess and then offer a jail-house rationalization to the effect of, "I didn't do nuthin'." I admit this predict ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>
Today, from the annals of meaningless, social-media ephemera, we'd like to direct you to the bitchy little TwitterFight between Mark Cuban and Donald Trump. It is, we assure you, the kind of TwitterFight that can only exist between insanely wealthy, Type-A megalomaniacs. No matter how far removed so ... More >>
Dinesh D’Souza’s 2016: Obama’s AmericaI: The Five Most Hilarious Lowlights
You might remember FreedomWorks. In 2010, the nonprofit, established and funded by billionaire David Koch, helped shape a sprawling Tea Party movement into the force that swept a large number of very conservative Republicans into Congress. Call it grass roots, call it astro turf. For a hint, if on ... More >>
Pearl Brand Artisanal Ice CreamWe've already talked turkey. Now, let us not delegate lesser attention to the other elements of a proper Thanksgiving feast, many of which you nary have to travel far to find. There are, in fact, many ways to bring a local farm, wine-maker, cheese crafter, coffe ... More >>
Considering that pre-South by Southwest bash 35 Denton announced its first round of performers last week, I guess it makes sense, then, that the Austin fest would announce its own first round of performers this week -- and that their list is indeed larger than 35 Denton's list of 17 names, clocki ... More >>
They say they defunded Planned Parenthood. But lawmakers' attack on family planning will cost Texas money, reduce access to healthcare and result in even more abortions.
Michael Signoretto is 73, and as of today the Dallas man faces up to 40 years in federal prison for his role in defrauding two British telecommunications companies out of of more than $60 million. Signoretto, who was just found guilty by a federal jury, didn't do this alone. He had plenty of co-c ... More >>
Wanna do something to shake up your routine, alter your waist line and even change your life? Run. The. Rock. Probably a little late to get in shape and properly train for Sunday's MetroPCS Dallas White Rock Marathon, but you can also "participate" by merely being a spectator. Organizers exp ... More >>
Two weeks ago today, state Rep. Leo Berman of Tyler filed H.B. 295, which says: "The secretary of state may not certify the name of a candidate for president or vice-president unless the candidate has presented the candidate's original birth certificate indicating that the person is a na ... More >>
Caity ColvardLeonardo, second from left, looking more party dude than leader. The running of this year's White Rock Marathon, as in past years, was rich with stories of inspiration, endurance, and, um, weather.But here at Unfair Park we're much more interested in the real story: the balloon-breas ... More >>
This week's booking announcements comprises a pretty long list and features a few out-of-mind national acts--including A Flock of Seagulls, Live, and that band with the one-armed drummer. SXSW bookings are still coming in too, with a venue change for the Whispertown 2000. And, to top it all off, L ... More >>
Shearwater's Jonathan Meiburg used to study ornithology. Now he sings about his learnings.
He claims to have invented e-mail. He holds a world skydiving record. But his current invention promises to top them all
March Madness ain't nothing compared to Ambush Alley
Doc treats Sudanese lost boys as feel-good fodder, ignoring their plight and their history
Try walking a mile, or 26.2 of them, in Micah's shoes
Inner-city black boys spend a year in Kenya. Does it change their lives?
A white leading man in a black movie? That is something new.
The Constant Gardener ripens into a distasteful thriller
A former DPD assistant chief over narcotics says she was made a patsy by the city
Plus: Havard Pleads Guilty
For these Sudanese refugees, just surviving makes them real comic-book supermen
Sudanese refugees struggle to make their way in America
Dallas' own tribe of Oliver Twists can teach us much about the places they've been, and where we're all going
A manual tells terrorist recruits how--and why--they should wage unholy war
A wobbly Basinger and a feeble screenplay doom I Dreamed of Africa