Lake Charles

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2013

    Why Kevin Russell of Shinyribs Turned His Side Project to a Full-Time Job

    Sometimes when you make an expensive purchase you take on a second job to pay for it. So when Kevin Russell of the Gourds bought his family a new car in 2007, he looked for a way to make about $500 a month on the side. Instead of throwing newspapers, Russell started Shinyribs, a solo project that pl ... More >>

  • Music

    September 27, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Christeene Vale is Your New Piece of Celebrity Meat

    "I lost my old hair in Denver, girl, so I had to get new hair today," Christeene Vale says over the phone. "But, ya know, I have to fuck it up, wash it in the sink." Vale, who has been labeled a "drag terrorist," a nightmarish gutter of filth, bruise and overflowing sexuality, is telling me about t ... More >>

  • News

    July 8, 2010
  • News

    December 6, 2007

    American Toxic

    The railroad tie plant that gave birth to tiny Somerville may now be killing the town, residents claim

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    Nickeled, Dimed and Screwed

    Hard-sell coin dealers make chump change

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2006

    Are You Ready For Some (More) Football?

    If so, you'll be delighted to know something called the Intense Football League is coming to Dallas. Well, actually, like everything else, it's coming to Frisco. I don't know a lot about this little venture, but I'm guessing it's a semi-pro, indoor and X-tremely watered-down version of the old XFL ... More >>

  • Dining

    June 29, 2006

    Gator Done

    Crustaceans launches an "a-salt" on the taste buds

  • News

    April 3, 2003

    White Heat

    As a white player on a black baseball team, C.C. Risenhoover saw both sides of the racial divide

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Leonard Bishop

    Lincoln High

  • Film

    May 9, 2002

    Made on the Margins

    For 15 years, the Dallas Video Fest has flickered on the fringe

  • News

    January 17, 2002

    This Land Is My Land

    Murdine "Baby Ruth" Berry won her fight to save the family farm passed down by former slaves, but her battle--real or imagined--isn't over

  • News

    December 13, 2001

    Reverend Fix-It

    Itinerant minister Charles Wilkerson promised to restore two ailing Christian schools to financial health. So why did the patients take a turn for the worse?

  • Music

    December 3, 1998

    Long journey home

    Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels roll on a perfect road

  • Culture

    March 21, 1996

    Wide wing span

    Angels in America author Tony Kushner talks politics