• Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Q&A: The Meatmen's Tesco Vee Talks Offensive Humor, Old-School Punk and Life After It.

    ‚ÄčThere wasn't a more offensive punk band in the early '80s than The Meatmen. Even in a market cluttered by hardcore bands popping up in droves in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., the Lansing, Michigan, band, led by Tesco Vee (a third grade teacher born Robert Vermeulen), distinguished itself wit ... More >>

  • News

    February 17, 2011

    Bake Sale Bandits

    Local Movement Fights for Cottage Food Bill.

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    American Baseball, the European Way

    ‚ÄčEven if European soccer owner Tom Hicks convinced Major League Baseball to inject the same screwy tables that govern soccer into America's pasttime your Texas Rangers wouldn't be a playoff team. But, alas, they wouldn't be relegated, either. If baseball were run according to European soccer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    Yeah, But What If Baseball Went To The European Football Table?

    I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2007

    One Ritzy Art Gallery: A Hotel Room

    Local artist Robin Ann Walker's painting -- which, I believe, is titled Skyscape -- will hang in a Ritz-Carlton suite. I am officially fascinated (right on the arm, said Groucho Marx). I've always wondered about folks who paint hotel-room art, and this morning I've discovered one -- who lives right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2007

    Defining Dallas

    Sometimes you find yourself wand'ring the streets of our fair city (in a car, of course) passing strip mall after strip mall (nail salon, retail postal outlet, doughut shop), McMansion after McMansion (second mortgage, whut whut!), panhandler after panhandler (they're always veterans, aren't they?), ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 6, 2004

    Deep Brazil

    New Cafe Brazil owner has plans to expand--but not dramatically