On Saturday George Strait is supposed to play his last live show ever, with the caveat that while he won't be performing live any longer, he does have a five-album deal to fulfill for his record label, MCA Nashville. This is the sort of "retirement" we constantly see in the music world, as acts who ... More >>
There's an argument to be made that Stephen A. Smith, one of ESPN's more voluble talking heads, is qualified to talk about sports. Reasonable people can (and do) disagree, but Smith has spent two decades as a professional sports journalist and his continued employment by the country's biggest sports ... More >>
Robert WuhlRobert Wuhl is bringing his solo show Assume the Position to the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival at WaterTower Theatre in Addison next week. The two-week festival opens tomorrow with a lineup of more than 20 different performances of drama, dance, music and comedy. It's an enjoyably fr ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Tony Romo took girlfriend Candice Crawford to the top of Reunion Tower last night to celebrate her 24th birthday. And then, yep, he popped the question. Very cliched and Dallasy of him, but cool. ... More >>
As mentioned yesterday, several of the Dallas County exonerees appeared on CNN's Larry King Live last night, where they were joined by the stars of the movie Conviction, The Innocence Project's Barry Sheck and Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. On the other side you'll find King's int ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenRepublican DA candidate Danny Clancy chats with a DPD officer this morning after reporting the theft of four tires from his black Ford Expedition.Much like everyone else in Dallas media, I received a call this morning from Dallas County Republican Party chair Jonathan Neer ... More >>
Deborah LusterThomas McGowan, who served 23 years for a burglary and sexual assault in Richardson he did not commitTheir names are, or should be, familiar by now, among them: Thomas McGowan, Entre Nax Karage, Johnnie Lindsey, James Giles, Eugene Henton and Stephen Brodie. Certainly, by now, you k ... More >>
In an interview -- strangely enough -- with CNN suspendered-geezer Larry King, the most coveted free agent in the history of sports is alluding to a hometown advantage. And while LeBron James says the Cleveland Cavaliers have an edge, Dirk Nowitzki's best friend in basketball ... More >>
So, let's see ... Larry King now wants Kevin Smith to come on his show to talk about getting booted off a Southwest flight Saturday. Smith would rather go on Jon Stewart with a row of Southwest seats to prove, yeah, he can fit just fine, thanks. Meanwhile, the locally based airline is taking a po ... More >>
Jesse HugheyGordon Biersch 8060 Park Lane 214-369-2739 Dude Factor: 5, or David Hasselhoff, on a scale of 1 (Adolphus Busch) to 10 (Charles Bukowski)I can almost imagine the German-American (I'm guessing) restaurateur who founded this chain irately shouting down a customer who asks if they serve ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of you're rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *If you saw the abortion that was Joe Buck Live on HBO Monday night, know this: It could have been much worse. How's that? Guess who Buck begged and pleaded to have on his virginal voyage? That's ri ... More >>
Rocca brings the laughs for a good cause
Inspired by Genesis, DTC's In the Beginning makes Eden into a land of confusion
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *My summation of Thursday's dramatic plane crash/rescue in New York's Hudson River: It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!! *Found it funny that, although the crash happened at 2:30, Larry Kin ... More >>
Quick, someone call Mulder. We have a sighting.
Late yesterday I had the pleasure of hearing Tracy Rowlett say the word "vajayjay." And, no, he wasn't using it as a pejorative. We were talking about the changing face, or something, of news and how it's all one big commercial nowadays anyway. "Anything who's accusing me of selling out hasn't looke ... More >>
Demme follows Carter's controversial book tour and ends up with the same old narrative
I just got off the phone with Tom Polston, who sells medical equipment in Plano. The reason for the call: I (like every film critic in town) was forwarded by the local Weinstein Company representative a letter Polston sent to Michael Moore after he saw his health-care doc Sicko at the Angelika in Pl ... More >>
In 1967, Allen Clark received his first pair of artificial legs, after having them amputated following a mortar attack in Vietnam. Next month, Army veteran Allen B. Clark will celebrate the 40th anniversary of his “alive” date. On June 17, 1967, Clark was serving as a combat medic in a Special ... More >>
Uptown Players romp through uber-gay Valhalla; CTD stages laid-back Whorehouse
Who gets the presidential pass?
I was watching CNN this morning and spotted my son's Woodrow Wilson High School classmate and fellow alum, George Hale, being evacuated from Beirut. Called the Hale house, and George's mom, Clare, told me the kid will be on with Larry King tonight. George's father, Harlin D. (better known in Lakewoo ... More >>
Kevin Nealon visits the Addison Improv
A killer cat steals a wonderful movie from a kindly ogre
For a joyous holiday, Christmas sure has some bloody awful music
Ellen Degeneres has a point
Plus: Spring Fever, No Sheet
Rotgut responses to questions from the discard pile
No one's likely to tout Cletis, whoever he is
Addison's Out of the Loop Festival stages some strange, dark, wonderful works
The American Astronaut trashes the galaxy
Without apology, Bob Crane's son shows the world Hogan's privates
New Chanukah songs
Disputed Reform Party candidate John Hagelin thinks he can change the world with the power of positive thinking. Does that make him nuts?
It is 6:07 p.m. John Albert Burks salutes the Oakland Raiders and says goodbye to his friends. Minutes later, he is a dead man. This year's 21st execution.
Carlton Stowers goes in search of the dark muse that inspired pulp-fiction legend Robert E. Howard, the West Texas recluse who created Conan the Barbarian
A battle Uptown targets the city for bending its own rules
Ross Perot inspired his Reform Party followers to throw the hypocritical rascals out of politics. They did.
Narcissism drives Warren Beatty into the 'hood
May 7 - 13, 1998
DMN editors spin the truth until it wobbles rather than come clean on how they blew their big story