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  • Blogs

    August 18, 2014

    B.o.B. to Play Prophet Bar October 25

    When XXL revealed its Freshman Class of 2009 much of the hype went to Asher Roth, but it was B.o.B. who would see the most commercial success. In 2010 the Atlanta based rapper unleashed The Adventures of Bobby Ray on the world and quickly shot up the billboard charts with hits like "Nothin' On You," ... More >>

  • Film

    June 19, 2014
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    March 13, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    The V Best Songs In GTA Radio History

    As I sit here in work my mind drifts from matters such as job responsibilities to more jovial pursuits such as murder, car theft, and the endless slaughter of pedestrians. Yesterday saw the release day of the biggest game of the year. Aping the inanities and cliches of radio DJs was one of the seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Pioneer of Dallas' Parkour Scene Free-Ran Naked Through Set of American Ninja Warrior

    Thomas Tapp lives in L.A. now, but not so long ago he was doing parkour, the insanely acrobatic form of free running, on the walls and planters and pillars of downtown Dallas. A couple years back, he and his twin brother got banned from the UTD campus for being too awesome. They have since produced ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    Meshuggah Helps A Cancer Patient's Dream Comes True

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Last Shot: Meeting Meshuggah

    [Editor's Note: Longtime concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out almost two years ago that he had Stage IV Colon Cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events for our sister paper OC Weekly on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    Miller Lite Intern Opportunity For Those Willing to Travel Cross-Country in a RV and Party With Stars

    It's time to do some spring-cleaning on the old resume. Wipe the dust off with the sleeve of your shirt and maybe a little spit-shine for good measure, because Miller Lite has a new internship available that will catapult you up the corporate ladder. No, you won't bring home the bacon, but you will ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 21, 2012
  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Cathedral of Hope, the World's Largest Gay Church, Will Change the World. If It Can Just Get This Camera To Work.

    Cathedral of Hope on Cedar Springs has been doing what you might call God's work for 40 years now, ministering to the spiritual needs of LGBT Christians who have historically been shunned by mainstream churches. In 1993, CoH cobbled together a makeshift TV studio and eventually began broadcasting th ... More >>

  • News

    March 1, 2012

    The Feds Attack Online Poker

    On Black Friday, The Justice Department killed a $2.5 billion industry.

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    The Balls Keep Rolling

    Back in December, we pointed out a podcast posted on NPR, which declared meatballs the next big trend. At that time meatballs were taking New York City by storm, and a standalone ball shop had taken root in D.C.'s Chinatown. Then in January, The New York Times reviewed a place called Parm. Pete Well ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Play Me Back Home: A Playlist For Rick Perry

    ​After what literally felt like four years, Rick Perry has finally ended his campaign for President, thrown his support at Newty G., and is returning to Texas. He said it best himself: "I know when it's time to make a strategic retreat." Ah, but he's given us so many amazing moments. Who co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Whitt's End: 7.15.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Derek Holland looked unusually sharp from the first pitch last night. Seattle's woeful offensively. I had a feeling, so I Tweetcalled for a no-hitter in the bottom of the 1st. Holland took ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    More Thoughts on Saturday Night's Electric Daisy Carnival at Fair Park in Dallas...

    Kevin TodoraMost people at EDC Dallas seemed to be having a good time. For more images from the event, check out the slideshow of attendees.​ Still waiting on a lot of news this early afternoon in regards to Saturday night's Electric Daisy Carnival at Fair Park. All morning long city officials -- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Maybe DISD Super Hinojosa Is a "Rock Star"?

    Patrck Michels​Back in September, when Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Michael Hinojosa was being considered for the Las Vegas gig, trustee Edwin Flores told Unfair Park: "He's a hot commodity. Outside of Dallas he's a rock star." A few Friends of Unfair Park with long memories ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    Once Back in the Pack, Dallas Now the Top Destination for "Young People" After Austin

    ​There was a piece in this morning's New York Times about how Austin's now the top destination for the young American, all right. So notes Brookings Institution demographer William Frey, who adds Dallas to the list of Top Five destinations for the highly coveted 25-to-34-year-old. Only a few years ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 29, 2010
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    March 23, 2010

    In Irving, Former Radio Shack and Sprint Bosses Want Your Old Cellphones. Now.

    ​The wireless world's in Las Vegas at this very moment for the CTIA confab -- where, just this morning, a former Radio Shack boss (David Edmondson) and ex-Sprint president (Ron LeMay) announced the creation of eRecyclingCorps. Which is, put simply: "The company will help carriers buy back used han ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Mazel Tov, Ron Chapman

    Texas Psychedelic RockIf you'd like to read more about Ron Chapman's teevee gig back in the 1960s, dig this.​The National Association of Broadcasters has announced the latest inductee into its hall of fame: the former Irving Harrigan, as he was known to listeners of KLIF waaaay back in the day. Th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 9, 2009
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    March 11, 2009

    10 Questions: Rip Esselstyn

    He's a former professional triathlete and current Austin firefighter. But Esselstyn is also the author of a vegan cookbook. The Engine 2 DietBut he doesn't call it vegan. He's eating "plant strong"--and has been for more than a decade. Then, when a fellow firefighter found out his cholesterol was d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Here And Gone

    Looking to hit some new restaurants this weekend? There are a few to choose from. And one you can cross off your list. Named for the sparkling wines of Spain, Cava Restaurant, in the old Les Rendezvous spot at Preston and Royal, uses olive oils, fresh seafood, plenty of vegetables and fruit for the ... More >>

  • Music

    December 18, 2008

    The Killers

    Day & Age (Island)

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2008

    Vinnie Paul Abbott Came to Rock Best Buy, and Totally Succeeded

    Most nights, try shouting, "Can I get a hell yeah?!" in a Best Buy and all anyone will give you is a mean staredown from the washing machine aisle.When it happened Thursday night at the store along LBJ Freeway, though, with a whole line of Dimebag Darrell fans waiting to meet the late Pantera founde ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 25, 2008

    RA Sushi in Plano

    The attitude's served up raw, but the execution is half-baked

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Wanna Own a Slice of Local History? Because the Katy Building's For Sale.

    View Larger Map The Katy Building -- built in 1914, making it one of the oldest buildings in downtown -- is for sale, notes this morning. On the tax rolls for a couple mil, it's going for $15 million, but only because it's being tossed in with two other properties around the DFW also be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2008

    Victory Park Continues Getting All Sporty

    Look ma, no feet?! On a nightly basis you can head down to Victory Park’s plaza and watch Pete Delkus spar with Dale Hansen. And earlier this week it was the Mavericks’ Jason Terry trying to hit golf balls to the moon. Now? Would you believe motorcycle jumping? With a big assist from ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2008
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    September 21, 2007

    You Betcha: Week 3

    Jack Hamm/Grace Bible Fellowship Need we remind you of what Tom Landry thought of gambling? Thought so. I know what you’re thinking: Hey, douchebag, what happened to Week 2? To which I retort, “What happens in Vegas haunts you all the way back to Dallas.” Find a comfy chair and cue the tiny v ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2007
  • Dining

    July 5, 2007

    Missing Joules

    Downtown resort shifts gears

  • Dining

    June 28, 2007

    Tavern Noir

    Victory Tavern is stylish without being smug

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2007

    Dallas, You Stink!

    But not as much as Phoenix and Las Vegas. Still, them scientists (rather, surely, than those marketing pimps) over at Old Spice today released a list of the sweatiest cities in the U.S., and Dallas comes in third -- ahead of San Antonio (No. 5) Waco (No. 6), Austin (No. 8) and Corpus Christi (No. 10 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2007

    Thanks, Wayne!

    "Thank you for all the joy and pain"

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2006

    Love Love Field

    People love Love Field--the airport, not the movie, which sucked. During the heat of the debate over the Wright Amendment, some of us around the offices where we publish the paper version of Unfair Park were arguing about the merits of Love Field. Some of the old-timers hate the place and would love ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    Blame Canada

    Hey, hipster, got eight grand or so lying around your pad unused? Heritage Auction Galleries has just the thing for you: "home" movies of the Rat Pack shot by a Canadian couple while Francis Albert, Dino, Sammy and those other two guys were filming the original Ocean's 11 in Las Vegas in 1960. Also ... More >>

  • Music

    March 2, 2006

    Music Club of Doom

    Nobody is safe from Sheryl Crow--not even herself

  • Music

    March 31, 2005

    Barley House Tabernacle Choir

    Sunday, March 27, at the Barley House

  • Dining

    September 2, 2004

    A Bug or Two

    Ama Lur has bold ambitions, but the results are mostly mediocre

  • Music

    November 13, 2003

    Blue's Clues

    Blue Man Group started as a joke. It's not as funny anymore.

  • Calendar

    October 30, 2003

    Good Muck

    You gotta know when to hold em

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2003

    Photos Already Bent

    The kids are alright

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Knock-offs

    Sam Moon Trading Co.

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Girl Power

    The Gals of the Big "D" Jamboree remain the sweethearts of the wrestling ring

  • Dining

    May 4, 2000

    Bite this

    Mangia e Bevi has good little mouthfuls

  • Calendar

    January 20, 2000

    Kids watch the darnedest things

    USA Film Festival honors icons from the golden age of kiddie program during KidFilm

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    August 27, 1998
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    October 30, 1997
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    July 25, 1996
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