• Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    As Promised, Prince Fielder Is in ESPN Magazine's Body Issue. He Looks Magnificent.

    Late last month, local media buzzed with the news that our very own Prince Fielder, the hulking, injured, $168 million albatross currently not playing first base for the Rangers, would be making an appearance in ESPN the Magazine. Naked. Because why the hell not? See also: Prince Fielder to Appear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2014

    Prince Fielder to Appear Nude in ESPN the Magazine, for Some Reason

    North Texas will be heavily represented in ESPN the Magazine's upcoming Body Issue, according to the Associated Press. In addition to some athletes you might expect -- the Arizona Cardinals' Larry Fitzgerald, the Oklahoma City Thunder's Serge Ibaka and the U.S. Women's National Team's Megan Rapinoe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Dallas' Late Mike Scaccia Gets Inducted into Decibel's Hall of Fame, Talk Area History

    It's probably fair to suggest that we here at DC9 have been on a bit of a metal kick as of late. But who can blame us, for this? Recent shows from The Deftones, Graveyard and Testament, to go along with ear-busting discoveries and all kinds of Mastodon news has made many of our metal jeans get extra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Even The Economist Thinks Texas is too Fiscally Conservative

    The Economist isn't conservative in the American sense of the word, which has come to be defined as much as by views on abortion and Jesus as by a desire for limited government, but it's consistent in its support of free market capitalism relatively unfettered by government. The magazine did endors ... More >>

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    November 22, 2012
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    September 20, 2012
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    August 16, 2012

    Southern Living Dubs SMU a Top Tailgating School, Citing Those Crazy Cake Stands

    Both my parents went to SMU, and I even went to a few sporting events growing up. But I claim total ignorance of SMU's apparently proud tailgating tradition. Er, I mean Boulevarding tradition. Either way, the school does it well, according to Southern Living, which ranked SMU as one of 20 best tail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    So, About This Jessica Simpson Elle Cover...

    There's much being said about the April issue of Elle magazine, which features Dallas' own Jessica Simpson as the latest star to pose nude and pregnant on the cover of a magazine. Because there's apparently no other way to photograph a woman with child than nude on the cover of a women's fashion mag ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Dallas is America's 25th Fattest City, Houston is the Fattest, and Austin? Screw Austin.

    Men's Fitness has taken measure of our nation and, once again, growing girth is the trend. In the March issue, which is on newsstands but not online, the magazine uses fitness industry and CDC stats to compile a list of America's 25 fattest cities. Houston is the fattest, which the magazine partia ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2012

    Lumberjack Fest

    Saturday, February 18, at Dan's Silverleaf

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2011

    From Yelp to Food & Wine to Jonathon's Bottom Line: The Making of a Beer Cheese Soup Star

    Jonathon's Oak Cliff continues to generate buzz. Just as Eater almost awarded Jonathon Erdeljac chef of the year, November's issue of Food & Wine featured the casual restaurant's "Beer-and-Cheddar Soup." I called Jonathon's wife Christine and asked her how the restaurant came to be featured in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    No Matter How You Add It Up, Dallas ISD's Magnets Still Top Best High Schools Lists

    Again, the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center houses some of the best individual high schools in the U.S.​Exactly one month ago we got a look at longtime Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews' list of the best public high schools in the country -- the same list that used to run in Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2010

    That's It. We're Outta Here to Go Get a Burger.

    ​OK, next time I have to write a complicated story about genetically modified salmon or high-fructose corn syrup, I'm illustrating it with a picture of a hamburger. Because if I'm interpreting the results of the American Society of Magazine Editors' annual best magazine cover contest correctl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    Dixie Chicks and Old 97's Named to Texas Music's Best Albums Of The Decade List, Other Area Acts Named Among Its Artists Of The Decade

    ​The new Texas Music magazine popped up in the snail mail yesterday, and in a joint celebration of both the end of the '00s and start of the mag's 10th year in existence, the magazine, like many others before it, went ahead and listed its favorite albums and artists of the decade. And, of course, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2009

    What Evan Smith Learned at Texas Monthly: Kelly Clarkson Doesn't Move Magazines

    ​It's been two months since Texas Monthly's president, Evan Smith, announced he was leaving the magazine to go into the virtual newspaper business as CEO of Texas Tribune. In the October issue of the Monthly, Smith offers his adios: "What I've Learned." And among those myriad lessons is this one: ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    Food For Thought 6.3.09

    "No one seems to understand why iced coffee costs so much more than the regular stuff." (GQ magazine, pondering the expense added for steeping water and grounds overnight in a French press. As stated in their June issue.)

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    April 22, 2009

    Food For Thought 4.22.09

    "This is the movie that puts a happy face on alcoholism...and seems to imply that not only can a man make the right choices about life-altering matters when blind drunk but that sometimes it actually helps." (Playboy magazine on the 1981 Dudley Moore film Arthur. About the most succinct and accurate ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    The Season For Magazines

    Though the name might suggest otherwise, new magazine Edible Dallas & Fort Worth is not intended for Mothra. Rather, the publication--part of the Edible Communities chain--offers stories about North Texas chefs, farmers, retailers, vintners and brewers, all aimed squarely at "locavores," those w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2009

    What Do the Dallas Mavericks and Detroit Pistons Have in Common?

    A good Friend of Unfair Park says I missed something while perusing this week's issue of Sports Illustrated: the magazine's poll of 190 NBA players. In it, the question was, "Which is the most overrated team in the NBA?" I think you can see where this is headed. Answers after the jump. --Robert Wilo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Paste Names Denton The "Best Music Scene Of 2008"

    Take this with a grain of salt, Denton, as the magazine also lists She & Him's Volume One as the album of the year (sure, Zooey Deschanel's a looker, but is the album really that good?), but congratulations are in order: Paste magazine's December issue hit the stands this week with its year-end wra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2008

    THe BAcksliders Look To Lil Stevie, Teen Vogue For Fame And Glory

    I like the E Street Band. And, sure, I can get into The Sopranos. So it's kinda natural, I guess, that I like Steven Van Zandt, whose weekly "Underground Garage" radio program can be heard Sunday nights on 92.5 KZPS-FM. Teen Vogue, though? I'm not exactly that magazine's target demographic, I don' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2008

    Please, Just Ask Yourself, Tony: What Would Roger Do?

    Tony Romo's graduated from gossip-item fodder to magazine covers -- you saw his Us Weekly close-up last week, right? Well, after the jump is the latest In Touch Weekly cover, which is even better. And though it's probably all lies, damned lies, it's a right tickle nonetheless -- though not as big a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2008

    Tony Romo Is No Josh Hamilton

    Last week, Josh Hamilton graced the cover of Sports Illustrated, for his heroic comeback. This week, Tony Romo makes the cover of Us Weekly, for his heroic comeback. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2008

    Nothing Simple About Surrogacy

    The new issue of Newsweek explores "The Curious Lives of Surrogates" -- though, frankly, the cover headline, "Womb for Rent," is far more grabby. Regardless, the piece details the "thousands of largely invisible American women have given birth to other people's babies," and among them is Dallas' Ste ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008
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    February 13, 2008

    Trying To Make a Warehouse Story Sexy

    Sports Illustrated I was trying to decide which of these stories with which to start the morning: the one from the Wall Street Journal about how last year, developers built 18.6 million square feet of warehouse-distribution space in the DFW, which kicks the ever-loving crap outta the Riverside-San ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2007

    Romo to Owens to Witten

    Far as I know, there's no ESPN the Magazine cover curse. Hell, far as I knew till a couple of minutes ago, there was no ESPN the Magazine -- gave it up a while back, after my five-year free subscription finally ran out. But in a few days, three of Your Dallas Cowboys will be staring you down from ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Crime Does, In Fact, Pay

    Them prison bars are made of gold for portfolio manager Jamie Cuellar. Jamie Cuellar is a portfolio manager at Brazos Mutual Funds on Sherry Lane; I know, exciting, right? Only, yeah -- at least Forbes thinks so in its new issue. That's because Cuellar has seen the future of investing -- and it's in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2007

    Slate Thinks Newsweek is Cheesy

    Slate's Jack Shafer is not impressed with Newsweek's slice o' cheese this week. To wit: How much journalistic feebleness can you pack into a 700-word story about illicit drugs? The latest issue of Newsweek explores the limits with its article "Stopping a Kid Killer: A concoction called 'cheese' has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2007

    Praise God...Or At Least GodTube

    Looks like a job for...Bible Girl! Till then, how in God's name (uh...sorry?) did we miss this one:, which is exactly what it sounds like -- YouTube for the religious set. And, glory be, there's quite the local connection here: Says the latest issue of Newsweek in this Periscope piece, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2007

    In Dallas, There is a Business World "Man of Mystery"

    Ram Charan has a Dallas office, but he's too busy traveling the business world to actually step foot in it. Till I saw this Newsweek story, I'd didn't know much about Ram Charan, which the mag refers to as "The CEO Whisperer" and the "Corporate Confidant." Turns out, he's only a part-time Dallas res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2007

    People, People Who Read People

    When she's not running the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Nancy Brinker's reading People magazine. How do we know this? Because she has a letter in the new issue (the one with Tyra Banks on the cover) -- specifically, a response to a story the magazine recently did on Betty Ford (or Jerry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2007

    "Chuckling With Irony"

    Marshall Colt, the guy who fumbled away the Big Game in North Dallas Forty, is now a sports-psychology consultant. Uh...Tony? This week's issue of Sports Illustrated, which is out today, doesn't merely point out the obvious (and the already pointed-out): that Tony Romo's bobble of the field-goal sna ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    Science is So Scientific

    Dr. Ray Baughman, center, Dr. Mei Zhang, left, and Dr. Shaoli Fang are the UT-Dallas researchers named to the Scientific American 50 list. Rick Perry just missed making it. Dallas has plenty of rich white men capable of getting on a Forbes list of richest white men in America; see? So it's nice to ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 21, 2006

    Real Funny

    Laugh at masculinity

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2006

    Mazel Tov, Mr. Akinpelu

    The June issue of Ebony magazine contains a list of the top graduating African-American high-school seniors in the country. (The link has an incomplete list, but trust me.) "This year's top seniors are remarkable examples of the talent and intellect that today's Black youths possess," claim the edit ... More >>

  • Calendar

    December 8, 2005

    Avant-Garde Gigolos

    Art Prostitute makes a Move to the big city

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Blog

    D magazine's FrontBurner

  • Calendar

    April 24, 2003

    Art, Ho!

    Magazine pimps a good cause

  • Music

    December 26, 2002

    Mag Light

    Today's music magazines suck up to celebs--and just plain suck

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000
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    June 8, 2000

    Mr. Smith arrives

    Texas Monthly's new man has plan: long stories, pop culture, and don't suck

  • Film

    April 20, 2000

    The last word

    Stanley Tucci's Secret is a poignant look at a writer and his curious subject

  • News

    February 4, 1999
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    September 4, 1997
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    February 8, 1996

    I thought it would be fun to run a magazine

    Ray Washburne's Texas Business is a case study in how not to run a business

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    Out of Africa

    Two Ghana natives chronicle a continent few know about

  • Film

    June 15, 1995
  • Film

    December 22, 1994

    Rag trade

    Robert Altman's surprisingly leaden look at the fashion industry is all dressed up with nowhere to go

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