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Mark Donald

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Bloggers to Your Computers: Let the Festivities Begin

    The future of Ketchup is upon us.​Now that we're through with Thanksgiving, Dallas food blogs and food writers are warmed up and ready to get going with some serious holiday eating. The party started this week with Chanukah, and we expect it to keep gaining momentum right through New Years. P ... More >>

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    June 14, 2010

    Icebox Pies: Guess Where I'm Eating

    Mark Donald​Despite Chef Kent Rathbun getting all high-end and mighty with the blue plate special, we know the truth: It's low-cost, meat and potatoes, blue collar comfort food that changes with the day of the week. And if you're lucky, the restaurant serving it up will also have an ice box filled ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2009

    Listomania: Eight Jewish Musical Icons To Celebrate On This Final Night of Chanukah

    ​When the sun sets this evening, the final night of Chanukah will commence, ending an eight-day spree of phone calls from nagging Jewish mothers and the always pleasant gifting and receiving of holiday socks. Also coming to its unfortunate annual close? The (adorable) singing of the Chanukah praye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    The Resurrection of Sandy Kress, Part II

    ​Speaking of old Observer stories ...Back in 2000, now-editor Mark Donald wrote about "The Resurrection of Sandy Kress: Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing 'educational acoountability' for the GOP." Which seems worth a read this morning given yeste ... More >>

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    November 20, 2008
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    November 7, 2008

    Apparently, You Will Have to Spell Mark Cuban Without the "C-U-B"

    We called it: Mark Cuban will not be getting the Chicago Cubs. Well, to be accurate, we didn't call it -- our psychic friend Valentina Burton did, when she told editor Mark Donald that "someone tries to find a way to keep things in the family, he is blocked from doing this, there is a backroom meeti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2008

    Time For a GOP Overhaul

    The first sip: In last week’s Observer, editor Mark Donald described his early voting experience as not only a relief but “friggin' cathartic.” My experience yesterday, however, was quite the opposite. After turning the dial and pressing the button for my choices, I walked around for the rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2008

    Am I Supposed To Treat The Jonas Brothers Like They're Locals Now? Well, For This One Post... OK, I'll Bite.

    "The Jonas Brothers. So hot right now. The Jonas Brothers." So, I don't know if we can legitimately consider the Jonas Brothers to be locally-based artists now that the teen superstar trio has gone ahead and purchased a home in Westlake--or, hell, if we even want to. (Although--and, yes, feel fre ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008
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    July 24, 2008

    Want to work for the Dallas Observer?

    Current openings for Web editor and restaurant critic

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    July 17, 2008

    Want to work for the Dallas Observer?

    Current openings for Web editor and editorial assistant

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2008

    The Man Called Buffalo, "The Dean of Death Row," Gets Yet Another Reprieve

    Ronald "Buffalo" Chambers, as he looked 32 years ago Dallas Observer editor Mark Donald and I have written about Ronald Chambers on and off for years -- Mark, for D, way back in the spring of 1986. (Ancient Observer stories, alas, have not been been so rigorously archived.) For 32 years, the 53-year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2008

    You Have Not Yet Had Your Dr. Phil of Bishop T.D. Jakes, But You Will

    They're soon to be Dallas' dynamic duo of daytime TV: Mark Donald, who wrote the first substantive profile of Phil McGraw for the paper version of Unfair Park way back when, notes that CBS Television Distribution is prepping a syndicated series hosted by The Potter's House honcho and frequent Dr. Ph ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2008

    Statler Hilton Hotel: Landmark Structure or a Giant Pain?

    Jason Grant/National Trust for Historic Preservation A peek at the abandoned interior of the former Statler Hilton downtown As mentioned late yesterday, the Statler Hilton Hotel -- otherwise known as the site of Dallas Observer editor Mark Donald's bar mitzvah party in 1963 -- was today officially ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2008

    Kerry Max Cook, From Wrongly Imprisoned to Rightfully Nominated

    Mark Graham In more Plano-based author news: Kerry Max Cook -- the innocent man imprisoned for 16 years for a horrific crime he didn't commit -- has been nominated for the Mystery Writers of America's prestigious Edgar Award, for his book Chasing Justice: My Story of Freeing Myself After Two Decad ... More >>

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    January 10, 2008
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    December 28, 2007

    Meet the New Boss

    Mark Donald, the new editor of the Dallas Observer The Dallas Observer will begin the new year with a new editor: Mark Donald. His should be a very familiar name to longtime readers of the paper version of Unfair Park: Mark -- who now demands to be called Mr. Donald, how unfortunate -- began writin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2007

    The Picture of Henry Wade? What Picture of Henry Wade?

    A Friend of Unfair Park points our attention this morning to this Texas Lawyer profile of Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins -- the "Impact Player of the Year," which I thought was going to Tony Romo, but, anyway. The terrific piece, penned by our old pal Mark Donald, contains one nugget ... More >>

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    January 22, 2007

    The Buffalo Will Not Die This Week

    Buffalo Chambers will not die on Thursday, thanks to a Supreme Court justice. Many years ago, Mark Donald and I wrote about a man named Ronald "Buffalo" Chambers for the paper version of Unfair Park. I thought this item, from December 13, would be the last (or next-to-last) thing I would write about ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 8, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

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    March 25, 2004
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    March 18, 2004

    Guardian Angel

    Reader response leaves Buzz in a funk

  • Calendar

    February 5, 2004

    Trick Treats

    The Globetrotters win again and again and again

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    January 29, 2004

    Dj Vu

    Broken hearts and bleeding lungs

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    January 15, 2004

    Cowboy Craving

    Ridin' in Wranglers

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    January 1, 2004

    Evel Still Prevails

    But his only trick is not dropping the pen

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    December 11, 2003
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    November 20, 2003
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    November 20, 2003

    Sacred Art

    Rosenthal makes the functional also beautiful

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    September 11, 2003

    History Lessons

    The Smithsonian brings modern artifacts

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    September 4, 2003
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    July 24, 2003
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    July 17, 2003

    She's Baaaaaack

    Paula Poundstone is an open book

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    June 5, 2003

    Facing Indy's Fear

    Check out the cold-hearted snakes

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    June 5, 2003
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    May 8, 2003

    Letters

    Letters for the issue of May 8

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    March 13, 2003
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    March 13, 2003

    Get Out

    WaterTower goes loopy

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    February 27, 2003

    So Special

    Plus: A Paper to Cuss At, Name in Vain, Yes to Parks

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    February 13, 2003

    Hate Groups for Peace

    Plus: Giving Away the Farm, Bollywood Confidential

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    November 21, 2002

    Donald Bags 3 Katies

    Staffers make a big splash in recent journalism competitions

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    May 9, 2002

    Dallas' Drug War

    Plus: False Profits, Sack of Kittens, Toss My Cookies

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    December 27, 2001

    Fighting Faith

    Plus: A debt to the victims

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    December 20, 2001

    Sweetness and Light

    Plus: Blame the Parents

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    August 9, 2001

    Letters

    One for the Cat Box; Money, Money, Money

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    May 24, 2001

    Letters

    Caught in the Middle, Boeing Lovefest

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    February 1, 2001

    Letters

    Rhymes with Asso, Ready to Rumble, Not a Pedophile

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    August 24, 2000

    Letters

    World of Hurt; Yucky Bathrooms; Don't Call Home; Cops and Ravers; Legal Kidnappings; Clarification

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    October 21, 1999

    Buzz

    Make nice; Hacked off; Party hardly

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    October 22, 1998
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