• Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    Your Friday Afternoon Ebola Digest

    Heading into a much needed weekend, here's the latest Ebola news of note: The condition of the patients. Nina Pham is now being treated at a National Institutes of Health facility in Maryland. She is listed as being in fair condition. While she was listed in good condition at Presbyterian, doctors ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    Spec's and Total Wine Are Battling for Wine Supremacy, and You're Drinking the Benefits

    Want to buy a variety of brand-name wine, beer, and liquor practically at cost? Or shop an almost unprecedented number of Texas-made whiskeys, craft beers, and wines? Or choose from thousands and thousands of alcoholic beverages, a selection that dwarfs almost every other retailer in the area? Then ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Dallas Radio Yakker Wants Adrian Peterson to Play for the Cowboys

    It's been a banner week for the DFW sports media brain trust. First, the Star-Telegram's Mac Engel told us why we were stupid for thinking Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was a child abuser just because he gone a little too far. Now we have Shan Shariff, a radio host on 105.3 The Fan, who actu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    The Feds' Investigation Into Garland ISD's Visa Problems Could Cost the District Serious Cash

    The outcome of the federal investigation into Garland ISD's H1-B program, which recruited dozens of bilingual teachers from foreign countries and is now sending many of them back, is uncertain. But if past federal H1-B cases involving school districts are any indication, it could cost the district. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Tony Romo is the NFL's Highest-Paid Player After Taxes, Grover Norquist's New Poster Child for Tax Reform

    With the mammoth six-year, $108 million deal he signed last week, Tony Romo became the most richly rewarded player in Cowboys history. That put him fifth on the list of current NFL players, ahead of Eli Manning and Tom Brady but well behind Ravens QB Joe Flacco's $20.1 million per year. Those numbe ... More >>

  • News

    March 14, 2013

    Larry Brown Just Can't Stop

    The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Thar She Blows: A Great Idea Rises at City Hall. Fetch the Harpoons.

    Wait a minute, wait a minute, wait a minute. A huge idea turned up at City Hall yesterday. Huge. This is like a Blue whale beaching itself on the banks of the Trinity River. I'm afraid City Hall is going to send a crew out there and chop it into cat-food. We need to stop and take a big look at this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2012

    Rolling Stone Article Launches Fracking Fight with Chesapeake

    Chesapeake Energy and Rolling Stone writer Jeff Goodell are battling over his March feature. The abridged version of the lengthy piece, unpacked further by Brantley, goes like this: Drilling appears to be a Ponzi scheme with Chesapeake's founder, Aubrey McClendon, as its leader. Neither McClendon no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Ralph Isenberg, Fresh Off His Nice Morning News Profile, Really Wants to Sodomize Me

    Mark Graham Ralph Isenberg's security team is totally DTF.​So Ralph Isenberg threatened to fuck me in my ass the other day. Well, that's not the first thing he did. Before that, he shook my hand and told me his name was Ralph Isenberg. And before that, I drove approximately nine minutes to hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    Clay Jenkins Hits the Wall in the Appointment of New Black Panther Party Founder

    It looks like Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, long a puppet of Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price, finally has hit the Price wall. Jenkins has stopped action on the appointment of Price protégé Aaron McCarthy, aka Aaron Michaels, to the county's "homeland security advisory committee," w ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 1, 2011

    Bistro 31 Sets Highland Park Buzzing

    Simple Mediterranean-inspired plates designed for Park Cities palates.

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Cowboys Roster Cuts: What We're Left With

    ​In the final analysis the Cowboys kept nine rookies, four undrafted free agents, two kickers and zero fullbacks. If you saw that coming, raise your Labor Day hand. Didn't think so. We did foresee the departures of Igor Olshansky, Akwasi Owusu-Ansah and Montrae Holland, so not everythi ... More >>

  • Film

    April 14, 2011
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    October 20, 2010

    Billy Joel Rocks a Better Block, or: How an Oak Cliff Experiment Is Turning Into a National Movement (and a Website and a Book!)

    Billy Joel recently did a version of Oak Cliff's Better Block Project in his hometown of Oyster Bay​This afternoon I stumbled across this website: The Better Block: A Planning Tool for Urban Retrofit . Which, of course, refers to Jason Roberts's twice-executed Oak Cliff experiment in which the peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2010

    Arlington Mayor Bets Barbecue on Rangers' Playoff Chances

    City of Arlington staffers are looking forward to feasting on coconut shrimp and grilled mahi mahi if the Rangers stay ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays. ​Mayor Robert Cluck this week made his second-ever edible sports wager, offering the mayors of Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg a dinner from ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2010

    Feds Arrest Dallas Man For Mailing Baking Soda to IRS and Social Security Administration

    ​Although investigators aren't linking him to the series of white powder mailings throughout North Texas, Michael Wayne Patterson was arrested Thursday by federal law enforcement officers and was detained today pending an August 30 detention hearing, according to U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Chef Tell: Gettin' (Farm) Fresh

    ​Apparently, some of this Top Chef season's chefs have enough time on their hands they can give motivational talks. At least that's what super-confident Angelo likes to do with young Tamesha. Less-bitchy Kelly called him a Tony Robbins impersonator. I call him creepy.And while the beginning of the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2009

    10 Questions: Charlie Green

    He spent a lot of time in and around the pizza joints of New York--minus four years spent at a Pennsylvania college and a bit living in D.C.So it's no wonder Green longed for a taste of the familiar after moving to Dallas. He sold medical supplies and software for 17 years and then took the plunge. ... More >>

  • News

    January 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 29, 2008

    News That's Hard to Swallow: Bye-Bye, Bennigan's. Put a Fork in Steak & Ale.

    Sounds like Plano-based Metromedia Restaurant Group got tired of trying to fix Bennigan's and went ahead and just shut 'em all down -- in the middle of the night, no less. Also gone, though with far less fanfare this morning: MRG's Steak & Ale. At least, when I just called the Steak & Ale location o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2008

    AFI Dallas: A Post-Fest Standing O

    Courtesy AFI Dallas From left, Barry Levinson, Art Linson, Robert De Niro and AFI Dallas CEO Michael Cain Two glowing AFI Dallas International Film Festival wrap-ups this morning, from outside sources -- hence, both pieces' referring to fest CEO Michael Cain as, ah, "Michael Caine." First up is ind ... More >>

  • Dining

    January 31, 2008

    Review: Bob's Steak & Chop House

    Bob's brings the beef to the 'burbs

  • Dining

    May 31, 2007

    Cloud Nine

    Come for the glitz, stay for the food

  • Dining

    February 22, 2007

    May Oui?

    Le Rendezvous dares to take its sweet time

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2006

    On Christmas, a Soldier from Dallas Died in Iraq

    Once before we mentioned this Web site -- on November 9, when 2006 Dallas Observer Music Awards-winner Kristy Kruger's brother, 40-year-old Lt. Col. Eric J. Kruger of Garland, was killed in Iraq by a roadside bomb. We mention it again today because this week, another Dallasite's name was added to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2006

    Dubya: A Really Cool Dude

    UNT journalism professor Jim Mueller's new book deals with the days when Dubya was an owner of the Texas Rangers--ya 'member, the good ol' days. Jim Mueller, an assistant professor of journalism at the University of North Texas, recently found out how you wake up a classroom of 300 sleepy students: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2006

    Heir Jordan?

    Darrell Jordan wants to be mayor. And he has the wallet to prove it. Darrell Jordan insists that, at long last, it's his turn to be the mayor. He lost in 1995 to Ron Kirk, but Jordan has always figured he was the right guy in the right place at the wrong time; when Dallas wanted and needed an Africa ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 22, 2005

    Blue Yodel

    Main Street Blues Room leaves you singing "Hallelujah"

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Kanye West

    Late Registration (Roc-A-Fella)

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004
  • News

    January 1, 2004

    Sob Story

    Buzz sheds a tear for 2003

  • News

    September 4, 2003

    Deanie Babies

    It's Howard's party; buy if you want to

  • News

    August 7, 2003

    Much Ado

    Was the Morning News wrong to send an intern on a jailhouse interview? No.

  • News

    April 17, 2003

    The Nutria Are Here

    The scourge of Louisiana has found a happy home in Dallas' man-made lakes

  • Dining

    February 27, 2003

    Street Feed

    Houston Street's "creative American" fare has a lot of potential

  • News

    January 16, 2003

    Trashy Dreams

    The city hopes its new "eco-park" will mean jobs and business. That may take some luck.

  • Dining

    August 15, 2002

    Romano Flies Solo

    Eatzi's founder breaks from Brinker International

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Making Book

    First-time authors gamble on a new form of publishing taking its first shaky steps

  • Culture

    March 7, 2002

    Chris Cross

    Behind the Greenlight is a producer proud to be an ass

  • Culture

    December 20, 2001

    Talkin' Tolkien

    Who has the right to write about the lord of the Ring's fictional tongues?

  • Film

    November 1, 2001

    Beat the Parents

    Travolta's performance can't overcome the horror of this evil-stepfather cliché

  • Calendar

    January 4, 2001

    Open House

    Yellow House Gallery

  • News

    September 10, 1998
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    June 12, 1997
  • Dining

    February 20, 1997

    Outstanding miss

    Imaginative home cooking takes Rooster almost all the way

  • Dining

    February 22, 1996

    The civilized meal

    Plano Cafe offers a surprise in a strip mall

  • News

    December 14, 1995

    There goes the neighborhood

    Flower Mound ignorance blocks stellar project

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    Couldn't Medicare less

    Shady goings-on in the fight over health care

  • News

    April 13, 1995
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