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Megan Feldman

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    January 27, 2010

    Hoping to Create Change, LGBT Conference Set to Take Over Downtown Next Weekend

    ​And now, Dallas's next big convention: the 22nd National Conference on LGBT Equality: Creating Change, which is expected to bring "more than 2,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights supporters" to the downtown Sheraton February 3 though 7. Gay rights, of course, are on the agen ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    "Big Mama" and Dwaine Caraway Tell Girls to "Keep It a Secret" and Dress Like Ladies

    Photos by Megan FeldmanCaraway introduced the latest billboard in his campaign against sagging and skin, though not, ya know, sagging skin.​As we mentioned this morning, Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway's pulling his anti-sagging campaign up a notch. Two years after Caraway's "man's law" garner ... More >>

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    October 13, 2009

    Downtown Wish List, Anyone?

    Megan FeldmanWhat does downtown Dallas need? You name it.​Gail Sachson, vice chair of the city's Cultural Affairs Commission, would love to see more public art installations grace the streets of downtown. Bob Allen, owner of the West End Pub, wants the city to make it easier for small businesses ... More >>

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    July 26, 2009

    In Dealey Plaza Saturday, Dallas Participates in the Global Day of Action for Iran

    Photos by Megan Feldman​On Saturday afternoon, around 100 people gathered at Dealey Plaza to protest the Iranian government and show support for pro-democracy demonstrators in that country, where the regime has been retaliating against widespread protests since the June 12 election. Saturday's ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Happy Trails? Not Without These Students Spending Their Summer In the Sun.

    Megan FeldmanWhen you're riding a clear bike path near Rochester Park, just remember who to thank.On a 103-degree day like today, most people stick to air-conditioned buildings or poolside recliners. Not 19-year-old Jonathon Jackson.With a crew of a dozen other teens, the South Oak Cliff High gradu ... More >>

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    June 23, 2009

    At Dallas City Hall Today, Hundreds Show Support for Friends and Family in Iran

    Megan FeldmanThis afternoon outside Dallas City Hall, several hundred people braved the summer's first 100-degree day to protest the violent crackdown on demonstrators in Iran. They waved Iranian flags, held signs demanding freedom and democracy and showed photographs of the violence that has rocked ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Bye-Bye, Sugar High

    Reporter Megan Feldman Goes Without Refined Sugar. Her Life May Never Be The Same. When my doctor recently recommended I stop eating refined sugar as part of a broad plan to curb a bout of allergies and eczema, I didn't think it'd be such a big deal. "Sure," I said, thankful it wasn't something mo ... More >>

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    June 3, 2009

    Race for the Prize: In March, Dallas Will Get Its Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon On

    Megan FeldmanMarathoner and reality TV star Josh Cox was at City Hall for today's announcement.So the "major announcement" at Dallas City Hall this afternoon was the unveiling of a new annual running event: the Rock 'n' Roll Dallas Half Marathon. It's set for March 14, 2010, and organizers -- which ... More >>

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    March 19, 2009
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    March 9, 2009

    In Farmers Branch, Elizabeth Villafranca Has Finally Decided to Run for City Council

    Back in November 2006, Megan Feldman wrote for the paper version of Unfair Park a lengthy piece about Farmers Branch and then-city council member Tim O'Hare's fight to rid the city of illegal immigrants, especially those living in rental properties. Much of the piece dealt with the politicization of ... More >>

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    February 13, 2009

    Pop...Without The Cork

    Megan FeldmanLinda (right) and Angela RiordanIf you've been slacking on your Valentine's Day preparations and you happen to be in Addison, the folks over at Yo Pop Etc. are happy to help.The place seems an unlikely spot for romantic sweet nothings given its non-descript strip mall location on Midway ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Girls on Girls: The Hottest Female Athletes According to Females

    Okay, let's try something different. Something titillating. Since Observer staff writers Merritt Martin and Megan Feldman almost never get in a cat fight that spills over into the mud-wrestling pit, they instead want to entertain us visually-stimulated, testosterone-saturated dorks with their o ... More >>

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    December 5, 2008

    Ten Years In A Hole (In The Wall)

    Like most worthwhile "hidden gem" ethnic eateries we dream about, Thai Noodle and Rice is nondescript, a dive next to the Shop n' Go on North Fitzhugh near I-75. And fortunately, the shabby exterior seems to promise something good, worthwhile--very different than overfused and overpriced pan-Asian ... More >>

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    November 13, 2008
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    November 6, 2008

    Poll of Poles (With Video!)

    Allison V. Smith This week’s cover story probes the pole-dancing-as-fitness trend and poses the following question: Is swinging ‘round stripper-style a healthy way to empower one’s femininity as those who do the classes attest, or is it just plain demeaning? Would you learn The Swing as a wa ... More >>

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    November 5, 2008

    In the Bishop Arts District Last Night, Cautious Optimism Gave Way to Joy

    Daniel Rodrigue Bishop Arts last night, jam-packed with drinky Dems Hundreds of people packed Bishop Street last night, filling the sidewalks of Oak Cliff’s arts district and watching the election returns on huge screens erected outside the shops and cafes. As the Happy Bullets played on stage an ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    June 11, 2008
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    June 5, 2008
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    May 29, 2008
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    May 8, 2008

    Farmers Branch, Where Even the Legals Don't Feel So Welcome

    Farmers Branch touts itself as a homey community of parkland and wide, landscaped medians -- you know, a "charming" paradise. Only, as you no doubt well know, the suburb has seen some pretty charmless chapters over the past year or so. And as this Saturday's municipal election approaches -- includin ... More >>

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    May 2, 2008

    Army to Step Up Recruiting Among Local Latinos -- Using Robots and Video Games

    Fifty U.S. soldiers were killed in Iraq last month -- the highest death toll suffered by the military in that country since September. And more than a year after a roadside bomb left him burned over 97 percent of his body, the so-called "Miracle Man, Marine Sgt. Merlin German, died in San Antonio on ... More >>

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    April 22, 2008

    For Love or Money

    Amid headlines about record-high crude prices, strained airlines and a deepening housing slump, True.com’s Herb Vest has some rosy news: Apparently, the crap economy isn’t dissuading daters from their zealous quests for love, no matter the cost of their sushi dinners, movie dates and weekends aw ... More >>

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    April 18, 2008

    Finally, a Weekend Travel Tip

    Kaitlin Ingram If you have no plans this weekend, let me suggest something we did last weekend. Because a few of us here at Unfair Park headed down to Cedar Hill State Park last Friday for a camp out near Joe Pool Reservoir, hoping to enjoy the final few days of fantastic weather before the swelte ... More >>

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    April 10, 2008
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    April 10, 2008
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    April 3, 2008

    A BounceBack for Mannatech? Um, OK?

    Mannatch's Ambrotose -- or, what Wired last year identified as, ya know, "sugar pills" This morning brought a chipper press release from Mannatech, the Coppell-based nutritional supplement company besieged by bad press. At its annual convention last weekend in Dallas, higher-ups unveiled a new line: ... More >>

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    February 28, 2008

    Bush for Obama! Bush for Obama!

    Sophia, the one Bush we can get behind this election season As usual, a few election-related items of note this a.m. -- these involving famous faces not running for office. A Friend of Unfair Park with impeccable taste points our attention back toward the University of Texas at Dallas -- where, only ... More >>

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    February 14, 2008

    Fight Club, Addison-Style

    They're fightin' over fightin' at Addison City Limits -- that's kinda why Megan Feldman wrote about it in this week's paper version of Unfair Park. But reading? That's for suckers. Hence, Jonathan Finley's exclusive video addendum below, with a soundtrack and everything. --Robert Wilonsky

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    February 14, 2008

    Free Man Walking|Stuffed Stuertz|Back Off a Bit|We Are Devo

    Hey, Mark, for God's sake—just give us the time. Accurately, please.

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    January 31, 2008
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    January 21, 2008

    What Do Matt Pulle and Antonin Scalia Have in Common?

    Illustration by Brian Stauffer Pardon us, Friend, while we indulge in some self-congratulatory navel-gazing. The story “Split Decision," Matt Pulle’s incisive feature for the paper version of Unfair Park about Dallas’ embarrassing scrape with the feds over Preston Hollow Elementary School's ... More >>

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    December 7, 2007

    Happy Birthday, Lethal Injection!

    At this very moment down in Huntsville, folks are marking the 25th anniversary of lethal injection in the U.S. at the Texas Prison Museum, which is hosting a panel discussion titled, fittingly, “25 Years of Lethal Injection: What Have We Learned?” Good question -- same one the Supreme Court's sc ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007

    Things You Learn While Being Put on Hold by Southwest Airlines

    Bizarre as this sounds, I’ve spent the better part of the afternoon calling Southwest Airlines with the express intention of being put on hold. Normally, I despise having to wait on the phone and being held captive by Muzak and that creepy electronic voice that sweetly says, “We’ll be right wi ... More >>

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    October 4, 2007
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    September 20, 2007

    And Now for a Whole Different Kind of American Gladiator Tryout

    Forget Vegas. If you need fast cash and are jonesing for a vacation, look no further than your nearest Army recruiting location. In late July the U.S. Army instituted the new “Quick-Ship” enlistment bonus for recruits who report for training before September 30th. You'd best hurry -- only 10 day ... More >>

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    July 20, 2007

    The Iron Women are Coming!

    If you’re moping about working late on a Friday or having to squeeze into that bikini you’ve outgrown or finding your boyfriend in a closet with your best friend, this will either give you refreshing perspective or make you feel like an utter loser not worthy of taking up space on this earth. ... More >>

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    July 17, 2007

    Not So Swift

    When immigration agents visited six Swift meatpacking plants around the country last week, they made 19 arrests. One of those arrests was of Chris Lamb, an Iowa human resources employee who’s being charged with harboring illegal immigrants. Makes you wonder if, seven months after Immigration and C ... More >>

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    July 13, 2007

    Putting Some Bite Into the Law

    On a recent flight from Houston to Dallas, my plane-ride banter took a grisly turn when I learned why the woman next to me was coming home to Big D. She lives in Maryland, and the day before, her brother’s Labrador mauled their elderly mother, leaving both of her hands riddled with puncture wounds ... More >>

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    July 6, 2007

    The White Rock Lake Spillway Buffet

    OK, if you haven’t seen the spillway at White Rock Lake recently, pull on your galoshes and head over there. Not only would it classify as Class Four rapids on the Selway or the Taos Box, it’s become a tropical aviary. The steady rains have apparently swept up copious numbers of fish, and the b ... More >>

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    June 6, 2007

    They Might Be Illegal or a Bald Eagle, But Not a Kegle Nor Spread Eagle

    Well, the immigration bill the Senate’s been haggling over for what seems like 10 painful years has narrowly avoided a potential pitfall -- or a redeeming change, depending how you view the amendment proposed by Senator John Cornyn. The former Texas Attorney General's bid to bar felons -- includin ... More >>

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    March 5, 2007

    Down, Set, Hutto: ACLU To File Suits Against Immigration Facility in Taylor

    Yeah, this looks like a good place to house kids. Like a daycare center, but with barbed wire. The T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility down in Taylor has been getting lots of bad publicity lately, and it's about to get worse. Looks like the converted maximum-security prison used to hold non-Mex ... More >>

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    February 13, 2007

    Some Unfair Park Readers Don't Only Dislike Immigrants, But the People Who Write About Them

    After a stream of virulent comments posted to Unfair Park in response to items I've written on immigration issues, I thought I'd respond and clarify a few things. First, so you know what I'm talking about, here's a sampling, the first comment posted by my favorite Unfair Park screen name, Ayn Rand: ... More >>

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    February 8, 2007

    Beats a Weekend in Oklahoma City

    It's everyone's dream to be an illegal immigrant, right? Walking for days through the desert with little food or water, watching painful blisters pop up on your heels and burning or freezing your feet since no one told you to wear decent shoes. And the most fun of all -- dishing out $2,000 only to f ... More >>

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    January 24, 2007
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    January 12, 2007

    Damn Right That's What America's About, Sister

    Sure, seems like as good a time as any to honor immigrants; it's just a good thing they aren't doing it, like, in Farmers Branch. During noon mass on Sunday at the downtown Cathedral Santuario de Guadalupe, Dallas Bishop Charles Grahmann will be on hand to commemorate World Day for Migrants and Refu ... More >>

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    December 21, 2006
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    December 1, 2006

    It Was Only a Dream: Texas Takes Down Border Cams

    In June Governor Rick Perry pledged $5 million to install hundreds of night-vision cameras along the Mexican border that would also stream video so that anyone who spots border crossers can report them on a free hot line. Critics predicted racial profiling and vigilanteism, and even the Minutemen Ci ... More >>

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    November 14, 2006

    "Un-American, un-Texan and un-Christian"

    Megan Feldman Elizabeth Villafranca, who owns the Mexican restaurant Cuquitas in Farmers Branch with her husband, was among those protesting the anti-immigrant measures passed yesterday by the city council. While protestors chanted and waved American flags outside, the Farmers Branch city counci ... More >>

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