• Music

    September 4, 2014
  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    Tyler News Director Goes on Rant about Climate Change, Calls Global Warming "Laughable"

    Tyler, Texas, which has produced many yellow roses and U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert, is also home to Neal Barton. Barton is the news director of KETK, the local NBC affiliate, who occasionally takes the liberty of delivering a bombastic on-air op-ed. Think Dale Hansen, minus the humor and self- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    The Six Musicians Who Most Love Outer Space

    Recently, I stopped drinking alcohol for a few weeks due to a severe case of "turning into a tremendously fat man." As a result, I've been compensating by drinking cold press coffee -- a dark, sludgy substance that resembles the loneliness of space. It makes me feel like my brain is made out of tiny ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    Arlington Megachurch Pastor Gene Lingerfelt -- and God -- Approve of Government Shutdown

    Just as God led Moses to Mount Sinai to receive the Ten Commandments, so He led Faith Christian Center pastor Gene Lingerfelt to 6900 U.S. Highway 287 in Arlington, Texas, to become the bearer of His Word. As befits the digital age, He has swapped stone tablets for Twitter and timeless maxims with s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2013

    Here's What Texas Looks Like from the International Space Station at Night

    The stars at night in Texas may be big and bright, but good luck spotting them over the glare of its increasingly sprawling cities. This picture was snapped by a crew member aboard the International Space Station, some 240 miles up. Here's how NASA describes it:

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Arlington Police Bought Two Drones, Which They Hope to Start Using Very Soon

    Last week, the Federal Aviation Administration released a list of all the city and state entities who have applied for a license to fly unmanned aerial drones. That list was released in response to a Freedom of Information Act request from the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF), an organization tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Protesters Are in the East Texas Trees Again to Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline

    As of around 2:30 yesterday afternoon, two Keystone XL pipeline protesters were perched atop platforms strung through the trees in East Texas, aiming to block construction of what may soon become the longest pipeline in the Western Hemisphere. The controversial Keystone XL pipeline, which could be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Rejected Miller Lite Delivery Systems

    Recently, Miller Lite announced a new innovation: the Punch Top Can. This NASA-astute device is designed to minimize "glug" and make for a "improved, smoother pour." Which made Scott Gairdner, a writer / director over at Funny or Die, and I wonder: what the hell didn't make the cut? We found a numb ... More >>

  • Film

    May 3, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Did Climate Change Create Texas' Hellacious 2011 Summer, Or Just Make It Worse?

    ​Texas's pasture-desiccating, road-warping devil heat last summer has earned a spot alongside hot spells in Moscow (2010) and France (2003) as one of the wild outliers of a climate pushed to extremes. A study from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies and the Columbia Earth Institute say g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    David Liebe Hart Talks About His Role In Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie and Other Bizarre Stuff

    David Liebe Hart​Through his work on Los Angeles-based public access television program Junior Christian Science Bible Lesson Show, actor/musician David Liebe Hart began working with cohort Adam Papagan as well as catching the eye of Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, creators of the Adult Swim pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Local Album Release News: Kirtland Re-Issues Jaffe EP, Bowling For Soup Preps Eleventh LP, Here Holy Spain Announces Sophomore Disc.

    Jason JanikThese guys are naked for a reason: They have a new record coming soon.​ Some quick hits on the album release front to pass along this afternoon...

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2010

    Whitt's End: 12.3.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I'm going to be extremely disappointed gutted if the Rangers don't sign Cliff Lee, hopefully during next week's Winter Meetings in Florida. Sorry, but a consolation prize of Zack Greinke - or ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Dallas ISD's Long and Winding Road to Broad Prize Just Hit a Dead End

    ​Perhaps you've seen the promotional materials -- they've been everywhere during the past five years, as the Dallas Independent School District (and superintendent Michael Hinojosa, especially) eased on down that Road to Broad, so named for the $2 million award given to urban school districts who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2009

    Days Gone Bite: Space Food Sticks

    ​There was a 15 or so year blip in history when space--and massive government programs to explore space--was very cool. All a food company had to do was take, say, a powdered orange drink, slap a phrase such as "like the astronauts drink" on the label, and wait for the riches to roll in.Think abou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.23.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Last night I got a foot massage. By a guy. And thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, now. Settle down. It's not what you think. Friend of mine tells me of a place where at 11 p.m. you can get an hour-l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.09.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Ho hum, The Ticket's dynasty rolls on as one of the most dominant entities in sports. In September's Arbitron PPM ratings - I hear, by the way, that only 1,400 meters are used to garner these numb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2009

    Re: FYI, Read This ASAP. OMG!

    The following is a prime example of my curse here on Earth. A fleeting thought sprouts into a mild observation, only to bloom into a thesis that eventually flourishes into a blog item with sports branches. My apologies ... Got a text the other day, the salutation of which was LOL. It ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    Welcome to the National Armball League

    If I were God of Sports, these guys would render kickers extinct. God for a day? Me? Thanks, don’t mind if I do. Richie Almighty. I like the sound of that. Okay, first, bye-bye cancer. Hurricanes = gone. No more wasted money on explorations to the Moon. Resources once pegged for NASA a ... More >>

  • Film

    April 17, 2008
  • News

    December 20, 2007
  • Culture

    July 26, 2007

    Silent Treatment

    A comedy knockout from The Boxer at FIT; a sucker punch from Sugar Bean Sisters

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2007

    The Silent Treatment: Or, Notes from the Festival of Independent Theatres

    A solid hit: Bootstraps Comedy Theater's The Boxer lands some good ones at the Festival of Independent Theatres. Great poster too. The less said, the better The Boxer is. The new play by Dallas writer and Bootstraps Comedy Theater founder Matt Lyles, who also directs this production, is a clear audi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2007

    Spaced Out in North Dallas

    Perhaps I missed this, but I had no idea that this weekend, "Dallas will be center of the world of space." And, no, not just because today marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Star Wars. (Thanks for the heads-up e-mail, fellas, but a certain almost-4-year-old reminded me of this landmark ann ... More >>

  • Film

    February 22, 2007

    Fly Me to the Moon

    Astronaut Farmer dares to dream

  • Music

    February 1, 2007

    Know Dick?

    Dale's much more than just that "Miserlou" guy

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2006
  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    The Long Winters

    Ultimatum EP (Barsuk)

  • News

    June 23, 2005

    Live to Ride

    A motorcycle accident cost Bill Rucker his leg, but that won't stop him from building-and riding-bikes

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2004
  • News

    March 6, 2003
  • Culture

    February 13, 2003

    The Bleeding Edge

    A decade ago, Vertigo started a revolution by making comics for adults

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Rusty's Pity Party

    Plus: Havard...Again

  • News

    July 18, 2002

    Bearing Witness

    Dallas civil servant Dale Long was there the day a bomb changed the civil rights landscape forever

  • Dining

    March 28, 2002

    Lights Out

    The food at Bistro Latino rises above the darkness

  • Music

    January 24, 2002


    Dead Media (Too Pure)

  • News

    December 27, 2001

    Down by the Old Mill

    A band of East Texas environmentalists takes on a polluting paper plant and proves that might doesn't always make right, even in a company town

  • Culture

    December 20, 2001

    Talkin' Tolkien

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

  • Culture

    June 28, 2001

    The Iceman Cometh

    Brian Fridge creates space to make images to create space with

  • Film

    August 3, 2000

    Star trek

    Clint Eastwood directs a crew of veterans in his most engaging film in years

  • Culture

    June 29, 2000

    Positive reinforcement

    The Rangers and their fans continue to see the team's glass as half full

  • Culture

    April 27, 2000

    Teed off

    Golf With Alan Shepard delivers the fairway

  • Film

    March 16, 2000

    Naked eye

    Turn on and tune in to the Dallas Video Festival

  • Dining

    January 13, 2000

    Theme puke

    At Jekyll & Hyde Club, the actors act, the puppets howl, and the food...well, never mind

  • Culture

    July 15, 1999

    Meteor man

    Brian Fridge and his graphite spheres epitomize the rash of rising stars in Dallas' art constellation

  • Culture

    March 25, 1999

    Bring out your dead

    A Yankee photographer moves south and brings the bodies with him

  • Music

    March 20, 1997

    Pop mart

    South by Southwest '97: Will guitars give up the ghost? Yes and no, but mostly no

  • News

    October 10, 1996

    Video downs

    Grand Prairie's horseless Lone Star Park offers the seedy side of the sport of kings

  • News

    July 27, 1995
  • Film

    July 6, 1995


    Alternately corny and inspiring, Apollo 13 is about more than just a space mission

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