• Blogs

    October 2, 2014

    Herrera's Is Moving to West Dallas

    Signs of life from Herrera's, the much-loved Tex-Mex chain that left Maple Avenue not long ago, was recently spotted by a tipster in West Dallas on Sylvan Avenue, not far south of the river. I called owner Nora Ontiveros but she didn't answer. Maybe she's busy, you know, resurrecting an entire resta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    Diarrhea Planet Didn't Give a Shit About Getting Old at Three Links

    Diarrhea Planet With Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires and Party Static Three Links Wednesday, June 25, 2015 What's it mean to party? The guys in Diarrhea Planet know a thing or two about it. In fact, they almost have it down to a science. It involves lots of guitars, plenty of long hair and a touch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    The IRS Says Daystar, the Bedford-Based Televangelism Empire, Is Actually a Church

    Daystar is that low-budget religious channel that you flip past when you're searching for something watchable on TV. You might have lingered for a few seconds once or twice, momentarily transfixed by Joel Osteen's hair, but only as long as it takes for your brain to kick back into gear. Don't be fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    Keith Olberman, Texas Motor Speedway Feuding Over "Big Hoss TV"

    When Eddie Gossage last week unveiled the "Big Hoss TV" -- a 12-story, 20,633-square-foot video screen -- it wasn't just a coup for Texas Motor Speedway, it was a win for the entire state. Having North Carolina claim the country's largest jumbotron is something no self-respecting Texan should be wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    Two New Festivals Prove Dallas Hip-Hop Knows No Bounds

    This weekend, Dallas hip-hop fans are going to be busy. Just as we were starting to recover from festival season, two inaugural local fests pop up to remind us that there's still plenty going on in right here in our own backyard. Between April Foolin in Deep Ellum and Function Festival out towards I ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2012
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Calling All Sweethearts: Texas Motor Speedway Wants You

    ​We've got the Mavericks dancers, the Cowboys cheerleaders and now -- starting today -- tryouts to be one of Texas Motor Speedway's Great American Sweethearts. Like drivers of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series TMS is on the chase this summer, searching for the newest member of the Great American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    The 50 Most Powerful Peeps in DFW Sports: Take 7

    ​Power is subjective. But when you see it -- when you sense it's immense influence -- you just know it. Each summer, as I construct my list of the 50 Most Powerful People in Metroplex Sports, the criteria gets a triple-digit tweaking. This year I deemed the allure of power  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Powerful Sports Marketing Agency Concerned Employee Left With Confidential Trade Secrets

    ​There's no shortage of stories extolling the genius of John Tatum, the 45-year-old who in 1994 co-founded Genesco Sports Enterprises, the Woodall Rodgers-based consulting group that marries the right product with the right athlete, sport or major league. Sports Business Journal noted in '08 that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Over The Weekend: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. at Dada

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.DadaMay 27, 2011Better than: making a left turn, and then a left turn, and then a left turn...Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.​It speaks to the power of the Internet/new music business model when a band with only four officially-released tracks is able to embark on a headlining cross-c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    BREAKING NEWS: 105.3 The Fan to Talk Sports in the Morning Beginning April 11

    ​Yes, 105.3 The Fan is tweaking again. But this time it's not merely another shuffling of the deck, but more so a commitment to talk sports in the morning. Out at The Fan as of April 8 are long-time radio veterans Jagger and Gregg Henson, to be replaced Monday, April 11, by "New School ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Daytona 500: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. NASCAR fans are loyal and rabid and ... strange. I asked a guy who he was rooting for before Sunday's Daytona 500 here in Florida and his answer: "Dodge." Imagine NFL fans picking their favorite team based on whether they wore Nike or Reebok or Under Armour. 9. All the yellow cauti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2010

    Eat for a Cause -- Other Than Being Hungry,
    We Mean

    ​Put your money where your mouth is. Various Dallas eateries are supplying food and drink for a cause. Read on for details of this week's charitable happenings. The place: Texas Motor Speedway/Asphalt Chef The cause: Speedway Children's Charities and Mario Batali Foundation Pork, gulf shrim ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 5, 2010

    Let's Put an End to the Madness, Shall We?

    ​Long after Tiger Woods stops talking and the Texas Rangers have finished beating the Toronto Blue Jays, March Madness will finally end tonight at 8 when Butler plays Duke for the National Championship. (Smells like a Duke blowout to me.) Show of hands: Whose bracket has Butler in the final g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.12.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The combo of weather and injuries and chicken shits is diminishing NBA All-Star Weekend. No Kobe Bryant. No Allen Iverson. No LeBron James in the dunk contest. Silver lining: Mavs' icon Dirk Nowit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2009

    Hophead: Uncannily Good Beer From Oskar Blues

    Jesse HugheyLast year, Oskar Blues added five 100-gallon tanks and increased its brewing by more 64 percent over 2007 in order to keep up with increased demand. That the Lyons, Colorado, brewery experienced such a rapid growth probably wouldn't surprise anyone who has tasted its excellent flagship b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2009

    World Championship of Quail Egg Eating

    Last Saturday's Prairie Dog Chili Cookoff had a little something for everyone: Tons to sample, huge flea market and, best of all, the world championship of quail-egg eating. Now, if you dismiss competitive eating as a disgusting sideshow, you're be denying the true greatness of Lester Tucker. The u ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 3, 2009

    10 Questions: Jeff Burton

    It wouldn't be a stretch to say he's a fan of Texas Motor Speedway. After, all, Burton's first career win in NASCAR's top series came here in 1997. A decade later, he became the track's first repeat winner.The South Boston, Virginia, native has taken the checkered flag 21 times in 16 years of rubbin ... 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

    July 31, 2008

    Small Change

    Presidential candidates vie (and pander and plead) for one heart and mind in Swing Vote

  • Film

    July 24, 2008

    Men Will Be Boys

    With Step Brothers, Ferrell, Reilly, McKay & Co. still don't wanna grow up. And thank God for that.

  • News

    July 10, 2008

    The Fab 50

    Half a hundred power brokers who sculpt our local sports landscape

  • News

    May 29, 2008

    Ask A Mexican

    Way, way, way down south in El Dixie, the hearts are the same though the necks aren't red

  • Calendar

    February 28, 2008

    Savor This!

    Victory Park hosts a culinary hoedown

  • News

    November 15, 2007

    Action Sports Take Over Dallas

    Those crazy kids have built our li'l skate rink into a huge international sport

  • News

    July 19, 2007

    The Fab Fifty

    Or, half a hundred folks with way better seats than you

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2007
  • Film

    November 9, 2006

    Anchor, Man?

    Ferrell doesn't quite ground this artificially whimsical comedy

  • News

    July 13, 2006

    The Fab Fifty

    Where would we be without these powerful peeps? In the fetal position, craving sports.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2006

    It's No Fun Being an Illegal Alien

    This float, built by David Hall, gave Saturday's protest a distinctly parade-like vibe. Except for all the hate. I couldn't tell you how many there were: fewer than 100, according to some estimates; almost 500, say others. But on Saturday, at the intersection of Walnut Hill Lane and North Central Ex ... More >>

  • News

    March 9, 2006

    Oscar Overhaul

    The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports

  • Dining

    November 24, 2005

    French Feint

    Gallic is far from galling at The French Room

  • Calendar

    November 3, 2005
  • Film

    August 4, 2005

    White Trash

    There's nothing good about this remake of an awful ol' show.

  • Calendar

    July 28, 2005
  • Film

    June 23, 2005

    Car Trouble

    Herbie the Love Bug's back, and he bites

  • Dining

    June 16, 2005

    Really Fast Food

    Where do race-car drivers eat?

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2005
  • Calendar

    April 14, 2005

    New Moves

    Tripsichore strikes a pose

  • Calendar

    March 17, 2005

    Come Home

    A family dysfunction

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2004
  • News

    April 24, 2003


    Letters for the issue of April 24

  • News

    March 20, 2003

    Greasing the Wheels

    How Texas Motor Speedway got Denton County to pay for a freeway exit to nowhereexcept, that is, to the speedway

  • Dining

    August 22, 2002

    Bar None

    Who are the best bartenders in Dallas?

  • Dining

    June 27, 2002

    Cook Out

    Do chefs really prepare your meals?

  • News

    February 25, 1999

    Bucking Crazy

    Want in on the dirt floor of rodeo's marquee event? A guy in Mansfield has your ride.

  • News

    April 17, 1997
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    April 10, 1997
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