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    August 28, 2014

    Dallas May Have Issues with Segregation, but at Least We Don't Have Poor Doors Yet

    How can I devote so many words here to housing discrimination in Dallas and not even mention poor doors in Manhattan? I can't, even though I'm still not sure exactly what New York poor doors teach us. Maybe the lesson is just that pompous posturing assholes with thinly defended egos are not a region ... More >>

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    March 25, 2014

    Former Kimball/SMU Star Quinton Ross Not Actually Dead, Just Living In Desoto

    You might have heard the news yesterday: Quinton Ross, the former Kimball and SMU basketball standout-cum-NBA journeyman, was found murdered, his body found stuffed in a plastic trash bag and buried in a shallow grave in Queens. It was certainly news to Ross when he woke up Monday morning at his De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2013

    Rick Santorum's New Christmas Movie is Officially a Flop

    Shortly after former Senator Rick Santorum took the reins as CEO of Dallas' EchoLight Studios, he began pimping "The Christmas Candle," a holiday parable about the residents of a quaint English village protecting traditional values (a miracle-producing candle) against the forces of modernity (electr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    A West, Texas Fertilizer Plant Has Exploded, Killing 5 to 15 (Video) [Updated]

    Update, 10:24 a.m.: Scroll down for updates, including a statement from the President and information on shelter for the people displaced by the explosion. We'll be adding to this post throughout the day, as new information becomes available. Original post, 11:20 p.m., Wednesday: News outlets acros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Twinkies Have Officially Been Saved

    In a move that will protect our children from a future of grocery store snack aisles packed with nothing but kale chips and similar creme-free items, private equity firm Apollo Global Management has teamed up with food mogul Dean Metropoulos to purchase Hostess' snack business out of bankruptcy. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    FrackNation Creator Phelim McAleer Fibs About Parker County's Flaming Hose Case

    Fracking is finally getting the Hollywood treatment. Promised Land, an anti-fracking film conceptualized by The Office's John Krasinski, co-written by Dave Eggers, starring Matt Damon and Hal Holbrook, and directed by Gus Van Sant (Milk, Good Will Hunting), is set in a hard-luck Pennsylvania farming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2011

    The Power of Plan B: Texas Rangers-Detroit Tigers ALCS Game 6 Preview and Open Thread

    ​Not so long ago, Minnesota Twins backstop Joe Mauer was the consensus pick as baseball's best catcher. But the 2009 American League MVP, four-time All-Star, three-time Gold Glove winner and .323 career hitter had another injury-plagued season in 2011 (missing significant time for "leg weaknes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Tim Halperin Reaches No. 1 on iTunes, Sly Stone Is Now Homeless and Other News and Notes...

    Tim Halperin​Last week we ran a quick item about American Idol contestant, Tim Halperin, and his publicity stunt leading up to the release of his new record, Rise & Fall. He was to sit in a mock jail cell at Plano's Shops At Legacy for 28 hours leading up the expiration of his dreaded American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Play-N-Skillz Sue Lil Wayne -- And His Entire Posse -- For $1 Million Over "Got Money" Rights

    Steve VisneauPlay-N-Skillz​For two years now, Juan and Oscar Salinas, the Dallas-based production duo known as Play-N-Skillz, have publicly and repeatedly claimed that they had never received payment for their work on the 2009 Grammy-winning T-Pain and Lil Wayne collaboration, "Got Money," from L ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2010

    Bite It, Big Apple

    ​Again, something with which to occupy your time while we wait on return calls ...This time, it's a New York Post piece that ran a couple of days back from a local scribe of note who writes that no way, no how would he move to New York City, even if they do have real bagels. It's been e-mailed and ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 23, 2010
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    December 13, 2010

    Rangers and Yanks Both Lose Cliff Lee Sweepstakes as Southpaw Heads Back to Philly

    Sam MertenThanks for the memories, Cliff.​After much procrastination, former Texas Rangers ace Cliff Lee has decided to return to the Philadelphia Phillies, according to's T.R. Sullivan, with Joel Sherman of the New York Post tweeting that the deal is for five years and approximately $ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2010

    Back, Back in the New York Groove?

    ​Writes Mike Lupica in the New York Daily News: "The Yankees showed up on Wednesday in Game 5, they did, hundred percent. Now they have to do it again in Texas, or they become another big, bad Yankee team of this decade that got hit somewhere before the World Series and never recovered. You know w ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Damned Yankees

    ​Groans Erik Boland of Newsday: "All the elements that put the Yankees in a three-games-to-one series hole materialized Friday night, ensuring they wouldn't be able to completely climb out of that hole. It was another night of ragged starting pitching, ineffective relief pitching and next to nothi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    For Now, At Least, a Fairytale of New York

    ​Sums up George A. King III in this morning's New York Post: "The Yankees arrived last night deep in the heart of Texas with a pulse. Faint, for sure, but enough of a beat that the ALCS stethoscope detected it. Can the pump tick long enough to get the Yankees to the World Series? That's not the wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Hard Times in New York Town

    ​Writes Mike Lupica in this morning's New York Daily News: "So it has come to this for the Yankees, after the Texas Rangers threw them down another flight of stairs, trying to throw them all the way out to 161st St., all the way into next season. It has come to CC Sabathia trying to keep them aw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    This Morning, In a New York State of Mind

    ​Writes Mike Lupica in this morning's New York Daily News: "So now, after all the winning during the regular season that Joe Girardi talked about in a testy postgame interview session, after starting the postseason with four straight wins and maybe thinking the Rangers were going to be the kind o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2010

    News & Notes: Superman's Away, Southwest Airlines Finds God and a Good Guys Pick

    Dallas Independent School DistrictFrom Mayor Tom's Back to School Fair press conference Thursday, your Sunday-morning caption contestant​Some random notes while I attempt to get myself out of a murky land deal:Dallas Theater Center's revisal of It's a Bird ... It's a Plane ... It's Superman closes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Wait. The Texas Rangers Got Cliff Lee?

    ​So tweets New York Post baseball columnist Joel Sherman. To which MSNBC adds this concerning the pick-up of the Seattle Mariners pitcher:There is no report yet as to who those others may be. Given Texas' financial issues, it's possible that they could be veterans in salary offsets or it could be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    Jay-Z Sues Dallas-Based Highland Capital and NexBank Over Failed Hotel Development

    ​So reports The New York Post, which says one Shawn Corey Carter filed a $3.7 million suit in New York on Wednesday concerning a hotel he was trying to get off the ground in Chelsea. The two defendants are Highland Capital Management and NexBank, both HQ'd here and both of whom Carter says are try ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Chewing the Fat: Wednesday Ground 'Round

    Fourth-graders leading a political movement, paying for tap water... Wisconsin fourth-graders are organizing to boycott their school's lunches. Even weirder? Administrators take it seriously. The kids want healthier options on the menu and worked with their teacher to set up demonstration cons ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Alex Rodriguez Would Like to Apologize to All Texas Rangers Fans. Awesome!

    So says A-Roid -- that'll never get old, unlike this song called "A-Roid"  -- in an interview with Peter Gammons just posted on But why, Alex, why?"When I arrived in Texas in 2001, I felt an enormous amount of pressure. I needed to perform, and perform at a high level every day. Back ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Radio Nowhere: Reports Say Clear Channel Due for "Massive Restructuring"

    The Wall Street Journal and The New York Post are reporting today that as early as next week, Clear Channel Communications will "begin implementing a massive restructuring plan that seeks to cut $400 million in costs at the company." Both stories say the layoffs are to begin on Tuesday; says The Pos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2008

    The Moose is Loose! Or: Dallas Cowboys Fans Are Damned Dirty Rats!

    The Fox-y Daryl "Moose" Johnston tells the New York Post today that the city of Dallas -- and, one assumes, the surrounding cities, including the one in which the Cowboys actually play -- has turned on his former team, good God. And he's shocked, I tellya, shocked! "It's unbelievable. The reversal i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2008

    Obama's Campaign Confirms It: The News Was Booted Off the Plane

    On this morning, Obama spokesman Bill Burton confirms Matt Drudge's post concerning the campaign's giving The Dallas Morning News -- along with the New York Post and The Washington Times -- the heave-ho from the campaign plane. Says Burton: "We're trying to reach as many swing voters th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2008

    New York Post Columnist Cindy Adams Too Busy to Talk, Fact Check

    Everyone's getting a big giggle out of 143-year-old New York Post Page Six columnist Cindy Adams' reference today to Preston Hollow as "a town outside Dallas" known for its "horse stables, lake views, mountain views, golf club views." Notes a Post comment, "Cindy Adams has perhaps sampled the manure ... More >>

  • News

    April 24, 2008
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    January 16, 2008

    What's More Real: UFOs or The Fake Jessica Simpson?

    Just two links today -- one of which is from NBC's Today, matter of fact. Reporter Don Teague made the trip to Stephenville for hisself, to discover whether that "something weird" in the sky was really a UFO or a "whatever." Turns out, Don Teague was in Stephenville at the time -- dunno why -- and h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2008

    When One Jessica Ain't Enough

    The New York Post is very, very proud of itself this morning -- as in, "POST'S 'JESS' HELPS GIANTS KO DALLAS." Writes the NYC tab this morning: "We sat her in the third row at the 50-yard line behind Dallas' bench. The stunner's Simpson-esque vibes must have made the difference -- Romo's final drive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2007

    Bringing the Kidd Back to Dallas?

    From The New York Post today, via Fox Sports: Jason Kidd was "on strike" last night, faking illness and riding the pine in order to expedite a trade that would get him outta New Jersey. And to where, you ask? Well ... Another source said the Nets were planning on -- if not already -- talking to Dall ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2007

    Tony Romo, Now Officially in More Gossip Columns Than Ink

    You think when Tony Romo was at Eastern Illinois, he thought he'd wind up in People or the Post every other week? Tony Romo's dating an older woman from New York who's got her own dough, thank you very much, and who used to be Derek Jeter's gal pal not long before she hooked up with the Dallas Cowbo ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007
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    August 17, 2007

    Home Solutions Apparently Needs Some New Solutions, Pronto

    The New York Post is reporting this morning that Home Solutions of America, which is HQ'd on Dragon Street, is in considerable trouble with the government and a major stock market. Turns out that HSA -- which has "big plans for the New York real-estate market," reports the paper -- is being investig ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2007

    Cheaters Never Win?

    Don't whisper a word to the children, but hell yeah, of course they do

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    May 31, 2007

    A Famous Pro Athlete in a Local Topless Bar? Say It Ain't So!

    Say this about the New York Post: That newspaper will suck every last drop out a juicy story. Like yesterday's "Stray-Rod" story, for instance, about the NY Yanks' third baseman and his "mystery blonde" frequenting Toronto nudie bars. Today it gets a hard-hitting follow-up in which it's revealed tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007
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    February 16, 2007

    Canton v. Bristol

    So, would you exchange your current job for, let's say, immortality? Not exactly the deal on Michael Irvin's table, but according to the New York Post, the recent Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee may be on the way out the ESPN door. According to the article -- OK, more like a blurb -- the ol' hoa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2006

    Up-and-Comer, Come and Gone?

    During an online chat today, Washington Post media writer (and CNN's Reliable Source) Howard Kurtz was asked to name the Top 10 newspaper in the country. You might recognize the name of one of 'em. (OK, all of them, but, c'mon, play along.) Washington, D.C.: Mr. Kurtz, in your column yesterday ... More >>

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    November 28, 2006

    Wilson or Won't He?

    Some of us worked Friday. And some of us--by which I mean Owen Wilson and his mother--were at Harry Winston's in Highland Park Village. Shopping for what? Well, his people--and, really, even when Owen and I took driver's ed together at St. Mark's, even then I knew he would have people--say they were ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2006

    The Calatrava Bridges of Movies

    Maybe--oh, please, God, please, please, prettyplease--this'll be the last item we ever run about the big-screen adaptation of the movie Dallas. I know--you figured the thing was already on Cinemax; that's how long we've been discussing this would-be disaster. Really gonna hate to see it go adios, mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2006

    Dena and Andrea: LYLAS!

    According to Dallas' Only Daily, Andrea Yates, pictured here, and Dena Schlosser are BFF! Like, OMG. No, really. They killed their kids because God needed them to. What they said, anyway. Yesterday, The Dallas Morning News offered the front-page story about how Andrea Yates and Dena Schlosser, who'r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2006

    Clean Your PIPEs

    So, just got off the phone with a spokesman for the Securities and Exchange Commission about this story from today's New York Post. Turns out I was one of two reporters to bug the dude in D.C. today; the other was from Reuters. We wanted to know the same thing: Is, as the Post reported, Dallas-based ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2003
  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    Under Control

    Two years later, the Strokes are still on Fire

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Idol Chatter

    Before she was a "star," Kelly Clarkson was already in the studio

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Bless This Mess

    The Go-Go's, sweethearts of pop, move beyond old sins

  • Film

    March 20, 1997

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

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    May 9, 1996
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    July 6, 1995
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