• Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    Dallas May Soon Declare Ebola Disaster But THERE'S STILL NO REASON TO PANIC!!

    On Thursday, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Mayor Mike Rawlings, and members of city health authorities convened for an emergency commissioners court meeting to officially declare disaster in Dallas. But after a private debate, and a significantly tamer public discussion, the court agreed that wh ... More >>

  • News

    April 17, 2014

    Asylum Insanity

    Welcome to the land of the free. While we decide whether we feel like deporting you, we've got a cold dank cell that'll suit you just fine.

  • Film

    March 20, 2014
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    November 8, 2012

    First Round of SXSW 2013 Acts Announced, Including Blackstone Rangers and The Relatives

    With the announcement of 35 Denton's initial lineup, it was only a matter of time before you felt that tightening in your chest, aka the first round of SXSW acts. North Texas' Blackstone Rangers, Ronnie Fauss, the Relatives, Somebody's Darling, Sarah Jaffe and Tedashii are all represented. Thurston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Baboush Chef Yaser Khalaf on How to Make it in America (It All Starts in Lexington)

    Yaser Khalaf, owner of Medina and Baboush in the West Village, traveled throughout the Middle East and Europe as a child. Then in college, he traversed America, Route 66-style, in a van in which he literally blew the engine. His life-long passion for food, culture and people helped mold him into a s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Well, That's Quite the Mavericks-Heat Sports Bet You've Made There, Governor Perry

    Via.​This just in from Governor Rick Perry's office: He's added congressional redistricting to the special session's to-do list. Wait. Sorry. Wrong press release. Let's start this over.This just in from Governor Rick Perry's office: He's bet Florida Governor Rick Scott "a case of Texas barbeque sa ... More >>

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    April 14, 2011
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    March 15, 2011

    Mayoral Candidates David Kunkle, Edward Okpa and Mike Rawlings Talk Neighborhoods and Economic Development in Pleasant Grove

    Photos by Sam MertenWhile this looks shady, Mike Rawlings is actually handing out a business card.​All four mayoral candidates are running on similar platforms to improve neighborhoods and boost economic development. But underdog Edward Okpa sought to set himself apart from the field this afte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Dirk Nowitzki Interrupts Super Bowl Week to Remind Us That He's a Legit MVP Candidate

    ​I know it's all about Super Bowl XLV around here this week. I can tell by the way my eyes are drooping and feet are dragging. But while we were partying and footballing last night, the Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki did it again. He reminded us how damn good he is. In Dallas' 113-97 win over the Knicks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    What Do Rick Perry and Nigerian E-Mail Scammers Have in Common? You.

    ​You know what the pigeon drop is, right? Some scam artist convinces an old lady she can get $10,000 for free by withdrawing a mere $1,000 from her bank account. All she has to do is allow the scam artist to hold her thousand dollars for half an hour. I don't have to tell you how it ends. So ... More >>

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    October 29, 2009
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    October 29, 2009
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    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Dance Albums of 2008

    Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dry ... More >>

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    April 17, 2008
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    October 2, 2007

    "We Fight the Good Jihad"

    Have you prayed for Osama today?If you want to know what defines an evangelical Christian, look no further than Brother Andrew, the 79-year-old Dutchman who called himself "God's smuggler." He is a revered figure among evangelicals because of his single-minded devotion to spreading the gospel of Jes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2007

    Pure Evil

    I will never forget the first major crime story I covered. The images never go away, and maybe they aren’t supposed to. They snap me back to realities about my world. A Seattle-area man had murdered his wife and kids, then traveled south to Tacoma, where he gunned down his in-laws. Then he killed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2007

    Zzzzz...Huh? Oh Yeah. That Mayor Thingy.

    Have you heard? Tom Leppert is a businessman. There is the glamourous and consequential side of journalism: Covering a presidential race, writing about a war, detailing the side effects of a new cancer drug, profiling Maggie Gyllenhaal. And there is this: Attending a debate for Dallas mayor at 7:30 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2006

    Jesus, Send Money: Prosperity, Pt. 2

    Creflo Dollar: Now, there's a name you can believe in. One day a colleague dropped an article on my desk. I imagined it was an emphatic drop, as if he were saying, "Here. The Smoking Gun." So I read it. It was a New York Times story on black televangelist Creflo Dollar, and a working-class family in ... More >>

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    October 5, 2006

    Jesus, Send Money: Prosperity, Pt. 1

    In little Talco, certain lines were sharply drawn. Railroad tracks literally separated black from white in this rural East Texas town. And on the black side, you had a further division, of darkness and light. Darkness: The men, plus a few sad-faced women, who gathered to drink whiskey and beer under ... More >>

  • News

    June 15, 2006

    On a Wing and a Prayer

    Minister to despots across the globe, evangelist K.A. Paul just needs a few tons of jet fuel--and a safer plane--to keep up Gods work

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    August 7, 2003
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    March 27, 2003

    Funny Face

    Ellen Degeneres has a point

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Fool's Gold

    Our intrepid correspondent follows a scheming ex-con to Mexico in search of treasure. They find bupkus.

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    "Babe, I leave this for you"

    Seven years after her police-officer husband died in the line of duty, Lydia Galvan clings to his memory -- any way she can

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    October 7, 1999


    Some believe the latest form of body art opens the mind while it scars the skin

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    July 29, 1999


    A run-in with police left Godwin Omokaro blind and brain-damaged, but a federal judge won't let a jury even consider whether his rights were violated

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Aging like wine

    Two decades do the music of Yusef Lateef and Rahsaan Roland Kirk a world of good

  • News

    February 8, 1996

    At a Snail's Place

    Richard Fullington is trying to make a fortune in a slimy business

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    Out of Africa

    Two Ghana natives chronicle a continent few know about

  • Film

    July 6, 1995

    Off the cliff

    Maria Maggenti, the director of Incredibly True Adventure... declares her independence