Sunday is National Tequila Day, a "holiday" Dallasites can celebrate with extra exuberance as residents of the city that fucked up margaritas forever. Mariano Martinez birthed the margarita machine here, 40 years ago, after a frightening opening night nearly handed him his ass. Turns out his ... More >>
Heart Attack Grill is scheduled to open in the West End on May 13. This video, posted in 2010, features Blair River -- the 575-pound guy who used to be the spokesperson for Heart Attack Grill's location in Arizona until he died in March at the age of 29. And here's a clip from Nightline. My favo ... More >>
Thanks to Videogum and, ultimately, our copy editor for bringing ABC News' Nightline's foray into romance to my attention. She shared it because of my Paul Rudd fascination, of which I am obviously not ashamed. But anyway. You get Rudd, Seth Rogen, Martin Bashir, Cheryl Hines and some other notables ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park mighty proud of his Woodrow Wilson High School roots sends word that last night's Nightline featured two Texas-born aviation heroes: Denison's Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, but of course, and Dallas native and Woodrow grad Al Haynes. Haynes is an "aviation legend" who was amo ... More >>
A programming note: Nightline tonight will feature the story of a local man, Tommy Newsom, whose credit card company suddenly -- and inexplicably -- jacked up the interest rate on his Bank of America-issued credit card, from 14 to 28 percent. That $40 to $50 extra a month makes a big difference, esp ... More >>
If, that is, you happen to be a kid in the neighborhood with a hot chocolate stand. From CNN yesterday. And speaking of Dallas and national TV, here's Andrea Grimes' beloved Fuel City on Nightline last night. And speaking of Dallas the Bushes, the Chicago Tribune's Swamp blog this morning reprints a ... More >>
Late yesterday I had the pleasure of hearing Tracy Rowlett say the word "vajayjay." And, no, he wasn't using it as a pejorative. We were talking about the changing face, or something, of news and how it's all one big commercial nowadays anyway. "Anything who's accusing me of selling out hasn't looke ... More >>
One's worth the price, one's not. Care to guess?
ABC News Dr. William Rae and Nightline's Terry Moran, from tonight's upcoming broadcast. It says on the Web site for the Environmental Health Center on Walnut Hill Lane that founder William J. Rea, M.D. "is a thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon with a strong passion for the environmental aspects of ... More >>
ABC News ABC's Nightline was all set to do a puff piece on Southwest Airlines -- "the all-too-rare story of a U.S. airline that has been so successful, so profitable, so relentlessly cheery that practically no one who works at the airline ever quits." Only, that was before word broke that Southwes ... More >>
Tell me she wasn't trying to sound like Ann Richards. Please.
Nightline, the venerable ABC News program, will be airing a segment on Dallas Crown, the horse slaughtering plant in nearby Kaufman. The program is scheduled to air this evening and will feature interviews with Robert Eldridge, who has the misfortune of living a few hundred yards from the facility, ... More >>
Someone should write a book about Darrell Bock's book about Dan Brown's book. They'd be meta-rich. Dallas Theological Seminary professor Darrell L. Bock is back in Dallas just in time for the new semester, after spending most of the last year on the road promoting his best-selling book Breaking the ... More >>
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Deep Ellum is rattled by a murder, but Fair Park is shaken by something even bigger.
Texas prisons start barring book authors from inmate interviews
How Mary Kay got its groove back
Addison's Out of the Loop Festival stages some strange, dark, wonderful works
The bad guys in the Sheetrock drug cases better be up on their game
Baby-faced Brett Shipp grows up--film at 10
Disputed Reform Party candidate John Hagelin thinks he can change the world with the power of positive thinking. Does that make him nuts?
For 15 years, the Rev. Carroll Pickett granted the last wishes of men about to die in Texas' execution chamber. For the first time, he tells his story.
Jim Marrs believes that Kennedy was murdered as part of a vast conspiracy, that aliens vist us regularly, and that the Trialateral Commission controls our governement. So, what if he's right?
A local Nightline?; Coda
Former Dallas Cowboy Pat Toomay found it harder to write about the NFL than to play in it
Denied his day in court, a former Waco TV reporter, falsely accused of setting up federal agents, becomes the last casualty of the Branch Davidian siege
DMN editors spin the truth until it wobbles rather than come clean on how they blew their big story
Meet Dallas literary agent Evan Fogelman, the brains behind the bodice-rippers
The good ol' boys are winning their fight to keep Courtney Barnett and other girls out of high school wrestling
When the Promise Keepers revival rolls into town, every soul in sight gets exposed
How a determined father found his abducted daughter
Bounty-club founder rests on fame and fortune while waiting for someone to pull the trigger
Dallas' political rabble takes after minority students' best friend
How a giant lawsuit against General Motors could leave lawyers with millions - and Texas truck owners breathing fumes
What City Hall isn't willing to hear about the new arena