• Blogs

    July 22, 2011

    Celebrating the Day the Margarita Died (In the City That Killed It)

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    Heart Attack Grill Opens In May. Yay?

    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 >>

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    March 18, 2010
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    April 30, 2009
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    April 15, 2009

    Wolfgang Puck Is One Saucy Fellow

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2009

    Before Chesley Sullenberger, There Was Woodrow Wilson High School Grad Al Haynes

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2008

    Bank of America Crunches Local Man's Credit, Says Nightline Story

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    The Bushes' New Dallas Digs Already Providing an Economic Boost

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Tracy Rowlett: "We're Not Chumps Jumping Into the PR Side."

    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 >>

  • Culture

    May 1, 2008

    Say Hello, Dolly! or Spend Tuesdays With Morrie

    One's worth the price, one's not. Care to guess?

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2008

    Nightline Wonders if Dallas "Enviromental Medicine" Doc is "Dangerous"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2008

    The Tale of Two Southwests

    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 >>

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    July 2, 2007
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    June 28, 2007
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    April 16, 2007
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    September 28, 2006

    Country Hillary

    Tell me she wasn't trying to sound like Ann Richards. Please.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2006

    Horse Scents

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    Code Broken; Professor Just a Little Tired

    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 >>

  • Calendar

    July 27, 2006

    Sharp-Dressed Man

    See the Invisible at CATS

  • Music

    November 24, 2005

    Get The Juice

    Deep Ellum is rattled by a murder, but Fair Park is shaken by something even bigger.

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Writer's Block

    Texas prisons start barring book authors from inmate interviews

  • News

    October 9, 2003

    Think Pink

    How Mary Kay got its groove back

  • Culture

    March 14, 2002

    Misery Loves Company

    Addison's Out of the Loop Festival stages some strange, dark, wonderful works

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    Mayor Nuke

    The bad guys in the Sheetrock drug cases better be up on their game

  • News

    February 14, 2002

    Sail On

    Baby-faced Brett Shipp grows up--film at 10

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Good Vibrations

    Disputed Reform Party candidate John Hagelin thinks he can change the world with the power of positive thinking. Does that make him nuts?

  • News

    September 14, 2000

    Death Angel

    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.

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    The truth is way out there

    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?

  • News

    June 22, 2000


    A local Nightline?; Coda

  • Culture

    October 21, 1999

    The product

    Former Dallas Cowboy Pat Toomay found it harder to write about the NFL than to play in it

  • Calendar

    June 17, 1999
  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Caught in the crossfire

    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

  • News

    February 5, 1998

    Poop on the scoop

    DMN editors spin the truth until it wobbles rather than come clean on how they blew their big story

  • News

    October 23, 1997

    Mr. Passion

    Meet Dallas literary agent Evan Fogelman, the brains behind the bodice-rippers

  • News

    February 20, 1997

    Losing by Decision

    The good ol' boys are winning their fight to keep Courtney Barnett and other girls out of high school wrestling

  • News

    November 14, 1996

    60,000 naked men

    When the Promise Keepers revival rolls into town, every soul in sight gets exposed

  • News

    February 29, 1996

    Alicia Comes Home (Part II)

    How a determined father found his abducted daughter

  • News

    November 9, 1995

    Deadly serious

    Bounty-club founder rests on fame and fortune while waiting for someone to pull the trigger

  • News

    November 9, 1995

    Kress and the merry morons

    Dallas' political rabble takes after minority students' best friend

  • News

    July 13, 1995
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    March 2, 1995
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    February 16, 1995

    Pickup Games

    How a giant lawsuit against General Motors could leave lawyers with millions - and Texas truck owners breathing fumes

  • News

    February 16, 1995

    Another view

    What City Hall isn't willing to hear about the new arena