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    December 20, 2013

    North Texans Are Almost Rioting Over the New Air Jordans Again

    It's the holiday season, which means it's time for Nike to release slightly altered versions of old Air Jordan sneakers. This year the hot ticket is the $185-per-pair Air Jordan 11 Retro Gamma Blue, the model MJ wore during the 1995 playoffs. What are people so excited about? What sets the new mode ... More >>

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    February 28, 2013

    Lakeith Fowler Sold 12,000 Pairs of Fake Nikes from His Dallas Shop. Now, He's Going to Jail.

    For about four months in 2007, Lakeith Fowler had a good con going. That May, the 32-year-old had hooked up with a supplier who began shipping case after case of the latest Nike sneakers at dirt-cheap prices. Fowler marked them up and sold them from his retail store, The World is Yours Clothing & Ac ... More >>

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    October 17, 2012

    Lance Armstrong Will Step Down as Chairman of Livestrong, Gets Dropped By Nike

    In the latest bit of fallout from the doping allegations against him, several news outlets are reporting that Lance Armstrong will step down as chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, better known as Livestrong, the Austin-based cancer-fighting charity he helped found in 1997. It was also report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Seahawks 27, Cowboys 7: Thoughts on a Depressing Trip to Seattle

    The Cowboys' 27-7 pasting at the hands of the Seahawks was about as brutal as the final score indicates. From the opening kickoff (literally!), Seattle simply played with a level of physicality that the Cowboys could not match. Every Dallas ball carrier was getting plowed, while Seahawks running b ... More >>

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    April 4, 2012

    Nike Unveiled the Dallas Cowboys' New Uniforms Yesterday. They Look ... Swooshier.

    Nike took over the NFL's league-wide uniform contract from Reebok this season, and today the company unveiled its new uniform designs. You know what that means. New unis for the Cowboys. Awesome, right? It's going to go down exactly like Mighty Ducks 2, and the new uniforms are going to give the Cow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Poster of the Week: Neon Indian at the Granada Theater on Saturday, September 24

    ​When most people think of Neon Indian, a few things probably come to mind -- a nostalgia-filled sound, chillwave, missed opportunities to drop acid with a friend, bizarre infomercials and so on.  Fitting, then, that this week's top poster combines a few of those ideas.

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    September 6, 2011

    College Football Uniforms Are Outta Control: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​ 10. We've sorta become desensitized to Oregon's smorgasboard of uniforms with different helmets featuring gray, green, yellow and white and neon-green outlined numbers. Blame Phil Knight and Nike for those. But what about the rest of ya? The opening weekend of college football delivered some gr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2011

    Revolving Doors: Spring Has Sprung

    ​It may not feel like it today, but spring is officially here, but that's not the only change we saw in March. Restaurants and bars looking to capitalize on patio grazers opened their doors, most notably the Katy Trail Ice House, which received lots of buzz during its soft opening last month. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Before Ben & Skin, There Was Skinny Fresh & Ruben

    ​Before there was "Ben & Skin," the local morning sports radio talk show on KESN-103.3 FM ESPN Dallas, there was Jeff "Skinny Fresh" Wade and Ruben Ayala, who made up Hydroponic Sound System. And, in a 2001 issue of the Observer, former music editor Zac Crain profiled the duo, who had just rel ... More >>

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    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

    January 28, 2011

    Whitt's End: 1.28.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sure the Mavs have won three in a row, but they've beaten no one -- Nets, Clippers and Rockets -- and when you blow a 25-point home lead to Houston and have to be bailed out by J.J. Bare ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    A New Look at the Deck Park of the Future

    ​After a Friend of Unfair Park directed my attention to the Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum chitchat about Nike's Victory set-up, I spent a little more time cruising around the forum -- always good for a revelation or 12. There, I discovered a rendering of the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park attached to i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2011

    Victory Park Could Use a Niketown. But For Now, This Pop-Up "Victory" Will Have To Do.

    Photos by Patrick Michels​First thing this morning, a Friend of Unfair Park directed our attention to a chat, with photos, currently taking place over at the Dallas Fort Worth Urban Forum, where posters are trying to decide of this new venue in the old Boardroom spot: permanent or temporary? One ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010
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    April 27, 2010

    But the Important Thing Is, You Can Still See That Nike Ad at Elm and Harwood

    Photos by Noah Jeppson​Just one week ago, Noah Jeppson sent us those photos of that suddenly barren corner of Elm and North Harwood, where Lincoln Properties said it had to remove trees severely damaged by contractors working for New York-based Fuel Outdoor, responsible for that Nike ad. A few hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    A Tree Grows at Elm and Harwood. Literally. That's All That's Left Now.

    Noah Jeppson​This is what this corner of Elm and N. Harwood Streets looked like before this weekend. Per the heads-up on the Dallas Metropolis forum, this is what it looks like now. Dwyane Wade, apparently, needed the space. Reminds Noah Jeppson, who took the photos and let us run this one on Unfa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    There Is a Plan to Replace Those Downtown Trees Removed This Weekend

    Click to expand the plans for Elm and Harwood Streets, following the weekend's removal of 10 Live Oaks​So, regarding those missing trees at Elm and North Harwood:They'll be back. Don't know exactly when. But, says Lincoln Properties' Laurie Garcia, who manages that corner lot at Elm and Harwood fo ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009
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    December 3, 2009

    Like it or Not, Tiger Woods is a Role Model. A Suddenly Horrible Role Model.

    ​I have great parents. As a kid, they provided for me and poured the foundation for me to grow into a decent - I said decent - human being through principles, rules and accepted boundaries. My parents raised me. But Bjorn Borg molded me. I'd be home by my 10 p.m. curfew because of my parents. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Weekend Roundup: De La Soul, 100 Monkeys, Mark Zeus, Toby Keith

    De La Soul at House of Blues on Friday, July 31Rather than worry about being pretentious hip hop superstars, De La Soul stayed true to what real hip-hop looks and sounds like on Friday night. With 20 years of contribution to the scene, De La Soul lives up to their standard as "quintessential hip h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2009

    Whitt's End: 7.24.09

    Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Once upon a time Walter Cronkite was the "most trusted man in America." His death got me wondering who wears that crown today? The answer hurts: Oprah. *Sure smells like the Dallas Mavericks - who lo ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009

    Today In Music News: Eddie Van Halen Gets Litigious, Courtney Love Reunites Hole, Kings of Leon Tries Taste-Making

    Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, June 18, 2009... Eddie Van Halen is suing Nike for copyright infringement. The legendary guitarist had the color scheme of his "Frankenstrat" copywritten, copyrighted, and a new pair of Nikes has a similar scheme on the sole of it's new shoes. To ... More >>

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    April 23, 2009
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    April 7, 2009

    Today In Music News: Eminem Loves Detroit, Kanye Loves Marty and Simon and Garfunkel Love Touring

    Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, April 7, 2009... Eminem stars in a video pick-me-up for his beloved Detroit. Kanye West has his own Nike shoe: Air Yeezy I shit you not, that is what they are called. It's the first time a major musical artist has a shoe that is completely their d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2009

    Southwest Airlines Ties FedEx as Seventh Most-Admired Company in ... the World!

    Fortune just posted its list of the World's Most Admired Companies -- at least, admired by the other bidness folks surveyed by the magazine. Five Dallas-based companies made the list of 363, and they are, in alphabetical order: AT&T, Brinker International, Centex, Southwest Airlines and Texas In ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008

    Cowboys Camp: Thursday Wrap-Up

    Prepared to be dazzled. Or disgusted. Depends on your perspective, I guess. Pacman Jones is full of … tricks. On Monday the dude caught six punts, storing each ball in a different part of his torso, without ever dropping one. Tuesday he was fielding kickoffs with one hand. And yesterday h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    I've Had Dreams Like This

    Till this morning I didn't know what a Wigald Boning was -- something to do with fish, maybe? Or a sexual position? Nope, turns out he's "a German comedian, musician, TV-moderator and journalist," or everything I wish I were. Only, I prefer his translated Wikipedia bio ("outer trademarks are glasses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2008

    God Bless America. And Sports.

    Happy Birthday! Our country turns the ripe old age of 232 tomorrow. Between burgers and beers and bikinis, let us not forget how fortunate we are to have a variety of sports and the freedom to choose which ones we love and loathe. In honor of the Fourth of July I started jotting down reasons ... More >>

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    November 15, 2007

    Scattershooting … With All Due Respect

    Not only is Jason Witten's wife Michelle an E.R. nurse, but she also has 20/16 vision in both eyes. Scattershooting while wondering what ever happened to legendary, old-school press like Bud Shrake, Dan Jenkins and, of course, Blackie Sherrod. Cool, they’re right here. Hold a sec while I find my f ... More >>

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    September 27, 2007

    Wood on Woods (Or: Silver Balls)

    Remember how little Charlie Bucket finds a golden ticket and gets to tour Willie Wonka’s chocolate factory? This is a similar tale. Except Charlie Bucket is Arlington’s Steve Wood, the golden ticket is actually a silver golf ball, and Mr. Wonka is none other than, gulp, Tiger Woods. Wood, 40, s ... More >>

  • News

    September 13, 2007

    Off the Short Bus

    Steve Fleming fought to make his Special Olympians equal, and that got him torched

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2007

    You Too Can Own Josh Howard's Shoes in October, And They Ain't Cheap

    You likes? It's part of Nike's Team Jordan collection, and it can be all yours in October. For $150, says here. We will need to rework our wardrobe accordingly, but we think it'll look nice with this. --Robert Wilonsky

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    June 8, 2007
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    May 24, 2007
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    March 8, 2007


    This girl's got no game—or legs

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    October 5, 2006

    Knock Off the Knock-Offs

    You know, sweatshops have really come a long way since their inception as a friendly, safe environment in which workers celebrated their jobs manufacturing wearables for the masses. Most people who purchase fake Prada bags and knock-off Luis Vuitton luggage probably don't associate their new wares w ... More >>

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    September 5, 2006

    Shoes On A Blog

    Next on Unfair Park, we will review diamond necklaces, silk undergarments and European sports cars--in other words, all the important things. I have something of an unfavorable reputation 'roundabouts our little cubicle cluster. I am none too patient with publicists pitching irrelevant stories. Some ... More >>

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    How Gang of Four's Dave Allen found a music partner in Jayson Bales

  • Dining

    October 21, 2004

    Fast 'n Curryious

    At Cafe Roti, fast food speeds to a higher life form

  • Film

    December 25, 2003

    House of Pain

    It's Kingsley vs. Connelly in a heart-wrenching real estate battle

  • Music

    October 9, 2003

    Sneaker Pimp

    A lifetime of hip-hop and hoops comes together in Bobbito Garcia's new book

  • Film

    May 15, 2003

    Back to the Backstory

    Whoa, but is The Animatrix art or commerce?

  • Music

    April 24, 2003
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    March 20, 2003

    Eyes at Front

    At the 16th Dallas Video Festival, you cannot--and should not--look away

  • News

    March 6, 2003

    Faked Out

    Looking for counterfeit goods, sheriff's deputies go bargain hunting

  • Film

    December 14, 2000

    Mel Sells Out

    What Women Want is a better movie than this two-hour Nike advertisement

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    February 18, 1999
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