If you're looking for popcorn-worthy fireworks at a public transit-related public meeting, your best bet is to watch the Dallas City Council decide who should represent the city on the DART board, an exercise that invariably descends, as so many other discussions at City Hall do, into a bitter racia ... More >>
Years from now, Americans will look back on the events at Dealey Plaza on November 22, 2013 as a turning point in the fight for liberty. They will remember how Dallas police rolled through downtown on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination, punishing any deviation from the officiall ... More >>
District Attorney Craig Watkins has escaped from the contempt-of-court allegations that have dogged him for six months like Charlie Brown's personal rain cloud. A specially appointed judge -- a Republican from Wichita Falls who is far removed from Dallas County political intrigue -- ruled that the h ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.
First, a bit of background. For the past several months, Battleground Texas has been laying the groundwork for a Democratic takeover of Texas. It will be a long process, requiring the development of the on-the-ground political infrastructure needed to reliably turn out Democrats to vote, Latino ones ... More >>
After Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife were gunned down in their home last month, just two months after McLelland's deputy, assistant DA Mark Hasse, was murdered in broad daylight, law enforcement officials pledged to search far and wide to bring the killer, or killers, t ... More >>
North Koreans (and audiences) go home unhappy.
(Clip from Brooklyn Brothers Beat the Best) The Dallas Film Society announced the first 15 entries to be officially accepted into this year's Dallas International Film Festival, which occurs from April 12 to the 22.While many so far are documentaries, a few feel-goods have weaseled their way in, and ... More >>
"Justin and Selena as One."The announcement yesterday from 46-year-old Connecticut-based sculptor Daniel Edwards -- that he'd created a (mostly) nude sculpture of teenage music superstars Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez, and that it would soon be put on public display in an adult store right here ... More >>
Last installment, Girl Drink Drunk pal Jen and I were just starting our vacations (I use that term liberally as Jen wasn't really on a work vacation, but it was just so dang fun) with the Dallas International Film Festival. We'd been impressed with Multiple Sarcasms and a custom second-chance Dir ... More >>
The front of the the George W. Bush Presidential Center, as designed by Robert A.M. SternIn advance of a formal presentation today on the SMU campus, USA Today sneak previews architect Robert A.M. Stern's conceptual renderings for the George W. Bush Presidential Center. Yes, but will there be "f ... More >>
Bill Richardson wants to be president. Like, who doesn't? Got $500 to burn and a soft spot for the pudgy, bolo-tie wearing, diplomacy-touting governor of New Mexico? Then Unfair Park has the Saturday-night soiree for you: Some half dozen of Dallas's Latino elite are hosting a cocktail reception and ... More >>
Ralph Isenberg is bringing home the missus and their 18-month-old daughter after months in exile, more or less. Former City Plan Commission member Ralph Isenberg called me this week from Guangzhou, China -- at 3 a.m. his time-- to say that his years-long effort to get a visa for his Chinese-born wif ... More >>
Kevin Sullivan is probably the first guy to go from doing P.R. for a basketball team to doing it for a president. That's just a wild guess. And, yes, he knows he looks like actor Oliver Platt. On June 21, Kevin Sullivan was in a meeting about education—most likely, since at the time he was ass ... More >>
Mission: Impossible III runs the franchise into the ground
Stealth aims low but hits its mark
Lakewood Country Club
Plus: Checkup; Ch-ch-changes
With Berry, the interest is high--and, indeed, the latest Bond yields a big payoff
Though exciting and effective, Shiri suffers from many flaws
Plus: Lambs to Slaughter, Silly Boy, War Is Hell
How do you get a bartenders attention in a crowded bar?
Scientists from the former Soviet Union's top-secret biological weapons lab join with Dallas researchers to fight a common enemy: the deadly Ebola virus
NorthSouth's taste suffers from weight loss