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Oprah Winfrey

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    Lance Armstrong is Done Apologizing Now

    At the beginning of the year, Lance Armstrong sat down for an exclusive, one-on-one interview with Oprah in which he tearfully copped to doping. At that point, it was little more than a formality, seeing as a mountain of evidence had already proved as much, but it was supposed to show that Armstrong ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2013

    Of Lance, Scientologists and Other Liars, Or Why the Truth Hurts

    The weekend draws mercifully close, and I feel a need to revisit a couple themes touched on here earlier in the week. We started with Lance Armstrong on Monday. I predicted he would fake-confess and then offer a jail-house rationalization to the effect of, "I didn't do nuthin'." I admit this predict ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2013

    Lance Armstrong Will Reveal His But to Oprah

    Let me tell you in advance what Lance Armstrong is going to say to Oprah today. And how do I know? Well, obviously, I do not. But it's just as obvious to me that I do. Everybody knows by now that world cycling mega-star Lance Armstrong of Austin is going to confess to Oprah Winfrey today that he's ... More >>

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    August 23, 2012
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    May 23, 2012

    Giveaway: Two Pairs of Tickets to This Weekend's Urgh! A Music War Screening

    I feel like Oprah! We can't stop giving stuff away! Today, we have two pairs of tickets to this weekend's screening of Urgh! A Music War at Texas Theatre. Friday night, after the film, stuck around and see Peopleodian, Nervous Curtains and After Hours With George Quartz. Nervous Curtains just allude ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Cable TV Programmers Make Bait-and-Switch a High Art

    Drunken yoga does not equal female empowerment. Show of hands: Who remembers when cable TV's A&E channel featured real art for entertainment? Been a long time, right? Back in the 1990s, the Arts & Entertainment channel, as it was known then, specialized in high-culture programming. Ballet. Opera. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Bring On the Meatless Mondays

    ​Happy belated birthday, sweet infant Jesus! Now that all that trimming the tree and wrapping presents is over, all Santa's cookies have been eaten, and all the stores are ready to mark down all the stuff you just bought by 60 percent, we can look ahead to the dawning of another year and the d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.19.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I'm setting the over/under on Tiger Woods saying the word "sorry" in this morning's sanitized statement at 4.5, and I'm taking the under. I'll also be shocked if he cries. At some point he will, b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    Top 10 Most Annoying Diet Fads

    In a rare unguarded moment, Jared Fogle appears without a pair of pants in his hand.​Grapefruit can change your life. Cabbage soup, too. Balancing the right carbs with the right fats extends one's youth. Smoking shaves off the pounds. Eating only vegetables is ethically right...While Americans did ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010
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    January 13, 2010

    Days Gone Bite: Steak And Eggs

    Steak and eggs, Denny's-style.​The classic combination hasn't disappeared. In fact, during a recent visit to Fort Worth, I spotted the option on Grace's dinner menu.Once upon a time, however, this double-wallop of protein was such a common feature it rivaled (perhaps even beat out) bacon and eggs, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2009

    Monday's Unverified Fact About New Orleans

    ​The semi-daunted 'Boys head to the town that France built on Saturday night. A "fact" about the 'Aints:It was only when he made the soup for a team pot luck dinner that Saints quarterback Drew Brees learned 'gumbo' is not made with Dubble Bubble.**Source: A national tabloid ran this as a secondar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2009

    Things I'm Thankful For

    ​It has been a difficult year so far, at least for many people. We've dealt with a media blitz over Sarah Clampett's new book, a couple of bozos named Jon and Kate, the continuing presence of Oprah...oh, and that economy thing.Still, there are many things to be thankful for this holiday season. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Dale and Oprah, Curbing Their Enthusiasm

    Dunno how we missed this -- well, actually, I do, since nobody 'round here watches the 5 o'clock news. Anyway, thanks to WFAA-Channel 8 for posting to YouTube this afternoon a clip of Dale Hansen with yesterday's special guest anchor, one Oprah Winfrey, with whom Dale took issue for introducing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    A Day at the Fair: Weather, Winners and Winfrey.

    Oprah's the one in the hat. The Cowboy hat.​This was the plan: Cowboys will trounce the sorry ass Chiefs, so I'll sneak off with friends to the Fair on Sunday afternoon and let TiVo leisurely give me the highlights when I get home. During a Cowboys game Fair Park shouldn't be too crowded. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Why Do We Love Oprah? Because We Also Love McDonald's

    ​I've spent some effort avoiding this day, hoping it would never, ever come. But all of my valiant, last ditch efforts--a quick search for an apartment in Allen, begging to work from a Starbucks in Oklahoma City for a day or two--fell through.Now I'm trapped. Although I've spent much of my adult l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    Oprah Says Thanks, Y'all, For the "Food Coma'" and the State Fair Memories

    Patrick MichelsOprah turned up in the crowd Monday morning in this slimming cardboard number, hoisted by the good people of Stolen Oprah.​ After holding court around the fairgrounds on Sunday, Oprah turned out for her show's taping this morning in her Stetson, boots and blue jeans, dropping "y'all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2009

    Everybody Gets Fried Butter!

    Flickr photo: cmiked​A good Friend of Unfair Park who was out at the State Fair of Texas today sends word: OMFG, Oprah! Fried butter for everyone! Nice photo of the clusterflock at top -- especially of WFAA's Cynthia Izaguirre, who looks damned happy to be there -- but this one's the keeper.

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    If You're Not an Oprah Winfrey Fan, You May Want to Skip the State Fair of Texas Monday

    ​Specifically, you'll want to stay away from the Chevrolet Main Stage at 10 a.m., when Oprah Winfrey will begin taping her State Fair of Texas special that'll also include a performance by Martina McBride. Winfrey's production company just sent the details for her appearance, if you have further q ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2009

    Today In Music News: Crystal Castles Show Stopped, Jigga And Oprah Are BFF and Jacko's Movie Being Released

    Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, August 11, 2009...Police shut down an all-night rave when fans of opening band Crystal Castles jumped from balconies onto the floor.  Well, at least they played this show. Jay-Z is Oprah's newest favorite thing?  I smell a 50 Cent diss tr ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Chewing the Fat: Or Not Chewing The Fat--Same Thing Either Way

    Books about dieting and weight loss. Geez, the shelves are packed full of some expert's latest "scientific" finding, or maybe a "re-discovery" of what humans are supposed to eat in the wild (nuts, berries and kuchikami at parties). The one thing all the books share in common is a claim to being the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009
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    February 12, 2009

    Chewing The Fat: Drink To Your Health

    Lately I've been worried that the olives in my martini just aren't enough. They're kinda old-fashioned, after all, and the jar says nothing about polyphenols or flavonoids. So where am I supposed to get the essentials, like antioxidants and anthocyanins, without sacrificing alcohol content? Acai be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Tomorrow, Protestors to Demand Petland Hop Off the Puppy Mill Pronto

    Tomorrow up in Plano, animal-rights activists are scheduled to bark at Petland, which is being accused of selling dogs bred in puppy mills. The exact location's 340 Coit Road near the Bush Turnpike, if you're in the area and wondering about the barking. (No word about plans for the Preston Forest lo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2008

    In Living Color

    See The Color Purple at Fair Park

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2008

    Greggo: After The Show

    The Hard Line. Same as is it ever was? Thanks again for everyone’s patience, and feedback. I appreciate it. If you have any lingering questions about the story or want me to expound on something from the piece – How many times did I try to interview Corby? How did the station/show respon ... More >>

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    May 22, 2008
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    May 1, 2008

    Notes on Warming

    Hicks and Hassell show at the MAC

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    November 22, 2007
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    November 1, 2007
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    October 4, 2007

    Smurf Fetish

    The Blue Man Group plays the AAC

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    August 16, 2007
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    June 28, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 9, 2007

    The TV Junkie Comes Clean on Oprah Today

    Rick Kirkham, the TV Junkie himself, will appear on The Oprah Winfry show today as part of an episode about addiction. TV Junkie, the acclaimed documentary assembled from thousand of hours of former TV journalist-turned-crack addict Rick Kirkham's video diaries, debuted on HBO a few weeks back -- mo ... More >>

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    June 8, 2006
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    April 25, 2006
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    March 30, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    November 17, 2005
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    September 22, 2005
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    March 4, 2004

    Bein' Green

    Don't Mess with Erin

  • Calendar

    January 1, 2004

    Fat Chance

    Jump-start diet resolutions

  • Film

    December 25, 2003

    House of Pain

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

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002
  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Place to Beat the Heat

    Joe Pool Lake/Cedar Hill State Park

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Rest Rooms

    Café Patrique

  • News

    April 13, 2000

    Analyze this

    From his seat on Oprah, Dallas' Dr. Phil McGraw reigns as the king of quick fixes for troubled relationships. But what about his own?

  • Film

    October 15, 1998

    Not nearly Beloved

    Toni Morrison's novel makes an awkward transition from page to screen

  • News

    February 12, 1998

    Bull--it's what's for dinner

    The cows aren't the only ones pumping out manure in windy Amarillo, where Oprah is giving the cattlemen a lesson in steer wrestling

  • Film

    April 13, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

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