Dora Rivas has a really important role at DISD. And though her curriculum doesn't involve reading, writing or arithmetic, her job is as essential as all of those. She's the executive director of Food and Child Nutrition Services, and she's continually raising the bar on what's acceptable in Dallas s ... More >>
Update, 5/13: As of 11:30, or an hour and a half into the regular on-sale, there are still plenty of tickets available. Our searches included hits for tickets nearly on the floor, toward the back of the arena, for $197 (!!) and some at the lowest price point, which is $68 (including fees). That seem ... More >>
It was the result everyone was expecting: Cowboys go on the road against an undefeated, incredibly disciplined team and get beat, exchanging a shovel for a backhoe as they try to quickly dig the grave for the 2012 season. For a while, though, it seemed as if the Gauchos might actually have a shot ... More >>
It just so happens that this week, both the Little People of America, which provides support to people with dwarfism, and the National Federation for the Blind, which advocates for people who can't see, are hosting their annual conferences in Dallas. A coincidence, no doubt, but it got me thinking ... More >>
Yesterday, a company named Clear, which bills itself as "the nation's pre-eminent biometric secure ID program" announced that it will set up shop at DFW Airport's Terminal E on June 27. Says the news release, the company's "innovative biometric technology combined with members-only lanes allows trav ... More >>
Dallas may be inhospitable to hipsters, but we're apparently a city filled with porn enthusiasts: Men's Health recently ranked Dallas 15th in a list of the 100 "smuttiest" American cities (Orlando won. Those perverts.) MH based its rankings on the number of adult DVDs purchased, rented or streamed ... More >>
FlickrTravel Leisure readers recently voted on their favorite foodie cities in America. Dallas clocked in at number 32, ahead of only Orlando, Vegas and Anchorage and behind San Antonio (10), Austin (15) and Houston (24), and more or less every other city of note. According to Travel Lei ... More >>
Mmmm. White Russian-y.If there is anything better in this world than candy, it's booze. Or maybe it's the other way around. Regardless, when the two come together, it's something special. Greatness begets greatness. It's like when Queen and David Bowie joined forces and created "Under Pressu ... More >>
Cyrano goes long while As You Like It goes rock hard.
Rachel ParkerNo one on the corner has swagger like Warped Tour.In the sweltering summer sun yesterday, punk and metal fans both young and old headed to Gexa Energy Pavilion to catch the annual mass of humanity known as the Vans Warped Tour. Out of the bands that this reporter got to witness at t ... More >>
Good golly Miss Molly! SXSW frontwash is flooding into seemingly every venue in town. Enjoy it while it lasts...
Speaking of Courthouse News ...The lawsuit aggregator brings our attention to this class action filed late last week in Dallas federal court, which accuses Preston Center-based Match.com of breach of contract and negligent representation. It's not the first time Match.com has been accused of dece ... More >>
He led the Dallas Mavericks to their 30-year apex. He Instilled defense and discipline into a franchise that had forever languished with an offensive philosophy. He orchestrated the best regular-season in team history. He was the NBA's Coach of the Year. And he took ... More >>
See you for Game Three.Since City of Ate readers are the sort who might hesitate upon being offered a World Series ticket, taking a much-needed moment to wonder what they might find to eat at the game, we offer here a cheat sheet to the leading concessions at Rangers Ballpark and AT&T Park. ... More >>
Andrea Nguyen's presentation at the Southern Foodways Alliance symposium this weekend was bound to be a bit contentious, as the award-winning cookbook author was slated to explain to a roomful of proud Southern eaters and cooks that the Vietnamese crawfish tradition rightly belongs to Califor ... More >>
In the annals of local meteorological-teevee history, Mike Burger never achieved the renown of, say, a Harold Taft. Or Troy Dungan. Or David Finfrock. Or Rebecca Miller, even. Still. He's had two swims through Dallas -- first in 1989, when he went to work at KDFW-Channel 4 (a stint that lasted se ... More >>
After you pick up your Wookie Cookbook, shampoo with R2D2!Convention season is upon us. San Diego Comic Con, where comic book companies and movie studies give fans just enough of a taste of upcoming releases to elicit a collective geekgasm, concluded yesterday. Next month, Lucasfilm is holding th ... More >>
From spinning at a 7th grade dance to numerous shows around town and now a deal with Swedish label Sound Of Habib, Dallas DJ and producer Left/Right's passion for electronic music has carried him far in the last decade."I also am serious about creating original music and steady, charting releases ... More >>
Colin Farrell and Alicja Bachleda in Neil Jordan's Ondine, which is playing the USA Film Festival April 30The Dallas International Film Festival wraps up Sunday. But tomorrow morning, tickets for the USA Film Festival will go on sale via Ticketmaster, according to the fest's publicist in the rele ... More >>
Dirk did it. Again. As he's done for the last decade around here, Dirk Nowitzki snapped out of ugly shooting night just in time to lift the Dallas Mavericks to an improbable, pulsating victory. This time - mired in a 3-for-16 night - he hit two 3-pointers late in regulation and and then ... More >>
Sure, the Dallas Mavericks produced an epic victory Monday night. Whipping the Denver Nuggets gave the inside track on the No. 2 seed in the upcoming Western Conference playoffs. But that momentum, that achievement - that seeding - could all be lost in the next 48 hours. Tonight the Mavs vis ... More >>
Earlier this week, Dallas-based Center for Exhibition Industry Research released the latest bit of bad news for the exhibition biz: It was down 12.5 percent in 2009 -- or, "four times larger than the largest previous drop, which was 3.1 percent in 2008." Soon as I saw that, I called its president ... More >>
On the agenda at the NFL owners meetings this week in Orlando: *Marquee TV games, including the Cowboys' 2010 Thanksgiving opponent. *Further discussion of how to share annual $8 billion in revenue with players. *New rules changes. Maybe overtime. Possibly eliminating the three-point stance. ... More >>
This past weekend, at a benefit concert held in Orlando each year to fight suicide, addiction and self-cutting, Grapevine's own Bryce Avary (aka The Rocket Summer) performed a cover of "Stand By Me" alongside the likes of Mat Kearney and members of Underoath, Anberlin and Copeland. Check it out in ... More >>
As Mayor Tom Leppert pushes for a convention center hotel, critics demand more details and less tax money. At least, those who haven't been silenced do.
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