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    March 20, 2014

    Listen Up, Fellow Liberals, It's Time to Lay Off the Boy Scouts

    Every week, Managing Editor Patrick Williams disappears into his office and reemerges a cranky, anti-depressant-gobbling, third-person-referring superhero we like to call Buzz. Listen up, fellow leftist members of the conspiracy to destroy America. It's time to lay off the Boy Scouts of America and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 17, 2013
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    September 10, 2013

    In Mermaid Sighting News, PETA Is Sending a Nearly Naked Mermaid to Rex's Seafood Tomorrow

    PETA issued a press release today with Rex's Seafood in the crosshairs. Tomorrow the group will send a "nearly naked mermaid" to the restaurant and market at high noon on Patriot's Day to stick up for fish, writing that "Fish might not seem as cute and cuddly as the dogs and cats we share our homes ... More >>

  • Music

    January 24, 2013

    Lady Gaga

    Tuesday, January 29, at American Airlines Center

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2012

    Interrupting Burger Week For A Public Service Announcement From PETA

    We're halfway through burger week, so we thought we'd take a break from the carnivorous coverage and take a look at this video from the folks at PETA. Dubbed Stay Firm and Fresh, the newly released video suggests that men who adopt a vegan diet might be better in bed.

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2012

    Downtown at High Noon, PETA Will Barbecue One of Its Own

    Those kooky animal lovers at PETA are up to their crazy shenanigans again. (By "kooky" and "crazy shenanigans" what we mean is, "Have you ever wondered if PETA is just some sort of pervy scam to get twentysomething women to disrobe in public?) According to the groups press release, they will "cook" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2012

    PETA Ends Meat-Eating Forever With Brave Public Make-Out Session Downtown

    Photos by Jay Barker​Let's give credit where it's due: you can't ever accuse PETA of letting cold weather, common sense or good taste ruin the opportunity for a perfectly good publicity stunt. As promised, the group returned to their favorite downtown street corner, Main and Akard, this morn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    PETA to Stage Soft-Core Bed-In Downtown Tomorrow. Bring Your Cameras.

    ​I'm hesitant to tease a PETA protest scheduled to take place at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Akard and Main only because all the other ones have been so underwhelming. (So much so I forgot till using what passes for our search engine that PETA was just at the same spot in August.) Anyway. This is what tod ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    PETA Asked the State Fair of Texas For a Booth. Wanna Guess How Big Tex Responded?

    Just got off the phone with a lovely young lass from PETA, America's favorite activist group turned performance troupe. They're always really nice to talk to, those PETA folks, right until they start trying to reincarnate your lunch. Apparently they had applied for a booth at the State Fair of Texa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2011

    PETA Gives Kiss to Spiral Diner; Does Tofu Make You Cranky?

    ​Spiral Diner's staffers aren't letting an award from PETA distract them from their work slinging tofu scrambles and mixing soy milkshakes. "I really don't know," a man who identified himself as manager of the Fort Worth branch said with a snarl when City of Ate called to ask how the restaura ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2010

    One Possible Palette Cleanser for Thanksgiving

    Via Geekologie"Just Add Water" never was so questionable.​One thing the Internet is good for these days is finding new ways to infuse your food with bacon. If you're vegetarian, and you were thinking "At least my liquids are safe from meat": you thought wrong. First there was Jones' Bacon soda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Five Awesome Bacon Costumes For Halloween

    Hi son, make sure you don't eat too many nitrates.​What are meat enthusiasts to wear on Halloween? PETA's least favorite costume, as worn by Lady Gaga, was a little too visceral for the enjoyment of the modern public. We're thinking bacon. It's a clearer, more-loved synthetic choice than uncooked ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 23, 2010
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    August 25, 2010

    Lettuce Now Consider Our Latest Activist Doings: PETA to Hand Out Meatless Weenies!

    ​If nothing else, this is proving to be a very good week for cheapskate vegetarians (or, really, people who just like free food). Because, like I said Monday, at week's end the folks responsible for yesterday's egg-stremely productive protest at the West Village Albertsons will be back at the DART ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Getting Topless for Animal Rights Downtown, It's, Yes, Another PETA Protest

    Patrick MichelsSee more pics of the protest in Kevin Todora's slideshow.​If you happened to stroll past Pegasus Plaza downtown over the lunch hour, what follows may not be news to you. Odds are, you already noticed the 20-some protesters wielding signs with behind-the-scenes photos of elephants an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    PETA's Bringing the Naked Protest Back to Downtown Tomorrow at Noon

    ​On Monday, in the comments to Daniel's item about People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals protesting Fort Worth's libraries for hopping into tent with Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, longtime Friend of Unfair Park Religion of Bacon complained that "PETA lost all credibility whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    PETA Brings Its Fight Against "The Greatest Show On Earth" To Cowtown Library

    From PETA's coloring book for kids, which it wants handed out at Fort Worth libraries​At 10:30 this morning, the Riverside Branch of the Fort Worth Library played host to Slappy and Monday -- two clowns from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus who treated some 43 kids to Reading with Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    Leonard Davis Loves Animals II: Chasing Birdies, Saving Ducks

    View more news videos at: In 2007 Leonard Davis pulled a horse out of the mud. In 2010 he answered my musical inquiries without crushing me like an empty beer can. And Wednesday, he helped some ducks out of a sand trap. Yeah, I know. All you care about it is ...

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    PETA Releases Grisly Footage That Led to Raid on Exotic-Animal Wholesaler in Arlington

    Don FeareSome of the fortunate few to survive confinement at U.S. Global Exotics in Arlington​Had it not been for the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, federal investigators might never have known about conditions inside U.S. Global Exotics, the "massive international exotic-animal whol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Groundhog Day Recipes: Don't Forget To Remove The Scent Glands

    No, this isn't the kind of "groundhog recipe" we're talking about...​ Apparently most people still haven't caught on that PETA is not actually an animal-rights activism group but rather a long-running practical joke. It has to be, right? Surely a group that gets witless celebutantes to undress for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    I Think I'll Start Watching Dancing With The Stars

    ​PETA vs. the Pope. Any time a hot, naked chick riles up the religious I'm intrigued. Especially if it's Joanna Krupa. Who? In theory, there's supposed to be some sports angle to this. Even, dare I say, a Dallas perspective. Okay, here goes: There are hot chicks and Catholic churches and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Spiral Diner's Faux Meatballs Win National Acclaim

    The prized dish.​A recent survey conducted by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), ranked Spiral Diner's Sketti & Meatballs among the nation's top ten faux meatball dishes. You'd think the Spiral crew would be doing somersaults and touchdown dances over the news, but these guys ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2009

    Veggie Guy: How Vegan Are You?

    Off limits?​I find it rather off-putting when militant vegans say things like, "How vegan are you?" or "[I'm] a true vegan." Hmm...guess I didn't realize this was a competition. Fact is, no one living in modern day society can be completely vegan. As one of my pals puts it, "If you're breathing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2009

    PETA Tells Omar Vizquel To Go "Challenge Hugo Chavez to an Arm-Wrestling Match"

    Texas RangersOmar Vizquel​But that's just because the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals doesn't want the Rangers' shortstop to become a bullfighter. Oh, you missed that? Yeah -- a couple of days back, the former Indians great said bullfighting is "one of my things on the to-do list." Tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2009

    Shelf Help: Some 'Other' Cookbooks Worth A Peek

    ​As the Julia Child renaissance rush continues, Joseph Mason of Borders in the West Village says Mastering the Art of French Cooking is flying off the shelves. He's barely able to keep the classic best seller in stock, given the hoards of wanna-be French Chefs inspired by the hit movie Julie and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2009

    PETA's Leaving the Naked Women at Home and Bringing Cuddly Stuffed "Sea Kittens"

    ​Speaking of aquariums ... If you're looking for something to do with the kiddos on Friday, and you're particularly fond of the free stuffed animal, may I recommend a trip to the Dallas World Aquarium? At noon on Friday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals will be in front of the Griffin S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Veggie Guy: Cereal Bar

    ​"Little boxes on a hillside, little boxes made of ticky-tacky, little boxes, little..." Okay, okay--I'll stop. But doesn't The Colony remind you of that town Agrestic from the show Weeds? Well, maybe not quite as affluent. And there definitely aren't any hills to speak of. But the houses all loo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    PETA Goes With Blood, Not Sex, To Dramatize Seal Hunt Protest Downtown

    Sara KerensUndaunted by the mighty Canadian consulate downtown, the PETA protesters stand their ground.When People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals came to Fort Worth earlier this month, they parked a woman in a cage, nearly naked and painted up like a cat, on a sidewalk downtown. So imagine our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2009

    When PETA Protests Seal Slaughter, Dallas Sends Recipes

    Sara KerensPETA's simulated seal killing method is not recommended when making seal brain fritters.In our wildest dreams, we never thought a seal hunting protest would be worth noting on City of Ate--but the comments on our coverage of PETA's downtown demonstration this afternoon has taken on a dist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    Like a Topless Version of Cats

    People for the Ethical Treatment of AnimalsWe didn't get the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals press release till way late in the afternoon yesterday, but on Tuesday, PETA member Shari Pearson took off her top, whipped out the body paint and crawled into a cage in downtown Fort Worth to pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2008

    PETA's Stopping By For a Bite at Brinker Shareholder Shindig Tomorrow

    Chili's Chicken Crispers® are still delicious, unless yer a purple PETA eatah! If you happen to be taking in an early screening of High School Music 3 tomorrow at the Cinemark 17 on Webb Chapel Road, be warned: The theater's also the site of Brinker International's annual shareholders meeting, whic ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 16, 2008
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    August 18, 2008
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    May 6, 2008
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    August 8, 2007

    NorthPark Visitors Beware: PETA Protestors Headed in Your Direction

    Effin' PETA. We're suckers, really. They always promise naked, but seldom deliver; this is, like, the fourth time we've pimped an appearance by their so-called "sexy activists," and no doubt this time we'll also get reports that it was nothing but a big ol' boring nothin' at all. But we'll give it a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 2, 2007
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    February 7, 2007
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    February 6, 2007

    PETA Bringing "Sexy Nude Activists" to Downtown Tomorrow. Awesome Much?

    You and I now have lunch plans tomorrow. Let's meet at noon at Pegasus Plaza, at the corner of Akard and Main. You know you want to. C'mon -- there'll be naked women there, courtesy the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Seriously, no matter what you think of PETA, you have to love the fac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2007

    Dallas Tech Firm Tells PETA to Mind its Own Monkey Business

    Data Drive Thru says its ad, starring 6-year-old chimp Cody, is cruelty-free, which probably won't satisfy PETA. Didn't the first two times... Yesterday, we mentioned how the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals was opposed to an ad for Dallas-based Data Drive Thru's new networking device cal ... More >>

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    January 2, 2007
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    November 16, 2006
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    October 11, 2006

    PETA, Don't You Have Anything Better to Do?

    PETA wants to protect these cockroaches, which are being served in the Six Flags buffet line. To PETA, an exterminator must be like Idi Amin. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals usually protests against the fur and cosmetics industries' abuse of animals. Yesterday it took up the mighty cause ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2006

    Putting the Playboy in PETA

    Robin Arcuri will be making a point, or a few, downtown at noon as does bares all (well, most) for PETA. I don't know what your lunch plans are, but you may wanna change 'em--if, that is, you wanna see a naked Playboy model gallivanting about Pegasus Plaza, at the corner of Akard and Main streets. F ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2006

    Yuck This

    I have no idea whether or not this happened today, and from the sound of it, I don't wanna. To wit: "Today, attendees of the 15th Annual International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG) Conference will be greeted by members of PETA holding a demonstration outside the Hilton Anatole, where IPEG wil ... More >>

  • Film

    June 26, 2003

    Dead to Rights

    Stripped of pretention, Danny Boyle gets his mojo back in the zombie flick 28 Days Later

  • News

    April 6, 2000


    Caught napping; Save that gerbil; Ill-chosen words

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    March 30, 2000

    Cirque de cliché

    More high expectation for a big top

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    January 27, 2000


    With friends like this...

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