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Last night as I was buried in my couch watching the season premier of Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, it occurred to me that we've done a lot of blogging about food-related television shows like Top Chef on City of Ate, (mostly when the show has a local participant featured) but we've not spent mu ... More >>
Sohail Raza Khan would rather die than go back to Pakistan. He's made this abundantly clear to U.S. immigration officials, begging them to send him to federal prison, or just let him rot in the ICE detention facility where he's spent the past several years. Anything but deportation. According to a ... More >>
I can't believe people are saying the new Big Tex is Mexican. I would be fine with that. But it's so obviously not the case. The new Big Tex is a Muslim Pakistani. How can people not see that? The face of the new giant Big Tex statue, erected this year to replace the one that got its head burned of ... More >>
There was just something that didn't add up about Debonaire Bros, the retail menswear business Kristian Fitz had registered with the Texas Secretary of State. For one, there didn't seem to be any clothes. Federal agents staked out the store's supposed address, a Red Bird home belonging to Fitz's par ... More >>
I tracked down the Bombay Street Food food truck yesterday. It's as close as I'll get to any type of interesting travel or cultural experiences this spring break. Not that Port Aransas in the early 1990's was a hotbed of cultural experiences, but you know, we play the hand we're dealt. I was exci ... More >>
Knowing the ending doesn't kill the thrills in the hunt for Bin Laden.
A North Dallas Indian restaurant captures the spirit of home.
A Familiar Tapestry of Dishes Seduce an East Dallas Crowd.
Once news began circulating that Osama bin Laden had been killed in a gunfight at his safe-house outside Islamabad, it wasn't long before America's cultural taste-makers got to work. News anchors got their makeup on. Pundits nuanced. Poets cried. But, like they did almost 10 years ago, in the deep ... More >>
Never Say No to Panda's staresâ€‹Seems everybody loves a big tubby panda. Like, everybody. All over the world. They pop up in commercials for many kinds of cuisine and with all sorts of attitudes. They can be lovable, they can be stoners, they can be full on bullies. But it seems like panda bears ar ... More >>
Patience SteltzerTitanmoonâ€‹DFW's own Titanmoon just arrived home from its first international tour--a whirlwind trip that took the band through Japan, Pakistan and Dubai and found the band being treated like heroes. And though a couple of bombings canceled a couple of shows, the indie rock outfit ... More >>
Last week I wrote about slipping standards of service. Most readers blamed lax management and training. But we also received a number of, shall we say, interesting comments from people claiming to be wait staff or former wait staff. Their take? Diners are to blame.Before I point out the obvious, her ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms
Sgt. 1st Class Raymond J. MundenYet again, a North Texas native has been killed while serving in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced today that 35-year-old Mesquite native Raymond Munden, who enlisted in the Army in August 1991, was killed on Monday in Paktika Province near the Afghanis ... More >>
At Afghan Grill, the fortunes of war pay delicious dividends
Michael Winterbottom puts a face--and a hood--on the suffering at Guantanamo
Deepa Mehta completes her trilogy amid outrage from Hindu fundamentalists
Girls in underwear playing football. Nice.
An Afghan girl faces the terror of life under the Taliban
Plus: Painting Miss Violet; Pontius Pilot
A model mid-cities immigrant education program takes hold
Arlington and German artists cross The Bridge
The buffet table sings at Dawat
For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics
Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug is credited with saving the lives of 1 billion people. So why is a small cadre of activists bent on tarnishing his legacy?
2001 brought out the best and worst in local media
Vertical Limit isn't a "relationship" flick--it's a numbing Die Hard on ice
A bank scheme is the McGuffin in an Indian film about political intrigue and human nature
July 23 - 29, 1998