Starting an under-the-radar business selling bogus Viagra and calling it "Erection Connection," as 48-year-old Charles Anthony Johnson of Dallas did, kind of sounds like a joke. The federal government, however, isn't laughing. Johnson was charged last August with a dozen counts of conspiring to tra ... More >>
Behind the scenes of the death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists.
I'm writing a monstrous, toothless, heavy-breathing, drooling, hairy beast of a paper this year. And by "this year," I of course mean "for the rest of my life." It's called a thesis; I call it the reason Pfizer is having a good year. In order to bestow upon the research community a contribution that ... More >>
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
To prepare for this fall's Best of Dallas® 2012 issue, we're counting down (in no particular order) our 100 Favorite Dishes. If there's a dish you think we need to try, leave it in the comments, or email me. No human with any semblance of self-respect, dignity or care for their cardiovascular ... More >>
In one East Texas town, a new brand of meth lab has business -- and the occasional house -- booming.
EDallas Symphony OrchestraDoug Adams, left, with film composer James Newton Howardarlier this afternoon, Dallas Symphony Orchestra president Doug Adams told Dallas Morning News classical music critic Scott Cantrell why he's leaving within the next 30 days: "I've been trapped in a real estate deal ... More >>
Carter AlbrechtYesterday in Dallas federal court, Carter Albrecht's parents, Ken and Judy, finally sued Pfizer, claiming that its smoking-cessation drug Chantix played a "direct and proximate" role in Carter's shooting death almost two years ago to the day. The Albrechts have long considered suin ... More >>
To this day, people still post comments to the September 4, 2007, Unfair Park item concerning the smoking-cessation drug Chantix and its troubling effect on users. Andrea Grimes wrote the piece because Sorta's Carter Albrecht and his girlfriend had begun using the Pfizer-made medicine shortly before ... More >>
LEGO A couple of local items of interest, courtesy nonprofit Public Citizen. After the jump, another Chantix chant, but first up, the D.C.-based consumer advocacy group's involved in some federal litigation in Tarrant County, where Fort Worth-based Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway is trying to ... More >>
Carter Albrecht's name pops up several times in an article in the new issue of New York magazine -- not surprising, as the piece is headlined, "This Is My Brain on Chantix." At first, writer Derek de Koff shrugs off the theory that Pfizer's smoking cessation drug had something to do with Albrecht's ... More >>
Doctors this morning are receiving, courtesy the American Medical Association's Morning Rounds news wrap-up, an extensive briefing about the smoking cessation drug Chantix -- known around here, of course, as the drug Carter Albrecht's friends and family blame, in part, for his violent behavior the n ... More >>
As Unfair Park's become something of a Chantix message board in recent months, following the death of Carter Albrecht and bandmate Danny Balis' assertion that the smoking-cessation drug might have had something to do with his altered state that night, it's only fitting three different Friends have s ... More >>
Every day, at least one person posts a comment to our first item about Chantix, the smoking-cessation drug that is being blamed, at least partially, for Carter Albrecht's violent behavior on the morning of September 3. Since Albrecht's band mate and house mate Danny Balis first mentioned the drug, t ... More >>
By now, many of you have probably read the MySpace bulletin from Carter Albrecht's bandmate, Sorta bassist Danny Balis, about the passing of his best friend. In it, Balis mentions the prescription stop-smoking drug Chantix, which Albrecht and his girlfriend had recently begun taking. Balis writes: " ... More >>
The Wrens released the best album of 2003. It almost never came out.