GOP leadership has officially announced that exotic, exciting Cleveland will be hosting the RNC convention in 2016. The final announcement has come after weeks of teasers. Last month, the RNC selection committee narrowed the convention site shortlist to four cities. Then, last week, they announced ... More >>
The Republican National Convention committee on Tuesday kicked off a week of host city-searching with a trip to Cleveland, the first of four stops. After Cleveland, committee members will make stops in Kansas City and Denver before rounding out the trip in Dallas late next week. Dallas city offici ... More >>
Seems like it was only a month-and-a-half ago that Stefani Carter, the Republican state rep from North Dallas, was just another face in that Mitt Romney campaign piece about how, despite having just been booed during his speech to the NAACP, black people love him. Now, she's a full-fledged surrogate ... More >>
Look, I'm not even the world's biggest fan of political conventions, because they make me feel like I'm trapped in a cubicle with a car salesman. What's to believe about an event where they hire a consultant to do the balloon drop? But with these two conventions freshly behind us, I don't think it ... More >>
Not if you're willing to listen Paul Ryan and his cronies, that is.
Over the last two nights of the Republican National Convention, both Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan and Presidential candidate Mitt Romney have taken the time to mention the music on Romney's iPod, with Ryan, a noted Rage Against the Machine fan, saying, "There are the songs on his iPod whic ... More >>
I had a private little laugh and moment of startled disbelief while my wife and I were watching Mitt Romney's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last night. Romney described his father as having started out in life as an apprentice "lath and plaster carpenter," a term so arcane ... More >>
Texas' delegation at the Republican National Convention seems to have mostly behaved itself in Tampa this week. Soon-to-be Senator Ted Cruz lobbed overblown rhetoric at the Obama administration, and Rick Perry said he'd "absolutely" consider running again, but that's standard fare. At least no one t ... More >>
How greedy speculators bought politicians and drove up the price of oil.
Another new documentary on the Starck Club revisits the storied Dallas nightclub of the '80s
Of all the books written about Dallas, it's easily the one most often cited: Warren Leslie's 1964 Dallas Public and Private, with a later edition underscoring its heretofore subtle subtitle "Aspects of an American City." Subsequent histories-of -- from Patricia Evridge Hill's Dallas: The Making o ... More >>
Lillian Moore BradshawI've spent the better part of the morning trying to get to know Lillian Moore Bradshaw, who has died at the age of 95. The memo City Manager Mary Suhm sent to the mayor and city council last night is brief, a few sentences containing a few notable accomplishments -- chief am ... More >>
Good bless Mr. Rid for reminding us this morning that back in '84, Steve Dirkx (Telefone, Teenage Queer) directed this video that should have served as Dallas's promotional reel. This morning, Steve provides the back story: Two women -- Mimi Guten and Toni Mazzola -- wrote and recorded a song called ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenAn eclectic mix of folks packed the Bill and Margot Winspear Opera House last night as a jaw-dropping group of former Dallas Cowboys players reminisced during the taping of Glory Days, a television pilot scheduled to debut January 30 on KTVT-Channel 11 prior to finding a n ... More >>
Outside the Theatre Gallery in Deep Ellum a quarter-century ago.It was the summer of 1984 and the city of Dallas was in the midst of a serious makeover. The Republican National Convention was coming to town and Big D was trying to put a conservative foot forward as the media spotlight fixated on our ... More >>
I officially grew old yesterday afternoon. Once you've seen the rise and fall of a sports stadium, you've officially, um, been around the block. I remember a kinder, gentler era in Dallas when as a little punk I'd peer out the family Fury along I-35 and gaze in wonderment at The Sportatorium, ... More >>
In the summer of 1986, the Theatre Gallery was all about confronting the established aesthetic sensibilities of the comfortable arts patron. Basically, we loved to shock the shit out of people. Our venue existed to raise the bar on outrageousness and freedom of expression. Example: One of our ... More >>
There's only one thing tougher than running for Dallas County sheriff—getting people to care
Kay Bailey Hutchison For those who missed it yesterday, Peggy Noonan and Mike Murphy joined MSNBC's Chuck Todd for a little Sarah Palin bashing they thought was off-mike. During their chat, Noonan, Ronald Reagan's former speechwriter and a Wall Street Journal columnist, called John McCain's decision ... More >>
Missed this Sunday morning -- really need to remember to turn around and Face the Nation more often. Anyway, from the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Fort Worth native Bob Schieffer had plenty to say -- and sing -- about being from "the Fort Worth-Dallas area." And for those wondering wh ... More >>
Good riddance to a bad arena that provided only mediocre moments
Wyatt Cenac, now available Daily Three weeks ago, Wyatt Cenac debuted as the newest regular correspondent on Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. And, turns out, the hilarious 32-year-old New Yorker grew up in Dallas and went to high school at Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dall ... More >>
These pets will crawl right into your heart (and eat it)
You think Dallas City Council is nuts? Well, yeah, but look at Garland.
A Texas-based band of conservative warriors tackles the left on its own turf--the street
Jack FM, Fatty Fest 2004 and Hard (Rock) Lessons
A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?
Crossroads Guitar Festival celebrates six-strings and the men who make them famous
Countering a popular novel lets a Dallas theologian spread The Word
Sheryl Underwood is naughty and nice at the Improv
To make a mess as big as the Enron debacle, you need some friends in high places--Texas Senator Phil Gramm and his wife, for instance
DTC's Wit is too cheery for its own good
With headliners like Mike Judge and an impressive list of films, the Dallas Video Festival once again wins by knockout
The InnerChange Freedom Initiative says it can rehabilitate Texas prison inmates through God--a conservative evangelical Christian God, to be more precise
Say what you want about Marvin Olasky, the oddball UT professor and controversial architect of Bush's "compassionate conservatism." He practices what he preaches.
Until his overthrow, Bill Price led the Texas anti-abortion movement for 17 years. Was it politics, ego, or something worse that did him in?
Cold embrace; No free ride; Love fest
Dallas Hispanic Republicans fight historic allegiances -- and a few slashed tires
Texas' Log Cabin Republicans find themselves the ultimate outsiders--vilified by both the GOP and fellow gays
Grand Prairie's horseless Lone Star Park offers the seedy side of the sport of kings
Sapphic sistersslug it out with the mobin the terrific Bound
A Christian comes to terms with Dallas' Christian Coalition