I'm sitting next to a well-dressed home-schooled high schooler from just outside of Lafayette, Louisiana, watching failed Senate candidate and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina talking about the dignity of jobs that don't pay a living wage. Why Fiorina is speaking at Defending the American Dream isn't rea ... More >>
Just so there's no confusion, the White Student Union of Tarrant County College never had any official connection to Tarrant County College. The group was founded a little more than a year ago by Richard Railey, a 56-year-old white supremacist who happened taking classes there. There was nothing for ... More >>
The 4th of July is one of the best holidays because it appeals to both patriots and pyromaniacs. It's a time for eating too much and spending way too much on fireworks. We at DC-9 felt it was our obligation to give you a playlist for your barbecues and parades. A few of these are a bit obscure, but ... More >>
Anyone who has ever watched college sports has seen more than their fair share of those NCAA commercials emphasizing the 'student-athletes who are going pro in something other than sports.' After all, they're shown during every single commercial break. So, I decided to look into some of the NCAA's ... More >>
With D.R.I. coming to Trees last night, we at DC9 thought it might be opportune to look at some of the legendary punk bands that have claimed Texas as their home. These days, D.R.I. is better known as a metal act, but when they began life way back in 1982, Kurt Brecht and crew were a classic hardcor ... More >>
Die Hard’s latest breaks new ground in incoherence and stupidity.
El-P, Killer Mike, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire, Despot The Granada Theater Thursday, June 21 Listening to the recorded works of El-P, it's easy to get the feeling you're dealing with a robot who has somehow discovered the emotional razor wire that is living a human life. Last night, El-P pushed back t ... More >>
Well, not a chicken, so much as a "Chicken Boy," the protagonist of Gregory G. Allen's new kids' book of the same name. When we last spoke to Allen, he was still living the champagne dreams and caviar wishes (well, emotionally, if not literally) of an independent author's first big successes. His de ... More >>
OK, so just below this item is last night's Saturday Night Live sketch starring the best Rick Perry impersonator yet, Rick Perry. But a lot's happened since then as the Perry camp attempts to salvage the campaign. Like that tweet from the gov you see above. And: the hastily popped-up poll on the ... More >>
Wasn't exactly Cortland Finnegan vs. Andre Johnson, but The Prez got into a scuffle last Friday. On the basketball court. With an elbow. Barack Obama received 12 stitches to a cut on his lower lip after an errant elbow during a pick-up game by Rey Decerega, the Director of Programs for ... More >>
First of all, TV fans, let me just throw you a cyber fist bump and wish you all a happy 9.02.10. Donna Martin graduates!But seriously, last night was the last set of "normal" challenges before the Final Four set off to cook their way through the finale. It was tense and yet surprisingly lackluste ... More >>
Owl City, Paper Route, Hot Chelle RaeNokia Theatre Verizon Theatre, Grand PrairieSaturday, April 17, 2010Better than: Having my daughter hear from her middle-school friends about how totally awesome Owl City was, and how she missed the BEST SHOW EVER OMG!!! Pamela LittkyRarely have an artist and ... More >>
A few minutes ago, I spoke to Dallas Independent School District spokesman Jon Dahlander concerning his voice-mail message this morning. I wondered if today's decision, to let teachers and principals decide whether their classes could watch President Obama's speech to students on Tuesday, was a c ... More >>
Alexa SchirtzingerAt last night's "Day of Decision Rally," timed to coincide with the California Supreme Court's ruling on Proposition 8, the cries of "We're here! We're queer! Get used to it!" rang out above the roar of traffic at the corner of Cedar Springs Road and Oak Lawn Avenue. "Se-pa-rate, c ... More >>
Dallas's Dororthy Malone, back to Peyton PlaceThree entirely unrelated entertainment notes before we shut 'er down for the day. First off, as we predicted, there will be no Big D on the CBS schedule any time soon. As expected, the set-in-Dallas, shot-in-Burbank sitcom wasn't announced during CBS's u ... More >>
If you know me, you know the only the reason I'm happy to have George Dubya Bush back in Dallas is because it means he's no longer in Washington, D.C. As I've said all along, he's a good guy. Just a really bad President. But that's ancient history, right? Today we shake the Etch-o-Sketch for a clean ... More >>
History, as predicted by Inauguration Day's No. 1 hits
How County Chair Jonathan Neerman Plans to Ease the Dallas GOP's Woes
A taller, more liberal Avery Johnson? Obama vs. McCain? Let’s see, McCain is a Phoenix Suns fan who played junior varsity football in high school and boxed in the Navy. Eh. Obama is a White Sox fan who threw out the first pitch in Chicago before Game 2 of the ’05 ALCS. He led Occiden ... More >>
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 >>
Brendan Gleeson and Colin Farrell are stuck In Bruges, which kicked off Sundance last night. PARK CITY, Utah -- The Sundance Film Festival hadn't even officially begun Thursday when word circulated through the 4-below Park City climes that the Directors Guild of America had reached a tentative, thre ... More >>
Dallas' powerful Democratic fund-raiser Cappy McGarr, at left, with a couple of other dudes Amazing the things you learn on the Interwebs. Like, before I read this Fortune story this morning, I don't know if I'd ever heard the name Cappy McGarr -- sounds like an Irish pirate, y'ask me. But, nope, tu ... More >>
If -- or, from the sound of it, when -- would-be Ronald Reagan assassin John W. Hinckley Jr. gets out of the mental hospital he calls home, don't expect the Highland Park High School product to come back to Dallas. No way, says his brother Scott, who still lives here. Even if U.S. District Judge Pau ... More >>
Legend, yes. But Clint Eastwood's not done yet.
The Dallas Banjo Band is a dangerously good time
Coming of age and coming out in the Me Decade
Yesterday, we posted the story about how Robert Hoffman--local philanthropist, art collector and the civic leader behind The Dallas Plan--helped start National Lampoon when he was in his early 20s. Hoffman, as you know doubt know by now, died Sunday at the age 59 from acute myelogenous leukemia, wit ... More >>
This is the mouth that will be selling Dallas-based Earth Biofuels Inc. to the world. Don't know how I missed this, but on Tuesday, the local alternative-fuel company Earth Biofuels Inc. announced that Julia Roberts will act as the company's spokesperson--and, get outta here, chair its brand-new adv ... More >>
This Texas Jewboy wants to be the next governor of Texas, and if you think he's kidding, the joke may be on you
A group of veterans says John Kerry stretches the truth about his Vietnam service. Who can you believe? Who knows?
Need a love story to cry over? Leaf through The Notebook.
The left, turning right, was plain wrong to attack pop culture
Three actors, two hours, 700 years of old jokes in Complete History of America (abridged)
Kitchen Dog and DTC trot out a couple of creakies. One's Wild, one's Wilder--but only one's good.
School lunch competes for student tastes, government dollars
Millions in federal tax dollars are being spent by narcotics task forces in Texas to nab low-level users and dealers. Is this any way to wage a drug war?
A resonant children's classic from E.B. White becomes a dismayingly dissonant movie
Former FBI honcho Oliver "Buck" Revell fights against conspiracy buffs who accuse him of mass murder
February 11 - 17, 1999
Phil Gramm and the R's cozy up to the average working guy
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Texas Lege folds to pressures of Republicans and lobbyists