Shortly after Danny Cantu's home was searched by Dallas police officers, he ended up in the hospital with trauma to his face. "Kicked in head," read the notes in his medical records. He had been admitted with septal hematoma -- bruising or bleeding in the nose -- and lacerations on his eyebrow, whic ... More >>
Last week on Fox News, anchor Megyn Kelly took it upon herself to advise the children of America that Santa is in fact Caucasian. Tasteless? Yes. Unnecessary? Absolutely. Racist? Of course. But no one could've predicted how wrong she'd be proven when just a few days later, Santa would prove to be a ... More >>
ARCTIC MONKEYSEditor: Our friends at Houston Press' Rocks Off music blog are tackling the first weekend of Austin City Limits, and they're bringing us these dispatches. I spent a good part of the mid-'00s torturing every passenger in my car with the Arctic Monkeys' album Whatever People Say I Am, T ... More >>
Bob Schneider is one of Texas' most singular songwriting voices. He's a deft ballader and an occasionally unsettling wit, an artist with a discography sampling nearly every style of music his home state is known for. His most recent album on Dallas-based Kirtland Records, Burden of Proof, comes wi ... More >>
Someday, technology will become so pervasive, such an ingrained part of existence, that it will erase the markers that once distinguished individual human beings and merge them into a single consciousness floating somewhere in the cloud. It's inevitable, really. Just a matter of when. Working to us ... More >>
On the front line of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.
As I type this, Mayor Mike Rawlings is in a room at Shanghai's Purple Palace Hotel, 7,000 miles away and 13 hours ahead of us. That makes it about 1 a.m. over there, so you might expect him to be sleeping, resting up for another big day at the U.S.-China Mayors Conference, or, if Mayor Mike rolls th ... More >>
Your First-Place Texas Rangers take on the one-game-back Oakland Athletics tonight at the Ballpark in Arlington -- first pitch in, oh, 15 minutes. After the game, you can switch it on over to CBS for the Late Show with David Letterman, where perfect-gamer Dallas Braden's throwing out the Top 10 list ... More >>
All photos courtesy of the Office of the MayorLeppert and the trade delegation make a stop during their trip to Daedeok Innopolis (Hmm ... seems familiar)From the looks of the photos sent along by Mayor Tom Leppert's chief of staff, Chris Heinbaugh, it appears as though Leppert and the other 21 memb ... More >>
Turns out, Blockbuster really doesn't have much to say about its decision to partner with NCR to test-market those digital kiosks that allow users to download movies to SD cards. Randy Hargrove, the company's spokesman downtown, called back today only to say that "they'll be in our stores and be ... More >>
Late last year, Blockbuster introduced its first on-demand delivery system: the 2Wire MediaPoint Digital Media Player, about which critics weren't wild but oh well better than nothing and well at least the company's trying. Then came the TiVo deal in March, which did nothing to stop the company's s ... More >>
No place like home: The Dallas crew behind the local Samsung short-film contest entry. Starting today and throughout the next week, you can vote on the teen-made films entered in Samsung's Fresh Films contest -- and, of course, there's a Dallas entry. In this case, it's an "action/thriller" short fi ... More >>
Crime doesn't pay? Tell that to truck cargo thieves.
Yeah, so maybe that's the fake Owen Wilson below; I'm too high right now to care, anyway. But this is most definitely the fake Terrell Owens. Still, you can kinda imagine T.O. saying what "he" "tells" The Onion in the piece headlined "Terrell Owens Blames Poor Game On Drew Bledsoe, Offensive Line, H ... More >>
At Septien Vocal Studio, anyone can make it in music. But you've got to be cute. And a million bucks would help too.
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