Seventeen years into its time as a fully-fleshed unit, the Denton-born indie-rock band Centro-matic seems to have the formula for creating one well-crafted album after another down to a science. Though lead singer and songwriter Will Johnson has lived in Austin for some time now, the band's spiritua ... More >>
Earlier this year, we told you about Starbucks' stance on gun laws. The company allows customers to carry firearms in stores and cafes where local laws allow. But the stance has, in a way, backfired. Gun-ownership advocates now descend on Starbucks on regular "appreciation days," locked and loaded ... More >>
There's an interesting showdown that involves a volatile combination: gun advocates, upset moms and caffeine. This past weekend the Sioux Falls Business Journal reported on a South Dakota Open Carry march that meandered along some quiet city streets before taking a break at a Starbucks, which was ... More >>
Every year, Allstate crunches its claims data from the country's 200 largest municipalities, does a little arithmetic, then releases a ranked list showing which cities have the best drivers and, by extension, which have the worse. The insurance company just released its report for 2012, and the answ ... More >>
When a teenage girl from small-town Minnesota disappeared with a man 12 years older, everyone knew where they went. So why didn't anyone look?
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch.
Yesterday, Allstate released its 4th Annual "Allstate America's Best Drivers Report™," which manages to get pretty specific -- not only are cities ranked according to traffic safety, but also by such categories as "Males" vs. "Women," "Pre Baby Boomers" vs. "Baby Boomers" and "Generation X" vs. "G ... More >>
We are not the only ones who get a little sick at the thought of a Dallas Morning News without Ed Bark in it. On Friday, all those who have taken The Dallas Morning News' buyout offer will be ushered out the door. I have no doubt it'll be the subject of much discussion here over the coming week. It' ... More >>
Ever heard of Hoak Media? No? Me neither. Not till this morning, anyway. It's a Dallas-based broadcasting company that, according to its Web site, acquires and operates TV and radio stations in "small and medium-sized markets...that rank 75 to 200," as ranked by the A.C. Nielsen Company. Hoak Media, ... More >>
For these Sudanese refugees, just surviving makes them real comic-book supermen