Skip Hollandsworth

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    June 19, 2014

    Morning News' Tod "Wrong Way" Robberson Mislays Blame in Bernie Case

    Apparently my destiny is to spend the rest of my life writing about Tod Robberson, an editorial writer for the The Dallas Morning News with whom I disagree about every single thing on the face of the Earth. In my column in the print edition this week, I disagree with him about a car wash. For today' ... More >>

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    June 23, 2011

    When It Comes to the Trinity Toll Road, For Some, "Sorry" Seems to Be the Hardest Word

    ​It's just beginning to dawn on me. I should be in heaven right now. I don't know why I'm not. The sheer dumbness of the Trinity River toll road is now at long last apparent for all to see. It's blown sky high and is comin' down! And none of the people who foisted it off on the city can get o ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    A Little More Reading With This Week's Cover: Sweetheart Swindles, Romani Culture and "Gypsy Crime" Specialists

    ‚ÄčThis week's feature in the Paper Version of Unfair Park recounts the story of Victoria Peterson, a 40-year-old woman who's been accused by a handful of old men in Dallas of pretending at romance while she slowly bilked them out of their life savings.According to court docs and police reports, she ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    What Evan Smith Learned at Texas Monthly: Kelly Clarkson Doesn't Move Magazines

    ‚ÄčIt's been two months since Texas Monthly's president, Evan Smith, announced he was leaving the magazine to go into the virtual newspaper business as CEO of Texas Tribune. In the October issue of the Monthly, Smith offers his adios: "What I've Learned." And among those myriad lessons is this one: ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    Jody Dean is Satan! If, That Is, You're a Fan of "Jenny's Song."

    Jody Dean, whose beard misses him No doubt, you're very familiar with most of the details contained within Skip Hollandsworth's latest "Letter from Dallas" in the new Texas Monthly, in which he hashes over the plight of Jenny the Elephant. But Skip does serve up one rather hilarious anecdote, courte ... More >>

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    November 13, 2007

    That's Some Bush in Coach

    Jenna Bush was at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center last night, joining Gramps and Nana for the Celebration of Reading fund-raiser benefiting the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy. And, go figure, the First Daughter flew from Washington, D.C. to Dallas in coach, according to The Washi ... More >>

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    June 29, 2007

    Wick 'n' Jim

    In case you needed proof that the whole Jim Schutze-Wick Allison feud is entirely staged, WWE-style, and intended solely to drum up biz for the blogs, here's a pic from last weekend's shindig celebrating the hitchin' of D mag's Paul Kix and Daily Candy's Sonya Castex. That's Wick in the middle, dre ... More >>

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    June 14, 2007

    Jennifer Aniston to Make Texas Girls-in-Prison Pic. Dreams, You Have Been Answered.

    It was only a matter of time before a studio or Hollywood production company turned this Skip Hollandsworth article into a movie. Turns out, according to The Los Angeles Times, it'll be Jennifer Aniston who's producing and likely starring in Goree Girls for DreamWorks Pictures, about an infamous all ... More >>

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    April 20, 2007

    Tom Dunning Goes Both Ways

    Phil Romano, like several other prominent Dallasites, loves him some Giuliani -- which you can get on a sandwich at Eatzi's. Gary Griffith isn't the only local to throw his arms around Rudy Giuliani -- which he did again, by the way, in a campaign missive sent to would-be voters, in which Griffith o ... More >>

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    January 11, 2007

    Road to Hell

    What's a white liberal to do?

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    January 11, 2007

    Split Decision

    A judge says Preston Hollow Elementary segregated white kids to please parents. The reality is deeper and maybe more troubling.

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    January 22, 2004

    Return of the Black Widow

    Death and rumors have followed Sandra Bridewell for decades. But no one could predict the strange turn her life has taken today.

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    March 29, 2001

    Brave New World

    What's new, CueCat? A redesign, a rediscovery and re: layoffs.

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    August 31, 2000

    Good Cop, Bad Cop

    The untold story of Dallas' biggest-ever police corruption scandal

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    June 8, 2000

    Mr. Smith arrives

    Texas Monthly's new man has plan: long stories, pop culture, and don't suck

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    February 4, 1999
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    December 17, 1998

    Joe Bob in Bloom

    John Bloom has taken his alter ego, Joe Bob Briggs, and gone Hollywood. But watching America's favorite drive-in movie critic on television these days, a new character is emerging: John Bloom himself

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    April 3, 1997

    Feeling the Burn

    Unpaid Taxes, missing money, and a bitter business divorce threaten the empire of fitness guru Larry North

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    October 31, 1996

    Bread and Circuses

    When food legend Julia Child came to Texas spreading her gospel of good eating, no one was spared. Not even Big Tex