Some situations are not nuanced. That didn't keep Mac Engel from making excuses for Adrian Peterson in this morning's Star-Telegram. Peterson, he says, may have abused his two sons when he allegedly beat them to the point of bleeding and scarring, but he is not a child abuser -- which is kind of lik ... More >>
After four years of waiting, the world's biggest soccer party kicks off on June 12. Usually most parties consist of good music. This year's official World Cup song, "We Are One," performed by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, is terrible. Yes, the music gets catchy after y ... More >>
Welcome to the land of the free. While we decide whether we feel like deporting you, we've got a cold dank cell that'll suit you just fine.
In A Hijacking, the pirate life is tense.
We all had "Mom is tired of your shit" night, yes? It was also called Sloppy Joe Night. That weekly or monthly event when she plopped a pound of ground beef into a pan and poured some sauce on it, stirred it up and threw a bag of Mrs. Baird's buns at your face and made herself an old-fashioned. No? ... More >>
Gorge on this year's Oscar-nominated short films.
African men singing to the beat of a drum and about ten women dressed in long bold-colored dresses danced in an undulating circle in Fair Oaks Park on Saturday afternoon. With bright scarves wrapped around their heads, their bodies seemed to move like aquatic plants to the music and chants. It was ... More >>
Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I still don't fully understand Michael Young leaving Rangers spring training for two days. The team announced it was a "family matter." Manager Ron Washington said Young "has a family thin ... More >>
Ok, maybe we don't want this.It's the rare visitor who leaves the State Fair of Texas wishing there had been more deep-fried delicacies available, but there are a few fried and stick-impaled snacks missing from the fair's line-up. Here, a look at five popular sweet and savory items sold at state ... More >>
spirithalloween.com/Seriously, this is called the "Nasty Banana" costume ($49.99)Unless your mom is my mom and she started sifting through costume patterns at Hancock back in August, you may be a little nervous. Halloween is twenty days away, and no one wants to see you reprise your role as ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Screw me. I've been inside Cowboys Stadium a dozen times now and never noticed there wasn't an American flag hanging somewhere. JumboJerry will do that for you. When during the National Anthem the ... More >>
AMADOU AND MARIAM BREAK OUT OF A FLABBY, GENERIC GENRE
Even though all the pirate news lately has focused on the waters of Somalia, you've probably heard by now about The Pirate Bay's founders, who were found guilty of copyright infringement having assisted in making copyrighted files available for download in a Swedish court last week. Today, though, ... More >>
In lawsuits filed today, 10 children and their parents describe horrific conditions in the T. Don Hutto Family Residential Facility -- or prison, for short -- in Taylor. We told you it would happen yesterday, and it has come to pass: Today down in Austin, the American Civil Liberties Union filed law ... More >>
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