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  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    Bruce Dickinson Was Wrong About Punk Music

    Bruce Dickinson rules. He's the greatest singer for one of the greatest bands of all time, Iron Maiden. But recently, he unleashed some pretty charged words in an interview with The Guardian. In addition to dropping one of the most incredible quotations ever, "fame is the excrement of creativity," h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2013

    Patrick, the Dallas Zoo's Sexist Gorilla, Has a Friend in NPR

    Patrick, the Dallas Zoo's recently departed lowland gorilla, was never quite a social butterfly, but he wasn't always quite so angry, either. Embittered by his best friend's death at the hands of Dallas police in 2004, he retreated further into himself, lashing out at his fellow primates -- especial ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2013

    Are We Ready For Genetically Modified Broccoli?

    If you wonder why you rarely see broccoli at your local farmers market an article in The New York Times will shed some clues. Broccoli doesn't take well to heat, and has a hard time growing anywhere outside of California, let alone in sweltering Texas. That's why Thomas Bjorkman, a plant scientist a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Happy Juneteenth from a Land Where Old Times Are Forgotten

    Interesting story in The Dallas Morning News today by Selwyn Crawford about growing national popularity for Juneteenth, a holiday originally thought to be strictly a Texas thing. Juneteenth marks the official emancipation of slaves in Texas in 1865, two years after Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Pro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Texas Lawmakers Want to Stop People (and the Cops) from Using Drones to Take Your Picture

    Last February, animal rights activists in South Carolina launched a small drone equipped with a camera to monitor a pigeon hunt on a private shooting plantation. The hunters promptly shot it down. The activists' use of the drone seems to have been perfectly legal, but it's relatively uncharted terr ... More >>

  • News

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    Texas Leads the League in Bad Nursing Homes, Partly Because It Won't Regulate the Offenders

    In March 2011, after federal inspectors visited Keeneland Nursing and Rehab, a Weathorford nursing home, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued a report detailing a laundry list of concerns. The report concluded that staff were medicating patients unnecessarily so they'd be easier to d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    The New Fort Worth Flying Saucer Has Landed

    If you're out and about in Fort Worth this weekend and need to get a beer fix, you should know that the Flying Saucer has landed in its new location. Back in June we told you the Fourth Street location would soon shutter as the new location at 111 East Third St. prepared to open. Yesterday the beer- ... More >>

  • Music

    May 3, 2012

    Preview: Tennis, Dada

    Wednesday, May 9, at Dada

  • Music

    April 12, 2012

    Preview: Bowerbirds at The Loft

    Thursday, April 12, at The Loft

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    This is Why The Voter ID Debate is Not Going Away

    Is Texas still racist enough to warrant hand-holding by the federal government? That's the essence of where the voter ID debate stands now and where it's headed. Though it may seem like a straightforward question, and one that many politicos have reduced to a "yes" or "no" sound bite, the issue is a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    So, Rick Perry's Quitting After All

    ​So says CNN: "The Texas governor will make the announcement before the CNN debate in South Carolina." And Politico: "Texas Gov. Rick Perry is expected to end his presidential campaign Thursday and endorse Newt Gingrich." (Ooooh, speaking of.) A press conference has been scheduled for 10ish this m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Perry Thinks Loving Tea Party Means You Can Go Home Again. Oh, He'll Go Home, All Right.

    ​If Rick Perry still considers himself a candidate for president, then I get to consider him one too. I think I'm justified in remarking on the 180-degree turnabout Gov. Perry has made in his basic worldview since beginning this quest. You remember the original Perry line when it started, right? I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2011

    An Interview with Campo Chef and Stephan Pyles Vet Matt McCallister

    Kevin Marple​Chef Matt McCallister worked his way up from line cook to executive chef at Stephan Pyles in Dallas, then took off around the country to stage at other top restaurants: Daniel in New York City, McCrady's in South Carolina and Alinea in Chicago. Now he's opening a new restaurant in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Over The Weekend: Taylor Swift at Cowboys Stadium

    Taylor Swift, Needtobreathe, James Wesley and Charlie Worsham Cowboys Stadium October 8, 2011 Better than: Watching a Broadway Musical ​Surrounded by just under 50,000 adoring fans, Taylor Swift put on a performance Saturday night at Cowboys Stadium that was so big, it nearly dwarfed the sizeabl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    O'Death's David Rogers-Berry Drove Hours To See The Violent Femmes For His First Concert

    O'Death​Back in March, our own Kelly Dearmore was among the many who caught New York band O'Death's stunning set at the 35 Conferette (now 35 Denton). He loved it, as you can see form what he wrote:As Josh T. Pearson and his beard watched on, New York's O' Death began their set and immediately im ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2011

    Another Heat-Related Fatality. Another Preventable Death?

    R.I.P., Korey Stringer​It was 10 years ago that Minnesota Vikings' offensive lineman Korey Stringer dropped dead on the team's training camp field, a victim of a heat stroke. I covered the Vikings' first game in the wake of their teammate's death, a pre-season game played right here in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Baseball Goes Bonkers: The Top 5 Championship Celebrations in Sports

    ​Watched South Carolina win their second consecutive College World Series last night. Their celebration -- gloves and hats flying in a giant infield dog pile -- got me to thinking: Does baseball over-celebrate? Or, perhaps, do they do it just right? Think about the Mavs' reaction after a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    If You've Ever Wanted to Own a Complete Dinosaur Skeleton, or Four, Now's Your Chance

    Heritage expects the Allosaurus and Stegosaurus skeletons will go for upwards of $3 million. But that's for the pair. A bargain.​I've taken the almost-8-year-old who lives in my house to several of 'cross-the-street neighbor Heritage Auction Galleries' dinosaur auction previews, because, right, ki ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011

    Band of Horses, Midlake

    Thursday, April 7, at Verizon Theatre, Grand Prairie

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    Mystery Stew: Czech Concotion Kicks Off Picnic Stew Season (Apparently, There is Such
    A Season)

    ​More than 5,000 people gathered yesterday in Praha, a ghost town near Flatonia, for the 155th edition of an annual celebration that marks the traditional start of picnic stew season. Like polka bands and cake walks, beef-heavy picnic stew is a fixture of the Czech festivals that unfold acros ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2010

    Five forgotten health foods

    ​Before the food industry figured out how to leech fat from snacks and pump up beverages with added caffeine, eaters who wanted to lose weight or gain energy had to craft their diets from what they found in their pantries. Here, a guide to forgotten health foods from a century ago.

  • Music

    June 17, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Names Gov. Perry "Worst"

    Rachel Parker​Moments ago, D.C.-based Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington released its report Worst Governors, which claims to serve up "in-depth analyses of 11 elected officials who have pushed their states' best interests aside in favor of their supporters, families, political p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2010

    Home Cooking Gets a Classic Upgrade at Hattie's

    ​Some Southerners -- and we're talking South Carolina's Lowcountry here -- feel right at home with a plate of shrimp and grits in front of them, but may find the white table cloth it's sitting on a bit off-putting. This isn't a jab at Southern sophistication; it just isn't a dish that's usually pl ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Days Gone Bite: C-Rations, K-Rations and SOS

    C Rations​To the men of the 504th regiment, 82nd Airborne--"the Devils in Baggy Pants"--who crossed the Waal in Holland and battled Panzers in the Ardennes. My uncle 'Highlee' fought with them. And to Marines of the American Legation Guard, Peking, colloquially known as "the North China Marines" w ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 23, 2009
  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009

    Travelin' Ballers

    The RoughRiders take on Arkansas' best

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2009

    Chewing the Fat: Spilling The Bills

    You probably remember how last summer's painful gas prices set off a ripple effect, jacking the cost of everything else, including your groceries. Now that gas prices have crashed back to a mere inflated-enough-to-fatten-Exxon-execs-and-their-political-friends level, you're probably still waiting f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2008

    Dylan Sneed Is Leaving Town This Weekend--But Not Before One Last Show

    A few weeks ago, I reported that local singer/songwriter Dylan Sneed was leaving Dallas for the greener pastures of Hartsville, South Carolina. Well, the time is nigh upon us, as Sneed’s last local performance is this Saturday at the newest location of Opening Bell Coffee (300 N. Akard St.). It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008
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    March 11, 2008
  • Music

    July 19, 2007

    The Lemurs, The Winter Sounds, The Sky Above

    Thursday, July 19, at the Cavern

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2007

    No, Tony, No!

    You have four days left to bid on this: a custom-made (ya think?) Tony Romo action figure, prepped and packaged so it resembles the Cowboys QB's failed goal-line dive after the game-losing snap during Saturday night's wild-card game. The seller comes from South Carolina, and so far 23 bidders have t ... More >>

  • News

    August 24, 2006

    High on the Hog

    In Texas, shoot as many feral pigs as you like. Just don't let your dog bite them.

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2006

    Sick, or Sick in the Head?

    We would tell you what this is, but you might find it kinda, well, gross. OK, it's allegedly a Morgellons fiber taken from a kid's lip. Happy? Two weeks ago we reported on the mysterious skin disease known as Morgellons, which is defined by symptoms that include black sweat and colored fibers sprout ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 16, 2006

    Stolen Moments

    A steak and a rodent drive statewide

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005

    Human Nature

    Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge proves itself as a photographer's ideal subject

  • Music

    May 19, 2005

    Julie Roberts, Miranda Lambert

    Friday, May 20, at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival

  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion

    Tuesday, March 22, at Poor David's Pub

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    In the Black

    Frank Black on two-track recording, getting older and being hot. Or not.

  • News

    August 9, 2001


    One for the Cat Box; Money, Money, Money

  • Music

    July 12, 2001

    Pyramid Songs

    Nile is the sole practitioner of "Ithyphallic Metal." Grab a dictionary.

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    Rich Pageant

    Crossroads Theatre's beauty-contest parody is no drag

  • Dining

    November 23, 2000

    Hog Wild

    What are chitlins, and why would anyone eat them?

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    Death in the Desert

    Gary Patterson flew to El Paso for a job interview--and never returned. It took nearly two years for the Texas Rangers and Waco police to unravel the bizarre web of lies and treachery that led to his disappearance.

  • News

    February 24, 2000


    Mission improbable; Whistling Dixie

  • News

    July 23, 1998

    Getting dumped

    Despite shoddy science, bad economics, and catastrophic health risks, a West Texas border community may become the nation's nuclear dumping ground

  • News

    September 14, 1995

    Stop the sanctimony

    It's time to question the popular wisdom about families

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