Matt Deas' rapper name, Legendary Fritz, pays homage to his late cousin (and "Harlem gangster") Richard "Fritz" Simmons. The 'Legendary' part came later, when Deas' was freestyling at Club Exodus in Dallas. Hip-hop legend KRS-One happened to be there, promoting one of his new albums. During his batt ... More >>
Dallas is home to one of the richest religious music scenes in the country. Over the summer, we'll be attending services, both big and small, of many denominations, as well talking to musicians, directors and pastors. "Today is a celebration," Patrick Ryan Clark tells the audience. "So let's celebr ... More >>
This morning, in a move about as surprising as the sun rising, Governor Rick Perry came out with guns blazing against the Affordable Health Care Act, recently approved (mostly) by the U.S. Supreme Court. The act's expanded Medicaid coverage for the poor will not be implemented in Perry's state, de ... More >>
Mitt Romney’s years at Bain Capital represent everything you hate about capitalism.
Via Change.orgEsther GaratieA Dallas VA Medical Center nurse is on leave and her bosses are in full-blown groveling mode after a gay combat vet, in search of help for her deepening depression, said she was urged to come out of the darkness and to stop living in terrible lesbian sin. "I was ... More >>
Russell Pearce and Other Illegal-Immigration Populists Rely on Misleading, Right-Wing Reports to Scapegoat Immigrants and Terrify Penny-Pinched Americans.
Just in time for July Fourth, Bull's-Eye is flexing its regional barbecue know-how with a new quartet of sauces designed to honor the nation's most celebrated smoked pork traditions. The sauces are basically arguments in a bottle: No mass-produced sauce is likely to please purists in Memphis ... More >>
What it looks like when botnets attackWithin computer-security and hacker circles, the names Thomas James Frederick Smith and David Anthony Edwards are well-known -- have been since 2006, when both men launched remote attacks on computer servers housed at Dallas-based The Planet and T35 Hosting. ... More >>
Someone has posted to YouTube a 1961 film about school desegregation in Dallas called Dallas at the Crossroads. (Parts Two and Three follow after the jump.) I forget what kind of hoops I had to jump through in order to see this thing back in the mid-1980s when I was working on my book, The Accommoda ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Major Near catastrophic computer meltdown this morning at 8:19 a.m. Outta nowhere, the dreaded blue screen. Bottom line: Whitt's Dead End. $%^&*$#!! Expect, fingers crossed, re-constructi ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *I take absolutely no very little joy in D Magazine's Inside Corner sports blog going belly up any second now. Evan Grant is a solid baseball Xs and Os writer and I'll follow his work back to Dalla ... More >>
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She hasn't got money or connections. But straight-shooting Linda Terrell is helping dying grownups live their dreams.
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Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX