Southern States

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Confederate Nostalgists Still Can't Get the Rebel Flag on Texas License Plates

    Its been almost four years since the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, in hopes of making a bit more scratch, rolled out a line of customizable license plates. Drivers can now select from a large buffet of completely legal plate designs celebrating Dr Pepper, Jesus, the late Dale Earnhardt and res ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Pennsylvania: A Glimpse of Texas' Future if Voter ID Law is Implemented

    While Texas awaits a panel of judges' decision as to whether a voter I.D. requirement would disenfranchise minorities, Pennsylvania provides a peek into the issues that arise after such a law is put in place. In the lawsuit filed against the Department of Justice by Texas Attorney General Greg Abb ... More >>

  • News

    June 7, 2012

    Welcome Back, Jim Crow

    New laws in dozens of states could take out Barack Obama this fall.

  • 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

    December 7, 2011

    Yukon Blonde's Graham Jones on seeing Bob Dylan and Moneen, and playing Dallas for the first time

    Canadian four-piece Yukon Blonde hits the Double Wide tonight, and nestle up to the cavernous harmonies of Fleet Foxes and early My Morning Jacket. You'll hear plenty from the band's 2011 EP, Fire/Water, as well as their self-titled debut. In advance, we talked with drummer Graham Jones about his ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 20, 2009

    Cops Out: National Fraternal Order of Police Votes Not to Hold 2013 Convention in Dallas

    Better luck next time, convention center hotel.‚ÄčAngela Hunt just called with the bad news: The National Fraternal Order of Police voted not to hold their 2013 convention in Dallas after all. Says Hunt, who returned from Long Beach, California -- site of this year's confab -- at 1 this morning, the ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 10, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    That's One Shell of a Meal

    The Tuscon, Arizona-based Center for Biological Diversity wants Texas, along with three other Southern states, to stop commercially harvesting freshwater turtles and sending them overseas, where they're turned into yummy shellicious snackems. The center even sent the state an "emergency petition" to ... More >>

  • News

    March 31, 2005

    Still, It Moves

    Science at a science museum? Huh?

  • Calendar

    December 9, 2004

    Frida's Frames

    See the real Frida Kahlo, unibrow and all, at PDNB Gallery

  • News

    December 18, 2003

    Cell-bloc Voting

    A new effort tries to unlock former felons' votes

  • News

    April 11, 2002

    Whistling Dixie

    The South's mythical Mafia finds a home in Elmore Leonard's imagination--and new novel

  • Dining

    November 23, 2000

    Hog Wild

    What are chitlins, and why would anyone eat them?

  • News

    June 1, 2000


    Cultural ignoramuses; Steppin' out with Mr. F; Hail to the chief; Take a trolley Uptown; Muddy waters

  • Film

    March 21, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • News

    November 24, 1994

    Crime Pays

    How the Feds let S&L swindler Clifford Sinclair get away with millions