An affluent Keller teen who killed four people while driving drunk and stoned on Valium has become the latest object of outrage. Ethan Couch, 16 at the time of the crash, was handed 10 years of probation, which will include a stint at a pricey rehab paid for by his parents. Much of the indignation h ... More >>
Is it possible to tell a good teacher from a bad one?
A powerful ex-oil industry executive has proposed a new energy plan for Texas, and it may not surprise you to learn that his plan involves oil. Lots and lots of oil. Leonardo Maugeri used to be a top executive at Eni, a company that has the double honor of being Italy's biggest oil company, as well ... More >>
Cheap beer, affordable tickets, swanky surroundings — what’s not to like about minor and independent league baseball parks?
One should never underestimate the power of kolaches. When the fertilizer plant in West exploded a couple of weeks ago, for many, the soft round pastry that put West on the map sprung quickly to mind as a way to raise money to help the blast's victims. Last weekend, when a few local restaurants and ... More >>
Sometimes the Internet is excessively dumb, like yesterday when half of Twitter was announcing #NowThatchersDead and the other half was heartbroken because they thought it was #NowThatChersDead. And other times the Internet can be pretty heartwarming. A good example of the heartwarming Internet is ... More >>
There was a minor furor in the media last year when a study conducted by a researcher at Standford's medical school concluded that organic fruits and vegetables are no healthier than their conventionally raised counterparts. This wasn't quite as newsworthy as the headlines made it sound, since the s ... More >>
The remaking of SMU basketball with the game's most persistent coach.
Don't stop believing
On the front line of the costliest battle in the high-tech world.
As the web moves towards more and more of a social experience, there are more and more demands to have a truly interactive social lifestyle. And SongVote, a Feburary-launched DFW-based social playlist website, aims to meet the demand of building collaborative playlists for weddings, parties, conc ... More >>
EDallas Symphony OrchestraDoug Adams, left, with film composer James Newton Howardarlier this afternoon, Dallas Symphony Orchestra president Doug Adams told Dallas Morning News classical music critic Scott Cantrell why he's leaving within the next 30 days: "I've been trapped in a real estate deal ... More >>
Courtesy Barking DogsNow I know why I heard all those sirens early Saturday morning, then found a puddle of smashed glass at the Marsh and Merrill intersection not far from the house: DWI arrest! And, according to an excitable Avi Adelman, not just any DWI arrest but one apparently involving the ... More >>
It didn't have to happen.
Bernie Madoff's in jail after pleading guilty to all charges. Closer to home, Allen Stanford's pleading the Fifth. So better now than never, seemed like a good time to catch up with Randy Johnston, a Dallas financial malpractice lawyer and the author of Robbed at Pen Point -- and a guy who predicts ... More >>
Racial tension, above and below the surface, in Neil LaBute's Lakeview Terrace
Freddy Haynes seemed a shoo-in to lead the NAACP. Then Obama's ex-pastor came to town.
As the memoir boom winds down, authors are training their sights on sis and bro
Wasserstein's American Daughter soft-pedals feminism; interruptions cut short visit to A Small Planet
Indie-pop's favorite couple Bring It Back home
How does a losing Cowboys season affect sports bars?
How a book I wrote got turned into a movie, and why I ain't rich
Nothing our rotund reporter tried could help him lose weight. Finally, he attacked his belly through his melon. That's right. He's been hypnotized.
Until his arrest, Sandy Pofahl was the king of Dallas' '80s ecstacy scene. Then why did he serve only four years while his "blindly loyal" wife, Amy, was sentenced to 24? Because she asked for it.
Hope House struggles to provide a refuge for some of society's most vulnerable people
Ray Audette hunts with a hawk and eats like a caveman. He says his meaty diet stopped his hair from falling out, cured his diabetes--and will make you healthy too
How a mythic Texas family won the gratitude of a dictator