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  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    Houndstooth Coffee, Now Open on Henderson, Is a Serious Place for Serious Coffee People

    I've never been to a coffee shop with an ethos before. Mostly I just want a cup of coffee that doesn't suck, some wifi and a place to plug in my laptop adapter. Bonus points for decent ergonomics so I can put in an extra long hyper-caffeinated work session without blowing out my elbows or straining ... More >>

  • News

    September 19, 2013
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    September 5, 2012

    Keystone Pipeline Protesters Tie Themselves to Construction Equipment, Halt Work

    Three protesters tied themselves to logging equipment clearing trees for the southern portion of the Keystone pipeline early Wednesday morning. A representative of the group, which calls itself the Tar Sands Blockade, says work on the East Texas site is currently halted. "A caravan of between seven ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Lubbock County Judge Predicts Civil War if Obama is Re-elected, Proposes Tax Hike

    This has nothing to do with Dallas, except that Dallas and Lubbock are both in Texas, but a Friend of Unfair Park passed along an article from a local TV station about a proposed tax increase in Lubbock County. More specifically, it's about County Judge Tom Head's reasons for asking for a tax increa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Like Mitt Romney, I Also Longed to See Sunny Vietnam but Was Denied

    Hey, it was great having Mitt Romney in town this week, was it not? He looks so different in Texas. Those national mediatoids were making him out to be a rich plutocrat who made his money killing companies and shipping jobs to Vietnam, but when we got to see him here under our own warm sun, he look ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.17.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Jason Terry's voice is still hoarse from all the partying and cigars, but yet we're already peeking at 2012. Problem: The Mavs aren't a team built for the future, but rather the here-'n-now ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    Mavs, From The Finals to the Fontainebleau

    Dallas, it would seem, has a new America's Team this morning, and so we'll get to the "news" in a moment. First, though, two Association videos -- sneak peeks at the "mini-movie" to come later this afternoon. On this side, Dirk Nowtizki, who "slew the fire-breathing demon of unfulfilled expectations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Whitt's End: 6.10.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *In 31 years of basketball, the Dallas Mavericks have won a combined (regular season and playoffs) 1,349 games. One more in Miami either Sunday or Tuesday and they are NBA Champions. *Histor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2011

    Cops Descend on Apartment Complex as Trial Continues in Case of Cop Killer. But Why?

    ​Not sure what's going on in the trial of Charles Payne, 29, accused of murdering of Dallas Police Senior Corporal Norm Smith during a botched attempt to serve a warrant at Payne's east Oak Cliff in January 2009, but it looks like somebody on the prosecution side is worried. Alex Stolarski, o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Before the 2011 NBA Finals Start, One More Look Back at 2006 to Put Into Perspective Why This Series is So Dang Important

    Sorry to pee on your Memorial Day barbecue, but you gotta get mad one more time before we can get even. Revenge, after all, is best served ... in South Beach. I know only Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Terry remain for the Mavericks and Udonis Haslem and Dwyane Wade remain on the Heat from the 2006 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Let's Go Bulls! But Let's Never Forget the Heat!!

    ​We're rooting for the Chicago Bulls in tonight's Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Right? I know, in the regular season the Mavs were 2-0 against the Miami Heat and 0-2 against the Bulls. But the longer the series goes -- it's currently 3-1 Miami -- the more rest the Mavs will ge ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 25, 2010
  • Music

    August 19, 2010

    The Budos Band

    Sunday, August 22, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Staff Trax: The Apples in Stereo, Arcade Fire, Paul Brill, Built to Spill, Twin Sister and The Futureheads.

    Welcome to Staff Trax, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Consider it a chance for you readers to get some more insight into ou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Today In Music News: Black Cards Gets Singer, Ace Of Base Are Back And Porn Industry Feels Wrath Of Music Industry

    Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, July 15, 2010...Pete Wentz picked a hot Staten Island chanteuse for this side project, Black Cards.  I would assume if we take a time machine forward to at least two years from now he's left Ashley Simpson for her. ACE OF BASE ARE BACK!The m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2010

    Clearing Out The Mailroom: Thursday, July 8, 2010

    ​We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Indigo GirlsStaring Down the Brilliant Dream (Vanguard)This live, two-CD set co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    Dallas is in the Super Bowl! Okay, How About AT the Super Bowl?

    ​The Cowboys won't be in Miami for Super Bowl XLIV February 7, but Dallas will be represented all over South Beach in the form of the latest and greatest in safe, sassy transportation - VAULT. I saw this thing - it's like a giant combo limousine/Hummer/armored truck - pull up to a D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2010

    In Oak Cliff Neighborhood, the Complex Negotiations Behind New Adamson High

    The Concord Apartments in Oak Cliff, yet another piece of property scheduled for demolition to make room for Adamson​In recent weeks, whenever we've attempted to get information out of the Dallas Independent School District concerning its plans for the Adamson High School expansion, we've been met ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    So, Just How Dangerous Are Dallas and Fort Worth's Streets for Pedestrians, Anyway?

    ​Bike Friendly Oak Cliff draws our attention this morning to a report released last week by, among others, Transportation For America, which rates how dangerous big cities' streets are for those who walk near them. In the study, titled Dangerous By Design, Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington comes in at N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Pairing Off: Dunkin' Donuts

    Patrick Michels​Each week, Pairing Off attempts to find just the right bottle of wine to go with ordinary food.Back in 1982 I took off with a friend on summer long road trip up and down the east coast, from Montreal to Atlanta and many, many points in between.It was a good trip. We walked the rout ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2009

    Dallas Angels Come This Close to Capturing Second Homeschool World Series Title

    To begin with this Friday morning, a tip o' the ballcap to the Dallas Angels of the Home School Athletic Association, who spent the week cruising through the Homeschool World Series Association 2009 World Series Championships in Pensacola, Florida, besting the Augusta Crusaders, the Montgomery Saint ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2008

    Doug Burr Joins The Cast Of Gossip Girl, Sets Release Date For The Shawl

    OMFG: Maybe you saw Gossip Girl this week and you were, like, totally captivated by the storylines: Where will Jenny live now? Why does Dan always have to have such a conscience? What's up with Serena's new boy-toy? Also: Blair got totally out-smarted, WTF?!?! Not that I've ever seen the show... ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008
  • Dining

    September 6, 2007

    I'm on the All-Carb Diet

    Record Grill doesn't give a crap about fat grams

  • Calendar

    March 8, 2007
  • Calendar

    January 18, 2007

    Barber Shop

    Barry Whistler pays tribute to a fallen artist

  • Dining

    January 18, 2007

    The Geisha Rub

    Mysterious, sensual, entertaining? Nah, not this geisha.

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2006

    Something Special

    Helen Hall, one of the great gals of the Big "D" Jamboree, died this week. She was 78. Five years ago I wrote a story about a country singer who was this close to becoming famous but instead became only a legend. In March 2001, Helen Hall, who was born October 20, 1927, in Navarro County, was singin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2006

    Parading Around The Arrogance

    Look, we all know our Dallas Mavericks are gonna win the NBA Finals. But that doesn't mean the series is over just yet. The Mavs are up 2-0 heading into tonight's Game 3, where the Miami Heat will almost certainly ride desperation to a big early lead. They call it human nature, and the hungry man be ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 27, 2006

    Star-Crossed Eyes

    This, a tale of Prohibition and romance

  • Dining

    June 30, 2005

    Green Machine

    Forget the sushi; stick with the specials at Asian Mint

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    The Way of the Wu

    Haven't had enough Wu-Tang merchandise? Now there's a book.

  • Dining

    October 21, 2004

    Fast 'n Curryious

    At Cafe Roti, fast food speeds to a higher life form

  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Great Apes

    This Endeavor is another wacky one

  • News

    January 8, 2004

    Funny Boy

    Life is coming up cow patties for kid comedian Corbin Corona

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2003

    She's Baaaaaack

    Paula Poundstone is an open book

  • Calendar

    May 15, 2003

    Funny, Painfully So

    There's nothing Robert Schimmel won't talk about

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Brothers in Arms

    You can't hurry love, which was too bad for Motown's musicians

  • Calendar

    July 25, 2002

    A Step Forward for Dances Past

    Learn to jump, jive and wail at the Summer Swing Workshop

  • Film

    September 6, 2001

    Rhythms of Youth

    The documentary Chain Camera spins with the delirium of contemporary teenhood

  • Dining

    January 4, 2001

    Jumping Fish

    A new gig for Marc Haines

  • Film

    October 26, 2000

    House of Race Cards

    Two Family House's humor is deadened by stereotypes and sap

  • News

    June 15, 2000

    Lonely ladies

    They're beautiful, charming, and came prepared to hang out. Where were you?

  • Film

    April 27, 2000

    Empire's end

    High drama and spirited romance spice up The Last September

  • Music

    September 4, 1997

    Wizards of Wu

    How Wu-Tang Clan won the world

  • Music

    January 23, 1997

    Still flying

    High note king Maynard Ferguson rules the road

  • Dining

    August 29, 1996

    Unconventional wisdom

    Going Gourmet created itself in the image of its customers

  • Film

    July 4, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    February 2, 1995

    Disorder in the court

    Queen Margot and The Madness of King George explore the dark side of royalty

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