Ah, Detroit. This morning, saddened by the bleak news of bankruptcy and shame, I pulled from the shelf my worn copy of a book of Detroit legends and re-read my favorite of all, the story the Loup Garou. French 17th century settlers on the shores of Lake St. Clair in the area that is now Grosse Poin ... More >>
It was Independence Day 2011 when the boy and his father went to the abandoned shell of a house in rural Ellis County. They hoped they might find the treasure that was rumored to be buried there, but came up empty handed. What they found instead was a refrigerator, which pretty clearly had not been ... More >>
On an August night in 1998, Douglas Feldman pulled his Harley up next to an 18-wheeler that had just cut him off on a highway in Plano. Feldman shot and killed the driver, Robert Everett, then paused on his way home to murder an Exxon tanker driver named Nicholas Velasquez. A week or so later, he ki ... More >>
Kristen Stewart and Garrett Hedlund chat about the film version of On the Road
When zebra mussels found their way to Lake Ray Roberts last month, or, more precisely, when wildlife officials found that they had found their way there, Dallas let out a collective "Oh, crap." The invasive bivalves were easy to ignore when they were the plague of the Great Lakes and the Upper Midwe ... More >>
Alfredo Corchado has a story in today's Dallas Morning News about Mitt Romney's Mexican relatives: "Mitt Romney's relatives in Mexico are supportive but wary." It's a topic that has been in the back of my mind ever since Dallas's own Robert Jeffress, senior pastor of Dallas First Baptist, tri ... More >>
Mark Cuban, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs shed labels and the Miami Heat on the way to their first NBA championship.
Three days removed from Your Dallas Mavericks beating The Evil Miami Heat on their home court to clinch the NBA title, and it's still not a great time to be Lebron James, despite what he may go around telling people in press conferences.A new song written for The Chosen One by one Matt Smith (anyone ... More >>
As I watched Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki try to keep an eye and arm on their new NBA Finals and NBA Finals MVP trophies, all the while swigging from a bottle of bubbly as big as a small pony, it struck me just how perfect this night was. The Mavericks -- those soft lil' Mav-wrecks -- were he ... More >>
Mavericks revenge is a dish best served with Heat.
Rabbi David SternRan into my rabbi last Sunday -- David Stern, head man at Temple Emanu-El of Dallas, very hip and very influential so I hear -- and asked him: "You mind sending me your Kol Nidre sermon? I'd like to post to Unfair Park." He grinned and said sure -- grinned, I'm sure, because it w ... More >>
In 2007, ex-offender support groups in a handful of states began huddling together under a national faith-based umbrella called Out4Life, combining efforts to help prisoners find work and housing, break old drug and alcohol habits, and generally do what it takes to keep out of prison. For life. Texa ... More >>
Hey, grandpa, what's for supper?As a remarkable number of press releases this month have pointed out, molecular gastronomy has made its way to Dallas. Stephen Pyles, who "detests the words" molecular gastronomy, is planning to trot out a few mad science techniques for a new tasting menu debut ... More >>
Doug Burr CD Release ShowMay 14, 2010Kessler TheatreBetter than: Sifting through the relatively meager Tivo selection I had to choose from at home.Doug BurrAfter walking into the beautifully restored and recently reopened Kessler Theatre in Oak Cliff, there was a surprising and extremely welcome ... More >>
That's all, Vokes.When a reality show begins by focusing on a particular contestant, follows said contestant through show and pokes contestant with a big stick to see if said contestant will react, it's usually a fair bet she's leaving. She's out. Auffed. Adiosed. Knives will be sheathed; bags wi ... More >>
"Do you want to go to this restaurant opening?" I asked my boyfriend as we were heating up leftovers. Checking the temperature of his canned soup, he replied, "Can't. I'm broke." To which I informed him, "It's free, and it's sponsored by champagne and vodka." Apparently, I didn't even have t ... More >>
Kimberly ThorpeIf nothing else, we now have a hundred new pictures of Don Hill praying, as he was tonight outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building with wife Sheila and friends.Former Dallas Mayor Pro Tem Don Hill's public corruption case finally heads into an Earle Cabell Federal Building courtroom ... More >>
Woody Allen's second straight English excursion is a failed return to comedy
Cold Mountain sets the new standard for Civil War drama onscreen
The new Mavs lineup will shoot now, ask questions in April
This Bush's summer home is a long way from Kennebunkport, but the folks in Crawford think that's fine
The coke-drenched era of nightclubs is over, but now a new group of entrepreneurs is ready to reinvent the scene
It's better to come to BJ's with a thirst than an appetite
A man's last day of freedom becomes Spike's meditation on September 11
The best was hard to find, harder still to ignore
Cody Chesnutt's lo-fi album is a raggedy, sprawling, beautiful mess. Think he cares?
Rhett Miller's The Instigator isn't the wreck of the Old 97's. It's just what he does.
The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.
Triple R Group lands its first chef
Bogdanovich works out his demons on Citizen Hearst
Although inventive, Branagh's Love struggles vainly for harmony
Shooting victim William Long was painted as a dangerous vagrant. His friends say otherwise.
Celebs and poseurs mix-a-lot in this surprisingly effective look at rap, race, and sex
Altamont slammed the door on rock 'n' roll's dream of peace and love. An insider remembers.
When the Mavericks made a deal with the USA Network, Tom Hicks' regional sports channel became less regional
Republican Bill Hill is running against Democrat Rick Reed for district attorney. Don't think you have a choice.
Deceiver suffersfrom blurred vision
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Neil Young and Pearl Jam create the perfectly imperfect Mirror Ball