Stephen Dubner

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Citing "Unrealistic" Security Concerns, Salon's "Ask a Pilot" Defends "Pranksters in Dallas"

    ​One week ago today we got our first look at Joe Ayala and Larry Chen's late-night shenanigans at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as documented in the short film Stuck, which, in short order, would become a national story because of security concerns raised by some (including Friend of Unf ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010

    Adventurous Dallas Diners Draw the Line at Cow's Tongue

    Me So HungryCarnegie Deli's "Tongues for the Memories"​Can diners learn to love a dish through repeated exposure? Not if cow tongue's on the plate, says Chef Point Café owner Paula Merrell. The Watauga cafe this month started offering an "Acquired Tastes" menu, featuring an array of items mo ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010
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    November 28, 2008

    Ross Perot is Now Down in the Basement and Taking Your Questions

    On Wednesday, the same day it was reported that H. Ross Perot lost a bundle in a real-estate assets hedge fund now absent its assets and funds, Stephen J. Dubner put out the call: Who's got questions for Ross Perot? The co-author of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Every ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2008

    Dallas Man Freaks Out Freakonomics Author With Lengthy E-Mail

    Erik Hille of Dallas has really, totally and absolutely impressed Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner. Seems the Freakonomics fellas a couple of weeks ago referenced their chapter on crime -- specifically, the factoid that “the average sixty-five-year-old person is about one-fiftieth as likel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2006

    Do Not Get Your Freakonomics On

    A few weeks ago we touted the lecture Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, the authors of Freakonomics, were scheduled to give September 9 at the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie. Well, go ahead and take that off your schedule. It's been axed due to a "scheduling conflict," according to the Justin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2006

    Get Your Gore On

    Going deep (into your wallet), Al Gore brings his Inconvenient Truths to Grand Prairie next month. Since when did the Nokia Theatre at Grand Prairie turn into a lecture hall? Just look at next month's schedule for what I thought was supposed to be a concert hall. On September 9, Steven D. Levitt and ... More >>