This was no ordinary shopping center. No Target, Best Buy or Subway was within miles (OK, like two miles), and a women's clothing store, though not your average Forever 21, stood to my left. Wanting an Indian-food experience other than standbys like Roti Grill and Chennai, I'd asked some Indian and ... More >>
Billboard, everybody's favorite trade music magazine, just put together a list of the 25 Most Popular Music Clubs is the U.S. There are many takeaways here, but the most pertinent one for Dallas music fans is that our local House of Blues was the fourth-most attended venue (222, 988) in the whole co ... More >>
How many Wal-marts does a city need to thrive? People living in the hip circle of neighborhoods surrounding downtown Dallas say we have enough Wal-marts, Wal-mart-affiliated stores and other big boxes to sustain us and it's time to consider some development that isn't a giant box and acres of ashpha ... More >>
You can almost pinpoint the exact moment Rudolph Casillas realized he wasn't going to get the cash. The note ("Give me all the money I have a gun") and firearm (actually a pellet gun purchased a few minutes before, but no one had to know that) seemed to work well enough. But then the teller disappea ... More >>
When City Council member Dwaine Caraway proposed a ban on single-use bags (paper and plastic) earlier this year, it seemed like another of the sweeping but ineffectual campaigns he fixes onto every so often. Sort of like the sagging-pants thing, except less entertaining. But then, in June, the measu ... More >>
Apparently, Oreo cookies have recently decided that they'd like to be Doritos. I was in Walmart the other day (because I hadn't showered recently enough to be allowed into Target) and there, while questing for these unwantable new Watermelon Creme Oreos, I saw at least 20 different Oreo flavor optio ... More >>
Brad Paisley, "Southern Comfort Zone" Current Billboard Country Singles Chart Position: 10 The Verdict: Holy shit, songs on the radio can still be important! So, here, in a shimmering single whose title buzz markets a godawful no-whiskey whiskey liqueur, we have a black gospel choir belting "Dixie" ... More >>
Well, crap. Look, I'm generally pro-government. You know, down with Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., who said, "I like to pay taxes. With them I buy civilization." And like any good leftie hippie-type, I just love kitschy Main Street shops that I'd definitely ride my bike to if it weren't so damn ... More >>
For the friends and family of Richard Hernandez, justice seemed imminent -- until his accused killer's medically induced competence slipped away.
Photos by Anna MerlanMayor Rawlings, Chief Brown and the council at this morning's presser to announce "attack" on buyers, sellers of stolen goodsThis holiday season, City Hall, the Dallas Police Department and the Dallas County District Attorney's Office would like to remind you not to buy y ... More >>
In my day, this was also the site of the best Sound Warehouse in town. In my day.Over the weekend I espied the deconstruction site you see here, across from Bachman Lake at Northwest Highway and Marsh. The new Sam's right there took me by surprise -- so too did the disappearance of the landmark W ... More >>
Tomorrow, as you now doubt are well aware by now, is the fourth annual official Record Store Day, in which we all get together and celebrate the brick-and-mortar shops that have managed to survive through the economy and the Internet stealing all of the action.But, really, just how bad are things ... More >>
Patrick MichelsThis week's Fall Toy Preview is a private show up on the Dallas Market Center's 12th floor, but there are signs all around the building.For a few days in mid-October last year, the 12th floor of the Dallas Market Center buzzed with anticipation over the big new offering from the to ... More >>
Grapevine-based GameStop, branded damned near recession-proof only last month, gets a lengthy looking-over from Fortune this week in a piece not online. And while the joint's making money thumb over fist -- it's expected to move one out of every five copies of Grand Theft Auto IV sold in the U.S. an ... More >>
Condom Sense owners say a knockoff sullies their name
Yes, we're very excited David Lynch and Lauren Bacall are coming to AFI. But, c'mon, so's Ron Livingston. Yeeaaah. We just received the complete schedule for the inaugural AFI Dallas International film festival, which opens with a screening of Music Within at the Majestic Theater on March 22 and clo ... More >>
Because nothing says "clean tushie" like aqua chenille... Yes, your baby is very cute. You have dressed him/her in a very adorable/fun onesie/twosie with matching hat/shoes. You splurged/saved by buying this adorable/fun outfit at Baby Chanel/Costco, and I think that's stupid/cool. I'm so glad you a ... More >>
Brilliant idea? Hustle? Yes? Looks like Southwest Airlines is selling gift cards this holiday season. Yup, just like Target, Starbucks, you name it -- a little plastic gift card with a relatively large price tag, which you can pick up on your way out of Kmart and Wal-Mart. (It's also one hell of an ... More >>
This Tower Records--and every one across the country, including the Lemmon Avenue location--is closing shop. So buy now before it's bye-bye. If you were thinking of going record shopping, oh, this weekend, you might wanna stop by Tower Records. Everything's on sale--as in, everything's gotta go beca ... More >>
You know, sweatshops have really come a long way since their inception as a friendly, safe environment in which workers celebrated their jobs manufacturing wearables for the masses. Most people who purchase fake Prada bags and knock-off Luis Vuitton luggage probably don't associate their new wares w ... More >>
We didn't get the budget for a DOMA documentary, so here's a quick behind-the-scenes rundown instead
Borders Books & Music
How Mary Kay got its groove back
From fake IDs to guns, Ecstasy and GHB, Doug Havard was one-stop shopping for Dallas' spoiled rich kids
Are any kitchen gadgets worthwhile?
VeggieTales have all the polka and morals kids need
Love it when a plan comes together? Not so fast. Sure, they've got A-Rod and I-Rod, but what about Rusty Greer hitting leadoff, Tim Crabtree closing, and Johnny Oates acting human? John Gonzalez goes to Texas Rangers spring training to look for answers.
Falling sales and claims of sexist, insular management plague Plano-based J.C. Penney. Can a woman -- from Wal-Mart of all places -- turn the troubled chain around?
When people started asking why Dallas' finest were losing the war on slumlords, someone reached for the bag of dirty tricks
When Reid Ryan wanted Round Rock voters to build a stadium for his minor-league baseball team, he turned to the one pitchman no good Texan could refuse -- his dad, Nolan
Meredith Miller decides to say folk it and goes rock