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    June 18, 2014

    HBO Is Making a Show about the Texas Legislature, and its Lone Star Roots Are Strong

    Texas has always had its share of great characters and story lines. Davy Crockett and the Alamo. Lyndon B. Johnson and Texas politics. Rick Perry and, well, whatever he happened to say on a particular day. Recently, though, there seems to have been some coastal poaching on our dry land. All The Wa ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Weeks After Dallas PD First Began Using Tourniquets, One Saves a Cop's Life

    Dallas police officer Joshua Burns is alive right now in part because he was wearing a bulletproof vest, because alleged shooter Rakeem Perkins didn't hit his head, because he was rushed to Baylor Medical Center, where trauma doctors tended the wounds on leg and shoulder. He's also alive because, w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    The Tea Party Wants Louie Gohmert to Take John Cornyn's Seat in the Senate

    There's a Tumblr waiting to be made about U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert. Maybe "Sh*t Gohmert Says" or "Texts from Louie." Right Wing Watch, where the Tyler Republican garners only slightly fewer mentions than Glenn Beck, does a solid job, but its reports lack the proper memeiness to properly con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Ex-Dallas Fire Chief Steve Abraira Is Out in Boston After Marathon Bombing Response

    There are some differences between the crisis Steve Abraira has been facing in recent weeks as Boston's fire chief and the one he faced eight years ago in Dallas. Here, he was popular with the rank-and-file, a familiar presence at even minor blazes, but he was politically maladroit. There, his probl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2013

    A Federal Prisoner is Suing Taco Bell for Stealing His Idea for the Doritos Locos Taco

    You've no doubt spent the 14 months since Doritos Locos Tacos were introduced wondering how Taco Bell came up with the brilliant idea of turning the popular chips into popular taco shells. If you just assumed this was the work of a dedicated, and probably high, Yum Brands food scientist, Gary Cole i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Anson Chi, Accused of Trying to Blow Up a Plano Gas Main, Faces Even More Charges

    Last summer brought us the story of Anson Chi, a Plano man who's accused of trying to detonate a bomb next to a gas main on West Park Road. The bomb did go off, perhaps earlier than Chi was hoping; police believe it detonated while he was "tampering" with the gas main, severely injuring Chi but only ... More >>

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    February 14, 2013
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    September 8, 2011
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    July 20, 2011

    In About an Hour, Mark Stroman Will More Than Likely Be Put to Death

    ​Rais Bhuiyan's attempts to spare the life of Mark Stroman, the white supremacist who shot him in the face and killed two other men he believed to be Muslim in the days following September 11, 2001, have failed: A federal judge down in Austin denied the Dallas man's petition for clemency that woul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    Happy Memorial Day -- 2011

    ​Osama Bin Laden is dead. But the fight -- and the hefty price -- to fend off terrorists around the globe lives on. Just yesterday, for example, eight more American soldiers were confirmed dead in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. Sad, but let's face it, we've become numb to th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden's Death: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. When I first heard President Obama was making an emergency announcement at 9:30 on a Sunday night, my first thought was ... asteroid. Then aliens. Then NFL lockout. Then Osama Bin Laden. And somewhere along the process I figured it was just a ploy to interrupt Donald Trump's Celebri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Bin Laden's Death Leads to a Rush on Reservations at Dallas' Abacus and Other Restaurants

    The Osama Bin Burger: coming to a restaurant near you?​What do Dallas restaurant-goers do when news spreads that U.S. military forces have killed Osama bin Laden, the man behind the most heinous attack on American soil? They don't embark on drinking binges. That's too pedestrian. No, they make pla ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010
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    September 9, 2010
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    September 9, 2010
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    September 2, 2010

    Watch: Trey Johnson -- "Bombs"

    Trey Johnson released this morning a new music video for his song "Bombs," the lead single off his new album, Where The East Ends, his second release in the wake of Sorta's breakup. The video, directed by Michael Carter, is the first of Johnson's solo career and, like the tone of the song (and, real ... More >>

  • Film

    June 11, 2009
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    March 30, 2009

    The 2009 Starting Pitcher for Your Texas Rangers: Dubya

      This is not the time to talk politics. It's the time to talk baseball. I'll put my liberal left leaning on hold today because the Texas Rangers have announced - no surprise - that former Prez and former co-owner George W. Bush will throw out the first pitch before next Monday's season op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Podesta's Peeps Suggest Ways to Fix Dallas's "Dangerous Chemical Facilities"

    The loading dock at Petra Chemical's Dallas facility on Storey Lane Only yesterday, suggested that the think tank Center for American Progress would become a major player within Barack Obama's White House. After all, it was founded and is headed by former Clinton chief of staff and curr ... More >>

  • Film

    October 9, 2008

    Body of Lies follows the fight against terror into cyberspace

    Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy thriller we deserve

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    August 13, 2008

    Former Cowboy Mark Stepnoski Is a Pro-Bowl Conspiracy Theorist

    Mark Stepnoski Yesterday, one Edward Rynearson -- no, not Ned Ryerson -- directed our attention to his blog and this lengthy interview with former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Mark Stepnoski, who, as we noted, is among those trying to launch a privately financed 9/11 commission in New York City. ... More >>

  • Film

    August 7, 2008

    Towering Cinema

    Philippe Petit's World Trade Center tightrope walk was made for the movies

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    February 21, 2008

    An Arlington Soldier Killed in Iraq Was Buried Yesterday in Arlington National Cemetery

    Army Specialist Christopher West of Arlington Army Specialist Christopher West, a 26-year-old combat medic born in Dallas and raised in Arlington, was supposed to be back in the U.S. this very month; he was due a year's worth of non-combat duty following his first tour in Iraq, and he planned on spe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2008

    Gordon Bellamy, Dallas-Born Film Animator, Died Tuesday at 70

    Gordon Bellamy Among the paid obituaries in The Dallas Morning News today was the notice that Gordon Bellamy died Tuesday in New York. The 70-year-old Bellamy, a Dallas native and graduate of Crozier Tech, was a respected animator in the motion picture business; among his credits were such films as ... More >>

  • Film

    January 31, 2008

    Sunset on Sundance

    At this year's fest, there were some curveballs and at least one knucklehead

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    September 27, 2007

    Shalom, Y'All!

    Along with announcing the creation of the new Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce, to be based in Richardson, Governor Rick Perry yesterday asked the state’s Employees Retirement System and Teachers Retirement System to divest any funds from companies doing business with the Islamic Republic of Iran, ... More >>

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    July 19, 2007

    You Might Be a Terrorist If ...

    KTVT-Channel 11 Why can't a gun-keepin', kiddie-porn-collectin' tenant just be left alone, y'all? A Web site called Northeast Intelligence Network has a few more details on an odd story today in The Dallas Morning News about a maintenance man calling authorities after finding a large cache of weapo ... More >>

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    May 18, 2007

    Local Kids' Charity is Suing a Former Bush Administration Official for Libel

    This is the book that caused KinderUSA to sue a former Bush administration official, and his publishers, for libel. Kids in Need of Development, Education and Relief -- or KinderUSA -- is a charity that was founded in 2002 by a group of physicians and humanitarian relief workers who want to help chi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2007

    Talking Head

    Bob Woodruff gets personal at Borders

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    April 12, 2007

    Junk Food

    ATHFCMFFT is 87 minutes of pure art, with fries

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    April 6, 2007

    What Would Jesus Watch Tonight?

    T.D. Jakes will join Jerry Falwell on CNN tonight. Lord have mercy. "How would Jesus solve today's problems?" Dunno, let's ask Him. (Or Bible Girl.) But since that's not an option -- sorry, that's not an option for some of us -- CNN tonight at 7 p.m. turns to some familiar faces for Jesus' thoughts ... More >>

  • News

    December 21, 2006

    Secret Justice

    Authorities allege Richard Chichakli was accountant to an illegal arms deal. Prove it, he says.

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    October 5, 2006

    Not Again

    John Ashcroft visits Dallas

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    September 5, 2006
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    August 2, 2006

    Off the Island

    Until Monday, Abdel Jabbar Hamdan, a 46-year-old father of six U.S.-born children who lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Buena Park, had been in jail for two years. He was incarcerated on Terminal Island, a man-made island in Los Angeles where, during World War II, Japanese men were detained by the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006
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    October 6, 2005

    The Face of Terror

    The War Within delivers a stunning portrait of a suicide bomber among us

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    June 30, 2005

    Gross Encounters

    Spielberg's War hikes up the gore, and that ain't a bad thing

  • Culture

    July 31, 2003

    You, Spy

    Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    Terror Firmer

    In The Dancer Upstairs, Bardem is the quiet amid the violence

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    February 27, 2003

    Osama bin Bunny

    House Bill 433 tackles terrorism?

  • Film

    January 9, 2003

    Ground Zero Hour

    A man's last day of freedom becomes Spike's meditation on September 11

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    November 21, 2002

    Rough Skies

    Larry Wansley--former Marine, cop and FBI agent--has his biggest task ahead of him: making American Airlines safe from terrorism

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    April 18, 2002

    Art for Art's Sake

    Arts and Letters Live presents a Maus tale

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    April 11, 2002

    Moore to Love and Hate

    Michael Moore introduces a few Stupid White Men

  • Culture

    November 8, 2001

    A New Tune

    After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same

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    October 11, 2001


    Don't Be a Wimp, Silly Boot Camps, Us and Them

  • Music

    September 27, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Selected songs disappear from the playlists at Clear Channel stations

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    In the wake of September 11s tragedy in Manhattan

  • Film

    January 18, 2001

    Blood Sport

    The Oscar-winning One Day in September tells the brutal story of an Olympics massacre

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