Story by Rudy Bush in today's Dallas Morning Pravda about plans to refurbish Dealey Plaza, the place where Dallas killed Kennedy. Typical straight-up just-the-facts news objective reporting, don't you know. Except the story ends with a fund-raising appeal: "Those interested in providing assistance c ... More >>
I'll be honest with you: I don't know squat about Dallas. Or rather, I don't know squat about Dallas, the long-running, oil-drenched, big-haired, family-feuding epic that may still color how a lot of outsiders think about our city. When I found out some eight months ago that I'd landed this job and ... More >>
FlickrTravel Leisure readers recently voted on their favorite foodie cities in America. Dallas clocked in at number 32, ahead of only Orlando, Vegas and Anchorage and behind San Antonio (10), Austin (15) and Houston (24), and more or less every other city of note. According to Travel Lei ... More >>
Earlier this week we received word that some parents sending their kids to the First Presbyterian Church Developmental Day School on St. Paul downtown are concerned about plans for a piece of property adjacent to the school. Seems they just discovered that developer Larry Hamilton and John Greena ... More >>
Technically, it's three of my favorite things, since Robert Duvall's November 19 appearance at the Hall of State in Fair Park will be a chitchat moderated by one of my dearest friends, Elvis Mitchell, former Star-Telegram and New York Times film critic-turned-At the Movies co-critic. That's neith ... More >>
Kent Rathbun, who cracked the Neiman-Marcus Christmas catalog this year with a lobster shooter kit, has advice for other restaurateurs looking to turn their signature recipes into retail sensations. "You got to start small, and you got to think in terms of what people can use at home," Rathb ... More >>
Someone has posted to YouTube a 1961 film about school desegregation in Dallas called Dallas at the Crossroads. (Parts Two and Three follow after the jump.) I forget what kind of hoops I had to jump through in order to see this thing back in the mid-1980s when I was working on my book, The Accommoda ... More >>
Barry KoodaAnd so we return to the sad story of the old Dallas High School downtown, a historic landmark bought for $6.1 million by California real estate investor Robert Yu in 1998 and vacant ever since. The timing's right. I've just spoken with people close to the owner. I've gotten my hands on ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsNo need to share scissors this time. Mayor Tom Leppert, DowntownDallas President John Crawford, effects engineer Kelly Sticksel and City Council member Angela Hunt ceremonially slice the fiberoptics Friday night. We've got more photos in this slide show.Under a dusky purp ... More >>
Scott DornJo Fischer, who worked at the Statler Hilton even before it officially opened in 1956Organizers of last night's "Story of the Statler" presentation at the Dallas Center for Architecture expected, oh, maybe 30 or 40 folks to show for architect Marcel Quimby's talk about the historic, neglec ... More >>
Earlier this week, WFAA-Channel 8 reported that the Majestic Theater is losing its operator, Dallas Summer Musicals Management Group, at the end of June, because, look, it's just lost too much money to continue running the designated city landmark. Which isn't necessarily the case: Dallas Summer Mus ... More >>
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South Dallas' history is in danger of being demolished, so why are so few protecting it?
Inside the monster battle over strong mayor
Dallas turns rape to romance with Calatrava bridges
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A year of capital-city pretensions and "Untitled Turkeys"
York St.'s Sharon Hage should consider calling Lloyd's of London
High Hopes, Ugly Americans
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Photographer Jay Maisel may do Dallas, but he's already married to NYC
Greenville Ave. Bar & Sewer; Slave! gets lost in the translation
Using film, photography, and his American life, Nic Nicosia creates inescapable images
Dallas' Todd Oldham wants to take his colorful fashions from sassy to classy--and reap big-time profits. But MTV's fashion designer won't have it easy in his quest to transcend trend.
Ranger Rita tries to find a new voice of and for the people