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    July 24, 2014
  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    New York Times Discovers Wendy Davis Again, Goes Sort of Biblical

    Hey, sorry, I didn't want you to think I was falling down on the job with the "New York Times discovers Wendy Davis" story-story. Remember I did catch you up Friday. See also: Wendy Davis Is Sort of a Laura Miller Candidate. So How Did that Work Out? I reminded you The New York Times had discove ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2013

    The Times' Jill Abramson is Coming to Town. Be Sure to Follow Her Speech on Twitter.

    Jill Abramson, executive editor of my favorite daily newspaper, The New York Times, will speak in town a week from tomorrow, 10 days later than originally planned. Her announced topic will be the same thing that delayed her: "The Boston Marathon Tragedy: 'Quality Journalism's Role in the Hyper Speed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    Big Cities Have a Glut of Lawyers While Small Towns Suffer

    Everybody knows the Shakespeare quote, "The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers." It's the stuff of T-shirts. But how many people know what it was about? In Henry VI, Dick the Butcher proposes killing all of England's lawyers as the first step toward accomplishing the treasonous plot of J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    McKinney Sen. Ken Paxton's Tax-Credit Voucher Bill a Sneaky Way to Route Public Money to Private Religious Schools

    The idea behind McKinney Senator Ken Paxton's proposed legislation really is pretty ingenious. The whole school-choice voucher idea -- essentially a guise to funnel public money to religious schools -- invariably runs afoul of constitutional challenges. So, lately, that movement has shifted its stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Things Sriracha Does Not Go On

    I started thinking about this project last Sunday whilst at brunch. I'd just hit Vickery Park's brisket sandwich with a healthy dose of cock sauce and noted how well the flavors worked together. Spurred by the famous Frank's Red Hot tagline, "I put that shit on everything" I asked my drunken table m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Oh My Cod: A Dying Breed Means Your Fish and Chips May Soon Get More Expensive

    OMC!!!​I headed over to the Libertine Bar this weekend to indulge in their weekend fish and chips special with a few cold Boddingtons. The move was a preemptive measure based an article published in The New York Times this weekend, which hints that cod fisheries could be in trouble. The story ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Gift Ideas for Cooks When a Dreidel Isn't Enough

    Since Chanukah's not traditionally a gift-giving holiday (it's a minor festival trumped up to keep assimilation-minded Jews from celebrating Christmas, but I'll save that screed for another day), I typically don't bother making a wish list. As a kid, my loot usually consisted of dreidels and socks, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2010

    When Beef, Cheese and Bacon Go Wrong: Reviewing the State Fair Fried Goods, Part Two

    Photos by Stephen MaskerThe chicken BLT. Why?​City of Ate this week set out to sample all the new fair foods that didn't make the Big Tex competition finals. Here, part two of our deep-fried review. Check out part one here, and see more food in our opening week slideshow. 1. Chicken BLT It's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2010

    Schutze and "The Dirt Doctor" Take Issue With Times Story About an Organic Golf Course

    Brandon ThibodeauxHoward Garrett​The New York Times today has a story about an organic golf course on Martha's Vineyard of which the newspaper says: "Opened eight years ago, the club is thought to be the only completely organic golf course in the United States ..." As we know, that actually mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Food Festivals Like Taste of West Village Aren't Necessarily About Food

    ​Since news about Texas food tends to find its way to my inbox, I know way more than I should about Texas Roadhouse happenings. I don't usually find too much in the Roadhouse oeuvre that's worth sharing, but I was oddly riveted by a recent announcement regarding the restaurant chain's partici ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Two Items That Go Down Easier With the Inclusion of a Justin Terveen Photo

    Justin TerveenJuly Alley at Sunset, taken this week​Thanks to Larry James, I just spent the better part of an hour getting better acquainted with the 8-year-old Process Access Dallas, a coalition of thousands of physicians and more than a dozen hospitals -- and many, many more working under the au ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    What Dallas Netflixed in '09

    ​Maybe you noticed (over to the right, beneath our Twitter Updates header) that yesterday, The New York Times took A Peek Into Netflix Queues in 12 U.S. cities, including Dallas. The breakdown's by zip code and ranks the top rentals of '09 -- and most zips find The Curious Case of Benjamin Button ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Highway Patrol: NYTimes Examines the Clear and Present Danger Posed by Work Zones

    ​The front page of this morning's New York Times takes a long, hard look at how unsafe highway work zones are, especially those involving pavement-edge drop-offs (which, according to one 2006 study, pose "a potential safety hazard because significant vertical differences between surfaces can affec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Friday's Unverified Fact About San Diego

    ​The 'Boys host Northern Mexico's NFL franchise on Sunday. Next week, it's off to the Big Ugly. For now, one final "fact" about the pretty boys from border...As a boy, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers was traumatized by the final scene in Ghostbusters. He is so frightened of marshmallows he spen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    NY Times Wasn't Wowed By Jerryworld. So, Then, How About the Wyly and Winspear?

    Patrick MichelsA view from the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House on Monday, when it made its official bow​Another day, another review of the AT&T Performing Arts Center -- this one from Nicolai Ouroussoff of The New York Times, whose assessment graces the top of this morning's Arts section. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    George W. Bush Sure Has a Lot of Stuff

    Two days after The New York Times singled out Saddam Hussein's unloaded spider-hole pistol (band name alert) among the possible trophies to be displayed in George W. Bush's SMU library, and a week after Pulle's piece on the joint, comes this Associated Press report about the contents of the Lewisvil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2009

    As Rainbow Lounge Raid Story Spreads Across Country, Many Interviews with Chad Gibson

    Courtesy KXAS-Channel 5Chad Gibson, hospitalized for a week after the Rainbow Lounge raid in Fort Worth, tells local TV stations he wants the officers involved prosecuted.More than a week later, the Rainbow Lounge raid continues to make national headlines.Yesterday, The New York Times revisited the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Good Times: St. Vincent Gets Some NYT Love

    The New York Times checked in with St. Vincent yesterday, a day after her sophomore album, Actor, earned its official release--mostly, it seems, because the NYT wants in on the hype, dammit. The piece is mostly a straight up feature profile, with very little color commentary from the article's scrib ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Just Remember, Luxury is Not Dead

    In January, as Neiman Marcus was reporting dismal Christmas numbers and laying off nearly 400, the retailer's CEO and president, Burt Tansky, insisted a rebound was around the corner: "Luxury is not dead," he insisted. Perhaps not -- maybe it's merely comatose. So notes this morning's New York Times ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 19, 2009


    Stage West presents The Seafarer

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Food For Thought...

    "Wine bulletin boards are the equivalent of Fox News and MSNBC, each preaching to their own committed choir and trashing the other." (Eric Asimov in the New York Times)

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2009

    The New York Times Runs An Obituary On Clint Ballard, Jr.

    The New York Times has an obituary today on Clint Ballard, Jr., who died on December 23. 2008.Ballard, a longtime Dallas and Denton resident, wrote a number of hit songs, including Linda Ronstadt's No. 1 hit single, "You're No Good." His death comes two and a half years after he suffered a stroke fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2008
  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    See What She Means

    The Mansion hosts a Peony in Love

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2008

    Wanna Pay For Bush's SMU Library? S'OK, He Won't Tell No One.

    The president yesterday spoke for the first time about just how he'll pay for the George W. Bush Presidential Center on the SMU campus -- like, ya know, maybe with some foreign money or somethin', if anyone outside of the U.S. and A. wants to give him some. Also: If you want to give to the building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2008

    Wherein Jim Schutze Introduces His New Blog ... Waitaminute.

    The decline and imminent death of daily newspapers is always on my mind, for reasons that should be understandable since I spent the first 25 years of my working life at them. But last week was especially devastating. Sam Zell, the white knight of Tribune Company, announced a very un-white-knightly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Success? Or Just Hoping for the Best?

    The New York Times this morning notes that the locally published Success magazine may be the most ironically named magazine in history, as it's never, ya know, really succeeded. Hard to believe: The small-bizzer mag's been around since 1891 (it was founded by this fella), and though you've probably ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    So Is the Knowledge Econony For or Against the Trinity River Toll Road?

    If you haven't read the rather even-handed coverage of tomorrow's Trinity River toll road vote in The New York Times today, here 'tis. Dig the headline: "Dallas to Vote on Remaking City." Wow, sounds important. But further down comes the money quote courtesy Harris Steinberg, executive director of t ... More >>

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Soft Core

    The revenge of the nerds is bitter

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2007

    Girl on a Motorcycle

    In our "news from the future" department, we have this New York Times story dated July 25, about how Harley-Davidson's trying to sell its bikes to the ladies. And though the story's got a Nashville dateline, much of it takes place at a Grand Prairie dealership, where, recently, some 50 women gathere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2007

    St. Vincent is on Fire

    Here's the latest St. Vincent video, another solo trip recorded at the Atlantic Sound and Union Hall in Brooklyn -- this time, she melts through her "Paris is Burning." (Here's an earlier clip from the same studio session, where she performs "Your Lips Are Red.") I love her -- oh, and so does The Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2007

    Sandra Brown Writes Some Crazy Friggin' Books

    On her Web site, New York Times bestselling author Sandra Brown doesn't quite give away the plot of her forthcoming book, Play Dirty, which arrives in bookstores August 14. The Arlington-based, Simon & Schuster-published, Texas Medal of the Arts-winning novelist drops a few hints here and there: It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007

    That's So Craig Watkins!

    Craig Watkins, you are one powerful man. Seriously, that's what Ebony says in its May issue (the "Ebony Power 150" issue, to be exact), and who are we to argue with the fact that the Dallas County District Attorney has "The New Power"? The magazine's list of "the next generation of African-American ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2006

    It Would Make a Good Screensaver Too

    You really should read The New York Times' account of yesterday's Cowboys win over the New York Giants, if only for the picture accompanying the recap. I've already sent it to Mike Vanderjagt. Maybe he wants to use it on his Web site or, at the very least, as his desktop wallpaper. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2006

    More Inconvenient Truths

    The New York Times this a.m. has a handful of stories of interest to locals: a rather long piece recounting the suicide of former Kaufman County District Attorney Louis Conradt Jr., who killed himself Sunday when cops tried to arrest him for soliciting sex over the Internet from a person he thought ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2006

    Expo Park: Gosh, It Looks Happening!

    There's a Web site out of California called TurnHere, which, says here, is all about capturing the "authentic experiences of places and leisure activities in cities and neighborhoods around the world." What's that mean? In short, they get would-be filmmakers to make shorts about the cities in which ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2006
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    August 28, 2006

    Bye, Bye, Buyout

    The flood of names of people offering to leave The Dallas Morning News is numbing. Every update makes me jump out of my chair. The editorial cutbacks over there will change the basic nature of the newspaper forever. I can't believe some of the people they're losing. But I'm just as depressed by the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 6, 2006
  • Blogs

    April 10, 2006

    Time for "The Times" To Weigh in on DeLay Doc

    Yesterday's New York Times' Arts & Leisure section had a small piece on a movie we've written since last summer--and just about every week since we started this danged blog. Stephanie Goodman asked: What becomes of local filmmakers Mark Birnbaum and Jim Schermbeck's movie The Big Buy: How Tom DeLay ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 23, 2006

    Screen Dancers

    Ballets Russes offers history and passion

  • Music

    October 7, 2004
  • News

    November 27, 2003
  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Newsletter

    The North Texas Skeptic

  • Dining

    June 19, 2003

    Beef Brawl

    The beef is good, but other things are better at Smith & Wollensky

  • Film

    June 13, 2002

    Internal Despair

    In The Believer, a Jewish student explores his inner Nazi

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001
  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best breakfast

    Bread Winners Bakery & Café

  • Music

    March 12, 1998

    Write or wrong?

    Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out of Hell is paved with one journalist's bad intentions

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