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    September 15, 2014

    Among Very Few Other Things, Cowboys Actually Good at Not Getting Arrested

    Since 2000, Dallas Cowboys players have been arrested only 14 times, well below league average, according to a report compiled by The New York Times' The Upshot blog from USA Today data. NFL players have had 713 reported legal run-ins since USA Today started the database in January 2000. (It's ma ... More >>

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    June 27, 2014

    CBD Provisions' Cheeseburger Is One of Dallas' Most Interesting, and That's Saying Something

    It'd be fair to say that I've never thought so much about what makes up a perfect burger more than the few hours after eating CBD Provisions' cheeseburger. It may have started with Sam Sifton's story for The New York Times, where a perfect burger means a deepening crust from cooking on a cast-iron s ... More >>

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    May 8, 2014
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    March 27, 2014
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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

    May 10, 2013

    Lessons of the West Explosion: Government Regulation Bad; Government Money Good

    All I want is to connect the dots. You help me. Mayor Tommy Muska, whose town of West just suffered what has been called the worst industrial accident in the 15-year history of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, is on the front page of The New York Times today agreeing with Governor Oops that governme ... More >>

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    January 31, 2013

    Dallas Hair Weave Thefts Have Reached Epidemic Proportions

    When employees of USA Beauty Supply arrived at work on the morning of December 26 after taking Christmas off, they were surprised to find that the Red Bird store was already open. The doors were still locked, but the gaping hole in the brick wall provided easy access inside. That's evidently what t ... More >>

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    November 12, 2012

    No Country for White, Old Men

    Conservative columnist Jonah Goldberg has a new column out saying the presidential election was about our desire as a nation to become more European and by sad inference less American. Do you remember voting on that? I'm trying to think what the ballot language might have been. Proposition One (ink ... More >>

  • Music

    June 14, 2012

    Oak Cliff Film Festival at the Texas Theatre

    Thursday, June 14-Sunday, June 17

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    June 12, 2012

    The Oak Cliff Film Festival Puts Its Spotlight on Music Video

    See also: Who's that girl in the Sarah Jaffe video? See also: It's Friday the 13th, watch this Angelus video See also: The premiere of Mind Spiders' "Wait For Us" I came across this video last night, for Beck's "Pay No Mind," which I hadn't seen in about 18 years. I remember watching it one bore ... More >>

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    March 23, 2012

    The Walking Taco May Have Walked Across the Border

    John T. Edge wrote about Tostilocos in Wednesday's New York Times and describes the Mexican street food as Tostitos corn chips topped with shaved jicama, pickled pig skins and stumpy tamarind candies in one instance. Sounds a little like the Frito Pie we wrote about a few weeks ago, right? Could our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Tto Tto Wa Bistro and the Arrival of Korean Fried Chicken

    While researching Tto Tto Wa Bistro, the subject of this week's review, I read everything I could on an Asian delicacy that's become a personal obsession: Korean fried chicken. The earliest reference I could find to the stuff served in the States was in John T. Edge's book Fried Chicken, published ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Who Will Build Dallas' Best Meatball Hoagie?

    Flickr​This week in The New York Times, Pete Wells reviews someplace called Parm. His intro points out the lack of coverage food snobs give Italian-American cooking -- red-sauce pasta on red-checkered table cloths -- despite that it's a prominent comfort food for millions of Americans. That's ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Before We Get (Another) Plan for Downtown's Parks, the Bridge Club Should Get a Clue

    Tale of two cities on today's front pages: Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic at The New York Times, presents a big-canvas panoramic of Rio Park in Madrid, Spain, where they entombed a highway to bring a river back to life. Linking Madrid's vast and wonderful new park to trends in Europe and Am ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Mark Cuban Wants to Adios the NBA's Salary Cap? Apparently. Quite the "Game Changer."

    Photo by Sam Merten​This morning's New York Times looks at the NBA lockout and wonders whether all the owners -- those from small markets, those with big payrolls, those losing money, those winning titles -- are on the same page when it comes to demanding givebacks from their players. Long story s ... More >>

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    March 17, 2011

    New York Times' Pay-Per-View Plan Is Much More Generous Than Dallas Morning News's

    ​The New York Times this morning revealed its long-expected plans to erect a pay wall (again) around some of its content: Starting March 28, visitors to the paper's website will be able to access 20 articles every month without paying. After that, it'll cost $15 a month to keep reading. But there ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2011

    See, Strips Clubs Are Good For the Economy

    Patrick Michels​Dunno why Mayor Mike Moncrief and the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport board are so stimulated to keep that new Rick's Cabaret from getting its TABC on; don't they know that girls, girls, girls getting that cherry pie hot in herre all night long is good for the coffers? Says ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Online Courses, DISD's "Vision for the Future"

    ​Speaking of the Dallas Independent School District ...This morning, The New York Times -- or, more to the point, The Times via its new-found relationship with the Texas Tribune and, in this instance, a partnership with the Hechinger Institute on Education and the Media at Columbia University -- l ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    Mayor Tom to New York Times: Rangers in Six

    Patrick Michels​Tom Leppert Fact: He pitched a few innings of junior varsity at Claremont McKenna College in Southern California. So notes The New York Times this morning, in a pitching duel between the Dallas mayor and San Francisco's mayor Gavin Newsom, a former first baseman for Redwood High Sc ... More >>

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    October 19, 2010

    This Morning, In a New York State of Mind

    ​Writes Mike Lupica in this morning's New York Daily News: "So now, after all the winning during the regular season that Joe Girardi talked about in a testy postgame interview session, after starting the postseason with four straight wins and maybe thinking the Rangers were going to be the kind o ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    A Vintage Clip of Bobbie Wygant Interviewing Harrison Ford in '77 Is Making Rounds Today

    Bobbie Wygant Interviews Harrison Ford for Star Wars 1977 from on Vimeo.First it appeared on The New York Times's Web site this morning, courtesy fellow nostalgist Dave Itzkoff (who actually stumbled across it on The Daily; then, MTV's. This six-minute clip of Channel 5's Bobbie W ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Why Emmitt Smith Is So Not Overrated

    John Robertson​It takes all of this long to find someone insisting that Emmitt Smith ain't all that. "Smith's record is overrated." See, that did not take long. And. And. And. The common knock on the Dallas Cowboy: "Had the best offensive line of all time in front of him." Imagine if Barry Sanders ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010

    Killer Salsa: Why is the CDC Picking on Our Favorite Dips?

    Ohmigod, that salsa killed Kenny!​The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week did its best to dampen summer fun by linking salsa to food poisoning. According to the much-quoted press release, one out of every 25 cases of foodborne illnesses picked up at restaurants originates ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    News & Notes: Hooray for the Ever-Expanding Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, Blockbuster Keeps NYSE Listing and American's "YADA" Yada

    U.S. Census Bureau​A little light lunchtime reading ...To begin with, the U.S. Census Bureau released its population estimates today, and, as usual, Texas -- and the DFWA (as in, Arlington) -- fared bestest in all the land. "Star of the Sun Belt," says here. And that means you, Frisco and McKinney ... More >>

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    May 27, 2010
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    November 11, 2009

    Nobody Gets Out Alive: Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle Explains Why He's Retiring

    Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle​Tomorrow morning, at around 10, Dallas Police Chief David Kunkle will hold a press conference during which he will announce that, effective April 30, 2010, he will no longer be Dallas Police Chief. He has known this day was coming for a while. He told Dallas City M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    NY Times Takes on DPD's "Noxious Practice" of Ticketing Non-English Speaking Drivers

    ​This morning, The New York Times' editorial page insists the tale of Ernestina Mondragon, the first of 39 drivers ticketed by Dallas police for not speaking English to speak up, is merely a symptom of a larger issue: "how local police departments should deal with recent immigrants." (And, no, the ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    NY Times on Why Dallas Treats Under-Age Prostitutes as Victims, Not Criminals

    Brandon ThibodeauxAs we wrote last year, Dallas's Letot Center beds offer sanctuaries to minors fleeing pimps.​Speaking of The New York Times ...On this morning's front page is a lengthy piece about the rise in runaways turning to prostitution, and how most law enforcement officials treat these ch ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Of Rusty Wrecks and Fake Insurance Cards: Local Dealers Say Adios to Cash for Clunkers.

    Posteritati​According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, via this New York Times story about today's cash-for-clunkers deadline, I'm the proud owner of one of the most popular trade-ins: a Jeep Cherokee, which is starting to drive like today's its expiration date as well. So, how'd it go fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Cowboys Stadium, Also a Fine Art Gallery

    Courtesy the Dallas Cowboys​So reports this morning's New York Times, which takes a tour of the Dallas Cowboys' new home with Gene Jones and finds the walls adorned with works by the Whitney-feted Lawrence Weiner, Franz Ackermann (who's collected at the Museum of Modern Art), conceptualists Mel Bo ... More >>

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    March 11, 2009

    10 Questions: Rip Esselstyn

    He's a former professional triathlete and current Austin firefighter. But Esselstyn is also the author of a vegan cookbook. The Engine 2 DietBut he doesn't call it vegan. He's eating "plant strong"--and has been for more than a decade. Then, when a fellow firefighter found out his cholesterol was d ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Food For Thought 2.26.09

    "The straw and orange have been there for a long time, but people have not necessarily had a huge connection to them." (Neil Campbell, president of Tropicana North America, announcing a design change on boxes of the company's orange juice last month.) "What we didn't get was the passion this very lo ... More >>

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    February 5, 2009

    Save The Date

    Mid-week date nights are a staple in our romantic relationships. The dates themselves don't necessarily have to be romantic, but it's a happy occasion when date night and romance actually do intersect. Starting tonight and continuing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through February, the very r ... More >>

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    January 5, 2009

    In Dallas, Too Much Office Space

    Malls are lacking tenants; so too are offices. And, says this morning's New York Times, it's going to get worse -- even in a market like Dallas, "which had been shielded from the economic downturn until recently by skyrocketing oil prices and expanding energy businesses." One real-estater quoted in ... More >>

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    December 23, 2008

    Winona Ryder Was a Trend-Setter

    Dallas Parkway-based got an awfully nice plug in today's New York Times piece about the rise in shoplifting during The Great Depression II: Electric Boogaloo. And what, exactly, does the company do? Helps retailers and law enforcement officials track stolen goods as they surface onli ... More >>

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    September 15, 2008

    All Shale Tracy Rowlett!

    Nice photo of Tracy Rowlett in this morning's New York Times, in a story about Chesapeake Energy Corporation's, due to launch sometime this month. As you no doubt recall, the former KTVT-Channel 11 anchor doesn't take kindly to folks who dismiss the site as an online informercial for the co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2008

    Salvia Is Not Your Bud

    In 2002, by way of public service, Patrick "Buzz" Williams and I taste-tested various flavors of legal highs, among them salvia divinorum, then a burgeoning novelty in your finer lifestyle accessory shops. The result: moving colors and fits of laughter, which lasted two minutes, and the hellacious h ... More >>

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    August 13, 2008
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    June 16, 2008

    Ross for Boss! And He's Got Charts!

    "The Return of Ross Perot?" asks a The New York Times blog post this morning -- which means, awesome, it's time to whip out my ironically purchased Ross for Boss T-shirt that's held up remarkably well 16 years later. The Times site actually links to David Broder's Washington Post column from yesterd ... More >>

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    April 11, 2008
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    December 26, 2007

    Texas is To Die For

    In other exciting holiday season news, The New York Times today reports: "For the first time in the modern history of the death penalty, more than 60 percent of all American executions took place in Texas." Used to be around 37 percent, for those keeping a body count at home. As Wonkette puts it: "T ... More >>

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    November 30, 2006

    Dirty Old Men

    Comix great Peter Bagge captures the essense of Al Goldstein. Odd, thought you needed a jar for that. In keeping with Unfair Park's groundbreaking coverage of First Amendment Champ-cum-Fallen Porn King Al Goldstein, Josh Alan Friedman provides this dispatch from the front lines. A cocktail party ... More >>

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    November 9, 2006
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    October 31, 2006

    Boo! It's the Dixie Chicks!

    The Dixie Chicks doc, Shut Up & Sing, opens locally in a couple of weeks; I know, yer thrilled. Till then, there's this from New York magazine's latest issue concerning Chick Natalie Maines and her hometown of Lubbock; seems she ain't too popular there, can't imagine why. But we're a little confused ... More >>

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    July 10, 2006

    Sounds Too Familiar

    When you read the letters of Herb Stark in The Dallas Morning News, keep in mind the man from Massapequa, New York, isn't just a fan of the hometown paper. He's a fan of every newspaper: Says here in today's New York Newsday that every morning the 76-year-old wakes up and fires up the computer to sc ... More >>

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    May 8, 2006

    For a Guy Who Doesn't Read...

    ...President George W. Bush sure is obsessed with his library (and his legacy). Say so right here in today's New York Times, which details his desire to merge "a public policy center with his presidential library after he leaves office in 2009." And the paper still has Southern Methodist University ... More >>

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    October 2, 2003

    Farewell to the Flame

    See the Idiots before they return to their villages

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    June 24, 1999


    Stonewall Jackson's House would be politically incorrect, but Jimmy hates that term

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    April 24, 1997

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

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