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    December 5, 2013
  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    The 18 Most Entertaining Musical Performances by Politicians

    In America, politics and music have been tied together since the very beginning. Benjamin Franklin played multiple instruments, including the violin, harp and guitar, and he even invented one: the glass harmonica. Thomas Jefferson, who played the violin, used music to woo his wife, Martha, who pla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Zimmerman Verdict Shows the Shortcomings of a Trial by Media

    The New York Times has a story on its front page today about the Trayvon Martin verdict reporting not only that Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law was not invoked by the defense but also quoting a legal expert who calls the law's exclusion from defense arguments "a brilliant strategic move." The Ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2013

    A Blind High School Sophomore Was a Couple of Feet from State Pole Vaulting Championship

    Spoiler alert: Charlotte Brown did not win the state pole vaulting championship over the weekend. The sophomore at Emory Rains High School, 70 miles east of here, cleared 10'6" on Saturday, putting her eighth out of nine contestants and more than two feet shy of victory. Still, her performance was ... More >>

  • Culture

    May 2, 2013
  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Texans Make Scotch Whiskey Better Than the Scots Do

    Shame on us for not seeing this sooner. A Waco distillery whooped up on the Scots in the whiskey distillin' business a month ago. They won Best in Glass, a recent whiskey competition, beating names I'm sure you'll recognize like Macallan and Glenmorangie, just to name two. See also: - Texas Distill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Seven Trends for Thanksgiving 2012

    1. Channeling Sam Sifton. The former New York Times restaurant critic is on a roll. In addition to a career in food writing and 25 years of cooking holiday dinners, he twice manned the Thanksgiving Help Line at the Times, where he guided overwhelmed (drunk) hosts through frozen birds and flambé dis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Talking Food Critics, Ethnic Influence and Chef Instability in Dallas with Eric Ripert

    This Friday at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert will deliver an interactive performance discussing the industry that has granted them stardom. Most of the press coverage about the show has focused on Bourdain, but while Ripert takes a quieter approach to life his story is no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    The News Buries the Lede in the Komen Story

    Just want to make sure you know what you're getting into if you count on The Dallas Morning News to tell you what's up. It's not that they won't. But you do have to deal with the social local filter. The New York Times this morning carries a story by Times staffer Natasha Singer under a headline, " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2011

    The City Has Three Finalists for Library System Director, and Two Come with Some Baggage

    ​Back in late August we mentioned that the city had hired a search firm to find a permanent (well, you know what I mean) director of the Dallas Public Library System. Corinne Hill's been serving as interim director since Laurie Evans retired in June 2010, and by all accounts she's done a bang-up j ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Village Voice Media Responds to Clergy Attack Ad in Today's New York Times Over Backpage

    ​Today 36 clergy affixed their names to a paid ad and open letter to the Village Voice, the Observer's New York sister paper, and the classified ad site The full page ad was published in the New York Times. The religious coalition demanded that we close down our legal, adult cla ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Before Anthony Bourdain Visits Dallas, He Chats with City of Ate About Bad Food Critics and Evil Truffle Oil

    ​Anthony Bourdain comes to Dallas this Thursday, visiting the Majestic Theater to share what will no doubt be candid and curse-filled insights into his life's work, travels and food. Since City of Ate is sponsoring the event, I spoke to Bourdain recently, asking about his new show, the food sc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    While Faraway Lenders Grapple with Fracking, a Word From Local Appraiser in the Trenches

    Photo by Taryn Walker​A rig in ArlingtonThe New York Times ran an interesting story Thursday on the growing reluctance of banks to grant mortgages to owners of properties that have been leased for gas drilling in the northeast. Landowners often aren't giving banks a heads up before signing on ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 30, 2011
  • Blogs

    April 24, 2011

    In Wake of Townview Changes, Dallas ISD Super Hinojosa Insists He's "Not Anti-Magnet"

    ​The battle over Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center -- which Dallas Independent School District Michael Hinojosa is splitting up in order to excise five of its seven principals next school year, over parents and Carla Ranger's objections -- has reached The New York Times, via its relationship with th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    The Secret of Finding A Great Restaurant While Traveling

    While visiting my parents in Detroit this weekend, I'd planned to dine at Slows BBQ, a trendy smokehouse that's earned praise from Bon Appetit and been credited by The New York Times with spearheading the city's cultural resurgence. But since my planning consisted entirely of checking the address an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2011

    Local Album Release News: Kirtland Re-Issues Jaffe EP, Bowling For Soup Preps Eleventh LP, Here Holy Spain Announces Sophomore Disc.

    Jason JanikThese guys are naked for a reason: They have a new record coming soon.​ Some quick hits on the album release front to pass along this afternoon...

  • Music

    March 3, 2011

    Young The Giant, Kitten

    Sunday, March 6, at The Loft

  • News

    February 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Smokestack Lightning: Since Texas Won't Regulate Emissions, E.P.A. Will Handle Permits

    Sam MertenWhat Gov. Rick Perry thinks of the Environmental Protection Agency​Surely you're aware of the ongoing battle between the Environmental Protection Agency and Governor Rick Perry over the state's enforcement (cough) of the Clean Air Act. Long story short: The governor says the feds don't h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Stick It In Your Earmark, or: You Don't Have to Look Far To See When Good Money Goes Bad

    The Trinity Parkway Toll Road, looking south from Hampton Road, from the master plan​Not to be cranky or anything, but it's really irritating to read all this crap about congressional earmarks and realize nobody knows what the hell they're talking about. Stories in both The Dallas Morning News and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2010

    After Driving Up Price of Rangers at Auction, Cuban and Crane Want a Few Mil Back

    Sam Merten​For a long while during the auction of Your Texas Rangers on August 4 -- and into the wee small hours of August 5 -- it looked as though Mark Cuban and Jim Crane's Radical Pitch LLC might indeed take possession of the team. Every time Chuck Greenberg and Nolan Ryan's Rangers Baseball Ex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2010

    Serving a Dish Called Revenge

    A chef could always tell a critic to lick his chocolate salty balls.​BRC, the gastropub with the naughty name that's been a sensation in Houston this summer, failed to impress Houston Chronicle critic Alison Cook. In her review this week, Cook declined to give Big Red Cock a single star. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Five Memorable Food Protests

    Food isn't much fun when it's unaffordable. Today, cash-strapped Americans tell survey takers they're planning to eat out less and use more coupons. But eaters haven't always taken such a passive approach: There's a centuries-old tradition of demanding lower prices. Here, City of Ate presents five m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    The Tipping Point: Is it Un-American,
    Or are Some of Us Just Cheap SOBs?

    ​I recently traveled with a contingent of Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference attendees to Archer City, where we were supposed to meet with Larry McMurtry and tour his family's ranch before speeding back to cocktail hour in Grapevine. But McMurtry was laid up with an aching eye, and our bus ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Calculating Deck Park's Return on Investment (And, Bonus, a Road Trip Through Texas)

    Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation​Whenever we bring up the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, as we did yesterday, it sparks quite the contentious debate amongst those who think it the proverbial game-changer and those who think it nothing short of folly doomed inevitably to failure. Which is where Patrick ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2009

    The Wyndemere Cries, "Quarter Mil"

    View Larger MapThe New York Times' Great Homes and Destinations blog wonders what kind of pad you can get for $250,000 and comes up with a few options: a three-bedroom, three-bath 179-year-old house near the Fore River in Portland, Maine; a five-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bath house in Athens, Georgi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2009

    Pray for Rain

    In his January Climatic Bulletin, published earlier this month, state climatologist John Nielsen-Gammon documented Texas's "extraordinarily dry" and "unseasonably warm" January -- and warned of more months just like it to come "as La Nina conditions begin to develop in the Pacific Ocean." Last week, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Stuffed Shirts vs Thin Skins

    Over the weekend, folks at the Dallas Morning News had their knickers in a bunch thanks to a New York Times travel piece about this city. Granted, author Luisita Lopez Torregrosa put together a couple of suspect statements (see today's Food For Thought for one example). Her belief that "there are s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    Ladies First? Not Always, At Least When It Comes to Cardiac Emergency Treatment.

    You pick -- the long version or the short. The long version is an eight-page article from the most recent issue of Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes titled "Elapsed Time in Emergency Medical Services for Patients With Cardiac Complaints: Are Some Patients at Greater Risk for Delay?" T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2009

    The New York Times Finds Its DSpot

    Yesterday's New York Times travel section served up its "44 Places to go in 2009," and guess what! Dallas was No. 17. And guess what! Absolutely no mention of the late 20th century TV series Dallas. Instead, The Times based its recommendation entirely on the arts district, whose name it corrected to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Go Franken Yourself: Cornyn Clearly No Fan of Stuart Saves the World

    Congress gets back to business on Tuesday, and if Texas Republican John Cornyn has anything to say about it, Minnesota will only have one senator seated. That's because Cornyn, about to be installed as chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, vowed today to keep Al Franken out of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2008

    The Times, Trinity High and Tonga

    Trinity Trojan Elikena Fieilo A Friend of Unfair Park sends along this New York Times tribute to the Trinity Trojans out of Euless, the top-ranked prep football team in the country (and the team with the slowest-loading Web site in the land, as well). Of course, what The Times finds especially fasci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2008

    T.O. Loves Him Some God

    If nothing else, we can distract ourselves this week with Texas-OU, some kind of a football match set for Saturday at the Cotton Bowl, I think. The New York Times gets a jump on the pre-game festivities this morning. And, whilst on the sporting news, this clip from Terrell Owens' post-game press con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Nastia Liukin and Jason Witten Play in New York Times' Sunday Magazine

    Sarah McDaniel For those who like to do their Sunday-morning reading on a Thursday, two local items of note in The New York Times' sportsy supplement Play. One's a lengthy, engrossing Mimi Swartz-penned piece on the selling of Parker's Nastia Liukin -- whose name is misspelled throughout much of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008

    In San Angelo This Morning, a Quest to Discern the Difference Between Prosecution and Persecution

    The Yearning for Zion Ranch just outside Eldorado In San Angelo this morning, under cloudy skies, dozens of polygamist parents are filing into court to argue for custody of their children. At the center of the storm is 51st District Judge Barbara Walther, who is presiding over the largest child cust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2008

    Lavon, From Boom to Bust?

    I know the town of Lavon well enough -- used to drive through it nearly every day on my way to and from our old downtown Dallas office, way back when I flirted with the idea of bein' a Collin County country boy, like that was gonna work out. Driving along State Highway 78, I watched it go from nowhe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2008

    What Do Matt Pulle and Antonin Scalia Have in Common?

    Illustration by Brian Stauffer Pardon us, Friend, while we indulge in some self-congratulatory navel-gazing. The story “Split Decision," Matt Pulle’s incisive feature for the paper version of Unfair Park about Dallas’ embarrassing scrape with the feds over Preston Hollow Elementary School's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2008

    The New York Times Is Now In Bidness With The Dallas Morning News

    Didn't know it was hard to get, but thanks to The Dallas Morning News, it'll now be easier to get The New York Times round these here parts. As in: The New York Times announced today that it has entered into an agreement with DFW Printing Company, the commercial printing entity of The Dallas Morning ... More >>

  • News

    August 2, 2007
  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Mark Cuban Suits Up for Football

    Yup -- that's what it's going to say in Sunday's New York Times, specifically its PLAY sports magazine. In the June 3 issue, Joe Nocera reports that Wall Street money man Bill Hambrecht and Google executive Tim Armstrong are launching a professional football league to compete with the NFL -- and the ... More >>

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Snap to It

    Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    The Times "Experiences" Verizon in Southlake

    There's a story -- or is that an ad? -- in today's New York Times about Verizon's new "experience store" in Southlake, where customers can download music, play video games, watch football games in high-def and, for all we know, get a happy ending. Sounds like a little bit of paradise nestled in a li ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 12, 2006
  • Dining

    November 29, 2001

    Food Fight

    Restaurants and reviewers square off in an often acrimonious battle

  • Culture

    October 18, 2001

    Like, You Know

    Floored offers a reminder that irony isn't just about bringing the funny

  • News

    September 21, 1995

    Global warning

    Republicans are aiding and abetting denial of the worldwide shift in climate

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