Now that the war in Iraq is officially over and the one in Afghanistan winding down, the Department of Defense found itself facing a conundrum. It had just spent billions of dollars buying heavily armored personnel carriers designed to stand up to insurgent attacks only to find that it had run out o ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
America’s fracking gold rush portends the greatest environmental disaster of a generation.
Courtesy Heritage AuctionsOne of the few Calvin and Hobbes originals ever to come on the auction market's now residing at the corner of Oak Lawn and Maple. For now.That was quite the Heritage Auctions infomercial ABC aired during prime-time last night: Unfair Park's cross-the-street neighbor got ... More >>
On Wednesday, the Pittsburgh-based Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights issued a report titled Dressing Babies in Sweatshop Clothing: Dallas Cowboys, Ohio State and a Creepy Business, in which it alleged that the Cowboys are having team-branded clothing made in "gross sweatshop conditions ... More >>
Private Social is close to openingDallas is not, on the whole, a walkable city, but there are many strands that cater to pedestrians. As the heat subdued, I decided to see how foot-friendly McKinney Avenue was on this past sunny, Saturday afternoon. I started at Fitzhugh around noon and wande ... More >>
On the afternoon of October 12, 2007, former Dallas Cowboys running back Ron Springs went into a Medical City of Dallas operating room for what he and his family believed would be a simple surgery -- the removal of a cyst from his left forearm. But as Richie noted in his March 2010 cover story, t ... More >>
Forrest "Tex" BiardThere is one rather remarkable item in this morning's Metro section: Among the paid-for obituaries is a notice that retired U.S. Navy Captain Forrest R. Biard died Tuesday at the age of 96. A Bonham native and North Dallas High School grad in 1930 (he is, in fact, a recipient o ... More >>
Hot inside there, Steve?To close out a month in which ESPN blowhard Chris Berman somehow received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, guess who's mad at sports announcers? Would you believe ... a sports announcer? I love me some Steve Dennis. I mean, other than the times he puts on hi ... More >>
Though I'm always skeptical when a head coach drafts a player 24th overall and then contends he "pin-pointed" the kid all along - see: Jimmy Johnson on 7th-rounder Leon Lett, circa 1991 - I'm willing to forge into the Rodrigue Beaubois Era with an open mind. Well, I lied. I won't sit well with ... More >>
Patrick MichelsSouth Oak Cliff defensive back Kevin Brent is DISD's top recruit. He'll be a Sooner next year.Wanna do something really dangerous today? BASE jump. Try to steal the Valentine's chocolate from Jessica Simpson. Or, if you're really feeling frisky, buy some stock in 18-year-old boys. At ... More >>
Sure University of Texas quarterback Colt McCoy had to settle for the Heisman Trophy runner-up. Sure his Longhorns - despite last night's thrilling Fiesta Bowl victory - are getting screwed out of a possible National Championship. And sure, as one of my alcohol-soaked relatives put it over the hol ... More >>
Was watching the Cotton Bowl with some buddies on lower Greenville when Ole Miss sacked Texas Tech quarterback Graham Harrell for a game-clinching safety. While most of the joint emitted a primal scream, spiked their red-n-black hats, or ordered another mind-numbing shot, one dude sat and ... More >>
So, you jazzed about the old Cotton Bowl's final matchup? The Only Team To Beat Florida vs. The Only Team To Beat Texas. Maybe it's just me, but I'm intrigued by Mississippi vs. Texas Tech.
I have seen the future, and it is Frisco
Despite Dallas' 5-1 start, the Phillips 3-4 has been stupefying
Dallas entrepreneur pushes his own brand of ultimate fighting
Dallas' mayoral wannabes are all nice guys. Where's the fun in that?
Grown men dressed in spandex: What does it all mean?
Don't look now, but it's sports' biggest waste of time
O.A.R. went from school at OSU to touring the U.S.A.
Why don't tourists flock to the meteor crater outside of Odessa? Because most don't know a bona fide Texas treasure from a hole in the ground.
William Dembski thought Baylor University would be the perfect place to investigate a scientific alternative to Darwinism. He didn't know he'd be crucified for his cause.
Dwight Yoakam's the last great country singer left--and he doesn't need a twang to prove it
Channel 5's Marty Griggin and Channel 8's Robert Riggs race for ratings as their stations struggle for dominance of local television news
Dallas' most compelling art museum is hidden away in an old East Dallas firehouse