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  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    DFW's Five Weirdest Barbecue Joints

    In honor of Sunday's sold-out Meat Fight, we're celebrating smoked animal flesh all week long in our inaugural Meat Week, in which we celebrate the procuring, cooking and face-stuffing of dead-animal flesh. One of the things that makes barbecue places great is that some of them are just so strange. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Hypnotic Donuts' James St. Peter: We Will Not Have Cronuts and We Will Not Have Prick Customers

    James St. Peter is the hippie and creator behind Dallas' very own Hypnotic Donuts. His dream of making doughnuts started out with Spanish-based baking lessons in the wee hours of the morning, then grew to selling doughnuts from the back of a Ford Expedition, and eventually led to a retail spot near ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2012

    How Dallas Chefs Grill: The Tools, the Meat and the Techniques

    We tracked down a few Dallas chefs to get a little insight on how a Memorial Day cookout in their backyard might look, taste and smell. From grills and smokers to favorite cuts of meat, plus some tips for the novice, let their words serve as inspiration as grilling season officially begins this week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    Downtown Dallas Running Program Hopes to Get the Homeless Back on Their Feet

    Homeless and once-homeless runners paused for some inspiration this morning.About 40 homeless people descended on Main Street Garden this morning, beginning just a little before 6. They congregated on the patio of the Lily Pad Cafe; as far as we could tell there were no "bums" in the crowd. These pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    Unethics Reform: Would the Author Please Stand Up? (We'll Bring the Tomatoes.)

    ​Oh, now the city council has decided it needs to revisit its vote weakening the ethics rules on donations to city council members. Maybe they've decided to have themselves re-virginized. We pointed out here a thing that seems to have slipped past most media eyes: The council voted two week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2010

    The Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving: My Top 10 All-Time Turkey Games

    ​It was 16 years ago today that a red-headed backup quarterback from Princeton authored one of the most amazing holiday scripts in Dallas Cowboys' history. Thanksgiving Day, 1994. With Troy Aikman and Rodney Peete out with injuries, Dallas' third-stringer stepped in and promptly fell behind t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Whitt's End: 12.11.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *You heard it here first back in October as a sorta be-on-the-lookout rumor. Now it's more solid, as in, Michael Irvin's days on 103.3 FM ESPN are numbered. Radio industry sources keep telling me h ... More >>

  • News

    April 16, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    Who'd Be Mayor If Leppert Left Early? And, Why Would Leppert Do It?

    While speaking with one of Mayor Tom Leppert's consultants last month, I asked if Leppert was considering running for U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's seat. At that point, I heard he was contemplating the political leap from a few sources, but the response was something along the lines of: "Right ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    That ’70s Show

    Squint real hard and see the similarities. At long last, the ’70s are back. Women are again wearing Halston. Television viewers are glued to CBS’ hit Swingtown. Two movies founded on the old decade’s staples of Star Wars and ABBA – The Clone Wars and Mamma Mia – were among last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2008

    Gustav Isn't Screwing Around, and Neither is the City of Dallas

    National Weather Service About an hour ago, city officials gave local media members a tour of the Dallas Convention Center, in which Dallas expects to hold folks fleeing Hurricane Gustav, which is close to reaching Category 5 status as it approaches the Louisiana coastline. Only, the city keeps in ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2008
  • News

    January 3, 2008

    Dallas Flashes Back to 1997

    A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?

  • Film

    November 8, 2007
  • News

    June 14, 2007

    Kiss Me, Katie

    Fairy tales can come true. Why, they can even win you an award from Dallas' less-than-vigilant press club.

  • Film

    May 31, 2007

    L.A. Story

    Charles Burnett's revered, rarely seen South Central-set film finally gets its theatrical due

  • News

    July 6, 2006
  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Safe and Sound

    The Books rewrite history--and American folk music--with a bin full of records

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2006

    Axe, and Ye Shall Receive

    I can't say I told you so, because I wasn't the one who said it. It was my friend, Village Voice Media video game columnist Luke O'Brien, who told me Eva Alejandro-Pena would soon be chopping down her tree and putting it on eBay. "Give it a week," he said. Turns out O'Brien, who happens to be Cathol ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2005

    Hotel Katrina

    While the feds fumble, hurricane survivors find relief thanks to a Dallas hotel owner and friends

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Fifteen Stooges

    The Dallas City Council does a comedy campaign for its critics

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    The Girl Who Played Dead

    The untold story of the 1990 bathtub shooting

  • Calendar

    July 3, 2003

    Feelin' Lucky

    Granbury rounds up the Guys and Dolls

  • News

    August 22, 2002

    Clean Time

    At Dallas' courthouse, a small, hopeful experiment is under way in breaking the jail habit

  • Film

    May 9, 2002

    Made on the Margins

    For 15 years, the Dallas Video Fest has flickered on the fringe

  • News

    February 21, 2002

    "Today, a Generation Died."

    Revisiting the story of the 1937 New London gas explosion--the worst tragedy involving schoolchildren in American history

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    Music heals, now more than ever

  • News

    October 4, 2001


    The sun will explode in 5 billion years, and robots are humanity's best hope to escape. Three guys are working on a plan. In a garage. In Heath, Texas.

  • News

    July 12, 2001

    Grave Matters

    The tombstones in Oakland Cemetery bear names that reflect Dallas' greatness and its shame, from former mayors to klansmen. But years of neglect have left it overgrown and forgotten.

  • Music

    May 17, 2001

    Ode to Billy Joe

    Billy Joe Shaver has a stunning new album in stores. But he can't enjoy it.

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    From Russia, with bugs

    Scientists from the former Soviet Union's top-secret biological weapons lab join with Dallas researchers to fight a common enemy: the deadly Ebola virus

  • Music

    May 6, 1999

    The variations of Tom Waits

    Or: What do Liberace, Rodney Dangerfield, and a one-armed pianist have in common?

  • Dining

    July 2, 1998

    Tapas attack!

    Ketama and De Tapas hit Dallas with flamenco fury

  • News

    May 22, 1997

    Stick it in your ear

    Frank Mitchell thought he was a made man in the all-powerful 'family' that controls professional golf. Then the PGA Tour shoved him out into the cold.

  • News

    February 13, 1997

    Born of El Sol

    Germinated in the rich tradition of El Sol de Texas, the Spanish-language press takes root in Dallas

  • Music

    December 5, 1996

    Jingle bells, Jingle sells

    The industry aims for the heart of Christmas-- with a shotgun

  • Music

    July 11, 1996

    Ja, das is country punk

    The old world discovers the Old 97's

  • Music

    December 7, 1995

    Whose Young Turks?

    Little Jack recruits some new blood and resurrects the ghost of e.e. cummings

  • News

    September 21, 1995

    Lost Tribe

    Grand Prairie's Henry Clayton has proclaimed himself chief of the new 'nato Nation. Is he the head of Texas' largest Indian tribe-or an indian impostor?