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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
A Trinity River vote, the return of the Citizens Council, a corruption case at City Hall. Buzz is confused. Was this 2007 or 1997?
Fairy tales can come true. Why, they can even win you an award from Dallas' less-than-vigilant press club.
Charles Burnett's revered, rarely seen South Central-set film finally gets its theatrical due
The Books rewrite history--and American folk music--with a bin full of records
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 >>
While the feds fumble, hurricane survivors find relief thanks to a Dallas hotel owner and friends
The Dallas City Council does a comedy campaign for its critics
The untold story of the 1990 bathtub shooting
Granbury rounds up the Guys and Dolls
At Dallas' courthouse, a small, hopeful experiment is under way in breaking the jail habit
For 15 years, the Dallas Video Fest has flickered on the fringe
Revisiting the story of the 1937 New London gas explosion--the worst tragedy involving schoolchildren in American history
Music heals, now more than ever
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.
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.
Billy Joe Shaver has a stunning new album in stores. But he can't enjoy it.
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
Or: What do Liberace, Rodney Dangerfield, and a one-armed pianist have in common?
Ketama and De Tapas hit Dallas with flamenco fury
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.
Germinated in the rich tradition of El Sol de Texas, the Spanish-language press takes root in Dallas
The industry aims for the heart of Christmas-- with a shotgun
The old world discovers the Old 97's
Little Jack recruits some new blood and resurrects the ghost of e.e. cummings
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?