Last week, University of North Texas grad Johnny Quinn was an unknown, just another one of the 1,200 or so Americans competing in the Winter Olympics America has never heard of. Then, the McKinney-raised bobsledder escaped a Sochi bathroom by busting Kool-Aid Man-style through the door.
Paula Deen, the undisputed queen of Butter n' N-Bombs, is headed to Dallas next month, as the central figure in a MetroCooking event series at the Dallas Convention Center. Deen, of course, made news this summer when a deposition documented her use of racial slurs. The downward spiral was quick, ma ... More >>
Updated update:There's another video now, with a slightly higher production quality and a lot more apologies. Watch it while you still can... Original Update: The video has been taken down. Here's a transcript of what you missed... I want to apologize to everybody, for the wrong that I've done. I ... More >>
A new documentary examines Venus and Serena’s rise from their upbringing in Southeast L.A.
There is, if news reports are to be believed, a new frontier in helicopter parenting. Suspicious moms and dads are hiring trained drug detection dogs to sniff out their kids' drug stash. The trend was first identified by the Today Show in December, which ran a story featuring a Houston mom who used ... More >>
Kenny Loggins is in a country band. If you don't believe me, watch the Today Show until they've cycled through all the other people who are promoting big 30th-anniversary tours and new country albums on the Today Show. It's called the Blue Sky Riders, and they're playing SXSW on March 13, and while ... More >>
Earlier this morning on the Today Show, CNN Money released its list of "America's Best Places to Live." Dallas doesn't make the list, even though there are 100 places, but neither does any other metropolis because this is a list of small cities that "offer strong job opportunities, great schools, l ... More >>
See also: The problem with Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" is one of those songs that tricks you. You only have to hear it once to know all the words. Not just the chorus, ALL OF THE WORDS. Who knows where you even heard it the first time? The problem is you ... More >>
Detroit's Electric Six is all about one Dick Valentine. Also known as Tyler Spencer, Valentine has led some form of his band since 1996. And he's been largely successful: The band has become renowned for its chaotic live shows and interesting mixture of punk, funk and alternative rock. Electric Si ... More >>
From First Baptist Dallas's home pageRobert Jeffress endorsed Rick Perry Friday, but it's the gift that keeps on giving. As in: The Americans United for Separation of Church and State has sent a letter today to the Internal Revenue Service insisting that the First Baptist Dallas pastor's endorsem ... More >>
Dallas-based Southern Recipe, the world's largest manufacturer of pork rinds, has donated $10,000 of their pork rinds to The Today Show's Lend a Hand Tour benefiting tornado victims in Birmingham, Alabama. We're not sure if the first thought on the Alabamans' minds was, "What I wouldn't give ... More >>
It seemed like the biggest hindrance to Kanye West -- or "Conway" as Dubya calls him -- earning a wide-ranging pop music acceptance was his ego. Turns out a persecution complex may have trumped the producer/rapper/auto-tune aficionado's legendary ego, though.
Photo courtesy of Central 214Central 214's executive chef Blythe Beck Her first name ain't baby, it's Blythe, Miss Beck if you're naughty She dresses in pink. She loves diamonds. And she says that what food really wants is for you to "love on it." I'm speaking, of course, about Blythe Beck, ... More >>
The MonsterCould you eat a 5-pound grilled cheese sandwich? Should you? If there's anyone who can and will, it's Adam Richman, star of Travel Channel's cross-country chow challenge series Man v. Food. On Monday's episode (7 p.m., September 13, on the cable station), Richman attempts to conq ... More >>
So, wait, none of these people are on the Today show anymore? Been a while, I guess.Far as I knew, Tom Brokaw and Jane Pauley were still hosting the Today show -- apparently not. Nope, says this NBC press release, a couple of gentlemen named Matt Lauer (who I thought hosted HBO's entertainment ne ... More >>
A sneak peek at the new-and-improved Dallas skyline, if you look close enoughI'll leave it to Sam to interpret the convention center hotel documents that went online Sunday in advance of the city council's Economic Development Committee's jam-packed meeting this morning. (Takeaway: Open by Jan ... More >>
Alejandro Escovedo, The Strange BoysSons of Hermann HallJune 4, 2009Better than: Putting up with the crowds at the House of Blues for the Animal Collective show. (A review of that show should be up shortly)The Strange Boys and Alejandro EscovedoIt wasn't exactly an energetic start to the evening at ... More >>
I just threw up in my Raisin Bran. Now, where'd I ... put ... my ... ah, there it is ... soap box. America has gone softer than Bob Dole without his Viagra and it makes me sick. In short, on ABC's Good Morning America Robin Roberts and Diane Sawyer are taking a team of local high school girls ... More >>
Go ahead and set your iPods to the over-used but somehow still uplifting anthem “Clocks.” Because, ladies and gents, Coldplay’s coming back to town. According to the press release that arrived in our mailbox this afternoon, the “Viva La Vida” tour (same name as the upcoming album which, u ... More >>
"We're so much more than Dallas the TV show," says a Dallas tourism rep in a story that I swear I read back in 1987. Only, nope, it's from today -- in a Chicago Tribune by way of Kansas City Star piece about how Dallas is still trying to recover from the J.R. Ewing drinking binge that last 13 season ... More >>
Guess it was a slow news day on the Today show, um, today, as the NBC morning show threw a tap-water taste test pitting H20 from Dallas against agua from such towns as Portland, San Francisco, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Chicago, Cleveland and Miami. (KXAS-Channel 5 was responsible for sending in Dalla ... More >>
The missus and I just concluded a morning tour of the Northwest Dallas polling places, and so far, no drama -- or voters, for that matter. At 9:32, we were Nos. 53 and 54 at Leonides Cigarroa Elementary School on Webb Chapel Road and Walnut Hill Lane (our third polling place in three elections, come ... More >>
The New York Times this morning notes that for the first time in nine years, the Today show has decided to send its annual "Where in the World is Matt Lauer?" feature to the Interwebs, where it will have but a single sponsor: Hyundai Motor America. And while most of us around these parts don't give ... More >>
Le Rendezvous dares to take its sweet time
No Kathy, no Mo no mo', but Parallel Lives still proves feminist humor's not an oxymoron
Plus: Green Seeks Greene
Inside the life of Southlake's child prodigy artist, 15-year-old Olivia Gennett
Tom Clancy plays spy games
In tracking down a lost author, Mark Moskowitz brings his own literary passion to life on the screen
Plus: Q&A with Deborah Norville
Channel 11's Rene Syler makes a big-market leap, and the press jumps her, of course
A veteran prosecutor--and famed barbershop quartet member--bows out of office
Champagne and Gold Bar bring a touch of class to downtown
Twelve-year-old Alexandra Nechita is fooling art patrons as the "Petite Picasso"
March 26-April 1, 1998
Nicholas Broomfield's Courtney problem
Meet Dallas literary agent Evan Fogelman, the brains behind the bodice-rippers
The Rev. Harvey Cutting had one last chance to come clean. He chose to lie.
Her left hook is suspect, but Darla Johnson is a knockout. Ring rats at The Nuway Athletic Club think there should be more boxers just like her.
Eddie Bernice Johnson has burned through more than 50 staffers during her four years in Congress. She says she's just demanding. They say she's a tyrant.
Atomic Cafe filmmaker Jayne Loader has won raves for her CD-ROM Public Shelter, but calls the 'new medium' a dud
Whitewright keeps making headlines--for all the wrong reasons