Animal breeders square off against Texas.
How greedy speculators bought politicians and drove up the price of oil.
So, what to do. The banks are closed, the kids are out of school and some of us may feel compelled to celebrate the day with a little tip o' the hat to a president. Like the first or the 16th, who both happen to have birthdays this month. Or if you like lasagna, the 20th. Once you brush the weeken ... More >>
Well, not a chicken, so much as a "Chicken Boy," the protagonist of Gregory G. Allen's new kids' book of the same name. When we last spoke to Allen, he was still living the champagne dreams and caviar wishes (well, emotionally, if not literally) of an independent author's first big successes. His de ... More >>
Local Movement Fights for Cottage Food Bill.
Wasn't exactly Cortland Finnegan vs. Andre Johnson, but The Prez got into a scuffle last Friday. On the basketball court. With an elbow. Barack Obama received 12 stitches to a cut on his lower lip after an errant elbow during a pick-up game by Rey Decerega, the Director of Programs for ... More >>
A very good Friend of Unfair Park found this old newspaper cutout here. It's an ad from the October 4, 1911, issue of the Dallas Times Herald, and, as you can see, it promises quite the something special -- then, certainly, and now most definitely. Our Friend, a history buff hoping for a miracle ... More >>
America gave up 33 million votes last night. I'm not sure who I would've swapped Big Mike for to keep him out of the Bottom Three, but I would've definitely put Aaron Kelly in there instead of Fort Worth's Casey James. The B3 announcement came relatively quickly in the show, after a Rascal F ... More >>
America prepares to shutter the infamous prison camp, and jihad looms
Six weeks of things fried and greasy, slopped in barbecue sauce or glopped from a buffet tub--damn it's been great.Mostly.This year was a short one, considering we started City of Ate less than two months ago. The Dude Food dudes return to action January 6, 2009, diving weekly into the pit of Dallas ... More >>
Cousin's Barbeque Various locations I don't think a Texas barbecue place does itself any favors by boasting that it's a favorite of an Ivy League, blue-blood Yankee, but Cousin's Web site brags about serving George H.W. Bush. Had I known that before trying the food, I'd have been a tad skeptical. ... More >>
Hear the tales of presidential visits
A taller, more liberal Avery Johnson? Obama vs. McCain? Let’s see, McCain is a Phoenix Suns fan who played junior varsity football in high school and boxed in the Navy. Eh. Obama is a White Sox fan who threw out the first pitch in Chicago before Game 2 of the ’05 ALCS. He led Occiden ... More >>
Bob Shacochis on the cover of the Mayborn's mag There’s an awful lot of pressure on this year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the Southwest. After all, the ruckus Nan Talese caused at last year’s conference, when she unleashed her double-barreled comments about Oprah Winfre ... More >>
Another historic emblem of black Dallas stands on the brink
The man who gave us Young Vader returns with a Young Indy boxed set
The Morning News puts it all together
Kisses for a lovable Frog Prince; Arsenic and old jokes at Theatre Three
The Amon Carter hooks a big one, despite Winslow Homer's schlocky tendencies
Sarah Vowell leaves the Cannoli and takes on dead presidents
Charting the not-so-grand endeavors of Frank Reaugh and Edward Sheriff Curtis
Michael Capehart finds the going lonely for a yellow-dog Democratin GOP country
September 10 - 16, 1998
The great mystery of Perot's 1992 presidential bid was his sudden decision to quit the race. Biographer Gerald Posner found that Perot was a victim of a shadowy soldier of fortune-- and his own delusions.