It's April Fools Day, which means you are currently being bombarded with generally unfunny and unoriginal pranks and fake news stories. It's a day when it's wise to treat everything with a high degree of skepticism, from the Pokemon that have taken over Google Maps to the former co-worker's claim th ... More >>
It's always been nearly impossible to compare prices between hospitals. For one, most people who find themselves in an emergency room don't have the leisure to shop around. Even if they do, where are they going to turn? Healthcare providers don't typically put their prices on billboards. The opacity ... More >>
Yesterday's announcement that the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade is now the Dallas St. Patrick's Day Parade seems to have been greeted with a collective, "Call it whatever the hell you want so long as there's booze." Look a bit more carefully, and the announcement included some ominous ... More >>
OK, business-community school reformers. I believe you mean well. But your guy is toast. You recruited a school superintendent who cannot and will not make it in the big city. You can get all stubborn about it and defend him to the last ditch. If I had to bet, I'd bet that's what you will do, mainl ... More >>
Two things to start. 1) Don't know much about architecture. 2) Tim Rogers and his wife probably are not cannibals. Or anything like that. You know what I mean. Rogers, the editor of D Magazine, and his wife, Christine, part owner of a public relations company that has done work for the Nasher Scul ... More >>
After the "Anonymous Spokesman's"arrest, toeing the line between speech and threats.
Museum Tower isn't the only troubled real-estate deal that the pension fund has gone all in on. But so far, only its investment advisers are winning big.
Once again, D Magazine Editor Tim Rogers demonstrates that he struggles with severe intellectual and ethical challenges. Or something. In mid-April D Magazine published a cover story called "Towering Inferno," written by Rogers, about claims by the Nasher Sculpture Center downtown that it is being ... More >>
I don't know how to tell my wife. We've got to put this sucker on the market and move the hell out of here. It's coming! It's headed right for us! The light! The light is coming! WFAA Channel 8 news had a story last night about a rich lady who lives in a building on Routh Street three blocks from M ... More >>
Hungry burger fans mob the opening of Dallas proper's first In-N-Out. No, wait. They don't.Even though a new In-N-Out opened, the only things hot this week were Trinidad Scorpion "Butch T" peppers and the puzzling chains on Michael Costa's The Office Grill. Read on. City of Ate Welcome to ou ... More >>
It's just beginning to dawn on me. I should be in heaven right now. I don't know why I'm not. The sheer dumbness of the Trinity River toll road is now at long last apparent for all to see. It's blown sky high and is comin' down! And none of the people who foisted it off on the city can get o ... More >>
I'm sure at some moment in history, all of the people who had insisted the earth was flat went very quiet. After some centuries of debate, burnings at the stake and loud dinner-table arguments, the jury was in. Everybody knew it was round. The exponents of flat were suddenly extremely reticent o ... More >>
Click to embiggen, but of course.A couple of months ago, Tim Rogers provided a generous peek at the miniature version of the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden scheduled to take root at the Dallas Arboretum some time next year. Says the Arboretum of the $50-million, seven-acre site, it'll be ... More >>
Here are two things you haven't tried: taco-flavored chips and iguana tamales. For that, we have you covered. For all the things you might have tried (ie. Crossroads Diner, The Speedway Club, the wonder of vegan baking), Dallas blogs are happy to expand. Read on. City of Ate For Decanter in ... More >>
Three weeks ago I did a smack-down on Tim Rogers, the editor of D, after he was the subject of a bad front-page story in The Dallas Morning News. The story was about phone calls Rogers made to the media relations department of the school district to get his kid into a special pre-K program. Yest ... More >>
Great. Tell me you're sick of journalists talking about journalists. I was too. I was perfectly ready to drop L'Affaire Tim Rogers -- whether or not he used his clout as the editor of D Magazine to get his kid bucked into a preschool program ahead of qualified poor kids. But Mr. Rogers feels ... More >>
I still get the morning paper, even though I'm now paying $4 more for the privilege than I previously thought, which sucks. Anyway. Saw on the weather page that it's supposed to be colder than normal beginning next week. Didn't say how cold, but yesterday Tim Rogers linked to a weathering website ... More >>
This week: Alice Laussade explains why candy corn sucks.As the city descends into crisper temperatures and adopts an orangey hue, seasonal ingredients are rolling into grocery stores while local chefs and food fans are reacting accordingly. So what else is new? Dallas Morning News Leslie Bre ... More >>
Teams have been practicing and judges (including two City of Ate contributors) are advised to begin fasting as Oak Cliff is about to get smoked out this weekend for the Blues, Bandits & Barbeque street party.The festival takes place outside and inside the Kessler Theater and surrounding neigh ... More >>
Between The Smoking Gun and Gawker, Anna Fermanova's bound to have the most-peeked-at profile pictures page on the Facebooks in the last several hours. And after Tim Rogers made mention of the '05 Ogle School of Hair Skin and Nails grad, several Friends of Unfair Park have wondered: Why haven't w ... More >>
333 Body Works on Walnut Hill Lane in Northwest DallasOn Monday, Tim Rogers posted a lawsuit that several, um, massage parlors -- among them, The Passion, Cleopatra Day Spa and 333 Body Works -- brought against the city of Dallas in which they claim they had their certificates of occupancy yanked ... More >>
Much obliged to Tim Rogers and Uncle Barky for the reminder: Earlier this week WFAA-Channel 8 yanked A Charlie Brown Christmas to run Good Morning Texas After Dark, which, as Ed describes it, is "basically is a collection of mini-infomercials sharing space with actual non-paid program content." Whic ... More >>
Word of a would-be CBS-TV series titled Big D has been circulating since last October, when creators Jeff and Jackie Filgo got the high sign from the network. At the time, no further details were available -- but as Tim Rogers pointed out over the weekend, The Hollywood Reporter has come up with thi ... More >>
A couple of months back, D ran David Feherty's riveting account of his collision with a pickup on Park Lane; figured his being able to live and write about his smash-up was what the Sporting News was referring to today when it ran the piece headlined "A week when David Feherty is thankful for Americ ... More >>
Look, let me take one specific portion of the D special issue about the Dallas Independent School District that came out this week and use it to explain why I don’t think much of this stuff is worth reading. This was a sidebar under the byline of our former colleague, Mark Stuertz, who was fam ... More >>
Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks
That lovable jackass from Philly returns. Oh, joy.
Things get a little nutty between Mark Cuban and D magazine
Sure, this column is full of cuss words and self-indulgence. So was my old paper.