It wasn't long after Gary Isett parked a Kip's Big Boy statue on his front lawn at the corner of Abrams and Trammel that people started taking notice. First, passersby, then the Lakewood Advocate, then the Morning News. D's Tim Rogers reminisced about that time in high school he took part in a Big B ... More >>
The current iteration of the debate began when Larry McMurtry, writing in Texas Monthly, ranked Dallas well below Fort Worth among Texas cities, dismissing it as "a second-rate city that wishes it were first-rate."
That sentiment wasn't particularly surprising. Anyone who's read his books knows tha ... More >>
Eric has a pretty nice rundown of today's big announcement, and I'm sure Schutze will chime in at some point, when he's done looking into the combination polo-field/squash complex expected to be announced for southern Dallas next week.
In the meantime, Sharon Grigsby, editorial page editor for the ... More >>
It's been almost two weeks since law enforcement swept into a Dallas apartment and arrested Barrett Brown, frontman for that merry band of hackers at Anonymous, for threatening an FBI agent on YouTube. Brown was taken briefly to Dallas County Jail before being released to the FBI and reportedly sent ... More >>
The big City Hall racial blow-up over a reform of our very screwed up municipal court system -- subject of a sort of weird editorial in The Dallas Morning News this morning -- is probably a harbinger of worse things to come. Which is probably good.
In all its attempts over the years to paint over a ... More >>
Hey, I was out of town last week when the August issue of D hit the streets -- well, given the magazine's target demo, perhaps we should say it hit the winding lanes and parkways -- with an essay titled "Let's Ditch the Trinity River Toll Road."
Wow. Pretty remarkable.
From the time of the ... More >>
It was dark and cold yesterday morning when I biked past the empty storefront alongside Press Box Grill, so I elected not to check out the brand new permits posted in the window. But D Magazine's Tim Rogers is obviously a better -- or at least warmer -- cycling newshound than I am, since he s ... More >>
Patrick MichelsInside one of the center arch sections of the Margaret Hunt Hill BridgeD has posted an item on its blog, FrontBurner, reporting that I traveled by kayak out to the Calatrava bridge site and defecated on the bridge to show my disapproval. The item, written by D Major Domo Tim Rogers ... More >>
Carter AlbrechtYesterday in Dallas federal court, Carter Albrecht's parents, Ken and Judy, finally sued Pfizer, claiming that its smoking-cessation drug Chantix played a "direct and proximate" role in Carter's shooting death almost two years ago to the day. The Albrechts have long considered suin ... More >>