Tim Rogers

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    May 15, 2014
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    February 14, 2014

    Help Me Out Commenter Wylie H., and I Swear I Won't Pay You $100,000

    There he was again yesterday commenting on my thing here about the convention center hotel, Wylie H., the city's smartest best informed and most mysterious commenter, and all I could think of was how badly I want to see him exposed. Wait. Why would I want to see Wylie H. exposed? How would that hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2013

    Hey, Lamster at the News: Get up to Speed on Fear of Black People Here. Otherwise, You're Doing Great.

    Wouldn't want you to miss a very interesting letter to the editor in today's Dallas Morning News from architect/civic activist Bill Booziotis about a recent review by Mark Lamster of the star-crossed arts district condo building called "Museum Tower." (Hey, do me a favor. Get a sandwich, a cold ... More >>

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    May 13, 2013

    Medical City is Dallas' Most Expensive Hospital

    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 >>

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    March 29, 2013

    Kip's Big Boy Statue Gone From Abrams Road Lawn, Thanks to City Code Enforcers

    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 >>

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    February 13, 2013

    The Rekindled Dallas-Fort Worth Rivalry is ... Really Boring

    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 >>

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    November 30, 2012

    Nobody's Calling the Trinity Golf Course "TERRIBLE," DMN, They're Just Calling B.S.

    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 >>

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    September 25, 2012

    Anonymous' Barrett Brown Writes Letter from Prison, Claims the FBI Broke His Ribs

    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 >>

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    August 30, 2012

    Muni Courts Battle Isn't About Race, Except Maybe in a Good Way

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    The Light ... It's, It's Coming!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Mooney River: Once Again, D Magazine Misses the Trinity River Toll Road Story

    ​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 >>

  • News

    July 28, 2011

    D Finally U-Turns on Trinity Road

    What's the matter, Wick? Got a "sorry" stuck in your throat?

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    June 23, 2011
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    March 4, 2011

    Week of the Iguana -- And Other Stuff

    ​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 >>

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    January 14, 2011

    Steel Creator Bringing Vietnamese Street Food to Downtown

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    As Everyone Shouts "Sexy Spy," Anna Fermanova's Attorney Insists, Nyet So Much

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Talkin' Shit About the Calatrava Bridge

    Patrick MichelsInside one of the center arch sections of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge​D 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 >>

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    September 1, 2009

    Carter Albrecht's Dad Explains Why, Two Years Later, He and His Wife are Suing Pfizer

    Carter Albrecht​Yesterday 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 >>

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    March 27, 2009

    On the Bob's Steak & Chop House Hotline, Theft or "Deal Gone Bad"?

    Given the reaction of Friends of Unfair Park and Friends of Bob Sambol's this morning, he's perhaps the least likely most-wanted man in town, but there's no disputing a Dallas County grand jury's true bill indictment that landed in our in-box this morning: The namesake of the 16-year-old Bob's Steak ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008

    Scenes from the Drilling Gallery

    The so-called Barnett Shale Gallery in the new Tom Hunt Energy Hall, from which they will not broadcast, sadly. After the jump, the world's longest press release, sent to media folks today following the unveiling of plans for the Tom Hunt Energy Hall at the Perot Museum of Nature & Science ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2008

    Where's Wicko?

    C'mon, Wick, show us your dot. We promise not to giggle. The current issue of D includes sort of a neat little item -- a map indicating "How Dallas Media Voted in the Trinity Toll Road Referendum." It shows how the city voted in November, and there are dots indicating which media members live in ant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2007

    KDFW Suspends Rebecca Aguilar After Controversial "Ambush"

    A few days after receiving a major award, KDFW-Channel 4's Rebecca Aguilar has been suspended from the Fox affiliate. Monday night, KDFW-Channel 4 ran a piece about 70-year-old James Walton, owner of Able Walton Machine & Welding in West Dallas, who, early Sunday morning, shot and killed a man tryin ... More >>

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    September 18, 2007

    Schutze is Shocked, Shocked!

    Mayor Tom Leppert, pictured here, spoke today at a media briefing concerning the Trinity toll road. Jim Schutze is in the car and on the phone, heading north -- to Oklahoma, most likely, where he likes to gamble with the missus' paycheck. Stuck in traffic, he phones in with this report from today's ... More >>

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    July 27, 2007

    Looks Like Someone's Itching for a Signature-Countin' Fight

    I leave town for one week, and all sorts of misbehavior happens. I can’t say I am surprised, but I am disappointed. Over at FrontBurner, Tim Rogers has been engaging in wishful journalism again about how the TrinityVote petition campaign will come up short of the required signatures to force a re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    "Really Drew Bledsoe" Talks!

    This is the genius behind Part of him wishes you didn't know that. First thing this morning, I touted the greatness of Really Drew Bledsoe's latest post on his blog, An hour later, Tim Rogers at FrontBurner outed the man behind the blog: Amir Blumenfeld, a 23-year-old Los ... More >>

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    June 22, 2006
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    January 2, 2003

    2002 Revealed

    An aging Buzz finds little to celebrate in the year gone by. What did you expect?

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    February 8, 2001

    The Cable Gal

    Meet the new face of journalism, Ashleigh Banfield

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    July 6, 2000

    Position wanted

    Helen Bryant resigned, huh? No harm in applying for a gig that sweet, is there?