My personal traffic-signal nemesis is where Garland Road and Gaston Avenue meet at the southern tip of White Rock Lake. Woe to the southbound driver who, having hit the intersection at 6:30 p.m., and having just learned that the squirming 4-year-old in the back seat has to go potty RIGHT NOW, must t ... More >>
As YouTube becomes increasingly wealthy, its stars and the networks that contract with them battle for money and creative control.
Saw this heads-up for the first time last night. As it turns out, according to DirecTV's website, the satellite provider and Belo Corp. are engaged in a tussle over broadcast fees. Belo, which signed its agreement with the carrier in February 2001, says DirecTV isn't paying enough for the rights ... More >>
As you've no doubt figured out by now, MTV turned 30 years old today. Indeed, that's a formidable amount of time -- enough, for sure, for almost entity to leave a mark.And, for sure, MTV has made plenty of marks. But beyond its ground-breaking debut as a music-centric cable station and past, eve ... More >>
A Denton lawyer devotes his life to fighting America's porn thiefs.
It's not the most surprising press release to ever arrive in the Unfair Park in-box -- especially given the fact that City Manager Mary Suhm's FY2009-2010 budget cut its funding ($246,000 for last fiscal year, about a third of its annual operating budget). But there it is: Dallas iMedia Network, ... More >>
I've hinted at this name a couple of times in the wake of Tom Hicks defaulting on a loan, selling Mesquite Rodeo and generally looking for a bailout. But now let's blurt it out unequivocally: David McDavid is interested in buying controlling interest of the Texas Rangers. "I have ... More >>
On Page 13A of Your Morning Paper is Dora the Explorer, crying all over a full-page ad that screams: "Time Warner Cable is Taking Dora Off the Air Tonight! Along with 19 of your favorite channels!" Which is a bit of a stretch. Spike? Please. MTV? Since when? 1985? TV Land? Since when? 1966? OK, thou ... More >>
A few weeks ago Atlanta Journal-Constitution columnist Mark Bradley wondered, "What if McDavid owned Hawks, Thrashers?" And my "McDavid," of course, he means local car salesman David McDavid, who, in 2003, was poised to buy the Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers, as well as Philips Arena, from Turner Broad ... More >>
For those who don't get the cable teevee, the Dallas iMedia Network, available solely through Time Warner, aired a few days back a "round table" featuring no less than Curtis King from the Black Academy of Arts and Letters, Jac Alder from Theatre Three, Charles Santos from TITAS, Dallas Cultural Aff ... More >>
In case you were looking for him -- and we weren't, maybe that was BeloWatch -- Burl Osborne has resurfaced. You 'member him -- former publisher and editor of The Dallas Morning News? Turns out, he's now chairing the "editorial oversight board" of something called CleanSkies.tv, which right now appe ... More >>
There are things you can learn on MySpace, and there are things you can't
Says here that on June 19 and again on July 24, someone "vandalized" Time Warner Cable's fiber-optic lines that run along the Stemmons Freeway underpass near the Trinity River -- and by vandalized, they mean someone stole the copper wiring out of the conduits. The first time it happened, some 45,00 ... More >>
ATHFCMFFT is 87 minutes of pure art, with fries
Here's some good news for fans of the cable networks Logo and Here!, two channels with content aimed at gay viewers that had been dropped from local cable programming when Time Warner Cable took over the Dallas cable from Comcast Corp. on August 1. That had some local viewers mighty pissed, as the ... More >>
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In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.
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Will Belo be bought? Yes. Or no. Either way, you won't be able to tell.
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Channel 11 and the Star-Telegram join forces against Channel 8 and the Morning News
Cheap tricks, SXSW, record releases, and lots of words in bold type
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Earnest eggheads came to Texas with an idea that for-profit schools can save public education. So far, it ain't working.
The telecommunications bill brings out the greed in all of us
How telecommunications deregulation will help Disney--and other media giants--rule the world
Reprise Records president defends the rights of his artists against the Right and the wrong
Big business proponents contrive some of the worst bills of the 74th session