Toyota Motor Corporation

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    October 28, 2014

    Ill-Conceived Fort Worth-to-Kazakhstan Gun Smuggling Operation Foiled by ATF, Stupidity

    The United States' gun-show loophole is as wide open as it's ever been. Any private citizen with a cache of firearms can still sell them to any other private citizen without conducting a background check, as licensed dealers are required to do, because freedom. There's a catch. The loophole, gaping ... More >>

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    July 9, 2014

    Dallas-Area Officials Hoping to Lure Tesla's Gigafactory to Dallas

    The conventional wisdom at the moment is that when Tesla Motors gets around to announcing details of its highly coveted, $5 billion battery gigafactory -- the type of economic development that gives red-state governors with ill-concealed presidential aspirations wet dreams -- it will land in one of ... More >>

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    June 4, 2014

    Toyota Headquarters Was Headed for Outer Space and Not the Inner City Anyway

    Real estate writer Steve Brown has a story in today's Dallas Morning News about massive apartment projects springing up around the site of the new Toyota headquarters in Plano. Apparently these will be part of an even bigger sea of apartments not far from the J.C. Penney headquarters up there in the ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014

    What Toyota Is Really Talking About When It Blames Dallas' Scary, Scary Schools

    You know what the one good thing is about a bad school system? It's a great excuse for everything else. Mayor Mike Rawlings stirred the pot earlier this week by telling KERA that Dallas lost out on a recent huge corporate relocation, Toyota's American headquarters, because of our bad school system. ... More >>

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    April 28, 2014

    The 5 Bands Who Defined Edgefest 24

    On Saturday, the bustling northern 'burb of Frisco hosted many thousands of modern-rock lovers at Toyota Stadium for the annual, all-day Edgefest aural orgy (the 24th installment, no less). Saturday's festival roster proved to be one that, maybe more than any recent Edgefest, bridged the generation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    The 11 Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, April 28 - May 4

    Well look at that, the weekend came and went without a single supercell tornado in sight. If you let the old Texas weather fearmongering song and dance get to you, and spent the weekend in the fetal position in your bathtub, waiting for the end of days-- you missed out on what was probably the nices ... More >>

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    April 25, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas this Weekend, April 25-27

    This weekender contains a very rare occurrence in which the majority (six out of 10) of notable live music events listed are taking place on Sunday. Maybe Dallas promoters will one day stop their tried and true method of throwing a dart at a wall calendar to pick a concert date, but until then, this ... More >>

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    April 21, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas this Week, April 21-27

    It's Monday morning after a holiday weekend, and we're all just trying to get through the day. Whether you spent the weekend record shopping, bleeding from your eyes, or observing the Sabbath-- you're probably moving a little slow today. Get caffeinated, because this week is full of shows that are g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    The Nine Best Outdoor Venues in North Texas

    Now that the weather has turned to something other than scorching, we can turn our attention to catching a show outdoors. Although most promoters (and many in the crowds) don't seem to mind a show taking place in the middle of August, I sure don't mind having dehydration and hyperthermia being the e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    The Nine Best Concerts In Dallas This Week, September 19-25

    Good god, Dallas. It's going to be a cheap Monday. This weekend you've got live music in the city, in the suburbs, Fort Worth, and everywhere else in between. Unfortunately it's not a matter of who you're going to see, it's who you're going to have to miss. It's 2013, and though we were promised je ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2013

    Juggalo Eats and the Quest for the Mystical Burrito Man

    One of the true hardships that we face as a nation is the omnipresent problem of being surrounded by booze and stimulating foods. In the comforts of your own home, you may be able to curb your pizza roll addiction into having just a civilized cup of tomato soup. At the Gathering of the Juggalos, you ... More >>

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    February 7, 2013
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    January 3, 2013

    There Will Be Tar Sand

    Tarry Canadian bitumen is barreling its way to Texas via the Keystone XL pipeline. Will it bring energy independence or environmental calamity?

  • News

    October 11, 2012

    The 10 Most Corrupt Tax Loopholes

    If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will

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    September 6, 2012

    In a Hidden Texas Farming Village, the Making (and Selling) of a Cambodian Bumper Crop

    Cambodian immigrants are growing and selling a plant so invasive it's banned in several states. How did you think that water spinach ended up in your bowl?

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    June 14, 2012
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    May 3, 2012
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    February 6, 2012

    The Most Exciting (Non-Football) Super Bowl Moments!

    TEXANS CELEBRATE AMERICA - Neither of the pre-game patriotic performances achieved Whitney Houston-level kudos, but both were delivered tastefully and capably. Lindale's Miranda Lambert did some nice harmonizin' with her hubby on "America the Beautiful," and Burleson's Kelly Clarkson shared her Nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    Whitt's End: 4.8.11

    ​Whether you've reached the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *So Nuggets coach George Karl wants some of the Mavs, huh? "If we had to pick and choose, we would probably say 55 percent Dallas and 45 percent Oklahoma City," he says of his preferred ... More >>

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    February 24, 2011
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    December 15, 2010

    Area Man Kicked Off Mineola Nature Preserve Trying to Bait Bigfoot in His Toyota

    Natalie DeeA man from Lancaster spent Monday night in a nature preserve 75 miles east of Dallas trying to lure Bigfoot to his black Toyota sedan, police say. Mineola Police Capt. Jack Newman tells Unfair Park he responded to a trespassing call Tuesday morning to find the man camped out in his car al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2010

    Make Room In Your Brain -- Not Your Wallet -- For (Free) Museum Day on September 25

    Blog Cabin Village​I used to have a blast as a kid going to the Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth. Dad and I would load up in his lumbering, early '90s model Chevy "Suburbasaurus" and head out to Fort Worth for a woodsy day of living history. Of course, my fascination with the place mainly centered ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Hao Liu, Can You Go? Texas Supreme Court Demands Dallas Man Stop Playing Lawyer.

    Harvey Birdman's more of an attorney than Hao Liu.​Hao Liu is not an attorney. He's never been an attorney, nor a member of the State Bar of Texas. He's also not in law school. Never has been to law school. Hard to say what he does -- except, that is, tie up Dallas courts with frivolous lawsuits.U ... More >>

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    April 29, 2010
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    February 12, 2010

    Whitt's End: 2.12.10

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *The combo of weather and injuries and chicken shits is diminishing NBA All-Star Weekend. No Kobe Bryant. No Allen Iverson. No LeBron James in the dunk contest. Silver lining: Mavs' icon Dirk Nowit ... More >>

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    December 9, 2009

    Inside Dallas News's Price-Hike Strategy

    ​The Dallas Morning News's circulation is way down -- by 30 percent since 2007 -- which is just what A.H. Belo higher-ups expected when they decided to start upping the price of the paper. In a "special report," Editor & Publisher details just how the News came up with the decision to charge $ ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Pho From Home: Finding Perfection

    ​In Pho From Home we seek out the variety of pho--authentic, Texified, good and bad--available in restaurants, starting in the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and winding all the way around the Dallas area.I am staring at a forty-paged PDF file on my laptop. My mother, who lives in Ho Chi Minh City, ... More >>

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    August 24, 2009

    Of Rusty Wrecks and Fake Insurance Cards: Local Dealers Say Adios to Cash for Clunkers.

    Posteritati​According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, via this New York Times story about today's cash-for-clunkers deadline, I'm the proud owner of one of the most popular trade-ins: a Jeep Cherokee, which is starting to drive like today's its expiration date as well. So, how'd it go fo ... More >>

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    April 2, 2009
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    January 28, 2009

    CD Source Takes a Hit. Literally.

    On Thursday, January 22, a little past 8:00 p.m., a car crashed through the front window of local music store CD Source. Seems an unlucky gent had pulled in front of the store and erroneously thought he had put his car in park. Once he opened the door and stepped out of his vehicle, off went the Toy ... More >>

  • News

    May 15, 2008

    Ask A Mexican

    Americans don't know much about Scotland, but we dig the whisky

  • Music

    October 11, 2007

    Fair to Midway

    Maybe we should stick some of the bands in the deep-fryer

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    March 29, 2007


    I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Definitive Jux)

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    December 14, 2006
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    August 24, 2006

    Craft and Driver

    Yaris fuels the Dallas arts scene

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    April 25, 2006

    Fool Efficiency

    Last week, The Wall Street Journal ran a special car section exploring, among other things, alternative fuels, car recycling and the coming global traffic jams as the number of cars in service worldwide hits 1 billion by 2020. It also had an article on hybrids, stating that hybrid buyers tend huddle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2006

    NASCAR: A Yankee Pastime

    On Sunday The Dallas Morning News ran a piece reiterating the myth that NASCAR was once a regional--specifically southeastern--sport that has suddenly expanded into the major urban markets. Strangely, even NASCAR officials adhere to this and other myths (such as the disregard for non-southern drive ... More >>

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    November 10, 2005

    The Human Race

    If you like NASCAR... you might be a redneck

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    September 22, 2005
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    September 1, 2005

    Mining for Gold

    Bavu Blakes is living proof that Scion and hip-hop don't result in a perfect mash-up

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    November 18, 2004

    Motor Away

    Get your motor running at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show

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    October 14, 2004
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    July 1, 2004

    No Comparison

    Who says you can't buy a project?

  • Calendar

    September 18, 2003

    Pups on Parade

    A new meaning for "dog run"

  • Culture

    September 4, 2003

    Auntie Mom

    Lesson 2: Hamlet dares to prune Danish tragedy

    for laughs; Wedding fails to engage

  • Film

    June 5, 2003

    2 the Extreme

    The high-speed sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious delivers more noise and more flash

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    November 14, 2002

    Being Ray Liotta

    Plus: Finding Himself

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    October 31, 2002

    Likely Suspect

    Three years after his conviction for rape, local DJ Gary "Babyfase" Faison speaks out to proclaim his innocence. What are the odds he's right? One in 300 million.

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    September 12, 1996
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    November 10, 1994

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

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