Tarry Canadian bitumen is barreling its way to Texas via the Keystone XL pipeline. Will it bring energy independence or environmental calamity?
If Mitt Romney won't tell you which need to be closed, we will
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?
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 >>
Commit!'s no Dallas Achieves, swearAt its August 11 board briefing, Michael Casserly, executive director of the D.C.-based Council of the Great City Schools, told the Dallas Independent School District's board of trustees: It could be a good, long while till you find a suitable replacement for Mi ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Blog Cabin VillageI 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
PosteritatiAccording 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 >>
CD Source's Larry Hanover is still a bit shaken up.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 do ... More >>
Americans don't know much about Scotland, but we dig the whisky
Maybe we should stick some of the bands in the deep-fryer
I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Definitive Jux)
Yaris fuels the Dallas arts scene
If you like NASCAR... you might be a redneck
Bavu Blakes is living proof that Scion and hip-hop don't result in a perfect mash-up
Get your motor running at the Cycle World International Motorcycle Show
Who says you can't buy a project?
A new meaning for "dog run"
Lesson 2: Hamlet dares to prune Danish tragedy
for laughs; Wedding fails to engage
The high-speed sequel 2 Fast 2 Furious delivers more noise and more flash
Plus: Finding Himself
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.
A pro-business black Democrat who appeals to white voters, Ron Kirk is the sport utility vehicle of Senate candidates. But will voters buy him?
Alma Vazquez's husband apparently killed himself, but Laura Miller can't wait to close her business
Just $25,000 gets you a bundle of hot Russian babes from one Dallas matchmaking firm. What more could a rich American geek ever ask for?
Don't bite, even if Bait does
With a new-but-not record and yet another bassist, The Darlingtons begin again
Pizza man sent packing for lounging in city park
Texas is home to an eccentric group of outsider artists celebrated as far away as New York. But if you want to see their work here, you'll have to travel to a renegade art gallery in Waxahachie.
When Ron Carpenter's nanny got busted, his 3-year-old daughter did the time
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