For the past year Redflex Traffic Systems, Inc., one of the two big players in the red-light camera industry, has been embroiled in a bribery scandal in Chicago. The company, according to news reports, treated a senior transportation official to lavish vacations and had an unusually close relationsh ... More >>
Actually, JCPenney is being sued for "tortious interference," as its competitor Macy's tries to stop Martha Stewart Living from setting up shop anywhere at all besides Macy's. The lawsuit, filed today, puts a crimp in JCPenney's plan to create "mini Martha Stewart stores" inside its locations. Pe ... More >>
Media outlets in Chicago are reporting this morning that Brianna Gardner, a 22-year-old from Dallas, was fatally shot in the head in an upscale Chicago hotel. Gardner's body was discovered in her seventh-floor room by the Whitehall Hotel housekeeping staff. One guest told the Chicago Tribune they h ... More >>
As pink slime walks in shame to the doghouse this week, another important movement that transcends many aspects of the beef and processed-food industries met a milestone. Just Label It, a campaign initiated by Organic Voices, whose aim is to require labels on genetically modified foods, gathered one ... More >>
It's been 11 years since George Rivas lead the Texas Seven in their escape from prison and shooting of a police officer, and the hour of his death is fast-approaching. At around 6 p.m, the State of Texas will end his life by lethal injection. Rivas confessed that he was the ringleader of the group ... More >>
Texas RangersSouthpaw Derek Holland exits last night's masterpiece in style -- something C.J. Wilson and the Texas Rangers hope to emulate tonight.I expected Derek Holland to finally realize his potential as a top-of-the-rotation arm in the American League Championship Series. That, of course ... More >>
From the archives of The Baltimore SunNot sure if you're aware of it, because damned if I've seen mention of this anywhere, but we're mere days away from the 75th anniversary of the opening of the Texas Centennial Exposition at Fair Park. Gates opened June 6, 1936, and it ran through the end of N ... More >>
A pro-porn column in the News doesn't get a rise out anyone.
One month ago, former Congressional candidate Stephen Broden was making news in New York City when Dallas-based Life Always, of which Broden's a member, debuted that anti-abortion billboard in SoHo that read, "The most dangerous place for an African-American is in the womb." Only a few days later ... More >>
KFCIt's real, oh GOD, it's real.On April 12, 2010 a new product was released by KFC. It began as an April Fools' Day press release. A joke, people thought, it must be a joke. The nation denied its existence. Then the billboards came, and somewhere, deep into the bowels of YouTube, a commerc ... More >>
Oh, Billy!There was a time in our younger days when there simply was no bigger band than Smashing Pumpkins. Depending on who you ask, double-album Mellon Collie and the Infinite Saddness is either one of the greatest triumphs of the mid-'90s alt-rock boom or one of the most self-indulgent, overra ... More >>
I'd tweet this item, but ... no. Instead, this trio of Twitter-related items in a single post. As in: This morning, the Chicago Tribune becomes the latest in a series of stories to reference Addison-based TweetCongress, which, go figure, follows the tweets of those in Congress -- about 110 politicia ... More >>
If, that is, you happen to be a kid in the neighborhood with a hot chocolate stand. From CNN yesterday. And speaking of Dallas and national TV, here's Andrea Grimes' beloved Fuel City on Nightline last night. And speaking of Dallas the Bushes, the Chicago Tribune's Swamp blog this morning reprints a ... More >>
It's soooo close, but yet...
"We're so much more than Dallas the TV show," says a Dallas tourism rep in a story that I swear I read back in 1987. Only, nope, it's from today -- in a Chicago Tribune by way of Kansas City Star piece about how Dallas is still trying to recover from the J.R. Ewing drinking binge that last 13 season ... More >>
During an online chat today, Washington Post media writer (and CNN's Reliable Source) Howard Kurtz was asked to name the Top 10 newspaper in the country. You might recognize the name of one of 'em. (OK, all of them, but, c'mon, play along.) Washington, D.C.: Mr. Kurtz, in your column yesterday ... More >>
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Morning News looks goofy on the circ fraud story
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Plus: Attention Spanwich; Homesick
A gift from Texas Ballet Theater
Playwright Tracy Letts gets the last laugh on Dallas
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Chicago dances its way through the origins of the celebrity crook
Wilco may have been abandoned by its label, but it still had its fans
Patty Loveless isn't just Down From the Mountain, because she never left
The taste of victory is bittersweet for a local meatpacker who challenged the USDA
Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is the best album of this year. Here's why you can't listen to it.
Fifty years after leaving the Soul Stirrers, Rebert Harris has been called home
For immediate release
The DotComGuy gets loads of publicity just like this for being a zero
Twenty years after Sherrie Wilson became Dallas' first female firefighter, she discovered the department's hiring practices were discriminatory. When she tried to do something about it, she got burned.
Get out your hankies and weep for the heart-tugging disaster Message in a Bottle
A computer glitch has some Dallasites predicting an apocalyptic meltdown. They may not be that crazy.
Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out of Hell is paved with one journalist's bad intentions
The cows aren't the only ones pumping out manure in windy Amarillo, where Oprah is giving the cattlemen a lesson in steer wrestling
DMN editors spin the truth until it wobbles rather than come clean on how they blew their big story
Indie stalwarts Romanovsky and Phillips spread the gay gospel
The trails of covering the Irvin case
Bounty-club founder rests on fame and fortune while waiting for someone to pull the trigger