• Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Nothing's Dominic "Nicky" Palermo: "We're Never Going to Be Pretty, Just Pretty Ugly."

    On the strength of the group's first full-length effort, Guilty of Everything, Nothing, out of Philadelphia and led by ex-con Dominic "Nicky" Palermo (who spent two years in jail several years ago for aggravated assault and attempted murder), have quickly become perhaps the best of the current crop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    New Oak Chef Richard Gras Loves the Moth, Hates Burned Fish Sauce and Needs Your Advice

    Richard Gras is the sort of newish chef at Oak in the Design District. Gras grew up in Troy, New York, then earned his culinary arts degree from Johnson and Wales University in Rhode Island, where he also cut his teeth in some high-profile kitchens like Empire, which received one of Conde Nast Trave ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    With Jimmy-Jerry Spat Again in the Headlines, NFL Films Looks Back at the Origins of the Feud

    The always-simmering debate over whether Jerry Jones has too much control over the Cowboys' football operations was brought to a boil last week after former coach Jimmy Johnson traced the team's "country club" atmosphere back to Jones. That sparked something of a back-and-forth about who was in char ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2012

    The Five Best Local Music Stores

    There are plenty of places to go in Dallas to get music equipment. Whether you're a professional musician, the parent of a tween or just a person with a rather expensive hobby, there are six Guitar Centers in the metroplex. Truth is, Guitar Center has almost everything you need: Plenty of new and vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    In Defense Of ... Rihanna's "Where Have You Been"

    Early last Thursday, Drake, Chris Brown, and their crews started a nightclub riot in the New York club WIP (Work In Progress). This stage had a wide cast of characters: Mary J. Blige, Meek Mill and Ne-Yo. San Antonio Spur Tony Parker was there too, and was among the injured bystanders that morning. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    Firestone And Robertson on Distilling Bourbon and Whiskey in Fort Worth

    Surely it's difficult to convince your spouse that it's a good idea to quit your day job to distill whiskey. Considering that's exactly what Leonard Firestone and Troy Robertson did, they must be really good talkers. In a salvaged Prohibition-era warehouse south of downtown Fort Worth, they're filli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Aikman's Agent Recounts QB's Concussions to Illustrate "Undiagnosed Health Epidemic"

    ​USA Today directs our attention to agent Leigh Steinberg's kick-off column for the Los Angeles Times's small-paper spin-off The Daily Pilot, which ran last week. In it Steinberg tackles the subject of concussions, which, he writes, have become an "undiagnosed health epidemic ... sweeping athletic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Listomania: The 15 Best NFL Team Anthems

    ​This whole "Super Bowl" thing has been pretty unavoidable this year -- and, for obvious reasons, infinitely more so in these parts than in years past. Then again, with media all over the place, thousands of out-of-town-guests, and an alleged 100,000 hookers (or not) converging in the metroplex ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Troy Dungan to Appear On ... Channel 11? Yes.

    ​So, about that local TV news rumor to which I alluded below ... Earlier today we got a call that Troy Dungan, the longtime WFAA-Channel 8 weatherman who stepped down in July 2007 after 31 years on the air, has been seen loitering around the KTVT-Channel 11 studios in recent days, briefcase in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Opening a New NY Barbecue Joint Takes Hot Guts

    New Yorkers' newfound infatuation with Texas-style barbecue is migrating upstate. everywheremag.comHot guts, Texas-style.​The venerable Dinosaur Bar-B-Que is planning to add house-made hot guts to its menu when it opens a new location in Troy, a former steel and textile town near Albany. As ... More >>

  • News

    April 15, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 16, 2009

    BCS Playoffs: Round 1

    ​With our alternative to the BCS offered up, nothing else to do than to let it play out. Food expert/football junkie Dave Faries, take it away ... Given its record in other matters, it's unlikely Congress can solve the BCS mess and put in place a viable playoff system. And it's very clear the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Line Goes Deep as Troy Aikman Helps Friends of the Katy Trail Kick Off Membership Drive

    Photos by Sam MertenNFL Hall of Famer and Fox broadcaster Troy Aikman braved the stiff winds and cool temperatures Thursday night while promoting the kickoff of the inaugural Friends of the Katy Trail membership drive. Joined by his two daughters, 7-year-old Alexa and 8-year-old Jordan, Aikman graci ... More >>

  • Culture

    July 10, 2008

    Clique Shtick

    The retail racket that is High School Musical on Tour! sells the same old Disney message but without the magic

  • Film

    June 19, 2008

    Empire Strikes Back

    Mongol paints a historically hazy but kick-ass picture of everyone's fave emperor, Genghis Khan

  • Calendar

    March 13, 2008

    Awkward Adolescence

    See some Disney kids slip and fall

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2008

    At Sundance, Some Films Are Wanted, While Others Are Desired

    Colin Hanks, John Malkovich and Ricky Jay in The Great Buck Howard, which is mostly so-so, to be honest PARK CITY, Utah -- Snow was promised all day, eight to 12 inches by mid-Monday morning, but so far, not even a flurry. The same could be said of the acquisitions at the Sundance Film Festival, whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2007

    In Case You Miss Troy Dungan ...

    You'd think on Troy Dungan's special day on November 13, he wouldn't have to share the spotlight with the man who replaced him when the WFAA-Channel 8 icon stepped down in July. But, no, weatherman Pete Delkus will indeed serve as the master of ceremonies next Tuesday when the Press Club of Dallas, ... More >>

  • News

    September 20, 2007
  • Culture

    March 15, 2007

    Perfect Game

    With Fences, DTC steps up to take a big swing at a major work by August Wilson

  • Music

    January 25, 2007

    This Will Destroy You

    Friday, January 26, at the Door

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2007

    Don't Worry, Jim. You'll Be A Lot Warmer Soon Enough.

    WFAA's Pete Delkus unveils the station's latest weather forecasting tool, Doppler GODar. O.K., now I feel guilty about my Pete Delkus rant yesterday. I have reconsidered my feelings about yesterday's weather, and I see now that my issues are not really with Delkus but with God. That's an old beef. ... More >>

  • News

    July 6, 2006

    Cop Out

    Former North Richland Hills Officer Allen Hill claims he killed a man in self-defense. So why didn't his department defend him?

  • News

    February 9, 2006

    Eight Is Enough

    Long before he was canonized, Troy Aikman was comical. Who knew?

  • Culture

    November 10, 2005

    Walking on Eggshells

    Humpty Dumpty and Visiting Mr. Green find characters heading for big crack-ups

  • Film

    November 3, 2005

    Killing Time

    In the profound Jarhead, a soldier can be his own worst enemy

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005
  • Film

    May 5, 2005

    War: What Is It Good For?

    In Ridley Scott's latest epic, it's good for one really stunning siege

  • News

    October 14, 2004


    Deflowered Not So Radiant*

  • Film

    May 13, 2004

    Pitt and the Pabulum

    Brad's ripped and The Iliad's shredded in the scintillating spectacle Troy

  • News

    August 21, 2003

    Search Party

    Bill Parcells is looking for a few good men. Good luck.

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Lizzie Does Dallas

    Plus: Oh, My Aikman Balls

  • News

    January 3, 2002

    Odds and Ends

    The more things change, the more we try to keep up

  • Culture

    January 25, 2001

    Don't Call It a Comeback

    Pat Summerall has been here for years, rockin' his peers...and so forth

  • Culture

    November 16, 2000

    Sliding Downhill

    Forget Cincy--our experts say the Boys will get a lot worse before they get better

  • Culture

    September 28, 2000

    Head Aik

    Hey, the mob's right: Troy is woozy and washed up--let's bring back Steve Pelluer!

  • News

    July 6, 2000

    Position wanted

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

  • News

    April 27, 2000

    Fallen Angel

    True-crime author Barbara Davis fought hard to redeem Darlie Routier's reputation. Now she's caught in her own bizarre web of death, drugs, and family hatreds.

  • News

    March 16, 2000

    Mommy's little angel

    Marshall Ball can't talk. So he listens to God. Everyone else listens to Marshall.

  • News

    November 4, 1999

    The untouchables

    A whistleblower learns the hard way that you don't rat on your betters at Dallas City Hall

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    No guts, no glory

    David O. Russell gets to the heart of the matter, down to the last detail

  • News

    September 23, 1999

    Rules are for suckers

    When it came time to hire an architect at city Hall, bureaucrats Robert Troy and Jan Adams made one unforgivable mistake. They were honest.

  • News

    October 1, 1998

    The Lie Detector

    From the mayor of Atlanta, who was unjustly accused of graft, to a California man wrongly sentenced to life in a Texas prison, polygraph examiner Eric Holden found the truth that helped set them free

  • News

    April 9, 1998

    Dallas Confidential

    The Texas Troubadour's Fatal Rendezvous and other amazing stories from the police department's cold case squad

  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Hurray for Holly-Woo

    When John Woo says 'Action!' it takes on a whole new meaning

  • News

    January 30, 1997
  • Film

    November 14, 1996

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Music

    January 18, 1996
  • Dining

    January 12, 1995

    Clear skies ahead

    Fog City Diner endures a few rocky opening weeks, but promises great things to come

  • Culture

    December 15, 1994

    Autograph blues

    Off-field appearances demand patience--and putting a pen to panties

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