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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
On the fourth Sunday of every month, an assortment of vegetarians--police officers, an airline pilot, animal activists, nurses and all manner of otherwise normal people--gather for all-you-can-eat vegan Sunday brunch at Veggie Garden in Richardson. The restaurant is small and casual, occupying an ... More >>
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David O. Russell gets to the heart of the matter, down to the last detail
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