Remember last year when we stumbled on Stephan Pyles' Twitter feed? The chef was traveling around Mexico, gathering ideas for menu items for Stampede 66, and tweeting up a storm. See Also: - Stampede 66 Teases Tacos de Chipolines Pyles snapped a picture of a bin full of crickets and teased that ... More >>
Talented artists are spreading their works of art all across the great city of Dallas through magnificent music flyers. Each week we'll spotlight our favorite poster picks for upcoming shows in the Metroplex. 4/20 brings in a vast amount of shows this week, and an assortment of weed friendly poster ... More >>
Ghassan Hitto, the man elected early Tuesday morning to become the opposition Syrian National Coalition's first prime minister, also happens to be a North Texan. The Damascus-born activist was educated in the United States, worked as director of operations at a Collin County telecom and, according t ... More >>
In an exercise in states' rights fetishization, the Texas Legislature tasked Attorney General Greg Abbott with figuring out whether international organizations are usurping Lone Star sovereignty. If you'll recall, there was an ugly scene leading up to the 2012 presidential election, wherein Abbott, ... More >>
At the end of October, highly watchable Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott threatened to press charges against any "U.N. poll watchers" who might "interfere with Texas elections." Not to be outdone, state officials in Pennsylvania and Iowa also started threatening to arrest people. Those "poll wa ... More >>
By Jason Roche Halloween is the time where it's acceptable to wallow in the creepy, the crawly, the dark, and the macabre. Sounds like the themes of heavy metal, year-round! Here then, are those most spine-tingliest metal album covers, for your All Hallow's Eve viewing pleasure. Step inside...
Lubbock County Judge Tom Head raised some eyebrows yesterday after he told a local TV station that the tax hike he was pushing for? Oh, it's just so the county can be prepared for when Obama, upon reelection, orders UN tanks into town and sparks a second civil war. In a rambling interview with the ... More >>
See also, from Unfair Park: *Meatless Mondays at USDA Out-and-Out "Treason," Ag Commish Staples Says An internal USDA Newsletter has some Republican tweeps in an uproar. On July 23, the USDA posted a five-page newsletter for employees, offering tips and status updates on "greening efforts" includin ... More >>
You might remember FreedomWorks. In 2010, the nonprofit, established and funded by billionaire David Koch, helped shape a sprawling Tea Party movement into the force that swept a large number of very conservative Republicans into Congress. Call it grass roots, call it astro turf. For a hint, if on ... More >>
Bloody Bosnia gets a coating of Hollywood sanctimony.
Lauren Drewes DanielsThere's going to be a cornucopia of happiness at the Sigel's in Addison this Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m. Not only will there be the usual United Nations gathering of comedians that make up the staff at Sigel's, but they're also throwing Dude, Sweet Chocolate's Katherine Cla ... More >>
Photos by Anna MerlanA seemingly run-of-the-mill downtown development press conference had two surprise guests.Over the years, the re-do of the Continental Building downtown has started to feel like a bit like Guns N' Roses's Chinese Democracy. Forest City, the developers behind turning the vaca ... More >>
Just got off the phone with a lovely young lass from PETA, America's favorite activist group turned performance troupe. They're always really nice to talk to, those PETA folks, right until they start trying to reincarnate your lunch. Apparently they had applied for a booth at the State Fair of Texa ... More >>
The capital of our neighbor to the south isn't all kidnappings and cheap telenovela settings. Mexico City (D.F.) is cosmopolitan city en par with New York, Paris and Tokyo, with a culinary tradition to match. Heck, the entire of culinary tradition of Mexico is so important that the United Nat ... More >>
Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Sobering number right outta the gate: Since July 1 the Texas Rangers are 42-40. Are we fooling ourselves thinking they're an elite team that can actually win a playoff series against one of the ... More >>
Me So Hungry Burger King's new Pizza Burger probably doesn't appease Italians.Americans have a habit of co-opting and recreating global cuisines, arbitrarily assigning ethnic labels to dishes unknown in their purported homelands. In the process, of course, they've created some very good - if ... More >>
Mercy ShipsSince 1978, Mercy Ships has been sending hospital boats, for lack of a better term, to impoverished and beleaguered countries to tend to the "forgotten poor"; at this very moment, matter of fact, the African Mercy is perched off the shores of Togo in West Africa, a country ranked near ... More >>
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