University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2014

    Dallas City Hall Would Eat City Manger Finalist David Cooke Alive

    This week, The Dallas Morning News is profiling the three finalists to become Dallas' next city manager. Yesterday, it was interim City Manger/Uber crusher A.C. Gonzalez. Tomorrow, it's Oakland City Administrator Deanna Santana's turn. But today? Today belonged to David Cooke, who recently retired a ... More >>

  • Music

    November 7, 2013

    The Rise of the Living-room Concert

    For touring musicians, the ease and profitability of living-room concerts prove there is no place like someone else's home.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    SMU's Deal with Bush Library Threatens University's Academic Independence

    You know what's wrong with the Bush Presidential Center at SMU? It's not a terrible thing or place in and of itself, yet. But what's wrong already is that it represents such a lay-down by the leadership of the university. The way the thing is set up is a betrayal of academic excellence, which depend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    Rick Perry's Sales Pitch for Cheaper, Dumber Universities Is a Lie

    All you ambitious students out there, please take time to understand what Governor Rick Perry is really doing to you when he says he wants to help you graduate from college. It's the opposite. See also: - Rick Perry's Manufactured Miracle What Perry really wants to do is the same old thing he has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    The City of Ate Interview: Grape Sous Chef Danyele McPherson on Life as Luscher's No. 2

    The Grape's sous chef, Danyele McPherson, sat down with us last week to chat about the life as a sous. Let's just jump right in. How did you initially get into cooking? Well, I went to normal college - got a degree at North Carolina at Chapel Hill and worked in offices full time, in a cube. Cube ... More >>

  • News

    October 6, 2011

    Rick Perry's Manufactured Miracle

    Rick Perry's Texas is a job-making, low-taxing oasis of prosperity. It's also pure fantasy.

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Perry Speaks, and The Money Gets Nervous

    ​It's not just that Rick Perry screwed up in a debate. He is asking supporters to invest millions of dollars in his campaign. When savvy big donors have their phones in their hands about to send the money, they're all asking themselves the presidential timber question: Has he got the stuff? ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Living At, and Around, DFW Airport

    Via.‚ÄčAbout four years back, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor John D. Kasarda ID'd Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport as the city center of the future -- the so-called aerotropolis. Well, Kasarda's turned his article into a full-blown tome that just landed in the mailbox: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    Weird Science: Eating Brains, McDonald's Madness and Brilliant Bacon

    Lunch!​For most eaters, scrutinizing food means checking to make sure the lettuce in their salad's clean and their steak's not overly fatty. Scientists, of course, take a more rigorous approach, using microscopes, MRI scans and sophisticated chemical testing to determine exactly what people ar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2010

    Have a Cow: Heart Association Lines Up With Producers to Support Healthy Beef-Eating

    Et tu, American Heart Association?​Animal rights activists may disagree, but beef is delicious. It's primal and earthy and packed with protein, which is probably why many Americans eat more red meat than they should. But the Texas Beef Council's aggressively pushing another rationale for red ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2008

    In a Couple of Years, You Can Live at DFW Airport ... On Purpose

    Last summer, we mentioned that University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor John D. Kasarda was predicting the rise of "the airport city" -- or, ya know, The Aerotropolis. Chief among those new central business districts is, of course, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    But Who's the Mayor of Airport City?

    NASA's Earth Observatory "Similar in shape to the traditional metropolis made up of a central city core and its commuter-linked suburbs, the Aerotropolis consists of an airport city core and outlying corridors and clusters of aviation-linked businesses." That's University of North Carolina at Chap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Journalists and Lawyers Suck Face

    Ya know, that John Edwards sure can give a speech, but only if it's about John Edwards. Democrat vibes permeated the annual Stephen Philbin Awards, held at the Dallas Bar Association for the 23rd year at 11:15 a.m. Couldn't help but be, with several dozen new judges, fresh from the all-but-sweep of ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    The Newy Factor

    How does someone who calls himself "Newdawg" compete with Dale Hansen? By not being Dale Hansen.

  • News

    October 23, 2003

    Mr. Nice Guy

    Is Antawn Jamison too big a sweetheart to make the Mavs tough enough?

  • News

    October 5, 2000

    Out of Their League

    Want to have some fun playing soccer? Stay out of Plano, kid.

  • News

    May 18, 2000

    You can go home again

    Forget the big box in the 'burbs. Developer David Spence does urban apartments for yuppies -- without the razor wire.

  • News

    July 2, 1998

    Death on tap

    Cryptosporidium kills AIDS victims in Dallas. Who will the pathogen claim next?

  • Music

    December 18, 1997

    Close to the bone

    Tom House's backwoods sound carries essential sparks