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  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    The Rise and Fall of a North Texas Meth Ring

    In court documents, he is referred to as "Ruben." We don't know his real name, and we don't know if he was the first to make contact with the now-27-year-old Gerardo Cisneros, aka "Tatuado" or, simply, "Jerry." But we do know that in November 2012, Ruben made a call to Cisneros about "tickets." Cis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2013

    Sir-Mix-a-Lot in Talks to Join Coolio and Vanilla Ice on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Show

    The fundraising campaign to reunite Vanilla Ice with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with a live concert in Dallas is heading into its home stretch and organizer Jared Guynes has some interesting plans in the works to sweeten the deal that is Jared's Epic Party. Guynes told DC9 at Night that he's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    Woman Accused of Running Over Cousin Could Face Death After Autopsy Reveals the Victim Was Pregnant

    Kassandra Martinez's future just got even bleaker. The 20-year-old Mexican national was already in jail on a murder charge for allegedly running over her cousin last month at a Northwest Dallas gas station. Witnesses told police Martinez was mad at the cousin for refusing to chip in for gas after a ... More >>

  • Film

    May 9, 2013

    Compton Royalty

    A new documentary examines Venus and Serena’s rise from their upbringing in Southeast L.A.

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    At Half Price Books, a Dallas Cop Was Nearly Killed by a Fleeing J.R.R. Tolkien Thief

    On Wednesday afternoon, an employee at the Half Price Books mothership on Northwest Highway watched a customer as she picked out a selection of audiobooks, concealed them under her shirt, and nonchalantly walked out the back door. Darrell Stevens, a Dallas police officer working an off-duty securit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2011

    On Deck With Jack Wilson

    ​ If you see Jack Wilson in person, his appearance will have you fooled. The Austin native's jaw-length locks and happy-go-lucky smile give no indication of the struggles he's overcome in his musical career. In conversation, the folk singer/guitarist speaks of the hardships of homelessness and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    VW Suit Moved to Dallas, Threatening Marshall's Plaintiff-Friendly Caseload

    A 2005 traffic accident in Dallas certainly has gotten a lot of national attention in recent months. That's because In Re Volkswagen of America Inc. et al appears to be the case that will empty the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall, heretofore known as a "judicial hel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2008

    Willie Nelson's Big Tank of Gas

    "No, don't see it, Willie. You sure you tossed it out the window?" A Friend of Unfair Park who recalls my former obsession with any story dealing with Willie Nelson and his BioWillie fuel -- which, of course, is produced by Dallas-based Earth Biofuels, which is in the midst of restructuring as it's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 1, 2008

    We Aren't Marshall: Volkswagen Wants Case Moved to Dallas

    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Marshall is a popular venue for patent infringement lawsuits; as The New York Times pointed out in 2006, right after that famous Echostar-TiVo trial wrapped, "more patent lawsuits will be filed here this year than in federal district court ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    February 7, 2008
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    December 21, 2007

    Fahrvegupdate: A Christmas Miracle

    I note for the record that I did finally speak with the Park Cities Volkswagen folks after e-mailing them. They had the unfortunate experience of hearing the bitchiest side of me (as did the very nice, slightly terrified man 'o the hour waiting quietly in the other room to take me to the holiday shi ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2007

    Meter Reader

    Watch your corn hole, America. You could get slammed.

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    An Open Letter To Someone, Anyone, Who Works At Park Cities Volkswagen

    Dear Someone Who Has Access To A Phone At Park Cities Volkswagen, Dallas' No. 1 Volkswagen Dealer, Pick up the phone. Call me. Reassure me that I am not currently on the receiving end of some of the worst customer service in the history of the planet. If you can't do it for me, do it for Alexander ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 22, 2007

    The New Face of Evil

    Call of Duty 4 might hit a little too close to home

  • News

    November 22, 2007

    Turning the Tables on Trinity Foundation

    Hey, Ole, is that a mote or a beam in your eye?

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2007

    Down the Commode! A Glimpse Into Ole Anthony's Case Against Televangelists

    Ole Anthony, not sitting on a commode of any kind As we noted Tuesday morning, Sen. Charles Grassley's investigating six top televangelists: Paula and Randy White, David and Joyce Meyer, Creflo and Taffi Dollar, Eddie L. Long, Wise County couple Kenneth and Gloria Copeland and Irving-based Benny Hin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    Olé Ole!

    Ole Anthony still doesn't like televangelists. And they probably don't like him. CBS News has quite the revelation this a.m. (revelation -- heh): Sen. Charles Grassley an Iowa Republican and the party's top man on the Senate Finance Committee, is looking into half a dozen televangelists to see if th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 1, 2007

    Rock Gods, er, Gourds

    The Smashing Pumpkins (but not their hair) return

  • Music

    November 1, 2007

    Girltalk, Busdriver, Daedelus

    Friday, November 2, at the Palladium Loft

  • Calendar

    March 29, 2007

    Moon Landing

    It's all happening at White Rock

  • Film

    June 23, 2005

    Car Trouble

    Herbie the Love Bug's back, and he bites

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    Television Tunes

    Area bands get in on the TV show soundtrack action

  • Calendar

    October 14, 2004
  • News

    February 5, 2004

    Shiny Happy People

    The Polyphonic Spree is one Big Moment away from stardom. Right?

  • News

    December 4, 2003

    Fin Fight

    The hunt for lunkers lands two Amazon touring companies in court

  • Music

    November 27, 2003

    Damien Rice

    November 28

  • Dining

    November 27, 2003

    Missile Crisis?

    Nikita is sticking around

  • Music

    November 20, 2003
  • Calendar

    September 11, 2003

    String Along

    Violinist Gil Shaham performs

  • Music

    August 7, 2003

    Product Placement

    Volkswagen + Apple = Good news for Polyphonic Spree

  • News

    August 1, 2002

    Not So Hot

    Plus: Bring on the Smut, Tudor Tyrants

  • News

    June 13, 2002

    Go Speed Racers

    For the Dangerous Performance crew, a night at the races is anything but a drag

  • Music

    March 21, 2002

    Hayden / Neil Halstead

    Skyscraper National Park (Hardwood/Badman) / Sleeping on Roads (4AD)

  • Music

    October 19, 2000

    Born to Die

    Knowing how Nick Drake expired helps bring his music to life

  • Film

    July 13, 2000

    Getting your Groove on

    Greg Harrison's new film lovingly depicts rave culture as a vital tribal ritual

  • Music

    December 30, 1999
  • Music

    November 11, 1999

    Switched off

    For Stereolab, pop music is all academic

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Collect them all!

    Naked and proud and stupid -- meet the new Woodstock

  • Music

    May 20, 1999

    No depression

    With a new album, Radney Foster isn't so "heartbroke and then some" anymore

  • News

    March 18, 1999
  • Dining

    February 4, 1999

    Towering confluence

    The Chaparral Club is a metropolis on the plate

  • Culture

    January 28, 1999

    It matters

    Dallas' best alternative space reopens its doors with a two-man show of (tiny) animal majesty

  • Music

    December 24, 1998

    Listen up

    1998 was not a very good year, but it's still worth the bother

  • Music

    July 30, 1998

    Fair game

    Feminism posing as trend, profit masquerading as activism, and a bunch of really bad songs: Why Lilith Fair isn't so fair at all

  • News

    November 6, 1997

    Whupass U.

    Probing the mysteries of the monkey flip, the clothesline, and the pile driver at Black Bart's pro-fesh-nul wrestling academy

  • Dining

    March 7, 1996

    Heart of gold

    Beyond outward appearances lies wonderful Vietnamese food

  • News

    August 24, 1995

    Who's afraid of Robert rose?

    At the Dallas County Courthouse, everybody. David Pasztor explains why

  • Music

    July 6, 1995

    Fight the power

    Reprise Records president defends the rights of his artists against the Right and the wrong

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