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  • Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Dwaine Caraway Trolls Kroger for Not Giving Him Turkeys for His Annual Turkey Giveaway

    As if we needed further proof of Dwaine Caraway's ability to entertain, the City Council member has responded to Kroger's refusal to participate in his annual holiday turkey giveaway by not-so-gently ribbing the grocery giant. "I was really shocked and disheartened at the actions of Kroger," Carawa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2014

    Living Near a Wal-mart Means You Are Probably Fat, Study Sort of Says

    A study published earlier this month in the Journal of Transport and Health features some data that you might find disturbing if you enjoy many of the trappings of suburbia. According to two engineers from the University of Connecticut and Colorado University, obesity -- and related conditions lik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2014

    Urban Orchard Market, Downtown Dallas' Only Grocer Folds After Less Than a Year

    When Urban Orchard Market opened to moderate fanfare last October, there was hope that maybe, finally, Downtown Dallas was grown up enough to support a grocery store. It's not. Ten months after opening, the jaunty "Now Open" banner still hanging above the door, the market has quietly closed. A down ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    New Grocery Stores Alone Won't Solve Health Problems in Southern Dallas' Food Desert

    It's been more than two years since a new Walmart was proposed as a solution to the food desert status in South Dallas. The store finally opened this year, but now researchers are saying grocery stores like it will likely have no impact on the health of nearby residents. "Food desert" is used to de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Dallas Woman Briefly Avoids Shoplifting Arrest By Abandoning Her Kids at Walmart, Police Say

    Monica Meza's trips to Walmart don't always end very well. In March, the 32-year-old was detained after waltzing out of a Northwest Dallas location with a cart full of nearly $300 worth of stolen merchandise. Police say the same thing happened earlier this month at the Supercenter on Central Express ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    10 Ways to Convince People You Went to Lower Greenville Before Trader Joe's

    Lower Greenville is changing faster than perhaps any other single stretch of road in the city. New bars, restaurants and, yes, exceptionally well-branded grocery stores are popping up at a seemingly constant rate. By many measures, it's a good thing. There are clearly many more people walking on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2013

    Sam's Club is Selling Barrels of Jack Daniels for $10,000

    Whip out your club card (or haul ass past the greeter), because Sam's has a sweet deal for you. Well, it's not so much sweet as it is oaky and a little like drinking fire. Or gasoline. Or gasoline on fire. The Huffington Post, MSN and others picked up on a Reddit thread this week that shows an entir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Ode to the Common Man, if He Would Only Stay out of View

    Uh-Oh. Hippie Liberal Elitism Alert. If you are a hippie liberal like me, do not, repeat, DO NOT read the story in today'sNew York Times about National Park Service plans for curbing visitation to Yosemite National Park. Reading of this story may cause serious damage to your democratic convictions a ... More >>

  • News

    June 20, 2013

    Who's Left Behind When a Soldier Commits Suicide?

    Becca Morrison's husband came home from Iraq and killed himself. She's "still here, and still fighting."

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2013

    'Armed and Dangerous' Aryan Brotherhood Member Eludes Dallas Police Two Times in Three Days

    Twice in the past 72 hours, Dallas police have tracked down a known member of the Aryan Brotherhood, believed to be armed and dangerous, at local motels. Twice, he has managed to get away. The first encounter came Monday morning at 11:15 a.m. when officers came upon a suspicious-looking black 2011 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Man Learns that, Even at Walmart, Shining a Laser Pointer at a Cop is a Crime

    When a pantsless young man runs into his backyard in the wee hours of the morning and shines a laser pointer at a police helicopter overhead, criminal charges are sure to follow. But what if you're in a Walmart checkout line fully clothed and decide to test that new light-emitting gadget you litera ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2012

    Grab Your Belts, Hide Your Drawers: Caraway's Saggin' Summit Coming September 22

    A few weeks ago, City Council member Dwaine Caraway ventured down to the first floor of City Hall, where he saw a sight that made his blood boil. Among the people waiting in line at the Bureau of Vital Statistics window was a very young man with his pants hanging down towards his knees. Preventing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2012

    Man Accidentally Shoots Himself in Leg While Buying Milk at Lake Highlands Walmart

    Update at 8:42 a.m.:The guy with the gun has been identified as 23-year-old Todd Canady. Original post: It's Monday night and you're out of milk. Mornings just aren't the same without the chocolate milky dregs of your Cocoa Puffs, so a trip to Walmart is in order. Keys? Check. Wallet? Check. Spring ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Record Store Day Comes Early This Year as Record Stores Celebrate Black Friday

    ​If you're reading this blog, it's likely you frequent a record store, and there are several good ones in the area to choose from.  But, if you didn't realize that purchasing music online is a mild sin, and if your record store of choice is the iTunes store or, you might be out of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Coming to Fair Park As Part of Energy Dept.'s "EV Project"

    ​The U.S. Department of Energy has coughed up $115 million for something called The EV Project, rolled out in October 2009 with the intention of spending the next 36 months analyzing how and how much folks actually charge their electric cars. A report's due in 2015, and Dallas is among the 18 citi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Author's Charts Show Where Dallas Ranks Among Nation's Libraries. (Spoiler: Low.)

    Courtesy Friends of the Dallas Public Library​Karen Blumenthal was once a Wall Street Journal bureau chief and continues to write about the money business for the newspaper; and that's her name on the books Mr. Sam: How Sam Walton Built Walmart and Became America's Richest Man and Bootleg: Murder, ... More >>

  • News

    August 18, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Oak Cliff's Better Nature Takes Charge

    ​The Oak Cliff secession movement in 1990 was one of Oak Cliff's very few expressions of political will in the last 30 years, and even that weak attempt at assertiveness was based on the region's profound inferiority complex. Its ethos was sort of: If you're going to treat us like your red-hea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    The Worst Kitchen Gifts for Mom on Mother's Day

    ​It's a little bit sexist to assume that your mother is yearning for a kitchen gadget this Mother's Day. It's also a bit forward of us to assume that's what you're planning on getting her. Not that a gadget gift doesn't have hit potential -- kitchen goodies last longer than flowers, are less f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    It's Em-Effing Chocolate-Eating Time: Peppermint Bark

    ​It's a Christmas miracle! No-bake treats that taste beyond delicious. All you need is a 11-by-17-inch cookie sheet, a hammer (sweet!), a freezer and a little patience at the stove. If you're no good at baking and you're really good at eating chocolate, this is the holiday treat for you. Stra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Basket Case: Kazy's has giant balls. Of tapioca.

    Alice LaussadeHey There, Sugar Balls​Kazy's Gourmet 9256 Markville Drive 972-235-4831 Try: Meiji fruit drop candy Don't try: Konpeito sugar balls I was out of rice wine vinegar, so instead of going to Tom Thumb to pay a zillion dollars for it and wait in the self-checkout line for eight hours w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Nice rack. (Of spices, duh.)

    Alice LaussadeMuch tastier than the "Dick Head" spice​Penzeys Spices 12835 Preston Rd. 972-392-7777Try: Vanilla Sugar Don't try: leaving without buying anything You ever get started making dinner only to realize the recipe calls for some weird ass spice that you know is neither a) in your spice ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.23.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *Last night I got a foot massage. By a guy. And thoroughly enjoyed it. Now, now. Settle down. It's not what you think. Friend of mine tells me of a place where at 11 p.m. you can get an hour-l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    Bonus MP3: Telegraph Canyon -- "Shake Your Fist"

    For a while there last month, it seemed like Fort Worth-based Telegraph Canyon might start looking for property in Dallas -- or at least a Wal-Mart to park the band's trailer. After playing a late set in the DOMA showcase at Bandera, then appearing onstage at the Granada for our music awards ceremon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Knives Out: Lawsuit Claims Stores Illegally Selling "Switchblades"

    If you're a "tactical knife enthusiast," then you'll take particular interest in a federal class-action lawsuit filed yesterday against Wal-Mart, Cabela's, Academy Sports & Outdoors, Dicks Sporting Goods and others retailers. Four folks, including one from Mesquite, are represented by Dallas att ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Bowling for Morning Items

    Some random notes with which to start your final day of winter vacay. Last night I briefly toyed with the idea of attending the final Cotton Bowl to be held at the actual Cotton Bowl, but an anticipated record crowd of 88,175 -- what you get when you combine a sell-out with expanded seating -- makes ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2008


    The Canuck comic blasts through Addison

  • News

    April 24, 2008
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    February 21, 2008
  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    Pollo for Thanksgiving!

    The fried chicken and scrumptious Latin offerings of Pollo Campero and its Dallas-based American division, Campero USA, are about to become available in Wal-Marts across the country. Given the chain’s rapid growth worldwide -- from Ecuador to New York to China and Indonesia -- and the abject worsh ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 19, 2007

    Wild About Harry

    We'll meet you at the Hallows

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2007

    Summer School

    School's out for summer! Unless you live in McKinney. Or you just like high school girls. Lots of reasons to be proud of living in McKinney these days. Cute little town square. Big green Wal-Mart. One school ranked among Newsweek’s best. Or is it two? But down at the McKinney Independent School D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2006

    Tower Toppling? They Say No.

    We fact-check other blogs so they don't have to: Our pals at FrontBurner are reporting that Dean & DeLuca, the upscale New Yawk grocery store, will arrive in Dallas at a Lemmon Avenue location currently occupied by Tower Records. This comes as a surprise to Tower's Sacramento-based senior vice presi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 20, 2006
  • News

    March 16, 2006
  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Year of the Concept

    After Green Day, expect more American idiots

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Birth to Burial, Record Hop, The Skin Trade

    Thursday, August 25, at Double Wide

  • Calendar

    April 14, 2005

    Killer Deal

    Local guys do good with A Killer Within

  • Culture

    April 7, 2005

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics survey the local art scene

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004

    Best Kids Bookstore

    Borders Books & Music

  • Music

    September 2, 2004

    Drive-By Truckers

    The Dirty South

  • Music

    April 22, 2004

    On His Way

    Ben Kweller grew up. Ben Kweller got better.

  • Dining

    December 4, 2003

    Fish Play

    McCormick & Schmick's has great shucks, no jive

  • Calendar

    October 9, 2003

    Scary Stuff

    More than prices are frightening now

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Hardware Store

    Elliott's Hardware

  • Dining

    August 16, 2001

    Too Old-Fashioned

    Does anybody drink classic cocktails anymore?

  • News

    March 15, 2001

    The A-Team

    Love it when a plan comes together? Not so fast. Sure, they've got A-Rod and I-Rod, but what about Rusty Greer hitting leadoff, Tim Crabtree closing, and Johnny Oates acting human? John Gonzalez goes to Texas Rangers spring training to look for answers.

  • Dining

    April 17, 1997

    Questions of taste

    Generic Harper's seems to have an answer to just about everything

  • Music

    March 20, 1997

    Pop mart

    South by Southwest '97: Will guitars give up the ghost? Yes and no, but mostly no

  • Dining

    January 19, 1995

    Doesn't happen often

    Malls and good food unite at Nicola's in the Galleria

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