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War and Conflict

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2013

    The Tea Party Wants Louie Gohmert to Take John Cornyn's Seat in the Senate

    There's a Tumblr waiting to be made about U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert. Maybe "Sh*t Gohmert Says" or "Texts from Louie." Right Wing Watch, where the Tyler Republican garners only slightly fewer mentions than Glenn Beck, does a solid job, but its reports lack the proper memeiness to properly con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2013

    Ex-Dallas Fire Chief Steve Abraira Is Out in Boston After Marathon Bombing Response

    There are some differences between the crisis Steve Abraira has been facing in recent weeks as Boston's fire chief and the one he faced eight years ago in Dallas. Here, he was popular with the rank-and-file, a familiar presence at even minor blazes, but he was politically maladroit. There, his probl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    Anson Chi, Accused of Trying to Blow Up a Plano Gas Main, Faces Even More Charges

    Last summer brought us the story of Anson Chi, a Plano man who's accused of trying to detonate a bomb next to a gas main on West Park Road. The bomb did go off, perhaps earlier than Chi was hoping; police believe it detonated while he was "tampering" with the gas main, severely injuring Chi but only ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Osama Bin Laden's Death: My Top 10 Observer-ations

    ​10. When I first heard President Obama was making an emergency announcement at 9:30 on a Sunday night, my first thought was ... asteroid. Then aliens. Then NFL lockout. Then Osama Bin Laden. And somewhere along the process I figured it was just a ploy to interrupt Donald Trump's Celebri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2010

    Latest Round of 35 Conferette Lineup Adds Includes !!!, Portugal. The Man, Kid Koala, Generationals and The Civil Wars

    ​Another week has passed and another round of acts has been added to the upcoming 35 Conferette in Denton (formerly known as NX35).Today, five more names just added to the March 10-13 festival lineup: indie dance favorites !!! (pronounced Chk Chk Chk, if that helps), Alaskan-based prog-rockers Por ... More >>

  • News

    October 7, 2010
  • Film

    September 16, 2010
  • Film

    September 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    September 2, 2010

    Watch: Trey Johnson -- "Bombs"

    Trey Johnson released this morning a new music video for his song "Bombs," the lead single off his new album, Where The East Ends, his second release in the wake of Sorta's breakup. The video, directed by Michael Carter, is the first of Johnson's solo career and, like the tone of the song (and, real ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2009

    At Life in Deep Ellum, Help For Iraqi Refugees Tackling Life in America

    Megan Feldman Teresa Nguyen and her sister, soldier Ty Reed, are partnering with area non-profits to help Iraqi refugees in the DFW area. ​Earlier this year, Southern Methodist University graduate Teresa Nguyen and her sister, soldier Ty Reed, began importing handicrafts made by female Iraqi artis ... More >>

  • Film

    June 11, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    The 2009 Starting Pitcher for Your Texas Rangers: Dubya

      This is not the time to talk politics. It's the time to talk baseball. I'll put my liberal left leaning on hold today because the Texas Rangers have announced - no surprise - that former Prez and former co-owner George W. Bush will throw out the first pitch before next Monday's season op ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    SMU Professor Rick Halperin, How Do You Plan on Spending Your Summer Vacation?

    SMU announced last week that it's expanding its Education Abroad program, with Rwanda now among the summer destinations. The timing is deliberate: 2009 marks the 15th anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide that left some 800,000 Tutsis dead at the hands of the Hutu militia. Not surprisingly, Rick Halpe ... More >>

  • Film

    October 9, 2008

    Body of Lies follows the fight against terror into cyberspace

    Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy thriller we deserve

  • News

    October 2, 2008

    Soldier Suicides

    Two Texas brothers fall in the war on terror—one in combat, one by his own hand

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2008

    Former Cowboy Mark Stepnoski Is a Pro-Bowl Conspiracy Theorist

    Mark Stepnoski Yesterday, one Edward Rynearson -- no, not Ned Ryerson -- directed our attention to his blog and this lengthy interview with former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Mark Stepnoski, who, as we noted, is among those trying to launch a privately financed 9/11 commission in New York City. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2008
  • Blogs

    July 30, 2008

    "This Ain't Girls Gone Wild, Man." Yeah, Avi. Sheesh.

    Actually, the dude said, "This ain't motherfuckin' Girls Gone Wild, man" whilst addressing our favorite Barking Dog who will roam the wilds of Lower Greenville looking for YouTube-able footage. Haven't checked in with Avi Adelman's channel in a few weeks -- turns out, he's got two vids posted in con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2008

    To Meet a War Hero

    Thursday morning, James Megellas sat all by his lonesome in front of the Fox News kiosk, located in Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport's Terminal C. Spread out before him were dozens of copies of his book, All the Way to Berlin, Megellas' autobiography published by Random House in 2003. My fath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2008

    An Arlington Soldier Killed in Iraq Was Buried Yesterday in Arlington National Cemetery

    Army Specialist Christopher West of Arlington Army Specialist Christopher West, a 26-year-old combat medic born in Dallas and raised in Arlington, was supposed to be back in the U.S. this very month; he was due a year's worth of non-combat duty following his first tour in Iraq, and he planned on spe ... More >>

  • Film

    August 9, 2007

    Surge This

    Breaking out of the pack of Iraq war docs, No End in Sight devastates

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2007

    SMU and A&M are Damned Liberal Anti-Bush Bastions. Sure, Prof, Whatever You Sez.

    The controversy over the proposed George W. Bush Presidential Library at SMU (heh) has settled to a simmer for now; even The Bush Library Blog announced over the weekend it was going on summer vacation. But it's merely the quiet before the storm. Speaking of, here's the latest black cloud to drift ... More >>

  • Film

    February 1, 2007

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.

  • Film

    January 25, 2007

    Sympathy for the Devil

    Even horny horse whisperers get off in Sundance docs.

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2006

    Is This an Aggie Joke?

    Here's your new Secretary of Defense, Texas A&M president Robert Gates. Gig 'em. You might wanna turn on your TV right now: President George W. Bush is yelling at reporters, to whom he just said Donald Rumsfeld is out as Secretary of Defense. In is Robert Gates, former National Security Council and ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 5, 2006

    Not Again

    John Ashcroft visits Dallas

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2006

    Moving Day at DynCorp

    On Monday we mentioned The New York Times' story about how an Irving-based company charged with training Afghan cops wasn't doing such a top-notch job. Well, guess DynCorp International isn't so Irving-based anymore: There's an Associated Press story from this afternoon that says the government cont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    August 17, 2006

    Dogs of War

    Chromehounds tests patience as much as skill

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2006

    Off the Island

    Until Monday, Abdel Jabbar Hamdan, a 46-year-old father of six U.S.-born children who lives in the Los Angeles suburb of Buena Park, had been in jail for two years. He was incarcerated on Terminal Island, a man-made island in Los Angeles where, during World War II, Japanese men were detained by the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006
  • Calendar

    January 26, 2006

    Book-gate

    Paul Bremer tries to write himself out of a foxhole

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2006

    Book-gate

    Paul Bremer tries to write himself out of a foxhole

  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Unfair Squares

    John Prine fans get pissed at his newest protest song. They must've already forgotten the old ones.

  • News

    September 16, 2004

    Crash of Symbols

    Plus:White Knights; Be Alarmed

  • News

    September 9, 2004

    The Right's Stuff

    A Texas-based band of conservative warriors tackles the left on its own turf--the street

  • Music

    June 24, 2004
  • Film

    June 10, 2004

    The Whole Truth?

    Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Double Standard

    Steve Nash's and Nick Van Exel's hot war opinions

  • Culture

    July 31, 2003

    You, Spy

    Why can't Americans make TV shows as good as Brit import MI-5?

  • Film

    May 8, 2003

    Terror Firmer

    In The Dancer Upstairs, Bardem is the quiet amid the violence

  • News

    February 27, 2003

    Osama bin Bunny

    House Bill 433 tackles terrorism?

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    War and Peace

    Guns in an MLK parade? What's wrong with this picture?

  • Film

    October 31, 2002

    The Scarlet Isle

    Northern Ireland's troubles explode in a new depiction of Bloody Sunday

  • Calendar

    April 11, 2002

    Moore to Love and Hate

    Michael Moore introduces a few Stupid White Men

  • Culture

    November 8, 2001

    A New Tune

    After September 11, some new songs just don't sound the same

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Letters

    Don't Be a Wimp, Silly Boot Camps, Us and Them

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Scene, Heard

    In the wake of September 11s tragedy in Manhattan

  • News

    October 26, 2000

    All Quiet on the Eastern Front

    Did a business deal with Bell Helicopter doom a resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide?

  • Film

    November 13, 1997

    Top guns

    The Jackal offers the funof watching big-ticket actors trying to spin their images

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