On Wednesday, the federal government released a massive trove of Medicare data showing how much some 880,000-plus U.S. healthcare providers were paid for their services in 2012. Fully mining the data will take months or years, but using the data to compile a list of the top Medicare billers took mer ... More >>
Hard at work on his eighth novel, Deadwood author Pete Dexter still packs a punch.
"Mecca lecca high mecca tiny bit more salt, please."Finally time to see how your tax dollars were put to work by Bravo and its Magical Elves. As you'll recall, we reported back in July that Governor Rick Perry's office, that bastion of small government, spent $400,000 to promote the state's ... More >>
I wince. I wish. I need to give up reading. Nature writer Diane Ackerman (The Zookeeper's Wife, 2008 Orion Award for nonfiction) has an op-ed piece in The New York Times today telling a wonderful story about cities that have turned wastewater treatment operations into nature preserves. I rea ... More >>
This logo wasn't lying. â€‹In yet another sign that the '90s are back, or perhaps never really ended, Lilith Fair is returning this summer with a 33-city schedule (including Dallas) revealed so far. Even better news: the lineup is strong enough that you won't have to promise your boyfriend a blowjob ... More >>
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take four or five at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it. East of Eden Band (Austin)Send In The ClownEast of Eden Band play blues ... More >>
Slayer's leader talks spirituality, slaughterhouses and Simon
Stephan Pyles: a perfect 10?
How can Phil Romano, the "Steven Spielberg of the food business," become even more successful? By opening more restaurants, making more money--and feeding the homeless.
Downtown’s real estate barons are terrified that Perot-Hicks’ slick Victory project could wreak havoc on their own tax-funded plans to fix the city’s core
Wine consumption goes hand-in-hand with higher IQs
Michael Piazza wants his proposed $20 million cathedral to send a message to the world -- gays can go to heaven too
Reports of Steven Russell's death were greatly exaggerated, but they were enough to spring him from a Texas prison
William Morgan says he's just an innocent document dealer snared in a campaign finance scandal. And if you believe that, he has some old railroad bonds he wants to sell you.
For Lollapalooza, this may be the last generation
The wages of Lollapalooza's sin is Metallica and make-up