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    November 21, 2014

    11 Awesome Thanksgiving Food Events in Dallas

    For this special edition of the food calendar, we present to you a meticulously curated collection of restaurants. Because let's face it, your family isn't going to love you anymore if you spend 16 hours doing meal prep. (Also, you just don't have the upper body strength required to stuff that duck ... More >>

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    May 1, 2014

    Austin Psych Fest 2014 Survival Guide

    So, it's the day before Austin Psych Fest and you're still not ready. Especially if you plan to make a weekend of it (maybe camp out?), then man, it's high time you start prepping. There's plenty of I's to dot and T's to cross, and maybe a few hard-to-come-by party favors to locate and stash accordi ... More >>

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    March 13, 2014
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    May 10, 2013

    Lessons of the West Explosion: Government Regulation Bad; Government Money Good

    All I want is to connect the dots. You help me. Mayor Tommy Muska, whose town of West just suffered what has been called the worst industrial accident in the 15-year history of the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, is on the front page of The New York Times today agreeing with Governor Oops that governme ... More >>

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    May 3, 2013

    House Bill Wants to Protect Internet Privacy from Employers' Snooping. What Privacy?

    The Texas House is about to pass a bill that would bar employers from forcing employees and job applicants to cough up their social media passwords. Proponents here and around the country claim social media should be protected under the Fourth Amendment. Last time I checked, the Fourth Amendment ... More >>

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    February 5, 2013

    Meet Rat Bastard, the Lovable South American Kinkajou that Briefly Terrorized Wise County

    Over the weekend, the Wise County Sheriff's received a call unusual in the decidedly nontropical climes of North Texas: there was a monkey was the loose. Turns out, it wasn't a monkey. It was a kinkajou. And deputies discovered that kinkajous don't really like people, or anything else for that matt ... More >>

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    June 13, 2012

    The Rocket Summer's Bryce Avary on Reading Ray Bradbury and Being on Double Dare

    Bryce Avary, the man behind The Rocket Summer, has been doing his project for more than a decade now. On the heels of his latest record, Life Will Write the Words, he returns to Dallas on Friday, with States and The Scene Aesthetic. En route to San Diego from Las Vegas, Avary called and we discuss ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    Facing SOPA, Dallas Calmly Tells Reps, "DON'T STOP ADVANCEMENT OF HUMAN RACE"

    ​As you may have noticed, Wikipedia, the world's leading purveyor of pretty accurate information, was offline yesterday, one of thousands of websites blacked out in protest of Congress' SOPA and the Senate's PIPA anti-piracy bills. Giants such as Facebook, Google and LinkedIn issued letters of ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Bird versus Bird: A Farm and Factory Showdown.

    Heritage Turkey​In college I had to take a communications class, which involved giving a persuasive speech. Luckily, I don't remember mine. But, I'll never forget the girl who persuaded us not to eat chicken. It worked. She did a standing ovation-worthy physical interpretation of a chicken wit ... More >>

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    May 13, 2011

    Five Ways To Get Unlucky By Eating On Friday The 13th

    ​If you haven't already been reminded by 90 coworkers today, we're happy to tell you that today's Friday the 13th. According to Wikipedia, fear of Friday the 13th is called friggatriskaidekaphobia. So now you know that. Nerd. Since today's already unlucky, in the spirit of getting screwed by ... More >>

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    February 10, 2011

    Sampling Spring Seasonals From Samuel Adams and Magic Hat

    Jesse Hughey​Boy, doesn't this lovely weather just put you in the mood for a crisp, cold spring beer? Well, the temperatures may not quite yet be spring-like, and spring may not officially begin for more than a month, but spring seasonals are already appearing on grocery shelves -- just as it seem ... More >>

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    October 27, 2010

    World Series Food: What the Players Ate

    City of Ate's already covered the dining options for World Series spectators. But what about the players, for whom choosing the right meal could mean the difference between a lifetime of championship ring-flashing and never-ending heartbreak? Here, a look at what a few highly successful players ate ... More >>

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    September 7, 2010

    Q&A: Exodus' Gary Holt On Re-Recording, Wikipedia and Coping With Bandmate Deaths.

    The venerable San Francisco-based trash metal act Exodus has been around for nearly 30 years at this point. And they haven't all been easy: Over this time, guitarist and founding member Gary Holt has seen the deaths of two former members and, twice, he's put the band on extended hiatus. Even though ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010
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    July 19, 2010

    Watch: Neon Indian Claims Denton During An Interview at the Pitchfork Music Festival

    In the "Wikipedia Files" video series, the above episode of which was shot at this weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, various bands are questioned about information found on their Wikipedia pages. It's a pretty interesting project from the Chicago radio station, WBEW-89.5 FM Vocalo, and ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Any Food Fad That Involves Cake and Frosting is Fine With Us

    Photos courtesy of The Cake Ball CompanyFor more views of cake balls, macarons and whoopie pies, click here to see our recent slideshow.​What would our diets be without humanity's lemming-like habit of chasing the latest food fads? The acai berry would remain in the swamp lands of South Ameri ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    The Top 10 Greatest Coaches in the History of Ever

    Tom Landry's Statue​John Wooden had three golden rules that, come to think of it, would make us all better humans: Be on time. Don't curse. Never criticize your friends. The legendary UCLA basketball coach left our planet a worse place over the weekend, leaving behind a legacy of 10 national ... More >>

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    April 7, 2010

    Who Will Buy Rafael Septien's '78 NFC Championship Ring? It's Going Cheap.

    ​For whatever reason, Unfair Park's cross-the-street neighbor Heritage Auction Galleries' sale of one of four original Energizer bunnies this weekend is generating big news. Whatever. I was more interested in this item from the April Signature Sports Memorabilia Auction: Rafael Septien's 1978 NFC ... More >>

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    January 25, 2010

    Top 10 Most Annoying Diet Fads

    In a rare unguarded moment, Jared Fogle appears without a pair of pants in his hand.​Grapefruit can change your life. Cabbage soup, too. Balancing the right carbs with the right fats extends one's youth. Smoking shaves off the pounds. Eating only vegetables is ethically right...While Americans did ... More >>

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    January 18, 2010

    Top 10 Overlooked Culinary Vacations

    Flickr user ^riza^It's a long way, but the rendang is worth the trip.​Anyone with the means can travel the villages of Tuscany, visit tasting rooms in Napa Valley or hit Belgium's chocolate shops. In fact, certain places are so well known as culinary destinations, even those with only the faintest ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Friday's Unverified Fact About New York

    Traditional "clam" chowder.​The 'Boys travel to the Newark suburbs on Sunday. A final "fact" about the city not even native Americans wanted to keep...Manhattan clam chowder originally had quote marks around the word clam, as it was invented to clean up a tadpole problem in channels feeding into G ... More >>

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    July 6, 2009

    Five Times August Pops Up On The Real World, Which Is Far Less Of A Big Deal Than It Sounds

    Mustafah AbdulazizFive Times August's Brad Skistimas.Because I'm a huge loser and clearly a major sucker for pop culture slop, yes, I still watch The Real World--even this so-far atrocious Cancun season. (Don't judge me. Please.)And, in last week's episode, I thought I noticed a few familiar notes-- ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    May 27, 2009

    If You Really Wanna Know What Happened To Jay Bennett...

    ...why, just do what any responsible truth seeker would do, and turn to Wikipedia. That's one one Friend of DC9 did at 12:40 a.m. on Monday morning/Sunday night. And here's what he found: "Wilco had Jay Bennett killed because he was suing them." Seriously--he took a screen grab of the page. It's aft ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    Chewing the Fat: Energy Drinks May Give You a "Savage" Hangover

    Starting with Red Bull, the energy drink craze quickly devolved developed into a shameless marketing frenzy. Every new brand blurs the line between serious marketing venture and pathetic self parody. We've reported previously on the strange level of demand for these cans of processed sugar and caff ... More >>

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    February 16, 2009

    Lost In Translation

    One thing you will never see on City of Ate or in Observer reviews--except perhaps in mocking form--is the word 'foodie.' In part, this is personal preference. The cute diminutive nickname just sounds so damn childish. But my distaste for the term stems from something decidedly generational (and alm ... More >>

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    December 4, 2008
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    November 6, 2008
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    August 26, 2008
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    August 21, 2008

    Aloha, Garland

    The Plaza takes an island journey

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    July 18, 2008

    I've Had Dreams Like This

    Till this morning I didn't know what a Wigald Boning was -- something to do with fish, maybe? Or a sexual position? Nope, turns out he's "a German comedian, musician, TV-moderator and journalist," or everything I wish I were. Only, I prefer his translated Wikipedia bio ("outer trademarks are glasses ... More >>

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    May 1, 2008

    Sophie's Choice

    Your decision: Marx or Secada?

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    April 3, 2008

    Play Ball

    Another summer kicks off in Frisco

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    April 3, 2008

    Excitebike 2008

    Motocross hits Texas Stadium

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    December 26, 2007

    Warming Up with Fair To Midland

    If you conduct a Wikipedia search for “Fair to Midland,” you find…well, the facts. Just the facts. And, in your wee hours of MySpace music hunting, you find that Fair to Midland is a band. A “Progressive / Folk / Metal” band with 38,812 fans, a partiality to swamp-pants and a handful of cr ... More >>

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    November 19, 2007

    The Cowboy QB Trivia Video Tribute

    Ever wonder how many QBs have thrown at least one regular-season pass for Your Dallas Cowboys? The answer's 33 -- though, sure, you already knew that. And I have no doubt you can name 'em all. If not, "phishon99" has posted to the YouTubes a tribute to the entire squadron of passers and passers-thro ... More >>

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    November 8, 2007

    Far Out East

    See some Japanese theater in Deep Ellum

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    October 4, 2007
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    September 13, 2007

    Happy Birthday, G.

    Grapefest is finally of legal drinking age!

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    July 13, 2007

    Peso What?

    The thing I like about Fox News is how reliable it is. I needed something to scare me into believing the country is being overrun with immigrants who will take away my American way of life and my unalienable rights to drink Bud Light and listen to Toby Keith. And I got that something special this mo ... More >>

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    March 27, 2007
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    February 22, 2007

    Singles Going Steady

    MySpace and no-wave make sweet music together

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    January 18, 2007

    The Geisha Rub

    Mysterious, sensual, entertaining? Nah, not this geisha.

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    January 17, 2007

    Would-Be Mayors and Their Money, Honey

    Future record producer Zac Crain Yeah, fine, Max Wells has more than half a mil on hand for the mayoral race, 300 thou of it in his back pocket. And, yeah, Our Pal Zac's bringing up the near rear with $1,942 on hand (but wait till ya get a load of his CD Saturday). At least Z.C. and West Dallas Cha ... More >>

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    January 16, 2007
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    November 16, 2006

    Cover Me

    Callithump provides the hoot, you provide the holler

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    July 6, 2006

    Flaccid Flirt

    Tryst arouses, but is it just a tease?

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    April 18, 2006

    Pain in the ACL

    Wikipedia, of all places, contains a list of bands rumored to be playing the Austin City Limits Music Festival in early fall; among those on the list are Radiohead, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck and Bob Dylan. Pollstar also has a few more official confirmations, among them Son Volt, the Flaming Li ... More >>

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    April 13, 2006

    A Brimful for ASHA

    Swim in the Indian Ocean

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