• Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    Texas Musicians Remember Johnny Winter

    For more than 50 years, Johnny Winter made his guitar sing the blues. A lightning fast player mixed with a growling voice, Winter was part of a long lineage of Texas blues guitarists like Lightnin' Hopkins, T-Bone Walker and Stevie Ray Vaughan who simply didn't just play the blues but channeled them ... More >>

  • Film

    January 12, 2012
  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Insuring the Insurers: What Something Called "Faktor K" Could Mean for Big D

    ​Writer and radio journalist Julia Barton, a regular reader of Unfair Park, tipped me today to a really fascinating piece published September 1 by BusinessWeek, called "The God Clause and the Reinsurance Industry." It's about an arcane industry located in cities far from Dallas, but Barton spied t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 17, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    If You're Headed Downtown and Love the World Cup and Wanna Hang Out with the Mayor ...

    Patrick Michels​... you might wanna swing by Dallas City Hall, where Mayor Tom and the Dallas World Cup Bid Committee and Hunt Sports Group chairman Clark Hunt and a few FC Dallas players (including goalkeeper Kevin Hartman, defender Ugo Ihemelu and forward Ruben Luna) and former Colombian Nationa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2010

    FIFA-Fi-Fo-Fum, Dallas Smells the Blood of a World Cup. Or, Let's Party Like It's 1994!

    ​Way back in January Dallas made the cut of 18 cities that could maybe possibly fingers-crossed hold-your-breath host the Federation Internationale de Football Association's World Cup in 2018 or 2022. We're still months away from a final decision -- that won't happen till December 2 -- but tomorr ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Ladybug Transistor

    Can't Wait Another Day (Merge)

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Foreign Relations

    Condoleezza Rice has nothing on this girl

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Cat Power and the Memphis Rhythm Band

    Saturday, September 16, at the Gypsy Tea Room

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2006

    Gapping the Bridge

    Santiago Calatrava finally has something to say about his overpriced bridges. And by something, I mean very, very little. Our old co-worker Tom Korosec finally got a response from the Invisible Man Santiago Calatrava, whose $54 million bridge turned into a $113 boondoggle last month. In a story abou ... More >>

  • News

    April 27, 2006

    History for Sale

    Heritage Auction Galleries made a fortune selling rare coins. Now its making a mint offering gems from Americas rich past.

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2002

    In Your Dreams

    Joseph Dispenza weaves explanations for dreams

  • Film

    June 13, 2002

    Run, Matt, Run

    Damon was Bourne to play an assassin who's lost his way

  • Culture

    May 2, 2002

    Small Wonder

    Beauty is fleeting in a pair of shows at the University of Dallas and Mulcahy Modern

  • Dining

    February 7, 2002

    That '70s Meal

    Fondue makes a comeback at The Melting Pot

  • News

    June 7, 2001


    Bombs Away; Our Rotund Reporter; A Bridge Too Far-out

  • Culture

    May 17, 2001

    Bilbao Envy

    Meadows' show of Santiago Calatrava's designs is one big missed opportunity

  • Culture

    September 28, 2000

    Abstract Rebel

    To achieve the stillness and symmetry that define his art, Hermann Sigg had to burn a big bridge

  • News

    August 3, 2000

    American psycho-babble

    From beerhalls to boardrooms, personality tests claim to be a window into the soul. Are they a valid tool, or just psychological window dressing?

  • Music

    February 6, 1997

    House of jazz

    Sammons Center for the Arts is home to one of the town's best-kept secrets

  • Music

    July 11, 1996

    Ja, das is country punk

    The old world discovers the Old 97's

  • News

    April 25, 1996

    Soul Power

    The city's future is in the hooves of a winged horse--and in the New Age musings of the Dallas Institute of Humanities.

  • Music

    June 8, 1995

    Keys to the kingdom

    Local new age piano sensation Danny Wright ponders the secret of his success

  • News

    February 2, 1995

    Building to a Crescendo

    Dallas Opera was once the toast of the nation. Now it is reaching for that high note again.