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The Clubhouse has the scuzzy yet welcoming feel of your favorite dive bar, pretty good music most of the time, and a diverse roster of talent offering something for just about every conceivable preference. The dancers actually, you know, dance, and the place has a feature that we thought was standard for strip clubs but is becoming increasingly scarce: a pole. The BYOB status doesn't just save you money on booze — it means it can stay open after 2 a.m. and that the ladies can show you everything, whether you want to see everything or not. Catered monthly customer appreciation parties, visits from touring musicians, a sincerely welcoming attitude to female patrons (straight or not) and the occasional appearance from Vinnie Paul Abbott himself (who cofounded the place with his brother and Pantera bandmate, the late "Dimebag" Darrell) make The Clubhouse a must-see.

One half of Dallas' most notorious outlaw pair found his final resting place in a ramshackle graveyard just across the road from a tortilla factory in Oak Cliff. The gate's always locked, but you may or may not be able to slip in through a gap. You'll find Clyde's grave in a corner, where someone seems to be keeping nightly watch. It's always covered with candles, flowers, liquor bottles and some half-spent cigarettes. At her family's request, Bonnie is buried worlds away, off Webb Chapel Road, in a much tidier and more reputable-looking cemetery. Tread lightly, and pour one out for Clyde.

The profile of Think host Krys Boyd in our 2013 People Issue got a sharply divided response from commenters online. According to them, Boyd is either one of the best hosts on radio — smart, well-prepped and gifted at drawing out her guests with incisive questions — or she's a dull cog in public radio's machine, churning out big piles of vanilla, liberal pap. We'll go with the former. What's best about Think is exactly what her detractors find so off-putting: In her non-confrontational interviews with authors on every topic imaginable, she guides her guests with sharp questions, helping them make their points or tell their stories clearly and deeply. Their ideas and passions are the star of the show, not Boyd. Think is more "point" than "point/counter-point," and Boyd leaves it to her listeners to, you know, think for themselves about subjects. Sure, it can be a little dull sometimes if you're not interested in what a particular author's selling, but the show's on every Monday through Thursday (noon-2 p.m.), so it always pays to check in. On any day, Boyd just might give you something to think about.

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