My Day as a Helicopter Sniper

Long-suffering FrontBurnervians will remember that back in June I posted about WFAA’s report on Helicopter Sniper Adventures, a small operation in Denton County that takes people up in a helicopter so that they can fire weapons at targets on a gun range below. Some neighbors of the property where this takes place were upset. I […]

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Richard Patterson on Jim Schutze’s “Culture Mob”

Richard Patterson is a big-deal British painter who lives in Dallas. After reading my post yesterday about Jim Schutze’s anti-intellectual view of the Nasher, Richard sent me a few words on the topic. And by “few,” I mean 2,400. Bear in mind, he banged out this ditty in about two hours. It makes me angry […]

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Applications for D Academy Are Due Monday

Last year, we started something really great at D. It’s called D Academy. It’s a leadership program for smart, passionate people who give a damn about Dallas. We meet once a month in various venues around the city. We bring in speakers who are pertinent to that day’s topic. And then we take all this […]

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Sneak Peek at New Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (aka the Arboretum Expansion)

Yesterday a number of us got to tour the new $62 million, 8-acre Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Arboretum. It will open September 21. We’re on deadline, so I don’t have time to gush too much about this place, but you need to know this: HUGE. With all due respect to the Perot, […]

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Texas Manufacturers Bullish on Economy

The Dallas Fed reports a “surge” in manufacturing activity in June. And that is accompanied by a surge in optimism. Perceptions of broader business conditions rebounded strongly in June. The general business activity index rose to 6.5 after posting negative readings in April and May. The company outlook index soared 20 points to 13.3, reaching its highest level in […]

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Why D Magazine Is Proud to Be the City Magazine of Place by the Meadow, Land of Friends

A couple of cartographers have drawn a nifty map that replaces all our familiar city and state names with the original meanings of the words. They call it the Atlas of True Names. Dallas, Texas, is in actuality “Place by the Meadow, Land of Friends.” Fort Worth is “Fort Settlement “(kind of a dull change). […]

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Why Adrian Beltre is Your Favorite Texas Rangers Player, Even if You Don’t Know It

On Sunday, SB Nation made the case for why Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre is so “hilariously awesome.” Some of it has do with the fact that (as we’ve noted before) he really, really doesn’t like his head to be touched. The post concludes with a couple of GIFs from Saturday’s Rangers game against […]

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D Magazine Goes to Beastly Lengths to Conceal Identity of Dining Editor Nancy Nichols

As Liz mentioned, we’re hosting a party tonight to celebrate the big reveal of our 100 Best Restaurants in Dallas in the June issue. Dining editor Nancy Nichols went on D: The Broadcast this morning to promote the event and the list. This posed a problem, since we try to keep Nancy’s face out of the […]

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Booker T. Washington Students Should be Headliners, Not Warm-up Acts, at Flying Horse

Ten years ago, I helped my wife and two other 1993 graduates of the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts plan their 10-year reunion. (I graduated from the same school a year earlier than they did.) We ended up losing money on the deal, because we hired a disc jockey […]

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Get Your Free Hugs at the Parklet on St. Paul

You were just sitting at your desk thinking, “Man, I really need a hug right now.” Well, thanks to the folks at bcWorkshop, you can get one! Head to the parklet at St. Paul, where they’re wrapping up a month of engaging spaces around downtown with the mobile bench unit. There are snacks, music planned […]

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