Early this morning, before the sun was up or the coffee was brewed, my 5-year-old son asked me if I knew what day it was. “Friday,” I said, not sure where he was going with this. “Noooo,” he replied, clearly disappointed that today’s significance was lost on his poor, dumb father. “It’s Ticketstock Day,” he […]Full Story
We understand that you’ve had enough of tax-and-spend liberal New York. Bully for you. We’ve heard that you’re eyeing either Texas or Florida for your big move, and that you might even run for office in your new home state.
We’d like to help you decide which side of this fork in the road to take. Consider:Full Story
Are you a Hish who is also a unique storyteller who will “fit perfectly into an exciting concept expanding to Dallas”? In addition to a kill gland that sends you into a frenzied, murderous rampage, are you able to shoot daily assignments on a Sony EX3 and DSLR cameras?Full Story
Want to join the D Magazine team? We have an immediate opening for a freelance copy editor. What this means is you need to find all of our mistakes and fix them before we go to press. Know the difference between gray and grey? Adviser and advisor? Towards and toward? Love the serial comma? No? Okay, can you learn to love the serial comma? Wonderful. Here are the details:Full Story
Look, I could give you an explanation for why the eyes of loyal FrontBurnervians were forced the last couple days to endure an unprecedented onslaught of having to scroll past additional business news content at absolutely no charge. I could give you that explanation but it would bore you, and it would bore me. The short version is that we’re launching a new weekly business newsletter today, and we needed a spot within our website in which to house that news.Full Story
Timothy Burke at Deadspin has compiled a montage of Katy Trail habitué Troy Aikman’s face from screencaps of Fox broadcasts between 2010 and now. Like I said: no real reason.Full Story
I’m a words guy, but I have been known to enjoy a pretty picture. It seems unfair, sometimes, how a photographer or an illustrator can create a vivid image that tells the story in a single glance while we poor writers have to slave away for hours to assemble a series of thousands upon thousands of ancient Roman symbols into precisely the right order to do the same, all in the often vain hope that people will read all the way to the end.
Plus there are no typos in photography. There are no homophones around to mess with the mind of an illustrator. It’s not fair.
But I shall set my jealousy aside for a moment to acknowledge that our magazine would be a truly awful reading experience were it not for the contributions of the visual artists and designers who work with us.Full Story
The Morning News and Channel 8 had been drifting apart for years. Most of the cross-polinization came only at the highest level of management. The truth is that the print-broadcast marriage had dissolved, and the companies’ efforts at “content-sharing” looked more like divorce-lawyer meetings than newsroom brainstorming sessions.Full Story
And he called it a “touching, startling piece.” Which it is. So that’s awesome. Very nice of Alan to say. Keep in mind I really mean that.
I just don’t understand — and this isn’t at all Peppard’s fault — why the Dallas Morning News headlines it on its homepage “Peppard: Kidd Kraddick hid cancer from co-hosts, daughter, new report says” and on the actual post, “Peppard: Kidd Kraddick had cancer and kept it a secret, according to D magazine story.” The story is on sale now, and it hasn’t been exactly hard to find on our website. Alternate headline: “Peppard: I Read a Story.”Full Story
The Channel 5 homepage includes a story announcing a new partnership between Dallas-Fort Worth’s NBC affiliate and The Dallas Morning News. I could find no such announcement on the newspaper’s homepage. Maybe that’s because the Morning News still shares a parking lot with Channel 8, where things could get tense in light of this new alliance.Full Story
It’s an exciting day over here at the D Magazine World Headquarters. We’re on the hunt for an associate editor to join our team and oversee the front of book. Lingo translation: Everything before the features. Are you a good fit? Know someone who is? Please pass along the short-yet-sweet job description below.Full Story
Steve Blow weighs in today echoing the conventional wisdom that DA Craig Watkins is obviously trying to extend his political power by pushing colleagues into positions of local importance, in this case convincing First Assistant DA Heath Harris to run for Dallas County party chair, Democrat version.Full Story
Reasonable observers might view the regents’ appointments as vindication for the former president of UT Southwestern. As an admission that this hounding of a good man out of his office last year was flat wrong. But, don’t look for anything like that in the Dallas daily. When it comes to Kern Wildenthal, like I said, some reporters and editors at The News just can’t help themselves.Full Story
I give Dallas’ Only Daily a lot of grief in this space for its education coverage, so I think in the spirit of fair play I should single it out for praise: This week’s stories (first on here, second here) on the goofy real estate deals — wherein a real estate broker was paid an exorbitantly high commission of 9 percent — were great watchdog-y stuff.
The lead from the follow-up story neatly sums up what was at issue here:Full Story
In this past weekend’s Points section, the DMN ran an essay suggesting that catastrophic climate change — which the piece called global warming — doesn’t cause more big, scary tornados. It made me crazy for several reasons.Full Story