Where I Am Currently Considering Having Cocktails on Friday

My wife is out of town. She left me in charge of our kids for five days. I think I speak for fathers everywhere when I say that as soon as my lovely bride returns to town, I am going to cash in my accumulated brownie points and go on an epic, NSFW rumshpringa the likes of which North Texas has not seen since the days when the Cowboys were running the White House. You heard me. So I’m casting about for something to do on Friday. And, lo, comes the included digital flier inviting me to eat and greet and drink with Courtney Kerr and Tori Gonzalez at a joint in Plano called Blue Martini, where patrons are encouraged to “dress to impress and show off your ego!” This is so me. Who’s in?

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D Magazine’s 40 Greatest Stories: The Starck Club’s Prince of Ecstasy

I couldn’t help thinking back to an ancient regret of my own when reading the story of Rodney Kitchens, a man who literally brought Ecstasy to the legendary Starck Club at its mid-’80s hedonistic heights. The article, which first appeared in the October 1989 issue of D Magazine, is the first of the 40 greatest stories in our print product’s history that we’ll be highlighting over the coming months. Read the whole thing here. Our excuse for revisiting the past is the 40th anniversary of the first issue of D, an event we’ll officially celebrate this fall.

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Our 9 Favorite Super Bowl XLVIII Watch Parties in Dallas

Maybe you care about the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks; maybe you don’t. What you might care about is that it’s the last football Sunday for a while. After this week, you’ll have to find another excuse to avoid doing things around the house on the weekend. Until then, you’ve got one more day to enjoy, and it’s a big one. Make the best of it with one of these watch parties.

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See the Best Dallas Nightlife Photos of 2013

Maybe you’re not one for hitting the nightclubs or the trendiest bars, dressing up (according to Dallas’ social requirements) to spend the night drinking and dancing. Maybe you can’t stand the crowds or the music that’s so loud that you can’t hear yourself think. Maybe.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a swing through our favorite nightlife pictures of the year. You’ll find lots of pretty people, dressed up and dressed down, making the most of our decadent age in this great city.

Find them right this way.

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Leading Off (8/19/13)

Dallas Resident Killed After Being Deported to Mexico, And Other Tales From the Immigration Front: If you are looking for a poster family to represent the tangled mess of immigration legalities and illegalities which destroy lives and families, take the Carreras. Rosa Hilda Carrera came to the states illegally as a mature adult. She brought with […]

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Programming Note: Artist Richard Patterson Unveils Rare Video Work at Texas Theater Tonight!

You may know the name of British artist Richard Patterson for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you were enthralled with his defense of the opening ceremonies of last summer’s London Games. Perhaps you’ve read his musings on FrontRow. Maybe you caught his exhibition at the Goss-Michael Foundation in 2009. More than likely, though, you know […]

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@StripperTweets on Rep. Bill Zedler’s Stripper Certification Bill

Yesterday, news hit that state Rep. Bill Zedler (R-Arlington) is proposing a bill that would require dancers at strip clubs to be licensed to perform. As Texas Monthly‘s Ross Dubois explains: “The bill, if passed, would require a performer at a ‘sexually-oriented business’ to be certified in much the same way as a bartender is with […]

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Playboy Ranks SMU, TCU Among Our Nation’s Top Party Universities

Via the Star-Telegram, learned this morning that Playboy magazine ranked Texas Christian University as the ninth-best party school among the nation’s institutions of higher learning. (the University of Virginia was No. 1).  ”Sex, sports, and nightlife” were considered in the ranking. TCU failed to make the party school cut on the recent Newsweek ranking, but as […]

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