Our staff photographer, Elizabeth Lavin, talks about her work for the August issue of D Magazine. She donned PPE to go inside UTSW's Clements hospital to document what doctors and nurses are doing to save lives in Dallas.
Jim worked at the Dallas Observer for 24 years. Now he works for us. How long will this arrangement last? God only knows. But for the time being, the most revered and reviled city columnist in Dallas will do his best for your favorite city magazine. Here's what he has to say about that transition, whether the police chief should be fired, how Backpage.com took over the Observer, and everything else that you should care about. Listen up.
The former mayor of Dallas invited us into his backyard to talk about sheltering in place; the people he'd pick to marry, eff, and kill; how he worked with County Judge Clay Jenkins through the Ebola crisis and the lessons from that experience that our current mayor might want to heed; and which sports arena in the land is the most hostile to visiting teams. Plus there was gin. So much gin that even a dog drank some. Fourteen stars.
Mike is a beloved radio legend and not a young man, so to avoid killing him, we recorded this podcast in a park within eyesight of the friendly Mercantile Tower and not too far from his downtown Dallas apartment. We stood 6 feet apart and controlled our sneezes. The studies so far have been inconclusive about whether the virus can be spread via flatulence, so that was fair game.
The councilwoman from District 9 now co-chairs a task force to help the city recover from the economic fallout of the virus. To make sure we followed all city rules and kept each other safe, we recorded this podcast in the parking lot in front of Lakewood Growler, with our cars forming a protective circle around us. It got personal. And that's a good thing.
What is a CIA spy who hunts terrorists supposed to look like? Well, maybe she's supposed to look just like Tracy. Straight out of school at USC, she went to work for the agency. Then she worked for the FBI. THEN she became a teacher at Hockaday, an elite Dallas private school for girls. If you think that's enough to write a book about, you're right. Special note: this podcast ended in a way that no other EarBurner episode has ever ended. Hopefully it will never happen again. Listen!
This episode ran a bit long. You know why? Because Dave is a dang funny dude who has a lot of good stories. You'll learn the following: why he hates the Astros, how he once got traded for a blind guy, what he thinks of the Rangers' new ballpark, what happened to Cookie Talk, where he likes to party in Flower Mound, and so much more! Like, for example, he answers a hypothetical that involves baseball, knee surgery, the World Series, and oxycodone. Make the time. Have a listen.
Rosin is D Magazine’s new online dining editor, in charge of our SideDish blog. She comes to us from Seattle, where, apparently, she learned to hate enchiladas and flip-flops. This podcast is shocking. Don't listen to it with small children around.
The novelist and travel writer started a quarterly author's panel series in Dallas because she was starved for LitTalk. Also, she was a star high school basketball player and had a surprising answer when Tim asked her who would win in a game of one-on-one. Note: there is swearing in this episode, both in English and Spanish. Ear muffs on! Twelve stars!
The president of the Dallas Police Association stopped by the Old Monk to talk about how much he enjoys his gig, whether Police Chief Renee Hall needs the boot, and what the hell is happening in Dallas to cause violent crimes to spike. Also, we learn that Zac obviously knows what an 8 ball of cocaine looks like. Seventeen stars.