Archive for September, 2008

Lance is back on his bike. But it’s not about the bike, never has been. It’s about Lance. On Wednesday, at the Clinton Global Initiative, he announced his plans to join Team Astana, a doping-plagued team that withdrew from 2007’s Tour de France after its race-leading rider tested positive for blood doping. In 2008, Team […]

Denver, after a week of surveying your bookstores, I can confidently proclaim that your book culture is strong. Of course, this is in comparison to the rest of America. I know not of how today stacks up to yesteryear. Everybody said my first destination should be the independently-owned Tattered Cover, a veritable community institution that […]

Just your average Civil War statue in front of your standard state capitol. Boring. But, upon closer inspection, the plaque immediately below the statue lists the “Battle of Sand Creek,” in its tribute of Colorado’s Civil War effort. (By the way they fought for the North. I had doubts.) Just one problem: that “battle” is […]

Dallas, TX – 9/14/2021 – Over the past 18 years, a once-obscure Guatemalan enterprise has risen to the status of America’s top chain restaurant. Under the quiet stewardship of the Guatemalan government, Pollo Campero has continued to outperform its American peers, even the recently merged McDonaKing. Long a cherished part of Americana, American fast food […]

“Walking to the Sky,” at Dallas’s Nasher Sculpture Center. The best museum in the city.

Hunt Oil has a new home in Dallas. I like the building a lot. It lights up at night. A friend in the construction biz pointed out that the curved glass is quite expensive, helping to push the price tag to $120 million. The city of Dallas kicked in a tax abatement of more than […]