Leading Off (4/3/14)

Museum Tower Hires Firm To Help Solve Glare Problem. The company, the Texas-based and kind-of-odd-sounding Hines, has “significant experience developing award-winning arts and cultural facilities,” among them LA’s Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall, which also had a glare problem. I’m sure Tim will be on here later to speculate on what this all means, once he climbs out of the rabbit hole this will no doubt cause him to disappear into. Thanks, Museum Tower. We’re trying to finish making a magazine.

Dallas Makes First Cut of Cities Trying to Get 2016 Republican National Convention. They cut down the list of prospective cities from eight to six, so, at this rate, they may have a decision made by the time the convention rolls around. Reached at Castle Grayskull, DCVB boss Philip Jones silently pumped a fist and continued trying to figure out how to take down He-Man.

Walk-Off Walk? Walk-off walk.

SMU Tries For NIT Championship Tonight. It would be a pretty decent consolation prize, and a good jumping-off point for next season, which will feature superstar point guard Emmanuel Mudiay and possibly Top 50 recruit Myles Turner. As an aside: SMU has massively stepped up its shoe game since I interviewed coach Larry Brown in November. In that photo, I see Air Jordan 7 “Olympics,” “Christmas” KD VIs, Kobe 9s — man, that’s pretty great. I wear a 10.5 or 11, if you guys need a shill for the program.


  • Tim Rogers

    Only one thing disappoints me about that Museum Tower story in the DMN. It was written by three people: Michael Granberry, Steve Thompson, and Gary Jacobson. What the heck? They couldn’t make room for Robert Wilonsky? Not even one short graph about the Schepps factory that once stood where Museum Tower now does?

  • SkyMasterson

    I visited Klyde Warren Park a few weeks ago on a sunny Saturday afternoon with my wife and 5 month old son. I was very aware of my baby boy’s delicate skin and was constantly repositioning his stroller to keep him out of the sun. I was therefore confused when I looked down one time and saw him squinting into the sun despite being positioned with the sun at his back. I squatted down next to him and looked up and was immediately met by a laser beam coming off the Museum Tower directly into my face.

    The death ray is real! We must stop the death ray.

  • January Jones

    I like your SMU story. Pony up.