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D Magazine February 2005

A Few Questions from Tracy Rowlett

Rowlett talks shop with former Dallas mayor Ron Kirk.
By D Magazine

Chic in the City

Prep for a change of season with a few of spring’s latest looks.
By Stephanie Quadri

EDUCATION: Flunking Out at UNT

Provost Howard Johnson was hired to bring attention to the university.
After rejecting an inordinate number of tenure applications and being
accused of plagarism, he’s done just that.
By Brent Flynn
Food and Drink

Enter at Your Own Risk

Dining at Daniele Osteria is either a big hit or a miss.
By D Magazine

Funky Town

What used to be a hopping trolley stop has turned into one of the
coolest corners in town. Looking for a great new restaurant?
Hard-to-find soda pop? A salvaged door? You’ll find all of that and
more in Oak Cliff’s Bishop Arts District.
By D Magazine

Girls! Girls! Girls!

We went on the prowl for some sexy, single ladies. With help from our
readers, we found them. Herewith, bodacious babes with brains and bods. Meet the most eligible bachelorettes in Dallas.
By D Magazine
Food and Drink

Good Taste

Ambitious restaurateurs Jonathan Calabrese and Joseph Hickey make a splash in Uptown with Taste.
By Teresa Gubbins

LAST HURRAH: Hoop Schemes

I coach kindergarten basketball, and I’m keeping score.

No Sweat

The hottest workout gear you’ll love to wear. PLUS: guilt-free Valentine’s Day treats.

Pirating the Caribbean

Sail the Grenadines in luxury aboard the Royal Clipper, the only five-masted sailing ship in the world. Warning: you may never disembark.
By Nancy Nichols
Cover Story

Point. Click. Date.

Online dating started in Dallas, and it’s now a socially acceptable way to find a mate. But the industry has hit middle age, and two local companies are fighting over the last singles left looking. PLUS: confessions of an online dater, real-life personal ads, and a quick guide to the best dating web sites.
By Kathryn Jones

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Abolish the Stealth Tax

Only with reform can we make Texas’ elected officials accountable.
By Wick Allison


Michael Benjamin Washington takes the stage, the Dallas Morning News plays copycat, a white man sings the blues, and more.
By D Magazine

There’s a New Sheriff in Town

No one thought Lupe Valdez would win. She’s a 5-foot-2 Hispanic lesbian. She’s a Democrat. Until November, she’d never won an election. It all leaves her 1,800 disgruntled new employees wondering: “Now what?”
By Brian D. Sweany

VANITY: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow

In the battle against balding, I spent $11,000 on a hair transplant—a
gruesome ordeal of stabbing, cutting, poking, and prodding that I hope
never to go through again.
By Shane Keller