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D Magazine March 2010

Cover Story

John Carona, the Last Republican

The Texas state senator has questioned how the legislature spends money. For that, his own party treats him like a heretic.
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Features


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Home & Garden

Gardening as Therapy

Sometimes a row of vegetables is more than just a row of vegetables.
By Gretel C. Kovach
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Publications

Before You Get Rid of Your Car, Think About Tom Reilly

Upside down and can’t afford your car payments? Detective Tom Reilly will be happy to review your insurance claim.
By Thomas Korosec
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Food and Drink

Dallas’ New Italian Deli

Jimmy’s need not worry. Mandola’s Italian Market is more of a theme-park restaurant than a market.
By Teresa Gubbins
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Fashion

Divine Is in the Details

This season, it’s all about accessories. Here are some of our favorite local finds.
By Stephanie Quadri
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Publications

Jaap van Zweden Reaches Celebrity Status

The conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra has done something quite remarkable: he’s become famous.
By Willard Spiegelman
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Publications

Letter From Sparkman Hillcrest Cemetery

Many famous and monied Dallasites are buried at the historic site. It’s only polite that I say hello to them.
By Moira Muldoon
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Publications

Nicaragua, the New Frontier

A trip to Nicaragua requires one to go outside conventional comfort zones. But once you break those boundaries, you’ll find a country of helpful strangers, enticing cuisine, and tantalizing adventure.
By Nancy Nichols
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Politics

Q&A With Terri Moore

She calls herself a “Kojak Democrat,” and she just might be North Texas’ next U.S. Attorney.
By Thomas Korosec
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Food and Drink

Review: Mecca Restaurant

Head to this Dallas institution for giant house-made cinnamon rolls, endless cups of coffee, and top-notch people watching.
By Nancy Nichols
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Food and Drink

Review: Ocean Prime

The new restaurant in Uptown’s Rosewood Court Building offers more of the same—steaks, seafood, Caesar salad—just in a slightly different environment.
By Nancy Nichols
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Food and Drink

Review: Tillman’s Roadhouse Fort Worth

Tillman’s trademark witty twist on the cowboy theme suits its new digs in the trendy So7 development in Fort Worth.
By Teresa Gubbins
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Food and Drink

Review: Urban Crust

This glossy pizzeria persuaded Salvatore Gisellu to shut down Daddy Jack’s Wood Grill in Deep Ellum and head north to downtown Plano.
By Teresa Gubbins
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Publications

Soothing Spas in Our Favorite Cities

Refresh, renew, and escape the everyday grind with these indulgent weekend getaways.
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The Modern Problems of the Dallas Contemporary

As the Contemporary settles into its new digs in the Dallas Design District, the museum struggles to find its place in the local arts scene.
By Peter Simek
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Fashion

Trophy Club’s Most Famous Fashion Duo

Jane Aldrige and her mother Judy have been in the fashion spotlight in recent years—and that’s where they intend to stay.
By Stephanie Quadri
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Nightlife

The Scene: March 2010

Meet the Dallas Dozen, our annual list of the people we most admire for their power and grace in all settings social.
By Jeanne Prejean
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Publications

Behind the Scenes of Dallas’ Disastrous Promotional Video

D Magazine secured the unedited footage used to make the video. A transcript reveals what happened during the shoot.
By Tim Rogers