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D Magazine February 2011

Cover Story

Troy Aikman: Anatomy of a Super Hero

Try as he might to be just a hardworking television broadcaster, he will always carry the weight of those three rings.
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Features


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Fashion

Dallas Designers’ Couture Crafts

Local artists are making better handmade goods than ever.
By Courtney Sinelli
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Nightlife

Crystal Charity Ball’s Evening in Imperial Kyoto

Your columnist finds her Zen while marveling at the Taiko drummers and reappearance of fur.
By Jeanne Prejean
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Nightlife

Jack’s Backyard Offers a Taste of Austin

The owners wanted to create a bar that welcomes all. They did it.
By Moira Muldoon
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Business

Can Denton’s Fry Street Rise Again?

A shiny new development has stomped a mudhole in the once-funky heart of town.
By Jason Heid
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Publications

Let’s Get a Move On

Why Dallas’ small-town pace stifles innovation.
By Patrick Kennedy
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Publications

How Community Colleges Are Changing the Dallas Art Scene

The schools may be small, but they’re taking risks and creating galleries for alternative art and artist interaction.
By Peter Simek
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Education

How a Plano Student Uses Light to Fight Cancer

Amy Chyao is a self-taught chemistry superstar and certifiable genius. But it’s not a big deal.
By Krista Nightengale
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Food and Drink

Review: Buttons Restaurant

Hit up this Addison hot spot, where soul meets sustenance.
By Sarah Reiss
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Food and Drink

Restaurant Review: Campisi’s Egyptian Lounge

Find good pizza and fun people watching in this Dallas institution.
By Nancy Nichols
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Food and Drink

Restaurant Review: Crossroads Diner

Veteran chef Tom Fleming abandons the world of upscale cuisine to make pancakes.
By Nancy Nichols
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Food and Drink

Restaurant Review: Rick’s Chophouse

The downtown McKinney joint boasts a playful atmosphere and an intriguing menu.
By Todd Johnson
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Publications

The Art of Dying on Schedule

You really need to plan your own death in advance.
By Melissa T. Shultz
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Crime

The Hotel Next Door

The Turtle Creek Drive neighbors say the owner is running a business. He says he’s just having friends over.
By Pamela Gwyn Kripke
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Publications

Steamboat Springs: Skiing, Luxury, and Fun For the Kids

Get your downhill runs out of the way and head north to Vista Verde Ranch for lots more fun. Kids? Not a problem.
By Nancy Nichols
Publications

Why Dallas is the Football Capital of the World

A thoroughly convincing argument for our pigskin supremacy over sad-sack Fort Worth.
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Food and Drink

Why Jay Jerrier Makes the Best Pizza in Dallas

The Irish Catholic (who curses like a sailor) quit his corporate gig and built a huge wood-burning oven in his backyard.
By Tim Rogers