D Magazine October 2021
How to Talk to Your Teen About an Imploding World While Saving Yourself
Three Dallas-area pediatric mental health experts are here to help you work through the pandemic with your kids.
My Father, the Hitman
Doc Dolan was connected to the JFK assassination and some of Benny Binion’s bloodier work. When I was a kid, he pulled a con on me that I’m still struggling to understand.
By James Dolan
The Loudest, Most Badass, Full-Throttle Family Business in Dallas
Rick Fairless’ Strokers Dallas turns 25 this month. Here’s to keeping the rubber side down for another quarter century.
Playboy in a Dress
Louise Rowe was just 19 when the legendary Bob Wills discovered her on a Dallas stage and escorted her into the annals of Western swing.
By Bill Sanderson
A Writer Faces the Crimes of His Father
He faced that family dysfunction head on. Not only did he become a psychotherapist, but he wrote a memoir about his family, exploring the dark places in his father’s FBI file.
By Tim Rogers
Arts & Entertainment
The 11 Things You Must Do in Dallas This October
Yes, the State Fair is back. But so are theater performances, gallery openings, art exhibitions, and plenty more.
How to Spend a Day in Frisco
Is it too on the nose to begin at The Star?
How This East Dallas Man Built the World’s Most Impressive Anvil Collection
Andrew Alexander’s collection of old tools and anvils has grown so vast it’s cracking the walls of his East Dallas warehouse.
By Daniel Hopkins
Meet the New Garde
The California home decor import now calls Dallas home. They’ve brought an impressive roster of global design talent with them.
Should You Spend $300 On a Fancy Bicycle Fitting System?
Your only opportunity in the United States to have an Italian robot size your ride is at Bike Mart. Is it worth it?
By Tim Rogers
Food & Drink
We’re in Love With Dallas’ Newest Wave of Korean Street Food
Where to find rice-battered corn dogs dusted with Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and billowy egg toast sandwiches.
Food & Drink
Carte Blanche Is a Canvas for Creativity, Both in Its Tasting Menus and Bakery
The Lower Greenville husband-and-wife operation is a unique exercise in ambition, both during the day and night.
There Are Lessons in Our Old Textbooks, Even When They’re Wrong
A historian explores what was left out of the history taught to him at St. Mark’s decades ago.
By Gregory Nobles
How to Kill a Small Business
How Dallas’s permitting problems nearly spelled doom for Community Beer Co., one of the city’s most successful brewers.
By Matt Goodman
My Pandemic Journey of Self-Discovery Helped Me Discover that My Colleagues Are Too Loud
So how do I tell them without hurting feelings?
By Zac Crain