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It’s “American Idol” time of year again, which means that anyone with some glittery eye shadow, no self respect and a big-old bag of crazy gets to strut their stuff for the whole nation. And while watching people warble like Ethel Merman in an electric chair can be fun, it’s even more delicious in person. Nestled quaintly among the “massage” parlors and knock-off handbag huts that line Harry Hines is one of Dallas’ most undiscovered treasures – Mac Karaoke. It’s a magical kingdom of private karaoke rooms that let crooners of all skill levels suffer through the acid-tongued critiques of…

Grab your bullhorn, grow a quick soul patch and make like Ty Pennington. It’s time for an extreme room makeover that’s fast, cheap and you won’t have to make up a sob story to get. We’ve always been fans of FLOR modular carpet squares, but now that Target is carrying the line, we’re more excited than ever. If your dog’s chewed a hole in your carpet, or crazy Aunt Dot-Dot spilled a glass of red wine on the white flokati after Christmas dinner, there’s no need to reach for the Xanax. You can hide the demons that lurk just above…

Fusion cuisine is kind of like celebrity babies. Sometimes good things can come together to create, well, something only a mother could love (assuming said mother still had custody or wasn’t incarcerated). And if the fusion cuisine at Bengal Coast were a celebrity baby, it would be a Suri Cruise – someone who people expect greatness from at all costs. Helmed by veteran restaurateur Mark Brezinski of Pei Wei fame, Bengal Coast offers delicacies from “the other Asia” – India, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia. And it delivers, mixing a menagerie of spices and scents far beyond the Chicken Tikka Masala…

Not since you got your peanut butter in our chocolate has an unlikelier combination been any more delicious. Because when it comes to music mash-ups, former Dallasite DJ Corey Craig is really mixing things up. Some of his genius combinations include Whitney Houston vs. Justin Timberlake and Britney vs. Rihanna. (Oops! I broke your um-ba-rellas. Ellas. Ellas.) DJ Corey Craig doesn’t come back to Dallas often enough because he’s too busy jetting between gigs in LA and New York for the hottest clubs, events and international brands. But thanks to the World Wide Interweb, he can spin for you anywhere…

Don’t let the January blues getcha down, no matter what those anti-depressant ads on TV try to tell you. There’s plenty to look forward to this weekend besides prescription drugs: art collections, bingo, free beer and more. Just say Yes! East Meets West Exhibit Friday, January 18 through March 30 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays until 9 p.m. (Closed Mondays) You think you’re turning Japanese, you think you’re turning Japanese, you really think so? We highly doubt it, but you can at least immerse yourself in the culture at the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art. Texas…

It’s a new year and by now you’re either well into your new workout routine or you’ve jumped headfirst off the wagon. And the voice of your personal trainer keeps nagging you: “Eat smaller portions, but more often!” (followed closely by “Put down the Tanqueray and finish your squats!”) Thankfully, you can indulge your senses and (technically) stick to that sage diet advice at the elegantly decadent Tasting Room at Lola. After debuting a few years ago as a separate dining room at Lola The Restaurant, this hidden gem has been wowing nightly with its ever-changing 10-course tasting menu. And…

Peeing on a fire hydrant is so passé (unless you’re Britney Spears trying to milk a little more coverage of your crazy). For today’s trendy mutt, it’s all about hiking up your leg for only the finest. In this case that’s the state-of-the-art, anti-microbial faux lawn known as K9 Grass. Made of odor-fighting, environmentally friendly woven fibers that allow liquids to drain through, this turf will prove to those envious neighbors what you have known all along – the grass really is greener on your side of the fence. If you can’t spring for an entire yard worth of high-grade…

While some bulges in the britches can be enticing, others can be downright offensive. Of course we are talking about those big, thick, cumbersome wallets jam-packed with everything from an International Male credit card to a leftover Enchanted ticket stub that keep hundreds, if not thousands, of package checkers from seeing the real goods. To trim down the pocket paraphernalia, we introduce The Jimi, a sleek, front- pocket wallet for the non-wallet set that will leave you free to be ogled. Made of recycled materials and available in more colors than Cher has farewell tours, The Jimi is also water…

You’re a grown man, for God’s sake. Do you really need your luscious locks to smell like green apples, a fresh morning breeze or Drakkar Noir? Save the nostrils of those you love and reserve the fragrance fun for that hundred-dollars-an-ounce cologne you bought from that hot guy working the atomizer at Nordstrom. With Healthy-Hair Shampoo from BodyTools, you get a premium shampoo that has deep compassion for every follicle without any overwhelming olfactory pummeling. Extremely mild and gentle, this delightfully light-feeling shampoo protects your hair’s natural (and important) oils, increases shine and protects against heat and other damage. And…

Congratulations, you’ve almost completed one full workweek in the New Year – only 51.17745 weeks to go for 2008. And while we are crunching numbers, we’ll give today a 10. Not just because it’s January 10, but also because it heralds so many good outings to come. And we mean a Bo Derek, perfect couples skate, devastating Richter Scale kind of 10, too. So get out there and shake things up. Flip Orley Master Hypnotist Tonight through January 13 It will seem like déjà vu of New Years Eve without the champagne as you wake from a foggy haze remembering…

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