• Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Fashion, Food, Dancing Mark World Refugee Day in Vickery Meadows

    African men singing to the beat of a drum and about ten women dressed in long bold-colored dresses danced in an undulating circle in Fair Oaks Park on Saturday afternoon. With bright scarves wrapped around their heads, their bodies seemed to move like aquatic plants to the music and chants. It was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    Refugees Are Flooding to Texas

    Texas has become the top destination for refugee resettlement, with Dallas the second largest hub, according to recent statistics. It became the main destination for resettlement as of last year, rising from number five in 2001. In an article earlier this week, the Houston Chronicle reported that T ... More >>

  • News

    February 9, 2012

    The Remaking of Vickery Meadow

    They fled some of the world's most dangerous places, only to land in one of Dallas'. Slowly and unsurely, they're making it their own.

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    To Save the Trees, Start by Saving Poor People

    ​Maybe we need some context for this week's debate on Wal-Mart Stores Inc. vs. the tree canopy. After a not-very-uplifting debate yesterday including the line, "Trees do not vote," our esteemed city council voted to allow a developer to decimate a vast swath of the urban forest for a new Walma ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Slow Food Dallas Wants to Plant a Seed
    For Immigrant Neighborhood

    ​Slow Food Dallas is planning to use a portion of the proceeds from its upcoming $100 per plate benefit dinner to help launch a community garden in a Vickery Meadows area apartment complex. The local chapter has traditionally raised money to send delegates to the biannual Terra Madre conference in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Burning Question: Are Restaurants Looking Forward to 2009?

    Long about, oh, a few hours after midnight on New Year's, the Burning Question crew made a resolution.We felt strongly about it at the time--so much so that we carefully jotted the details in black ink. Apparently, in 2009, we plan to dedicate ourselves to the overthrow of Bhutan, which we will then ... More >>

  • Film

    February 24, 2000

    Also opening this week

    The Cup; Miss Julie