The fact that Darkside's Dave Harrington didn't spend his life crafting beats or sampling music in his parent's basement as a young child is a bit of a shocker, given the level of excellence he and Darkside's leader, Nicolas (Nico) Jarr have achieved in only a couple of years. What's more surprising ... More >>
The creationists didn't win Friday when the State Board of Education took up new biology textbooks in an ideologically fraught, historically contentious adoption process. Most of the materials sailed through. But they didn't exactly lose, either. Biology, one of the top two or three most widely u ... More >>
Will anti-evolutionists be able to adapt and survive in a new textbook market?
As Matthew Haag noted yesterday over at the Morning News' education blog, DISD's Citizen Budget Review Commission made several recommendations at last week's board briefing for how the district might cut costs. The most eye-catching: consider getting rid of metal detectors in middle and high school ... More >>
Also: At Broken Gears Project Theatre, Oedipus the King really doesn't want to marry Mom.
Danny FulgencioDallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin MoriartyBack in June '07, the Dallas Theater Center introduced its sixth artistic director -- some dude named Kevin Moriarty, who was, at the time, a theater teacher at Brown University and the summer-season-runner at the Hangar Theatre ... More >>
Judge Sharon KellerYesterday's Austin American-Statesman provided a lengthy sneak preview of Judge Sharon Keller's defense in advance of her August 17 special trial: The Greenhill and SMU grad is going to claim the defense attorneys lied, maybe just a little but maybe a whole lot, about having co ... More >>
Alexander FloresTill Mayor Tom Leppert decides to talk for himself about his thinking about maybe one day possibly taking over the Dallas Independent School District we'll see not sure for sure who knows, it's all one big guessing game. Which doesn't stop the Dallas mayor's name from appearing in th ... More >>
An SMU biologist thinks the secret to the fountain of youth may be found by putting fruit flies on a diet.
With the curtain falling on its old playhouse,Dallas Theater Center gets its act together with a new leader
Link Nicoll Max Holland. In November 1998, Brown University's now-defunct newspaper George Street Journal ran a lengthy piece about Max Holland, who'd been at the university for a few months working on his book A Need to Know: Inside the Warren Commission. The story noted that in 1995 he began work ... More >>
PYT seduces her literary hero in the astute Starting Out in the Evening
Is OK Go's Damien Kulash too smart for his own good?
Slick 57 tries to make people forget about its fancy college degrees
With playwright Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik sidesteps his usual breezy pop
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
Two months into 2001, Matt and Bubba Kadane start The New Year
Matt and Bubba Kadane team up with Macha... to cover Cher?
Lisa Loeb struggles with the expectations of success
At the Routh Street Women's Clinic, Charlotte Taft created a controversial feminist enclave and waged war with anti-abortion zealots. Then she questioned her movement's gospeland it all fell apart