The debate over Joshua ISD's decision last week to cut the mic on valedictorian Remington Reimer's graduation speech probably should have died by now. The oft-repeated claim that he was silenced for talking about God is belied by, among other things, the lengthy, overtly Christian prayer that closed ... More >>
The ACLU of Texas released its annual compendium of books that school districts have pulled from their shelves for being too coarse, profane, sexual, or otherwise too interesting for our precious children, despite every Mom in America having a copy of 50 Shades of Gray by her nightstand. There's g ... More >>
Let's be clear about this. Old, rich keep-a-lid-on-it Dallas is not going to rule next year's 50th anniversary observations of the Kennedy killing in Dealey Plaza. No matter what it takes. The official City of Dallas JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee, named in a story this mo ... More >>
Lillian Moore BradshawI've spent the better part of the morning trying to get to know Lillian Moore Bradshaw, who has died at the age of 95. The memo City Manager Mary Suhm sent to the mayor and city council last night is brief, a few sentences containing a few notable accomplishments -- chief am ... More >>
On Monday, we noted that the Royal Lane-based Institute for Creation Research filed a mammoth lawsuit in Dallas federal court in which it alleges that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board violated its constitutional rights when denying its application to offer master's degrees in science la ... More >>
For those with a little free time this morning, the Institute for Creation Research filed an 80-page complaint in Dallas federal court at the end of last week claiming that the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has done violated its constitutional rights, including freedom of speech, freedom ... More >>
The Modern salutes a free-speech icon
In the Sports Illustrated hitting stands today, Michael Farber dissects "The Trouble with Sean Avery." In short: He's a terrible teammate -- so bad that the Dallas Stars can't even find a minor-league team willing to take the former Vogue intern off their hands, much less an NHL team interested in s ... More >>
The guy at the far left of this pic is local comic Joey Oglesby, who looks and sounds a great deal like Rev. Donnie Davies. We done here yet? After the jump, a message to the Friends of Unfair Park from the Rev. Donnie Davies -- you know, the "God Hates Fags" guy. Or not. Or something. Funny thing, ... More >>
Monday, December 4, at American Airlines Center
Ssh! We don't talk about suicide here.
Plus: Unripe Banana Case
The Lodge ladies wash cars and help dogs
Follow the signs
Not Radiohead. Not Coldplay. Not Oasis. Just Travis, and that's fine.
Rate your teacher on your own time
When does a benign anti-war comment become the death of open discourse?
Plus: War,the Sequel; French? Toast!
Rubbernecking, Parrott the Pariah, Unfit for Freedom
We shall overcome
Trinity Industries certainly wants to, at least when it comes to Internet critics
A Denton doctor finds herself on an anti-abortion hit parade
Plano wades into the thicket of Internet access, porn, and the First Amendment
Stage West presents a lighthearted romp through incest, bestiality, and necrophilia
Fighting poets don't cuss any better than the rest of us
Larry Flynt doesn't go all the way to bad taste