Yesterday's ruling by a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upholding race as a criterion for admissions to the University of Texas at Austin comes on the heels of another big UT-Austin story -- the alleged role of under-the-table political influence in admissions at UT and th ... More >>
Dallas thinks it's really great that some of you people are interested in environmental bullshit. That's the clear message we're getting from the city's 2014 Mosquito Plan, a report that makes a few lazy attempts to appease the environmental folks who have argued that Dallas' current mosquito-killin ... More >>
On the bulletproof compound of the formidable College Sports Cartel, no one enjoys life quite like the football bowl executive, that shadowy Good Ol' Boy who plans one football game a year in exchange for a mid-six-figure salary and fringe benefits fit for a Florida congressman. And in recent years, ... More >>
U.S. Representative Peter King, a New York Republican, is not a subtle man. So when he announced that he would boycott a GOP fund-raising dinner because Senator Ted Cruz will be attending, it's not surprising he talked to BuzzFeed about it. "I don't think we should be acknowledging people who are vo ... More >>
Tons of talk on the interwebs yesterday about the inauguration and what it all meant (racism is undead, Obama won't have a waltz, presidents can't change the weather, other unexciting true facts). But, look. It did mean something. This is not 2008. We can debate what road we're down, but we're four ... More >>
Now that our election night hangovers have been slept off, we can now cut through the chatter and attempt to forecast what last night's election results mean to you, Dear Reader. Dallas County is really, really blue Republicans had a strong showing in local legislative races, easily fending off cha ... More >>
Teach for America, the elite student-teacher pipeline founded by Highland Parker Wendy Kopp, is often tossed into the bucket with the rest of the tools in the reform movement's toolbox, from charter schools to performance-based pay and the like. For that, and for its place outside the labor movement ... More >>
It was about four seconds after I arrived at the American Airlines Center last night that I saw my first Jeremy Lin jersey, on an Asian reporter in the media parking lot. A journalistic sin, sure, but one you've gotta let slide on Jeremy Lin Appreciation Night. Mavericks games on any other night ar ... More >>
Woodrow principal Kyle Richardson lost four TFA-trained teachers -- and went and hired three more.Teach for America, the nonprofit teacher pipeline founded by Park Cities native Wendy Kopp, has made a couple of appearances in the Morning News lately, first in a news story and then an editoria ... More >>
Dear John F. Kennedy Library Foundation: Good move on blowing off the Sixth Floor Museum and executive director Nicola Longford regarding her plans for a 50th anniversary commemoration of the Kennedy assassination in Dealey Plaza. Believe me: You don't want to touch this gang with a 10-foot ... More >>
How will City Hall's garbage dump vote turn trash into treasure? Ask the Reverend Stephen Nash.
Even Rick Perry doesn't hate science all the time. His uneasy relationship with evolution and global warming notwithstanding, the Man Beneath the Hair understands that sometimes all that brainy shit with the white coats and clipboards can actually benefit him. And that's exactly what happened in ... More >>
21-year-old area singer-songwriter Emily Elbert's no stranger to local music fans, having performed her fair share of gigs at Opening Bell and the Kessler Theater in recent years since picking up the guitar at age 15. She's no stranger to the Internet either: Her jazzy, acoustic take on Michael Jack ... More >>
Justin Bua at 4th Wall Gallery.Even if the name Justin Bua doesn't ring a bell, chances are you've seen New York City-raised artist's work--most notably, his almost ever-present piece "The DJ." It's the image on which Bua made his name as a prominently hip-hop-centric artist, leading the way to his ... More >>
The Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth officially announced this morning that it has appointed Eric McCauley Lee as its new director. Lee's moving to Fort Worth from Cincinnati, where he's been director of the Taft Museum of Art for only two years. Notes the Kimbell's release, which follows in full af ... More >>
Fairy tales can come true. Why, they can even win you an award from Dallas' less-than-vigilant press club.
What was it the mayor said last week? Oh, yes: The truth shall set you free. Read to the end of Jim's column, where you will find nothing but the truth. On February 25, 2007, at the Fourth Annual Trinity Commons Foundation Membership Luncheon at the Wyndham Anatole Hotel, Mayor Laura Miller tells a ... More >>
Tom Rush continues his battle against the singer-songwriter stereotype
Legend, yes. But Clint Eastwood's not done yet.
A mundane, yet oddly haunting image from Dean Terry's doc Subdivided Two months ago, we posted an item about how Little Forest Hills--"the quaint, quirky White Rock Lake neighborhood"--was being swallowed by the McMansions sprouting up like weeds in Eden. A litle digging revealed that University of ... More >>
Suspension bridge of disbelief
For Quinn Eaker, a son of the radical "unschooling" movement, school's out forever
Arthur Schott's points of view
The chilling story of Doug Havard, SMU'S Crime Boss
Andrew Jarecki captured the Friedmans, perhaps to free them
Letting the Yanomamö speak for themselves
Spielberg, once more, is caught up in the thrill of the chase
With Berry, the interest is high--and, indeed, the latest Bond yields a big payoff
In Mike Leigh's latest, love means never having to say you're sorry
How do white people learn what to think about race? It's best not to think about it.
Behind the Greenlight is a producer proud to be an ass
Look Back, Don't Look Back
Above the Law, The Real Deal
After 11 albums, the Mr. T Experience is starting to abandon the punk-pop sound it pioneered
Student council elections fuel a wry examination of hypocrisy and desire
Bizu needs to tighten its menu before Dallas will pucker up
On the Watts Prophets and the author's days in the Writers Workshop
September 24 - 30, 1998
When Dan Morales brokered Texas' $17.3 billion tobacco settlement, he blew away Governor Bush. He also made sure his friends got a few puffs.
The preppies all look alike in the disappointing Last Days of Disco
It's big and loud, but this Peacemaker is still a dud