The Dallas Morning News clearly wanted to publish a story reporting that Wendy Davis exaggerated about growing up poor while raising kids on her own. That's plain by the title of its big feature on the Sunday front page: "As Wendy Davis touts life story in race for governor, key facts blurred." Sur ... 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 >>
Ian Astbury, leader of The Cult, is quite the Renaissance man. Besides fronting the band, Astbury plays soccer competitively, watches hockey compulsively and is well-versed on just about any topic thrown at him. Speaking from Los Angeles in anticipation of tonight's show at House of Blues, Astbury ... 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 >>
With Democrats like Ed Oakley, who needs the GOP?
Fairy tales can come true. Why, they can even win you an award from Dallas' less-than-vigilant press club.
Legend, yes. But Clint Eastwood's not done yet.
Minutemen train their sights on a new target: Hispanic day laborers
Suspension bridge of disbelief
For Quinn Eaker, a son of the radical "unschooling" movement, school's out forever
My prediction: That's the advice McKinsey's going to give the council
The chilling story of Doug Havard, SMU'S Crime Boss
Andrew Jarecki captured the Friedmans, perhaps to free them
Hill felt sorry, Bolton felt nothing over fake drugs
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
Behind the Greenlight is a producer proud to be an ass
A pro-business black Democrat who appeals to white voters, Ron Kirk is the sport utility vehicle of Senate candidates. But will voters buy him?
Look Back, Don't Look Back
Above the Law, The Real Deal
Student council elections fuel a wry examination of hypocrisy and desire
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
American Airlines refuses to let a threat from the religious right steer the company off its gay-friendly course
Spielberg delivers a wildly erratic--and tumultuously moving--historical epic with the overreaching passion of a man possessed
It's big and loud, but this Peacemaker is still a dud