Subject:

Hermann Hesse

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    How Do We Determine What Books Are and Are Not Appropriate For Kids?

    Highland Park ISD announced at the end of last week that it would be suspending seven books from the high school reading list: Herman Hesse's Siddhartha, Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain, John Green's An Abundance of Katherines, Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, Sherman Alexie's The Absolu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Park Cities Kids Are Already Rich. Why Do We Want Them To Be Smart?

    "There's nothing sure. The rich get rich and the poor get poor. In the meantime, in between time, ain't we got fun?" "Ain't We Got Fun," Van and Schenck, 1921 Hate that lyric. Always did. Don't think it's true. The most recent big upward mobility study found that, while mobility in the U.S. isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Highland Park ISD Bans Books Because Sex

    Highland Park High School announced it would be suspending seven books from the high school reading list, just in time for Banned Books Week. So what's wrong with the books? Each of the seven, award-winning texts feature themes about sexuality or include passages that some parents find too racy. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    How Dallas-Area ISDs Are Celebrating "Banned Books Week." Some, By Banning Books.

    Tom Sawyer's not terribly suitable for Richardson's middle-school kids. Rush's or Mark Twain's, we're guessing. The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Texas just released its 11th Annual Banned Books Report, titled Free People Read Freely. (That's the slogan of the American Library Associa ... More >>

  • Culture

    September 9, 2004

    Something to Sneeze At

    Theatre Three blows a big one with Tale of the Allergist's Wife; RTC rolls on Secrets

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    Fool's Gold

    Our intrepid correspondent follows a scheming ex-con to Mexico in search of treasure. They find bupkus.

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Hardhat utopia

    Sixties social theory meets the building trade at Dallas contractor TDIndustries -- and it works

  • News

    October 15, 1998

    Retouching Evil

    Using Detailed instructions left by Orson Welles, top film editor Walter Murch has remade "The Best b-Movie ever" -- Welles' Touch of Evil

  • Music

    August 14, 1997

    The rise of Auntie Christ

    Exene Cervenkova throws down the gauntlet

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