Katherine Seale officially ended her five-year tenure as executive director of Preservation Dallas early this year, but she didn't stop working. Instead, she's been hanging around as a volunteer until the nonprofit found a new leader. That just happened. The nonprofit announced in a press release t ... More >>
Dallas Morning News managing editor George Rodrigue has lambasted me in his most recent "Ask the Editor" column for having lambasted the News in a column here two weeks ago. Now I have to lambaste him back. Whole lotta lambastin' goin' on. Anyway, I share with you this open letter I am sendi ... More >>
The proposed Margaret McDermott Bridge, about which city and TxDOT officials have differing viewsAs we mentioned below, city and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials have called a 1:30 p.m. press conference to announce that more than likely, the Corps will sooner than later sign off on plans to ... More >>
Wednesday night I scared my wife by shouting during a basketball game, which I rarely do, because I don't watch basketball. I said: "Hey! I know that guy!" She watches basketball. She fulfills the role in our marriage of the normal person. I was walking through the room. I saw Harry Shearer sittin ... More >>
Better than: Seeing the Flatlanders at the Wyly or the Granada, where they've played their last two shows. The ballroom at the Sons of Hermann Hall is their natural element, as dusty and real as the colorful West Texas characters that populate the band's best songs.Will Van OverbeekThe silver-hai ... More >>
It seemed like the biggest hindrance to Kanye West -- or "Conway" as Dubya calls him -- earning a wide-ranging pop music acceptance was his ego. Turns out a persecution complex may have trumped the producer/rapper/auto-tune aficionado's legendary ego, though.
I know what you're thinking: The year is almost over, and I need more Schutze! More Schutze you say? Me too, which is why I took a look back at his columns from '09 and picked my 10 faves for your reconsideration and, well, appreciation. For those who don't remember the drill from last yea ... More >>
Jim SchutzeThe Margaret Hunt Hill bridge and what remains of the West LeveeI paid a visit today to the Margaret Hunt Hill suspension bridge construction site on the Trinity River because a frequent correspondent had expressed concern about the effects of recent heavy rains. His worry was about the ... More >>
Andrea BuchananAndrea Buchanan didn't know when she began writing Note to Self two years ago that the book would be released during the country's darkest hour in decades. Not bad timing for a compilation of tales about women transcending tough times. The award-winning writer, producer and director ... More >>
Jim SchutzeThe Trinity River in June 2007On February 11, I wrote a piece for the paper version of Unfair Park in which I said officials in New Orleans shared blame for the levee failures during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Specifically, I wrote, "The locals had pushed and pulled for a century to get t ... More >>
The Trinity River Project should be floating right along. Instead it's sinking under the weight of its own folly.
Burkholder shows the blues...and other hues
The Bath House hosts a new Lord
Katrina hits the big(gest) screen
Dallas' favorite lady joins with Dave Chappelle
What's Going On? (Shout! Factory)
When does an evacuee cease to be a guest and become a pain?
DaZa offers a dash of Creole poetry
While the feds fumble, hurricane survivors find relief thanks to a Dallas hotel owner and friends
Laissez les bon temps rouler at two new restaurants
Thought the RIAA was bad when they sued downloaders? You ain't heard nothin'.
When the world is falling to pieces, emergency doctor Paul Pepe makes order from chaos
Plus: The Dallas Crown Affair
New Orleans musicians in Texas overcome Katrina the only way they know how
Diminutive Mavs coach gives New Orleans evacuees a huge lift