Big time festival season is in full bloom. Most weekends this time of year there's someplace in Dallas with a major festival. This month alone there's Psych Fest, Homegrown, and the Houston Free Press Summer Fest, and each on different weekends. But this weekend, arguably the most unlikely township ... More >>
The pressure to spit out news stories as fast as they happen, a disinclination to provide linkages that might look too subjective, a simple failure in our own ability to see: for whatever reason, we in the news business seldom show you how the stories we present to you are tied together. And yet, be ... More >>
Love of children, compassion for children, the instincts that propel us to shelter and nurture our young: These are profound and innate. But that doesn't mean they can't be tricky. Back in the '90s I was on the board of directors of Head Start of Greater Dallas. Briefly. African-American leaders ca ... More >>
If DISD's Mike Miles has a plan for that, then let's give him a chance.
Somewhere somehow we just got on the wrong track, folks. All these issues like the public schools, crime, unemployment: We're still trying to rearrange the furniture when the house is already on fire. For example, as I said here yesterday, that bright shiny new superintendent of schools we just hir ... More >>
Here's hoping golfers take their eyes off the ball and see southern Dallas' desperation.
LIFT raises money for literacy
Women of Words take on Suicides
For Quinn Eaker, a son of the radical "unschooling" movement, school's out forever
In Her Shoes is pretty but useless, a Prada with a broken heel
Our critics weigh in on local theater
To the Republican National Committee and DMN Web Logs
This mouse has more than cheese
A resonant children's classic from E.B. White becomes a dismayingly dissonant movie
Crippled children are the latest fund-raising ticket for a controversial Palestinian foundation
From a tiny food counter in South Dallas, Delvin Gray struggles to change the world