Michael Phillips

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2014

    DA's Program to Test DNA from Old Cases Clears Man of 1990 Rape

    Because he has sickle cell anemia, Michael Phillips sat in a wheelchair Friday morning in court, his lawyer at his side. At 57, his black hair was in a short afro, his scraggly beard white. Today, he was being officially exonerated for a crime for which he served 12 years. In 1990, he was accused o ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013
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    February 6, 2012

    The Heartbreaking Tale of the Vet and the Woman Who Came Here to Slay the Demons

    What you see above is the video -- the short film, really -- that accompanied a weekend Wall Street Journal story about two recent Dallas residents: Ian Welch and girlfriend Katie Brickman. Welch is a native Texan, born and raised near College Station; Brickman's from Mentor, Ohio. The couple, boyfr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2011

    Warren Leslie May Be Dead Now, But His Book Dallas Public and Private Will Live Forever

    ​Of all the books written about Dallas, it's easily the one most often cited: Warren Leslie's 1964 Dallas Public and Private, with a later edition underscoring its heretofore subtle subtitle "Aspects of an American City." Subsequent histories-of -- from Patricia Evridge Hill's Dallas: The Making o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Mattie Nash, Former City Council Member and Housing Activist, Died Sunday at 87

    Mattie Nash, when she served on the Dallas City Council in the early 1990s​Not long ago, I was re-reading Michael Phillips's White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas 1841-2001 and came upon the section dealing with the demolition of 1,000 homes in the early '90s. Most, wrote Phill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Friends, We Are Very Disappointing

    Central Dallas Ministries' Larry James Apologies for the radio silence, as our servers were being slammed for reasons known only to our Department of Interwebs. That out of the way, Central Dallas Ministries' president and CEO Larry James is very bummed out by some Friends' comments posted to this i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2008

    The Dallas Myth: One Professor's Love-Hate Relationship With His Former Hometown

    A full book report is forthcoming; Schutze has been handed his homework -- a copy of Harvey Graff's The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City, being published this month by the University of Minnesota Press. Graff, currently a professor of English and history at Ohio State Univers ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 5, 2007

    White Noise

    Phillips examines racism and immigration

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    SMU and the Bush Library: Doin' It for Dr. Farmer

    You must head over this morning to The Bush Library Blog, where Michael Phillips -- a researcher at the Center for American History at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001 -- takes on the Great George W. Bush Library ... More >>

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    October 12, 2006

    What White City?

    Discuss race and religion in young Big D

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2006

    I Give This Idea One Thumb Up

    As you no doubt know, Chicago Sun-Times film critic and thumbs-upper Rogert Ebert is recovering from June surgery to tend to salivary cancer in his jaw, which necessitated the removal of part of his jaw bone. He's expected to be out several more weeks, at least, and posted last week to his Web site ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2006

    Taming Leo

    This is among the dozens of photos of South Dallas ACORN presented to council members in its report on South Dallas neglect for the past, oh, century or so. If it's the last day of school before summer break, the kids must be cleaning out the lockers and throwing their papers in the air. Today at 2: ... More >>

  • News

    February 6, 2003

    Get on the Bus

    For one fellow traveler, the road to an anti-war protest in Washington is paved with good intentions and bad politics