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    December 11, 2013

    Eminem's "The Monster," Ft. Rihanna: Why This Song Sucks

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Song: Eminem's "The Monster," featuring Rihanna History: Eminem did a freestyle battle. He went ... More >>

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    September 26, 2013
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    June 21, 2013

    Here Are All the Places It's Apparently Cooler for Young People to Live than Dallas

    There are many words that come to mind when you think of Dallas. "Barbecue," for one. A lot of traffic-related phrases too, like "road construction," "highway overpasses" or "valet parking." But three surprising adjectives connected to Dallas are "young," "broke" and "single," at least according ... More >>

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    July 2, 2012

    We Few, We Miserable Few: Jim Rallies the Troops With Words Fit for Henry V

    Sometimes I think the dumbest people to talk to about the newspaper business are newspaper people, of which I am one, obviously. Is it possible to scream blindness? David Carr, The New York Times's media columnist -- one of the few media reporters on whose word I truly hang, often -- has a piece in ... More >>

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    June 22, 2011

    No Matter How You Add It Up, Dallas ISD's Magnets Still Top Best High Schools Lists

    Again, the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center houses some of the best individual high schools in the U.S.​Exactly one month ago we got a look at longtime Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews' list of the best public high schools in the country -- the same list that used to run in Ne ... More >>

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    May 20, 2011

    How Many Dallas High Schools Made Washington Post's Best-Of List? Quite a Few.

    The Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center, home to some of the best schools in the country, says The Washington Post​How about some good news for the Dallas Independent School District? That would come from today's online edition of The Washington Post, where longtime education columnist Jay Math ... More >>

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    May 9, 2011

    Christianity Today Finds Title Good Christian Bitches in "Bad Taste," But Not Offensive

    Kristin Chenoweth, one of the would-be stars of Good Christian Bitches​I swear to Go ... well, OK, I promise there won't be an item about Sex and the City creator Darren Star's adaptation of Kim Gatlin's book every day. But perhaps you recall: Back in early March Donald and Tim Wildmon's American ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Growing Our Way Into the Third World

    ​Rick Perry keeps telling me that I shouldn't worry about dumping all the kids out of school or putting Grandma out of the nursing home. Texas has the nation's fastest-growing economy, he says, so don't sweat it. What does that mean -- fastest-growing economy? I took a look around yesterday ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010
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    June 14, 2010

    Newsweek's Wild About Woodrow. And DISD Still Has the Nation's Top High School.

    ​The latest Newsweek ranking of Best High Schools in the U.S. of A. is out, and, yet again, The School for the Talented and Gifted at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center is at the very tippy-top. And it's joined by eight other Dallas schools -- though one's Highland Park, and the other's La ... More >>

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    April 21, 2010

    Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington Names Gov. Perry "Worst"

    Rachel Parker​Moments ago, D.C.-based Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington released its report Worst Governors, which claims to serve up "in-depth analyses of 11 elected officials who have pushed their states' best interests aside in favor of their supporters, families, political p ... More >>

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    October 9, 2009

    PAC It Up, or: Why Dallas Is "Lucky" the Original Arts District Master Plan "Failed"

    ​Monday's the big day -- the grand opening of the AT&T Performing Arts Center, which kicks off at 8 a.m. with South Pacific star Keala Settle performing the "The Star-Spangled Banner" before AT&T PAC president and CEO Mark Nerenhausen, Mayor Tom Leppert and other city officials play ball. ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Newsweek: Will Performing Arts Center Pull "Double Duty As Urban-Renaissance Project"?

    ​In the October 12 issue of Newsweek, Cathleen McGuigan takes a visit to the AT&T Performing Arts Center and tells Lincoln Center to watch out. Well, more or less: "Lincoln Center is still the country's premier cultural complex, but it's getting competition from an ambitious project in -- are ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    Teacher-Turned-Author Questions How Dallas Landed Two Schools at Top of Newsweek List

    Newsweek has yet again released its list of the top 1,500 public high schools in the U.S. -- and Dallas, with six on the list, has dropped one from the '08 scorecard: poor ol' Hillcrest High School, which last year came in at No. 547, dang. The School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell T ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 16, 2009

    The GPS Is Hard To Read

    Fareed Zakaria speaks at the Fairmont

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    November 4, 2008

    In a Few Months, George Bush Moves Back to His Bummer-Free Zone

    As we prepare to adios George W. Bush from office, Newsweek wonders whether he's bothered by the mean things John McCain's been saying about him from the stump. Or whether it means anything to Dubya that he'll leave the White House with "the lowest approval ratings of any modern president." Not so m ... More >>

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    November 4, 2008

    Speaking of Bush and Bye-Byes ...

    This brief from The Onion this morning, which more or less reads like the Newsweek piece referenced below. --Robert Wilonsky WASHINGTON -- In a press conference held this morning on the White House lawn, President Bush formally asked the assembled press corps and members of his own administration if ... More >>

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    October 28, 2008

    Because What Else Can You Do But Drink, Smoke and Screw?

    Newsweek this week follows in the footsteps of U.S. News & World Report and suggests the last sure bet in this crap economy is sin. Or vice, as Newsweek puts it -- specifically, the Dallas-based Vice Fund, which proudly "invests in companies, both domestic and foreign, engaged in the aerospace and d ... More >>

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    October 15, 2008

    In Newsweek, a Dallas Teacher Explains Why She Loves Her Profession

    On the eve of Dallas Independent School District's 460 teacher layoffs, delayed till tomorrow, the latest issue of Newsweek features an essay by Dallas teacher Heather Robinson, who proclaims, "I Am Not A Babysitter." Below is a highlight among many from a teacher who clearly likes her gig, which wa ... More >>

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    October 2, 2008

    Grody To The Max

    Meet a pop art legend

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    August 14, 2008
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    July 30, 2008

    Newsweek Goes House-Hunting, So Laura Bush Doesn't Have To

    View Larger Map Newsweek's "web exclusive" about George and Laura Bush's house-hunting in Dallas just went online. A highlight among many: Agents say that when Mrs. Bush checks out a listing, the agent who has the listing is asked to vacate the premises, and soon afterward a big black Suburban pull ... More >>

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    July 25, 2008
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    May 19, 2008

    Go, Longhorns! (W.T. White Longhorns, That Is.)

    Dallas had but four high schools listed among Newsweek's list of the top public high schools in the U.S. and A. in 2003 -- and back then, the highest-rated among the locals was Highland Park High School, which sat at No. 15 on the list, followed by W.T. White (at 290), Lake Highlands (482) and Hillc ... More >>

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    April 3, 2008

    Nothing Simple About Surrogacy

    The new issue of Newsweek explores "The Curious Lives of Surrogates" -- though, frankly, the cover headline, "Womb for Rent," is far more grabby. Regardless, the piece details the "thousands of largely invisible American women have given birth to other people's babies," and among them is Dallas' Ste ... More >>

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    February 26, 2008

    Newsweek Asks: Dean Fearing, How'd You Get to Be So Awesome?

    Dean Fearing, already tapped as the greatest thing since toasted bread in Esquire a few months back, gets a nice, lengthy shout-out in the new Newsweek: He's "A Chicken-Fried Gourmet," haw-haw. Writes Julia Reed of the Ritz-Carlton eatery: "Fearing's is unpretentious, not crazy expensive and lots of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2007

    It's the "Virgin" Part That Hurts

    Memo to Chris Anderson, "40-year-old Dallas marketing manager": If you're going to spend "$1,000 on games like Mattel's 1977 handheld Electronic Football," it's probably not wise to tell Newsweek -- especially when the game's going for just a few bucks. Oh, and when it's for a short story titled "Fo ... More >>

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    November 30, 2007

    Dallas' Top-Ranked High Schools Not as High on U.S. News' New List

    Inside the hallways of the School for the Talented and Gifted at Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, which is either the best or 14th-best high school in the nation, depending Thomas Jefferson High School's the highest-ranked high school in the land, says the issue of U.S News and World Report hitting ... More >>

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    November 14, 2007

    Craig Watkins on Death Penalty: No, But With a Yessy Aftertaste

    Craig Watkins is for the death penalty. Also, against it. Newsweek wonders in the new issue whether Texans have lost their taste for the death penalty. Yes, the state "still accounts for more than half of all executions in the United States," report Evan Thomas and Martha Brant, but "Texas prosecuto ... More >>

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    October 18, 2007

    Some Locals Cutting Down on Expenses, Kinda

    Middle-class Americans formerly addicted to begging and borrowing are spending less and saving more, reports Newsweek in a story about the death of the "latte era." To make the case, the story focuses on two local couples: 34-year-old computer engineer Brian LaCroix and his wife Yvette, who make $20 ... More >>

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    October 12, 2007

    Check, Mate: UTD Grad Is On His Way to Becoming Africa's Chess Ambassador

    So, lesse -- yesterday we featured a Zimbabwe-born Brookhaven College student about to become the biggest thing in rugby, and today we have a Zambian-born University of Texas at Dallas grad about to become the biggest thing in chess. How international of us -- as in Newsweek International, which thi ... More >>

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    May 29, 2007

    Summer School

    School's out for summer! Unless you live in McKinney. Or you just like high school girls. Lots of reasons to be proud of living in McKinney these days. Cute little town square. Big green Wal-Mart. One school ranked among Newsweek’s best. Or is it two? But down at the McKinney Independent School D ... More >>

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    May 17, 2007

    Slate Thinks Newsweek is Cheesy

    Slate's Jack Shafer is not impressed with Newsweek's slice o' cheese this week. To wit: How much journalistic feebleness can you pack into a 700-word story about illicit drugs? The latest issue of Newsweek explores the limits with its article "Stopping a Kid Killer: A concoction called 'cheese' has ... More >>

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    March 22, 2007

    Praise God...Or At Least GodTube

    Looks like a job for...Bible Girl! Till then, how in God's name (uh...sorry?) did we miss this one:, which is exactly what it sounds like -- YouTube for the religious set. And, glory be, there's quite the local connection here: Says the latest issue of Newsweek in this Periscope piece, i ... More >>

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    February 14, 2007

    In Dallas, There is a Business World "Man of Mystery"

    Ram Charan has a Dallas office, but he's too busy traveling the business world to actually step foot in it. Till I saw this Newsweek story, I'd didn't know much about Ram Charan, which the mag refers to as "The CEO Whisperer" and the "Corporate Confidant." Turns out, he's only a part-time Dallas res ... More >>

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    November 14, 2006

    Did Hicks in Sticks Dig Chicks?

    The Dixie Chicks doc did OK in Dallas, but it's unlikely to be a hit by any estimation. It got great reviews, locally and nationally; a "riveting documentary," wrote David Ansen in Newsweek, while USA Today called it "a compelling and rousing film." Both The Dallas Morning News and the paper versio ... More >>

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    September 21, 2006
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    May 5, 2006

    'Net Loss

    More than two months ago, Parks Associates--a Dallas-based market research and consulting firm--produced a study that said the unfathomable (but obvious?): Americans are tired of the Internet. Seriously, according to the study, "few new households [are] willing to subscribe to Internet services, whi ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 11, 2005

    Woman, Interrupted

    Terry McMillan needs to get her groove back after The Interruption of Everything

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    January 20, 2005

    In Circles

    Art's birth and death

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    October 21, 2004

    Love Yourself

    Rosemary Meza's Masturbation Session

  • Music

    August 14, 2003

    Get a Clue

    Steve Burns doesn't worry about his TV-show past, so neither should anyone else

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Sex Sales

    I know why the Morning News dropped sex ads--but why are we trying to?

  • Film

    March 14, 2002

    Eastern Bloc-heads

    Harrison's Flowers reveals -- duh -- that war is bad

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    July 19, 2001


    Scared of the Kink; Hero Hata; Road Rage

  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    Book 'em

    Separating the wheat from the chaff in this year's crop of rock-and-roll tomes

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    May 14, 1998

    Night & Day

    May 14 - 20, 1998

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    March 12, 1998
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    March 7, 1996

    Feeling small

    Pat Buchanan ponders his puny conscience

  • Film

    November 23, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

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