On the trail for justice with Texas' exonerees.
Schools ignore gay bullying at their own peril
As most people who follow the news know by now, since Craig Watkins became Dallas County district attorney in 2007, 33 local men have been exonerated of crimes they didn't commit. But what does this number mean in the context of the rest of the nation, and what are the common issues that lead to wro ... More >>
Freeing the wrongfully convicted through science was the easy part. Now what?
New Observer Editor Joe Tone: We're thinking the empty glass on the table is a good sign.Joe Tone, a Village Voice Media veteran and former editor of the Pitch Weekly in Kansas City, was named editor of the Observer today. His first day on the job is Monday. Tone brings a broad mix of report ... More >>
Paul NatkinWho: Steve AlbiniVenue: Hailey's Club Time: 1 p.m.Musical and recording expertise aside, Steve Albini thinks he might have a knack for instilling guidelines for effective business meetings: "Just tell the motherfucker you're going to cut his throat if he charges you anymore." It has be ... More >>
Looks like this time they picked the wrong country.
No matter how you parse it, the Dallas Independent School District's new do-over (or don't, whatever) policy when it comes to homework and tests doesn't sound good -- which is why it winds up on Page 2 of The Wall Street Journal this morning. The intention's good -- cutting dropout rates, and Dallas ... More >>
It was the year 2000, and I was a young, hungry reporter in Chicago with a young, hungry state legislator on my speed dial
How did Dallas convict so many innocents? With faulty eyewitnesses, sloppy police work and overzealous prosecutors.
This Texas Jewboy wants to be the next governor of Texas, and if you think he's kidding, the joke may be on you
Underachievers Please Try Harder (Merge)
Blood is Thicker Than Water (AMC/Major Money Entertainment)
Trinity Water Torture, Sins of Omission
Channel 4's Becky Oliver is queen of ambush journalism, wielding her microphone like a sword. Sure it's cheap and sensational. It's also a lot harder than it looks.
Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.
Will Clay died an unsung minor hero of Dallas rock and roll
David Yow's got balls--he just doesn't want to show them to you anymore