In 1997, back when major metropolitan dailies apparently had enough cash lying around to send staff writers to Israel, The Dallas Morning News profiled the Black Hebrew Israelites, a group of expat African-Americans claiming to be descendents of the tribe of Judah and, therefore, Jews. It was an un ... More >>
Shaky evidence sent Sonia Cacy to prison for burning her beloved uncle to death. Now she's destitute and fighting the state to clear her name.
John Brown gets asked the question a lot. What happens if he doesn't find oil in Israel? If his biblically inspired quest to restore the Holy Land to Israel comes to naught? Always, he gives the same response. "Well, I can't really deal with that," Brown explains in a promotional video for his com ... More >>
For several days now, state health officials have been sounding the alarm about a nascent measles outbreak in North Texas. As of Friday, there had been nine confirmed cases, a number that will grow as new reports from local health agencies filter up to the state. The epicenter of the outbreak is Ta ... More >>
Over the years, the Vans Warped Tour has fascinatingly evolved to include a widely diverse collection of alternative rock acts. What was once simply a showcase for metal and punk now features rap, electronica, folk and bands in several other genres. This year's Warped Tour may be the most varied ev ... More >>
According to Wycliffe, the global authority of Bible translation, the complete scriptures have been rendered in some 518 languages and dialects as of 2012. There's a Bible in every language you can name, plus hundreds that you can't. Speakers of Esperanto have their own version, and Klingons soon ma ... More >>
"I lost my old hair in Denver, girl, so I had to get new hair today," Christeene Vale says over the phone. "But, ya know, I have to fuck it up, wash it in the sink." Vale, who has been labeled a "drag terrorist," a nightmarish gutter of filth, bruise and overflowing sexuality, is telling me about t ... More >>
Still joyously disreputable, Raiders comes to IMAX
By 7:15 on Thursday night, women were already crying. By 7:30, a few were speaking in tongues, their arms raised heavenward, or kneeling in the chilly concrete aisles of the Dallas Convention Center's Area Hall C. Onstage, a muscular, clean-cut guy with sandy hair and a black V-neck T-shirt strummed ... More >>
The Bath House explores The Mystery of Miz Arnette, while Nouveau Frontiers keep reading.
Mohamed Elhassan, a Sufi imam and business owner here in Dallas, lost his case for the Koran last month in Terry Jones' Florida church.When Florida pastor Terry Jones finally made good on the threat he'd been toying with in the press for months, to burn a Quran in his church, it set off days of dead ... More >>
Well, I think I’m going to miss our Trinity River toll road campaign, though I can’t explain why. As in, why was it so contentious to decide whether to build a road we’re not entirely sure we can build through a park we’re not confident we can have? Somehow, this four-month campaign, hinged ... More >>
Yesterday, The Washington Post published a Reuters story about how Texas is about to "hit the grim total of 400 executions this month," which puts it far, far ahead of other states that reinstituted the death penalty after the Supreme Court lifted the ban on capital punishment 31 years ago. But the ... More >>
This man says he can prove that God exists. Big deal. So can we, in two words: Jessica Biel. This week's paper version of Unfair Park features a cover story on Roy Abraham Varghese, who founded the Institute of Metascientific Research in Garland four years ago. Its mission: to refute the arguments p ... More >>
Again, this is probably a subject better tackled by Bible Girl, but the Texas Freedom Network just shot over a press release concerning House Bill 1287, which was introduced in February by Friend of Passover State Rep. Warren Chisum (R-Pampa) and would require every public high school in the state t ... More >>
Did a preacher's obsessions push Dena Schlosser over the edge?
How many drinks does it take to get beer goggles?