Years ago. How many? I don't know. When was the time before the time we started fighting about the Trinity River toll road? Was there such a time? I first talked to City Council member Angela Hunt about the Trinity River before the Trinity River was a brawl.
So it had to be 2005. She had just been ... More >>
If The Dallas Morning News and the University of Texas at Arlington sponsor a big seminar on regional cooperation, how many people at the seminar are going to come out against regional cooperation? Yeah.
Not to be self-important or anything, but I believe that's my job, Pilgrim. So here it is: Regi ... More >>
Look, I know I just covered this in a column in the paper, but I can't resist coming back to the theme of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings as a so-what clone of the last mayor we had around here, Tom Leppert.
The target I find particularly irresistible this time is the group therapy session Rawlin ... More >>
The burbs, brah.The so-called urban sprawl has created an interesting scenario in the Dallas music scene these days. Back in the late '80s and '90s, Deep Ellum acted as a strong central location for the North Texas music community. But, over the years, as people have gotten more and more spread o ... More >>
The Dallas skyline circa 1982, as depicted in this morning's economic development council briefingAt the end of February, city and council officials explained Dallas's meager 0.8 percent population growth over the last decade thusly: "The third-largest city in Texas is simply built out." Which le ... More >>
It's actually Michael Seman's job to figure out how indie rock and economic development are intertwined.Try this out. Let's say we project the future of indie rock out into the future as a straight line disappearing way off over the horizon of time. Everything that's ever going to happen in indie ... More >>
Click to embiggen the results of University of Michigan psychologists Nansook Park and Christopher Peterson's head v. heart researchThat, in short, is a summary of a study conducted by University of Michigan psychologists Nansook Park and Christopher Peterson, which appeared in the September issu ... More >>
It's a story we've all heard before: Artists move into the cheap end of town, start doing ... whatever it is artists do, and pretty soon developers, city officials and moneyed trophy wives all want a piece of the scene. This "gentrification," as it's known in places like Asheville an ... More >>