Second Life

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2014

    The Leaders of Tomorrow Are Staring at the Gadgets of Today

    There are few things more numbingly familiar to a child of the internet age than the digital experience. The clicking of keyboard buttons, the harmonic hum of a device startup sound, the cold glow of a the whole word staring back at you from a portable screen- they have never known a world without t ... More >>

  • Film

    February 3, 2011
  • Blogs

    August 16, 2010

    It's Balls to the Walls as City Moves Forward With Plan for Elm Fork Athletic Complex

    Click to embiggen for a better look at the Elm Fork Athletic Complex, scheduled to open now in February 2012.‚ÄčIt's been a long while since we've gotten an update on the Elm Fork Athletic Complex -- you remember, that 20-field soccer complex the city's been pitching since the '98 bond election. Las ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Last Night: The Soundtrack of Our Lives at the Granada Theater

    The Soundtrack of Our Lives, Nico Vega, SerynGranada TheaterFebruary 21, 1010Not better than: watching the US hockey team beat Canada... but still pretty good.‚ÄčLast night at the Granada Theater, a small crowd was lucky enough to see Sweden's The Soundtrack Of Our Lives perform in an unusually inti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2008
  • Blogs

    January 11, 2008

    Treating Autism, Virtually

    Speaking of the University of Texas at Dallas, its Center for Brain Health gets a shout-out this morning in the subscription-only Chronicle of Higher Education: The center's using virtual worlds -- more or less a retrofitted Second Life platform -- to treat patients suffering from different kinds of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    JFK Killing Gets Second Life Treatment; JFK Not So Fortunate

    This is more Andrea Grimes' bit. But as November 22 is nigh upon us, a company called Avatar Promotions is celebrating by setting up in Second Life a virtual Dealey Plaza as it appeared in August 2007 and as it looked on the Friday John Kennedy was gunned down in downtown Dallas -- it's virtual tou ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 15, 2007

    Again With Antigone

    UNT goes Greek in a crazy way

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2007

    Is Your Virtual Sex Furniture Second-Hand?

    Some crimes are petty; others, decidedly cruel. What kind of a heartless bastard goes around stealing folks' sex furniture? The dry cleaning bill alone would be reason enough to shop new, anyway. Except that when the only fluid exchange is virtual, there's no need to give your screwin' settee a scru ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2007

    Dallas Gets a (Second) Life

    The virtual Girl on Top takes a virtual gander at the virtual UTD art show inside SecondLife. That's virtually awesome. I'm either really, really on top of things, or really, really behind. I never can tell. I'm just a reporter, though. It's not like concerning myself with such things is actually my ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2007

    My So-Called Life

    In real life or virtual, all we want is a pair of jeans that fit—and sex

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2006

    Sounds Spooky. Ish.

    Bowling for Soup will spend Halloween taking online questions from teens. That, my friends, is the true definition of frightening. You guys remember Bowling for Soup, right? They wore powder-blue tuxedos to the Grammys once and used to write songs with lots of pop culture references and catchy hook ... More >>