Sherman Alexie

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2014

    How Do We Determine What Books Are and Are Not Appropriate For Kids?

    Highland Park ISD announced at the end of last week that it would be suspending seven books from the high school reading list: Herman Hesse's Siddhartha, Garth Stein's The Art of Racing in the Rain, John Green's An Abundance of Katherines, Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, Sherman Alexie's The Absolu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2014

    Park Cities Kids Are Already Rich. Why Do We Want Them To Be Smart?

    "There's nothing sure. The rich get rich and the poor get poor. In the meantime, in between time, ain't we got fun?" "Ain't We Got Fun," Van and Schenck, 1921 Hate that lyric. Always did. Don't think it's true. The most recent big upward mobility study found that, while mobility in the U.S. isn ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2014

    Highland Park ISD Bans Books Because Sex

    Highland Park High School announced it would be suspending seven books from the high school reading list, just in time for Banned Books Week. So what's wrong with the books? Each of the seven, award-winning texts feature themes about sexuality or include passages that some parents find too racy. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Craig Watkins to Talk About Wrongful Convictions on The Colbert Report Wednesday

    ​Stephen Colbert's people don't like to talk about why they ask guests to appear on The Colbert Report. Trust me. We asked earlier today, when word came down that Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins has been booked for Wednesday's show (which puts him between Tuesday night's guests, auth ... More >>

  • Film

    November 7, 2002

    Skins Deep

    In his second feature, Native American filmmaker Chris Eyre goes further beneath the surface

  • Film

    September 12, 2002

    Native Son

    Sherman Alexie gets a load off his chest in The Business of Fancydancing

  • Film

    April 25, 2002

    All Grown Up

    At 32, the USA Film Festival proves it can still play ball

  • Film

    July 9, 1998

    Smoke gets in your eyes

    Smoke Signals drifts away into a haze of ham-fisted storytelling