A significant chunk of America's uninsured population lives in Texas, and a lot of those people live in the Dallas area. That's partly because Texas refused to expand Medicaid, which has left a million-plus people too rich to qualify for government insurance but too poor to get subsidies to buy priv ... More >>
U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia didn't hand down any ruling Wednesday following a hearing on two Texas couples' lawsuit challenging Texas' gay-marriage ban. A decision, on whether to grant the couples' request for a preliminary injunction blocking Texas' constitutional amendment prohibiting same- ... More >>
Coverage of the serial rapist targeting South Dallas has dominated local news for the past week. First came the revelation of the attacks, then questions about the speed of the police department's response, then the search for and capture of a suspect, Van Dralan Dixson. All of the major local new ... More >>
Irving Independent School District is playing games with 2010 census numbers that should handily introduce a Hispanic voice into the all-white school board, a failed Latino school-board candidate claims in federal court. Manuel Benavidez, a retired American Airlines employee, who made unsuccessful ... More >>
Saturday, September 29, at Rubber Gloves
Austin-based photographer/documentarian Otis Ike captured this slice of life before the Super Bowl in Dallas last year, and it's getting some hits over at Funny or Die. Like most things Ike documents, it's a fascinating anthropological study of what happens when sports fans collide with Bible thumpe ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park reminds me: It's that time of the year again -- time for Dr. John W. Miller, president of Central Connecticut State University, to rank 75 major metros' literacy levels using a handful of criteria ("newspaper circulation, number of bookstores, library resources, periodical ... More >>
Overnight, several Friends of Unfair Park sent different versions of the same story, which says: The state quite deliberately submitted to the Department of Justice new election maps that discriminate against the Hispanic voter -- especially in Dallas-Fort Worth. As in: "There is direct and circu ... More >>
Few weeks back we noted: TXU's setting up electric-car charging stations in Dallas and Fort Worth, and Half-Price Books' Northwest Highway mothership already has one plugged in. That, right there, is thinking ahead. Because, per General Electric and Deloitte, Dallas is Numero Uno on the list of B ... More >>
Bad Juju & Other Tales of Madness and Mayhem - book trailer from Bad Juju and Other Tales on Vimeo.I came across the above video this morning. I know well one of its makers (our pal Hal Samples), but not its neo-noir star: Jonathan Woods, a peddler of crime fiction loaded with "violence, sex, an ... More >>
Because this would look amazing above your bed. Heritage Auction Galleries has come up with a pretty damned amazing way to lure folks to their June Signature Natural History Auction this Saturday: with a giveaway. And not just any giveaway -- hot damn, free meteors! Or, specifically, says Heritage's ... More >>
According to a new Census Bureau report, Americans are skedaddling from big cities and foaming up the burgeoning "exurbs," the outer rings around urban cores—a move driven primarily by housing affordability, or lack thereof. New York, for example, had a net loss of more than 210,000 residents ... More >>
Susan Diamond learned that it doesn't pay to annoy your kids' psychiatrists, even if you're a doctor
Woodrow Wilson High School
The Quest keeps the cash registers ringing
Goff's Charcoal Hamburgers
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra combines cultures in weekend concert series
The suds are light and deep in the dolled-up soap Lantana
Was the case against Lacresha Murray, the youngest Texan ever tried for capital murder, a rush to judgment or a story of justice denied?
Heart and Sole
Texas' Kickapoo Indians once lived in squalor under a bridge and worked as migrant laborers. Now things are looking up, thanks to a new Native American tradition: casino gambling.
The Sixth Sense is but a ghost of a movie
Many mistakes were made the day a 340-pound gorilla got loose at the Dallas Zoo. One keeper almost paid for them with her life. But should the deputy zoo director have paid for them with his career?
A Dallas jury is forced to sift through the wreckage of a family destroyed by the infamous Norplant rape case
Holly Mullen explains how a massive paupers' graveyard barely survived greedy landowners and a stealth real-estate deal
Kitchen Dog Theatre treats Porcelain roughly, but doesn't drop it
Retro rascality or cultural imperialism?
Design District gallery showcases process that popularized art
Phil Gramm and the R's cozy up to the average working guy
Pegasus Theater's A Degree of Death! delves into the depths of Queer Theory