Last night the Dallas school board passed into law a merit pay system for teachers in the biggest victory yet for school reformers and for Superintendent Mike Miles. We probably are about to find ourselves under the national microscope as media and academics from everywhere come here to hover. The ... More >>
Thomas Riccio and his Dead White Zombies are bringing theater to life, one mind-bender at a time.
Spring Breakers is Harmony Korine's most accessible -- and yet his most experimental -- movie yet.
And what do Mexicans think of Koreans?
In Tampa's historic Seminole Heights neighborhood, one of bungalows and art deco buildings and neighbors who know neighbors and care for each other, a white bus has stalled permanently. Owned by Rene Valenzuela, a Mexico native and veteran taquero, the Tampa Taco Bus offers Northern Mexican ... More >>
History isn't on the Rangers' side. But everything else is. When the Texas Rangers face the Tampa Bay Rays tonight at 7:07 at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, they'll do so knowing they've never won a playoff series and that no 5-game baseball series has ever been decided via five wi ... More >>
City of Arlington staffers are looking forward to feasting on coconut shrimp and grilled mahi mahi if the Rangers stay ahead of the Tampa Bay Rays. Mayor Robert Cluck this week made his second-ever edible sports wager, offering the mayors of Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg a dinner from ... More >>
Though they didn't pop the champagne in Oakland until Sept. 25, the Rangers clinched the AL West on July 9. That day changed a season. Changed a franchise's credibility. Changed October plans. That day, of course, brought Cliff Lee. The Texas Rangers now have a post-season polished pitching ... More >>
10. Going up 1-0 in a best-of-five series is always nice, but an even better sign to me was the effective, aggressive play of Josh Hamilton. He singled in his first at-bat, cut loose a throw ambitiously behind a runner after a fly ball and even stole second base with a head-first slide. If h ... More >>
From the Associated Press today: "During the spring protests that brought hundreds of thousands to the streets, Hispanic immigrants chanted a promise and a threat to politicians: 'Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote.' So far, however, there is no indication that such a potent political legacy is dev ... 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 >>
Road to Rouen (Parlophone)
In one shot, Alexander Sokurov brings a remarkable history to the screen
Just $25,000 gets you a bundle of hot Russian babes from one Dallas matchmaking firm. What more could a rich American geek ever ask for?
Loretta Lynn is Still Country, and still woman enough for you
A tangled web
The DMA's Mexican masters exhibit schleps around the world in service to...Aetna?
Carrabba's Italian Grill sheds the chain stigma
From Russian with art
Peter Lowe explains how to succeed in business without really trying: First, find 20,000 suckers Photographs by Mark Graham
Usual suspects, small wonders, and the new Bertolucci at the Montreal and Toronto film fests
If Dallas taxpayers think they will get a free ride as the city pursues the Olympics, they might want to think again
Marilyn Manson's Long Hard Road Out of Hell is paved with one journalist's bad intentions
How does the Dallas police's "Teflon Chief" Willard Rollins skate past scrapes that could wreck other officer's careers?
Austin pair proves that laughter is still the best medicine
This Anna Karenina rips the heart out of Tolstoy
When the Promise Keepers revival rolls into town, every soul in sight gets exposed
A new recording technology is music to Andrew Litton's ears
Battery increases the current until the audience begs for mercy.