Gorge on this year's Oscar-nominated short films.
The other day, Unfair Park chatted with filmmaker Bentley Brown about his film Faisal Goes West, the tale of a Sudanese family moving to America and settling in Dallas' Vickery Meadow neighborhood. Brown mentioned his friend who convinced him to film in Dallas (and acted as script supervisor) starte ... More >>
Filmmaker Bentley Brown was born in Dallas, but he moved to Chad with his family when he was eleven. It was in high school there that he began making short films with friends. Brown returned to the States for college at Emory and, for a time, suppressed his post-grad predisposition to filmmaking as ... More >>
Mohamed Elhassan, a Sufi imam and business owner here in Dallas, lost his case for the Koran last month in Terry Jones' Florida church.When Florida pastor Terry Jones finally made good on the threat he'd been toying with in the press for months, to burn a Quran in his church, it set off days of dead ... More >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsAlong with a roomful of election workers, Ater Malekjob, left, and Lawrence Mogga are coordinating voter registration in Dallas for next year's referendum on independence for Southern Sudan. An unremarkable northeast Dallas office park, just outside the 635 Loop, is one of ... More >>
Alexa Schirtzinger Check out more photos from the auction in our slideshow.In front of a room at SMU's Meadows School of the Arts crammed with fine art and well-dressed folks sipping coffee, Ismail Omer gingerly approached a microphone. "I left Sudan in 1994," he began "I had friends who died in jai ... More >>
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Kristof speaks his mind
Nonfiction continues its ascent onscreen
Far from his Kurdish home, Adnan Kirkuki seeks out soldiers to defend his new one in the United States
Doc treats Sudanese lost boys as feel-good fodder, ignoring their plight and their history
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Minister to despots across the globe, evangelist K.A. Paul just needs a few tons of jet fuel--and a safer plane--to keep up Godís work
Buy some art for the IRC
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A former DPD assistant chief over narcotics says she was made a patsy by the city
Dallas Guitar Show plays on
Hotel Rwanda finds hope amid the horrors of tribal genocide
For these Sudanese refugees, just surviving makes them real comic-book supermen
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Sudanese refugees struggle to make their way in America
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Far away from big cities, big stadiums and big offensive lines, six-man football keeps the game pure
A model mid-cities immigrant education program takes hold
Antoine Fuqua and Bruce Willis lend nobility to brutes
In another holy war, the battle plan is to turn Muslims into Bible believers
Sixth time's a charm as Heath Ledger grows up carrying Four Feathers
Why young, degenerate, cocksure Republicans love drugs, guns, and Bush
Vendyl Jones says he's a crusading archaeologist searching for long-lost biblical treasures. His critics sya he's more worried about self-promotion than science.