Ali Eskandarian was on the third floor of a row house in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, just after midnight on Monday morning when a disgruntled Iranian musician climbed onto the adjoining terrace and opened fire through the window. Eskandarian was killed instantly. So were two brothers, bandmates in ... More >>
Marjane Satrapi on east, west, and how all stories are autobiography
Oh, boy. Another chance to say something good about Detroit. Nothing gets a bigger rise out of a certain element among you loyal Lawners than when I utter anything even faintly complimentary about my hometown. For reasons I may never fully understand, I would incite less mouth-foaming if I sang the ... More >>
You are the judge in the high-stakes legal drama.
Some of our notables showed great courage this year, others are simply notorious, but all 10 had a big impact in 2011.
We all need to splash our faces with cold water in this matter of the superintendent of the Dallas school system leaving town for a job as superintendent of schools in Cobb County, Georgia. What the hell do we expect? Governor Rick Perry and the Tea Party are charging ahead with an agenda a ... More >>
Photos by Megan FeldmanOn Saturday afternoon, around 100 people gathered at Dealey Plaza to protest the Iranian government and show support for pro-democracy demonstrators in that country, where the regime has been retaliating against widespread protests since the June 12 election. Saturday's ... More >>
A Friend of Unfair Park forwards along this front-page Wall Street Journal story about Cyrus Hassankola, who moved to Dallas to open a business that always appears on the verge of closing -- the oriental rug shop at Preston Road and Royal Lane formerly known as "Going Out of Business." It was a geni ... More >>
Megan FeldmanThis afternoon outside Dallas City Hall, several hundred people braved the summer's first 100-degree day to protest the violent crackdown on demonstrators in Iran. They waved Iranian flags, held signs demanding freedom and democracy and showed photographs of the violence that has rocked ... More >>
The Islamic revolution, and puberty, through the 2-D eyes of Marjane Satrapi
Offside examines soccer and women in Iran
Banned in his home country, Iranian Jafar Panahi scores with his sports movie as social commentary
A family is caught between cultures in Maryam
There was no bigger or better Texas band in the 1980s than The Judy's, who are long gone but not forgotten
Dallas' Todd Oldham wants to take his colorful fashions from sassy to classy--and reap big-time profits. But MTV's fashion designer won't have it easy in his quest to transcend trend.
Temperamental Dallas chef Avner Samuel is a genius in the kitchen, but he may have burned the one thing that matters most--his bridges
Bruckheimer production comes complete with all his Con-temptible traits
Cafe Izmir has plenty of Middle Eastern delicacies on tapas
The White Balloon sails atop simple storytelling