The Atlantic Monthly Group

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Talk the Talk: Mayor Mike's Pals Shovel Up the BS at Council Retreat

    ​Look, I know I just covered this in a column in the paper, but I can't resist coming back to the theme of Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings as a so-what clone of the last mayor we had around here, Tom Leppert. The target I find particularly irresistible this time is the group therapy session Rawlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    It's About Time We Pay College Athletes and Get Them Off the NCAA's Plantation

    ​Texas schools earn a couple of mentions in Taylor Branch's explosive article "The Shame of College Sports" in the current Atlantic Monthly. Branch, the Pulitzer Prize-wining civil rights movement historian, piles shame upon shame in calling for an end to the ludicrous fraud of amateur athle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    The Tipping Point: Is it Un-American,
    Or are Some of Us Just Cheap SOBs?

    ​I recently traveled with a contingent of Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference attendees to Archer City, where we were supposed to meet with Larry McMurtry and tour his family's ranch before speeding back to cocktail hour in Grapevine. But McMurtry was laid up with an aching eye, and our bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Your Wednesday Morning Eye Candy: Local Sign Maker, Collector Dan Holzschuh's Vision

    Today's eye-opener is more abstract than a short doc about Willis Winters. Instead, it's a virtual sculpture by noted neon-sign collector, Dan Holzschuh, who counts among his collection's pieces remnants from the old Prince of Hamburgers, the Circle Inn, the Gemini Drive-In and even Jack Ruby's Caro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    Dallas Trial Lawyer to Clinton Campaign: Y'all Hurry Down Now.

    Debbie Dudley Branson Today, reporters were allowed to eavesdrop on the weekly conference call with major donors to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. And Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic Monthly reports back with this gem: Dallas's Debbie Branson, a former president of the state trial bar, implo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2007

    One Reason L.A.'s Better Than Dallas

    In her November "Culture and Commerce" column for The Atlantic Monthly, former Dallasite Virginia Postrel complains about the resale value of her Uptown town home -- which is now worth "$6,500 less than we paid for it" in 2000. Why? C'mon, you know why: "The supply of housing in Dallas is elastic. W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2006

    Bishop T.D. Jakes, Revolutionary

    The lengthy story on T.D. Jakes in the March issue of The Atlantic Monthly is the best story that's appeared on the bishop to date, though that isn't saying much. (The Dallas Observer published the first major article on Jakes in 1996, but he and his ministry have changed a lot since then, so I'm no ... More >>

  • News

    June 27, 2002

    The Spirits Move Them

    Followers of Cao Dai, a Vietnamese sect with frail tendrils in Dallas, say their time has come to spread the word. Just ask Victor Hugo.

  • Culture

    September 21, 2000

    Almost Famous

    Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell isn't Carrie Bradshaw. Like, really.

  • Calendar

    October 2, 1997
  • Film

    January 5, 1995

    Love letters

    Pauline Kael's For Keeps is a diary of a strange and passionate affair with movies

  • News

    November 17, 1994