Recently in town performing with The Monkees, Michael Nesmith is much, much more than just the guitarist for a '60s pop band. Over his lengthy career, Nesmith has worked as a producer, novelist, and actor and is often cited as the person responsible for creating music video. Via email and in antici ... More >>
Wait. Time out. Take notice. We are experiencing a new form of national crisis. It can no longer be denied. The United States is now suffering from a crisis of Total Wrongness. Most people are going to think the trigger was a mea culpa speech a couple days ago on the CNBC money show, Squawkbox, by ... More >>
So Teresa Sullivan, the president who didn't cut costs at the University of Virginia, got her job back anyway. Meanwhile making the rounds of newspaper op-ed pages is an essay by Jeff Selingo, editorial director of The Chronicle of Higher Education, saying the way to get college costs down is more ... More >>
I didn't know Lee Jackson, a North Texas music writer who passed away on Sunday after a battle with ALS. But the number of mutual friends we have dictates we were most likely in the same room or at the same show in Austin at some point, where he lived in the early Aughts, distanced by the six degree ... More >>
As you've no doubt figured out by now, MTV turned 30 years old today. Indeed, that's a formidable amount of time -- enough, for sure, for almost entity to leave a mark.And, for sure, MTV has made plenty of marks. But beyond its ground-breaking debut as a music-centric cable station and past, eve ... More >>
Jason Villalba, a Haynes & Boone attorney, is the new Dallas County GOP vice-chairAnderson Cooper, for one, will be disappointed, but Debbie Georgatos is no longer part of the Republican Party's local leadership team. The avant-garde filmmaker and would-be Beat poet has resigned her post "as ... More >>
Photos by Sam MertenSarah Palin last night at the Majestic Theatre in downtown DallasFormer Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told a crowd of pro-life advocates gathered at the Majestic Theatre last night that the largest advance in the abortion industry has been the passage ... More >>
Wine experts have pretty much given up the annual tradition of naming the perfect wine for Thanksgiving, acknowledging the array of flavors on the table -- and diverse palates assembled around it -- mean a good case can be made for just about any varietal. But if I was doing the beverage buy ... More >>
We warned you in early June, when the Dallas Independent School District crunched some TAKS test scores and released its list of exemplary and recognized schools well ahead of the Texas Education Agency's official date of, well, today: Those numbers were very preliminary. As TEA spokesperson DeEt ... More >>
Gilbert Leal, who (... fondly?) remembers getting swats back at W.H. Gaston Middle School back in the day, wants to bring the paddle back to Dallas Independent School District, just like they've done down in Temple. Writes the recent DISD tutor on his Web site, Bring Back Licks:It's time for chan ... More >>
George Gimarc, like you didn't knowAlmost four years ago, the great George Gimarc introduced us to his then-latest rock and roll alternative: a would-be syndicated format called Radio SASS, which stood for "Short Attention Span System" -- as in, no song lasted lasted longer than two minutes. Said ... More >>
Magnets just arent the budget-busters trustees are pretending they are.
Electronic monitoring may dramatically curb truancy. So why isn't DISD interested?
This morning, an e-mail landed in my inbox containing a link to a short film by local moviemaker Israel Luna. (Go to the site, click on the About Us section, then go to the Everything & Nothing Page link to see the movie.) Luna's a well-respected director—winner of awards at local fests, maker ... More >>
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.
Director Darren Aronofsky makes films that resemble himself: smart and abrasive
Ross Perot inspired his Reform Party followers to throw the hypocritical rascals out of politics. They did.
Don Crowder was obsessed with being the best--as a lawyer, family man, and friend. So why did he kill himself?
Glasspack channels the unholy ghosts of the Monsters of Rock
According to Spin, Columbus, Ohio, is more of a music town than Dallas-Fort Worth
How a bankrupt former musical-instrument salesman became an award-winning journalist