It's been almost three years since I brought a bag of Sichuan peppercorns into the office, and doled them out to an unsuspecting editorial staff. As everyone let the papery husks sit on their tongue they experienced a citrusy electric sensation -- almost a buzzing. "That's disturbing," said one writ ... More >>
Researchers at the University of California, Berkley, have done it. Using science, they've confirmed your deepest suspicion: Southlake really is the worst. In this case, it's not the exceptionally high number of traffic tickets they hand out. It's the exceptionally large amount of carbon dioxide (9 ... More >>
David Horowitz has made taunting college students a spectator sport. Sometimes he's actually right.
Mitt Romney’s years at Bain Capital represent everything you hate about capitalism.
Prediction: The next few weeks may not be a ton of fun for Mike Miles. Miles, the superintendent of Harrison School District Two in Colorado Springs, was named the lone finalist for the top job in Dallas ISD at a meeting this afternoon. The board, which voted 8-0 (with Carla Ranger abstaining), now ... More >>
Developed by the University at Buffalo Regional Institute, State University of New York. Click to embiggen UC Berkeley's Resilience Capacity Index mapPatrick "Car-Free" Kennedy directs our attention to this University of California Berkeley look-see at the resiliency of the major metros in the U. ... More >>
Photo by Leslie MinoraLinda Koop, seated next to outgoing council member Dave Neumann, chaired yesterday's meeting.After postponing last Thursday's meeting so council members could ride in the Dallas Mavericks' parade through downtown, the city council's Ad Hoc Gas Drilling Task Force Nominating ... More >>
Oh, now it starts. Faced with a state budget deficit somewhere between $15 billion and $27 billion, Governor Rick Perry says the most important thing for the Legislature to do now is ban "sanctuary cities." Those are cities where the cops don't ask people about their immigration status, bec ... More >>
"If we're not willing to move harmful substances away just one block, what are we willing to do?" (Eric N. Gioia, councilman from Queens, New York, proposing a ban on opening fast food restaurants near public schools. The comments came as the University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University ... More >>
When will it end? Yesterday The Dallas Morning News belched out two more platefuls of tripe in its endless buffet of Trinity River toll road propaganda. The first was a story about ownership of the land along the Trinity, the headline of which should have been “Not Us.” You had to read way down ... More >>
Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug is credited with saving the lives of 1 billion people. So why is a small cadre of activists bent on tarnishing his legacy?
With Napster six feet under, the RIAA now wants to hang the Internet DJ
Beulah leader Miles Kurosky's dark nights lead to pure pop sunshine
Dallas' T.J. Cloutier may be the best tournament poker player in the world--even though he's never won the "big one." You can bet on it.
Or, how a Democrat and reviled former DISD board president found a happy home pushing "educational acoountability" for the GOP
Malvina Reynolds and Harry Smith argue for folk's historical authenticity. Whatever that is.
Even after Operation Ivy, Jesse Michaels is one of the Last Wave Rockers
An innovative math program recalculates which students will succeed and which will fail at DISD
In East Dallas' Little Asia, a community blooms in fields of litter
Using Detailed instructions left by Orson Welles, top film editor Walter Murch has remade "The Best b-Movie ever" -- Welles' Touch of Evil
When Sandy Kress was school board president, he and Dan Peavy held private discussions on how to limit the influence of black school board members. Their conversations were captured on the Peavy Tapes, which Kress has fought hard to keep secret. Now, U.S.
The Dallas Museum of Natural History seeks a hot new concept to save itself from extinction
Clinton's plans for fixing affirmative action are sensible and moderate
Dallas Opera was once the toast of the nation. Now it is reaching for that high note again.