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University of California-Los Angeles

  • News

    August 18, 2011

    Concussing Our Kids, One Hit At a Time

    While pro sports finally fess up to the dangers of high-impact athletics, trainers, coaches, parents and lawmakers struggle to curb head injuries that are even more dangerous for kids.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Robert Wuhl Assumes the Position at WaterTower's Out of the Loop Fringe Festival

    Robert Wuhl​Robert Wuhl is bringing his solo show Assume the Position to the Out of the Loop Fringe Festival at WaterTower Theatre in Addison next week. The two-week festival opens tomorrow with a lineup of more than 20 different performances of drama, dance, music and comedy. It's an enjoyably fr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Top 10 Best Draft Picks of the Jerry Jones Era

    Surprised to see Bryant on the list? You shouldn't be.​Is it time for Jerry Jones to step aside as general manager of the Dallas Cowboys, or do the three Super Bowl wins under his tenure validate his decision to remain in that role? The debate will continue until Jones either hands over the keys t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2010

    OU 28, Texas 20: My Top 10 Observations

    ​10. Pretty sure the Sooners and Longhorns are just mediocre football teams. But I'm certain Texas was absolutely gutted -- in emotion and field-position -- by nine penalties. 9. The Longhorns will lose Oct. 16 at Nebraska, giving Texas three consecutive losses for the first time since 1 ... More >>

  • News

    July 15, 2010
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    November 5, 2009
  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Life After Football: Good for Leon Lett

    Speaking of players addressing the media in the most uncomfortable of predicaments, my I re-introduce one Leon Lett. Everyone remembers the former Dallas Cowboy's all-time gaffes - at Super Bowl XXVII and in the snow against the Miami Dolphins in 1993. But afterward - unlike Dirk Nowitzki - Let ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Magnet Mayhem: DISD Trustees Seem Hell-Bent on Gutting the Crown Jewels of the District, and for No Good Reason

    Allied Works ArchitectureThe Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual ArtsThe Dallas Independent School District is about to do massive damage to its magnet school and learning center programs. The magnets represent the best of the district's academic efforts. The learning cent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2008

    Smoke! Smoke! Smoke That Cigarette! Because, Come April, Well ...

    Sam Merten Chief Ozumba Lnuk-X addresses the council today in opposition to the smoking ordinance. Hey, Adam Woods -- his real moniker -- totally stole our name! After more than three hours of tedious discussion and debate, the council voted today 10-5 to prohibit smoking in bars, pool halls and w ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2008

    Six Pac

    The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008
  • News

    December 6, 2007

    American Toxic

    The railroad tie plant that gave birth to tiny Somerville may now be killing the town, residents claim

  • News

    September 27, 2007

    Pete Sampras Returns to Royalty

    The tennis king makes pit stop in, um, Frisco?

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007
  • Film

    May 31, 2007

    L.A. Story

    Charles Burnett's revered, rarely seen South Central-set film finally gets its theatrical due

  • News

    April 26, 2007

    Jesus in the Jailhouse

    Old-time religion confronts 21st-century Texas prisons: Does it work, and is it constitutional?

  • News

    March 22, 2007
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    December 14, 2006

    The Hunted

    Minutemen train their sights on a new target: Hispanic day laborers

  • News

    November 11, 2004

    The Missing People's Agenda

    Plus: The Turkey Test; New Sheriff in Town

  • News

    April 1, 2004

    Poker Face

    Clonie Gowen is good for poker. So, how good is Clonie Gowen?

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Poe Lou

    It's a perfect day to let Lou Reed talk about going a little bit crazy

  • Culture

    August 8, 2002

    Do the Math

    The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.

  • News

    January 25, 2001

    Cora! Cora! Cora!

    Artistic director Cora Cardona's style--passionate, arrogant, riveting, domineering--makes Teatro Dallas special and her enemies livid

  • Film

    September 7, 2000

    Mock Speed

    Spinal Tap is still on the right side of the fine line between stupid and clever

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    The old new media blues

    The singer-songwriter hasn't died. He's just gone online.

  • Film

    March 25, 1999

    No score

    Indie filmmaker turns off 19 out of 20, plus the audience

  • News

    March 4, 1999

    The Boy Scout, the hustler, and the porn queen

    Former Dallas police officer and onetime X-rated movie star Jordan Lee finds herself hunted by two ex-cops who say she did them wrong

  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Odd Man Out

    Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.

  • Music

    January 14, 1999

    Caught in a trap

    Peter Guralnick's Careless Love sheds new light on the opaque unraveling of Elvis Presley

  • Music

    November 5, 1998

    Maybe he's doing it wrong

    But a new boxed set proves you can't keep Randy Newman down

  • Music

    April 16, 1998

    Pay attention

    Meredith Miller decides to say folk it and goes rock

  • Music

    April 16, 1998

    In the gutter

    Penelope Spheeris wallows in the Decline of Western Civilization one more time

  • Culture

    February 26, 1998

    Black out

    Jerry Jones didn't hire a black head coach. Does that make him a racist?

  • News

    February 19, 1998

    Not as dome as you think

    Dallas attorney Darrell Jordan wants to cover the Cotton Bowl--anyone got $150 million to spare?

  • Culture

    February 12, 1998

    The madness of King Jerry

    What a surprise--the owner of the Dallas Cowboys is nuts

  • Calendar

    April 10, 1997
  • Film

    March 6, 1997

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • News

    December 12, 1996

    Footprints of Fantasy

    Creation scientist Dr. Carl Baugh claims he's found evidence that will explode the 'myth' of evolution. But the biggest myth is Baugh himself.

  • News

    August 22, 1996

    Damned Rangers

    The Texas Rangers better win the pennant this year, if only to atone for subjecting fans to two decades of baseball hell. Mike Shropshire chronicles the team's cursed early years in an exclusive Observer excerpt.

  • Music

    July 25, 1996

    Leader of the band

    Olympic music director Mark Watters steers the sound of the games

  • Film

    November 2, 1995

    Joe Bob Briggs

    Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX

  • Film

    April 20, 1995

    Magnificent obsession

    The films of Great Director honoree Paul Schrader mix art-house intelligence with B-movie grit

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