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.
Robert WuhlRobert 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
The 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 centers are the last remaining legacy of a successful decades-long court battle to cleanse the distr ... More >>
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 wi ... More >>
The Cowboys are counting on NFL outlaw Pacman Jones to pop the top on their sixth Super Bowl.
Attorney turned film producer Sally Helppie This week, Dallas film producer Sally Helppie has been shooting footage for her second film, a supernatural thriller called The Beacon, at locations around Dallas and Waxahachie. Those dreaming of a life in Hollywood, take note: Helppie's also a Carrollton ... More >>
As promised, the Museum of Nature & Science today announced the architect who will build the $155-million facility at the northwest corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and N. Field Street -- and it's none other than "the bad boy and angry young man of Los Angeles architecture" hisself: Pritzker Prize- ... More >>
The railroad tie plant that gave birth to tiny Somerville may now be killing the town, residents claim
The tennis king makes pit stop in, um, Frisco?
More news this morning from KTVT-Channel 11. A day after the newsroom there learned that ace reporter-anchor Sarah Dodd had departed 12 days earlier comes word that Ginger Allen has been named the full-time co-anchor of CBS 11 News This Morning -- alongside Scott Sams, lucky girl. Allen, of course, ... More >>
Charles Burnett's revered, rarely seen South Central-set film finally gets its theatrical due
Old-time religion confronts 21st-century Texas prisons: Does it work, and is it constitutional?
Minutemen train their sights on a new target: Hispanic day laborers
Plus: The Turkey Test; New Sheriff in Town
Clonie Gowen is good for poker. So, how good is Clonie Gowen?
It's a perfect day to let Lou Reed talk about going a little bit crazy
The music industry says online piracy's killing the biz. A UTD prof says it ain't.
Artistic director Cora Cardona's style--passionate, arrogant, riveting, domineering--makes Teatro Dallas special and her enemies livid
Spinal Tap is still on the right side of the fine line between stupid and clever
The singer-songwriter hasn't died. He's just gone online.
Indie filmmaker turns off 19 out of 20, plus the audience
Julia Sweeney explains it all for you
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
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.
Peter Guralnick's Careless Love sheds new light on the opaque unraveling of Elvis Presley
But a new boxed set proves you can't keep Randy Newman down
Meredith Miller decides to say folk it and goes rock
Penelope Spheeris wallows in the Decline of Western Civilization one more time
Jerry Jones didn't hire a black head coach. Does that make him a racist?
Dallas attorney Darrell Jordan wants to cover the Cotton Bowl--anyone got $150 million to spare?
What a surprise--the owner of the Dallas Cowboys is nuts
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
Creation scientist Dr. Carl Baugh claims he's found evidence that will explode the 'myth' of evolution. But the biggest myth is Baugh himself.
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.
Olympic music director Mark Watters steers the sound of the games
Drive-In Movie Critic of Grapevine, TX
The films of Great Director honoree Paul Schrader mix art-house intelligence with B-movie grit