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  • News

    October 31, 2013

    Dallas' Teachers Unions Are Ready for Combat over Merit Pay

    Is it possible to tell a good teacher from a bad one?

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2012

    How to Cut the Price of Higher Ed: Don't Pay It

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2011

    The Eaters in Chief

    Thomas Jefferson: great taste in food -- plus he helped give us that whole separation of church/state thing.​The federal holiday Americans observe next Monday was originally designed to honor George Washington. But when the government standardized its celebrations in 1968, they stuck the annua ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2011

    Two District 14 City Council Candidates Promise Not to Raise Taxes But Don't Have Concrete Solutions to Pending Budget Shortfall

    James Nowlin​Late last week, we took a look at three of the five potential candidates for Angela Hunt's District 14 city council seat -- Jim Rogers, Vernon Franko and Brian Oley -- one of which (Rogers) said Hunt's decision to run for a fourth and final term caused him to put his campaign on h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    "Dear Provost Ludden": Novelists, Poets, Profs and Publishers Step Up to Support SMU Press

    Liliana CastilloBen Fountain​Before she went home yesterday to soak in a large glass of well-deserved wine, SMU Press Senior Editor Kathryn Lang forwarded to Unfair Park a rather large stack of missives she'd received yesterday following the news that SMU Provost Paul Ludden had decided to save th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    10 Questions: Arnold Wayne Jones

    We always thought Jones, food critic for the Dallas Voice, was a little on the strange side. After all, he selected a college not on the strength of their football program, but of their law school. After graduation from the University of Virginia (and all the exams one must endure to enter the legal ... More >>

  • Music

    September 18, 2008

    Silver Lining

    Silver Jew David Berman left Dallas when he turned 18. And, maybe for good reason, he never looked back.

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 5, 2007

    Space, Still the Final Frontier

    Yes, you will be able to get your picture taken on the bridge of the U.S.S. Enterprise. And, please, don't pretend like you're not excited. Two space-related items, only one of which is actual "news." As in: Leland Melvin could have been a Dallas Cowboy. The former University of Richmond wide receiv ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2007

    No, Really -- Now Meet Preservation Dallas' New Executive Director

    Katherine Seale is the new exec director in charge of trying to keep historic buildings from becoming parking lots and condos Well, so much for this. About three months back, we announced -- rather prematurely, turns out -- that Preservation Dallas had appointed a new executive director to replace D ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Accidental Victors

    Wait...we voted for who?

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2006

    The SMU...Cowboys?

    SMU's athletic administration will take tackle its future by relying on the Dallas Cowboys' past--and not the recent past, but the waaaaay back past. The good past, that is. Steve Orsini will be announced this afternoon as the Mustangs' new athletic director, replacing the retiring Jim Copeland. Ors ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2005

    The Lone Ranger

    Right, but not quite right, Dallas County Judge Margaret Keliher is reforming county government while infuriating her Republican colleagues

  • News

    September 26, 2002

    Hayseed Politics

    If Wal-Mart wants zoning in this burg, it needs to buy a new suit

  • Culture

    September 14, 2000

    She's Better Than You

    Chicks dig the roundball, but for some reason fans don't care

  • News

    January 12, 1995

    Fast Times at UTA

    Ryan Amacher says he's leading the University of Texas at Arlington into a glorious future. But his critics fear his passion for pomp and party will run it into the ground.