In its own peculiar way, yesterday's editorial in the city's only daily newspaper was the perfect expression of the dilemma Dallas faces in choosing a new bureaucrat to run the city: Most of the people who even talk out loud about the topic are afraid to say out loud what the topic is about. It's ... More >>
If I had one of those framed crochet mottos on the wall over my desk, it would say, "Give Credit Where Credit is Due, asterisk." Below the asterisk at the bottom of the frame it would say, "Except for the Dallas Morning News." Ah, but you know. Sometimes you gotta stretch. Gotta do it, even if it ... 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 >>
Oh, man, and me a total Obamatoid! Am I going to have to vote for Mitt Romney? But he's already way to the left of Obama on education and batting 1.000 on one of my favorite themes, the need to integrate schools by class, not race. For years there has been persuasive research out there arguing that ... More >>
Leonard Volk has always liked capturing images, and a camera has been his weapon of choice. He's spent a lifetime taking photographs, and now he's complied those images in one single collection: a book titled everyday. The images inside are just that - moments of the everyday that somehow rise abo ... More >>
Even Rick Perry doesn't hate science all the time. His uneasy relationship with evolution and global warming notwithstanding, the Man Beneath the Hair understands that sometimes all that brainy shit with the white coats and clipboards can actually benefit him. And that's exactly what happened in ... More >>
Of all the books written about Dallas, it's easily the one most often cited: Warren Leslie's 1964 Dallas Public and Private, with a later edition underscoring its heretofore subtle subtitle "Aspects of an American City." Subsequent histories-of -- from Patricia Evridge Hill's Dallas: The Making o ... More >>
When Dallas' drilling rules get tougher, you'll have a professional needlepointer to thank.
Wasn't exactly Cortland Finnegan vs. Andre Johnson, but The Prez got into a scuffle last Friday. On the basketball court. With an elbow. Barack Obama received 12 stitches to a cut on his lower lip after an errant elbow during a pick-up game by Rey Decerega, the Director of Programs for ... More >>
New book depicts true life and history on the Mexican border
Dallas Opera sings a different tune with an innovative new leader and a home away from Fair Park
I see Dallas' glass as half-full in 2007, but what's in it?
DTC's Illusion plays ugly tricks; Communicating Doors plays with time
Plus: Rescued from the Reich
The DMN's special section was great. And weird. Of course.
A son goes looking for his late father and finds some buildings
Dallas Blooms goes Dutch
Come November, you might discover JFK's real (fake) Assassin
A year of capital-city pretensions and "Untitled Turkeys"
Preston Lane leaves Dallas with The Night of the Iguana
SMU's Meadows School of the Arts makes a tentative mark on the world
Beverly May's day
Lewis Black is the smart guy as smart-ass
Now you don't see it...Rumor patrol; Signing off; Flicked up; Study hall; Wyoming, we think
Karl Rove has masterminded all of Bush's political victories. Now he faces his toughest challenge: convincing you that the presidential front-runner owns his own soul
Student council elections fuel a wry examination of hypocrisy and desire
Two acts may be one Tale too many in DTC's Alice
Antonio Ristorante revels in successful simplicity
Theatre Quorum neverquite plunges into thedepths of Black
Three writers win awards, and a fourth remains hopeful
Pegasus Theatre rounds out a Nicky Silver festival with Raised in Captivity
National Lampoon's Senior Trip is a cheesy mimic of a superior comedy team