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Tales of Dallas: a Bald Eagle at White Rock Lake and Foragers from Myanmar

2 years ago by Jim Schutze
Explore any aspect of Dallas as intently as naturalist Ben Sandifer does on his birding and biking expeditions, and you are bound eventually to see all the rest of the city somewhere in the weave, especially if you look at all of it with the same wonder. Sandifer’s most recent...

This Dallas Supper Club Features Refugee Cooks From Iraq, Myanmar, Syria and Other Countries

1 year ago by Amanda Albee
As protesters flocked to D/FW International Airport last year to speak out against President Donald Trump's travel ban, friends Olga Pope and Kim Simithraaratchy decided to take their own kind of action. Simithraaratchy was born to Vietnamese refugees and wanted to show those seeking asylum a different side of America. After...

Thanks, Zuck, but Maybe We Should Stick with T.J. on This One

1 year ago by Jim Schutze
Facebook announced last week it will begin expurgating from its pages types of speech that the site believes may lead to actual violence, as opposed to just offending the hell out of people. I’m thinking thanks, Mr. Zuckerberg. I get it. I see why you’re doing it, but I wish...

Peace Through Understanding: Why This Dallas Baptist Church Is Hosting a Ramadan Dinner

1 year ago by Taylor Adams
Visitors will fill a room in Wilshire Baptist Church to share a meal Thursday. They're not sharing communion or having a fellowship potluck in the East Dallas church but are coming together through Ramadan, a sacred month for those who practice Islam. Dialogue Institute Dallas, an organization based in Richardson,...

Youth Food Justice Internship Brings Refugee Kids to Dallas Kitchens

2 years ago by Daniel Rockey
The International Rescue Committee, a refugee aid organization, has paired up with an unlikely ally in Dallas: Eno’s Pizza. As part of the Youth Food Justice internship, three refugee children were selected to learn about Dallas, food and more. The interns are Pay Pay, a long-haired, bubbly high school junior...

How Dallas' Schools Are Preparing for the Surge of Kids from Central America

5 years ago by Emily Mathis
Exactly one year ago, Dallas ISD's Student Intake Center began taking responsibility for every immigrant student coming into the district. The Center focuses on processing the kids who have never attended American schools before, by checking immunization records and other documents, and evaluating their level of education. The Center is...

Asylum Insanity

6 years ago by Keegan Hamilton
Hussein Mohamed took a hard road to America. Born into a minority clan in a nation rife with ethnic conflict, the boyish 24-year-old with gangly limbs and intense brown eyes describes fleeing his village in Somalia in 2012 after gunmen threatened to kill him. Mohamed says he was forced to...

A Conversation with Malai Thai's Chef-Owners Will Make You Want to Eat Pho, Like, Now

8 years ago by Lauren Drewes Daniels
Chef Braden Wages of Malai Thai in the West Village is originally from upstate New York. He and his wife, Yasmin, who is from Weatherfod, met while in school at Cornell. Running a restaurant was a long-term dream for both of them. But the concept for that place was based...

Tuk Tuk Has Some Mighty Tasty TIT. (That's Thai Iced Tea.)

10 years ago by Alice Laussade
Yesterday I was having a monster shitty day—ya know, like really, really bad. Two and a Half Men bad. Bad like the kind of day Tiger's been having ever since we all found out that he's been sinkin' some unholy holes-in-one. A day that's as shitty at being a day...

They Call It Myanmar: Lifting the Curtain


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