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National Geographic Society Awards Two Dallas Zoo Staffers Grants for Their Projects on Penguins and Amphibians

8 months ago by Raegan Scharfetter
Two Dallas Zoo staffers won big for conservation after receiving a grant of roughly $70,000 from the National Geographic Society. Supervisor of Birds Kevin Graham and Curator of Ectotherms Ruston Hartdegen will join the ranks of renowned conservationists like Jane Goodall and Jacques Cousteau, all while working on personal field...

Violence in Media: The Longtime Scapegoat for Society’s Failures

9 days ago by Jacob Vaughn
For someone who enjoys saying he's not just another politician, President Donald Trump sure sounds like one when he talks about violence in movies and video games. He cites it as a contributing factor to gun violence, dating back to the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. "We must stop the...

The Dallas Steakhouse Needs to Join the 21st Century. But Does It Want To?

9 days ago by Brian Reinhart
Dallas has a growing bounty of diverse, interesting places to eat, but the iconic Dallas restaurant is an institution that hasn’t changed much in the last 30 years: the steakhouse. In almost every affluent neighborhood in town, steakhouses serve big grilled cuts of beef and big tannic bottles of cabernet...

The 21 Best Things to Do in Dallas, Sept. 9-15

9 days ago by Dallas Observer Staff
Monday, September 9 Faiths in Conversation These days, it must take a ton of faith and a secure notion of where you stand in the afterlife to bring together people of all faiths to share information about their religions. Shoot, even before the Trumpian age of meanness, religion was a...

A Brief Timeline of Feminism in Dallas: The Nation’s Most Notorious Trailblazers

3 months ago by Ryann Gordon
Until recent years, with the wake of the #MeToo and Time’s Up movements, public consideration for the female struggle was regarded with the turn of a cheek or the draw of a blind. Though women continue to grapple with inequality today, most certainly with the recent abortion restrictions, the fortitude...

The New Holocaust and Human Rights Museum in Dallas Allows Visitors to Interview a Survivor

21 days ago by Ana Astri-O'Reilly
The Dallas Holocaust Museum has a new home. The new venue is five times the size of the former location on Record Street. And the changes keep on coming. The museum acquired a new name too. Now it’s the Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum. The 55,000-square-foot building will open...

The 21 Best Things to Do in Dallas, Aug. 26-Sept. 1

24 days ago by Dallas Observer Staff
Monday, August 26 KIFARUEarthxFilm, the environmentally focused film festival, is one of the many efforts by the Trammell Crow-founded EarthX, an organization that unifies environmental activists around the globe. Monday’s screening of KIFARU shows the full-length documentary directorial debut from Emmy-nominated cinematographer David Hambridge. The film follows the first four...

Lewisville Police Investigating Girl Who Livestreamed Video of Her Dog in a Clothes Dryer

1 month ago by Danny Gallagher
A disturbing Instagram video that went viral over the weekend caught the attention of the Dallas and Lewisville police departments. A live stream of an unidentified female juvenile putting a small, white dog in a dryer, and laughing as the dog is tossed around inside it, received a massive amount...

29Rooms: Expand Your Reality Exhibition Is Coming to Dallas, and It Means More Than a Good Time

1 month ago by Brad LaCour
For the first time ever Refinery 29 is bringing its traveling art pop-up 29Rooms: Expand Your Reality to Dallas. During Aug. 9-18, Gilley’s Dallas will be transformed into a fully immersive experience for art lovers to enjoy, with sections ranging from the introspective to the provocative, all the while challenging...

Your Dog Is Not a Child. If You Died at Home, Would Your Child Eat You?

1 month ago by Jim Schutze
If the people who walk their dogs off the leash in my neighborhood have children at home, I feel sorry for the children. How you train your dog is how you train your kid. So the way they must train their kids is, “Go ahead and play in traffic, little...

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