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Things To Do In Dallas Tonight: Oct. 10

I love the spectacle of Halloween, but not necessarily immersing myself in it. As we all know, I’m more of a watcher, listener, and occasional surreptitious picture-taker. My costume requirements include minimal headgear (headbands, okay; hats, helmets, or hoods, absolutely not) and the option of somehow wearing jeans and a t-shirt while still remaining in […]

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The Lasting Effect of Peter Gent’s North Dallas Forty

Really interesting essay looking back on North Dallas Forty–the book and the movie–by Oregon State English professor Michael Oriard over at Deadspin. Oriard, a former player from the same era as Gent, compares the recently deceased author to fellow ’60s writers Kurt Vonnegut and Norman Mailer. He also wonders if Gent ever smoked pot with […]

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Leading Off (10/10/11)

This Week’s Perry Controversy: You have to question the judgment of any politician who willingly stands within 200 yards of the ever-controversial Dallas First Baptist pastor (and our neighbor!) Robert Jeffress. Last Friday, Jeffress introduced Perry at a “Values Voter Summit,” and then proceeded to dismiss Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Mormonism as “false religions” (which, […]

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