In Non-Presidential News: New Banner Goes Up at Dallas Central Library

I know. You just want to see more posts from Tim about his celebrity sightings and clothes-spotting at the opening of the Bush Library. A little background on those photos: for the past few weeks, he’s been taking lessons from Zac on how to look like he’s texting while taking a picture of people on […]

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Rod Dreher’s Book ‘The Little Way of Ruthie Leming’ on Sale Now

Rod is the former News editorial writer who now is the star columnist and blogger at The American Conservative in Washington. Rod does his writing from his original hometown of St. Francisville, Louisiana, and why he returned to his hometown after years of living in — and thoroughly enjoying — the urban hotspots of America is […]

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The Big Read Dallas Kicks Off, Cont.

“What are y’all selling?” someone asked Mary Suhm early this morning. The Dallas city manager was handing out brand-new copies of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 at Union Station downtown. “Nothing,” Suhm answered. “We’re giving it away.” The skeptic couldn’t really be blamed for asking. Usually when you see someone passing stuff out on or near […]

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The Big Read Dallas Kicks Off Today (And We’re Giving You a Book)

This morning, DISD superintendent Mike Miles, city manager Mary Suhm, and the wonderful step team from Garza Early College High School all joined us at Union Station to hand out 1,000 books to commuters to officially kick off The Big Read Dallas. It went really well. By 7:40, we were out of books, and we […]

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It’s Almost Time for The Big Read Dallas

I’ve told you about it before, but just a quick refresher: The Big Read Dallas is a citywide reading initiative. We’re asking the entire city to read Fahrenheit 451 in April and join us at various events throughout the month. We’ve tasked ninth- and tenth-grade DISD students to lead the charge, so we’re giving every […]

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Leading Off (1/7/13)

Southlake Carroll Students Dead After Night of Drugs, Alcohol: Two Southlake Carroll students may have survived Friday night had Cullen Marino, a 22-year-old who found them unconscious after drinking and taking drugs, sought immediate assistance. Instead he moved the boy’s bodies from the living room of his house to the bedroom, where they were found […]

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2012 Year in Review: Dallas Arts and Culture

I reread all our blog posts from the last year so that you don’t have to. Jokes aside, 2012 was good to us. I present to you the year that was, in Dallas arts and culture. (Items are numbered, but in no particular order.) 1. Ben Fountain was nominated for a National Book Award for […]

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