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Members of the Sikh community and supporters met last night at the gurdwara in Palatine, Ill., for a candlelight vigil in support of victims of the recent temple shooting in Wisconsin. More gatherings are planned throughout the week, including tomorrow night at the Sikh Temple of North Texas in Garland. (Photo by Ramona Gupta, courtesy of the South Asian American Digital Archive.)

The Gurdwara Attack and Identity Politics

ZACK SHLACHTER
In the wake of the attack Sunday on the Oak Creek, Wisc., gurdwara, the media discourse has largely added insult to injury. Anyone who turned to television for continuous coverage of the attack had only one option, CNN. Unfortu...


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Mass Shootings? Sure, But Did You Know To Run Away?

Andrew McLemore
Could there be a better sign of how accustomed to mass shootings we have become? We no longer view these atrocities as surprising.  We actually expect them. What else can be concluded from a six-minute public service video, pr...



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“Ghostbreakers” Set to Debut

Jimmy Fowler
After a series of stops and starts while trying to find a broadcast venue, the paranormal reality show satire Ghostbreakers has finally found a home on the upstart cable/internet channel Youtoo TV. Created by North Texas filmma...


More Thoughts on the Olympics

Kristian Lin
My own first name isn’t exactly common due to its unconventional spelling, so when I see athletes who share my first name at the Olympics, they’re usually Norwegian skiers. However, Kristian Thomas is a British gymnast, and...



Chris Kelly Leaves the Field to Me

Kristian Lin
I remember being irritated the first time I read Christopher Kelly’s film criticism. I had just recently taken over the equivalent job at the Weekly when he was brought in to be the Star-Telegram‘s leading film crit...


Adam and Eve and Dino

Jimmy Fowler
Fort Worth can look forward to what Dallas already has: A highway billboard ad for a Kentucky “creation science” museum that implies dinosaurs hung out with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. The Creation Museum has launch...



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FWISD Communications Not As High Paying As Embattled DISD

Jeff Prince
  The City Where The East Peters Out is grumbling about the gonzo salary paid to Jennifer Sprague, the new communications chief at Dallas Independent School District. DISD and other school districts have been slashing jobs...


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DMN Story: Bush + Abstinence + Condoms = Win

Andrew McLemore
I’ll begin with acknowledging that President George W. Bush is an easy target. Criticizing the cowboy president that embroiled America in the longest wars in its history and deepest recession since the 1930s isn’t a...



Andy Samberg Goes Hollywood

Jeff Prince
Rapper/funnyman Andy Samberg was on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and talked about his decision to leave Saturday Night Live. Like many of his predecessors, he’s ready to make movies and become a billionaire. Still, I hate...


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Wanted: 21st Century Knowledge

Andrew McLemore
Throughout her spring semester of teaching English to college freshmen, a close friend of mine used a variety of online media as essay prompts. She showed her students a TED video, a multimedia presentation on MediaStorm and se...