Monthly Archives: June 2013

Learn to create calm spaces.

Night & Day

WED ▪ 12 How do we design interior spaces that reduce our stress levels? One answer: Figure out a way to keep smartphones out of...

F(r)oodian Analysis

There I was on my therapist’s couch, wondering aloud how my unhealthy relationship with food got started. “Most of my fond foodie memories involve a...

Redistricting: Hamster Wheel

Redistricting in Texas is like grabbing a tar baby. Once you pick it up, it’s very difficult to put down. And it sticks on...

Light My Fire

In the wake of last week’s column (“Smoke Gets in Your ‘I’s”), the thought occurred to me (via the suggestion of my editor) that...
According a the lawsuit, “rapes, stabbings, and beatings and other acts of violence are rampant.” Remind us again: Why were private prisons supposed to be a good idea?

Jeez, GEO

The latest entry in the ever-popular “worst private prison operation in the country” sweepstakes comes to us from Meridian, Miss. — a fur piece...

A Win For Joe Palazzolo

The Fort Worth school district, whose attorney on Tuesday called former assistant principal Joe Palazzolo a liar and a bully, on Wednesday morning agreed...
Featuring cover art by Tommy Surya, Southern Train Gypsy's sophomore album, The Bastard, is no-bullshit, swampy metal.

What a Bastard

Full disclosure: These guys bought me beers. We met a couple of days ago at a local restaurant around happy hour for an interview....
(From left to right) Ukraine’s Vadym Kholodenko, Italy’s Beatrice Rana, and the United States’ Sean Chen were the big winners in the Cliburn.

Cliburn Wrap

Hearing only the finals of the 14th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Bass Performance Hall last week gave me a different perspective on...
Strickland: “I didn’t choose this work — this work chose me.” Lee Chastain

Protesting the Drug War

The leaders of DFW NORML, a group that works for reform of marijuana laws, are used to being stereotyped. Some folks figured that their...
Janet Morrow’s “Untitled”

Gallery

Gallery 76102’s annual juried competition, 897 Square, returns this weekend to the downtown venue. The 15 artists in this year’s show were selected by...