Closets not just for clothes

Closets not just for clothes

By Stephan Sardone Maybe one of the kids has left home for college. Maybe you have found that you have a little more room than you need in your home. Maybe you spent your spring vacation purging your closets, doing your annual spring cleaning and sent off all those unwanted clothes to a charitable cause.  […]

Film festival first to offer reserved seating

Film festival first to offer reserved seating

By Lauren Witt Dallas Film announced the full lineup for the 13th annual Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) powered by Capital One. The films include five World Premieres, one U.S. Premiere, 37 Texas Premieres and 15 Dallas Premieres. The festival, which is the largest film festival in North Texas, will be held April 11 to […]

Oscar winner’s performance flat out ‘chilling’ in ‘Us’

Oscar winner’s performance flat out ‘chilling’ in ‘Us’

By Chic DiCiccio While “Us” isn’t likely to snag a Best Picture nomination like “Get Out” did for writer-director Jordan Peele, it’s definitely the leader in the clubhouse for 2019’s Best Dad Joke Series. It’s also liable to underwhelm those looking for a satirical message and maybe even those hoping for a hardcore horror flick. […]

Texas Modernism featured at auction

Texas Modernism featured at auction

By Martha Tiller David Dike Fine Art presents the biannual Texas Art Preview & Auction on April 6. The spring sale features 251 lots of early to contemporary Texas art. John Stone, a successful landscape architect and fine art collector for more than 40 years, offers 60 paintings from his private collection.  Assembled with passion […]

Homemade Mac & Cheese with Mushrooms

Homemade Mac & Cheese with Mushrooms

1/2 cup butter 10 ounces sliced crimini or white mushrooms 1/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (optional) 2 cups milk 3 cups shredded cheese (cheddar, mozzarella, provolone, gouda or a mix) 1/2 pound elbow macaroni, cooked to al dente (not crunchy but not soft) Salt and pepper Heat oven to 400F. […]

March Madness slams workplace

March Madness slams workplace

By David Mullen If you are still nursing a St. Patrick’s Day weekend hangover, your boss is not going to be pleased to hear that March Madness has begun. Call it the “Lost Week.” According to CBS, approximately 97 million people watched March Madness games last year. But how can that be? Many early round […]

Students use power of poetry to win

Students use power of poetry to win

From Dallas ISD Staff Reports The inaugural Dallas ISD poetry slam was nothing short of a memorable night at the Edison Learning Center as infectious energy filled the auditorium with excited students, proud parents and supportive peers. Participating students competed for $10,000 in scholarship awards through a generous donation from business entrepreneur Roland Parrish. His charitable […]

’Till death do us part

By Nancy Black My oldest brother Randy had a massive stroke while sitting in his barber’s chair on a Tuesday morning. The doctors said there was a 97 percent mortality rate for his type of stroke. That meant he had a three percent chance of surviving. That was three years ago this month. My brother […]

3/27 WOKC day at Mike’s

3/27 WOKC day at Mike’s

More than 15,000 children are diagnosed with pediatric cancer each year. Cancer is the leading disease killer of children in the United States. Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer (WOKC) is a Dallas-based nonprofit organization founded in 1980 dedicated to raising awareness and funding for childhood cancer research. WOKC has raised more than $4 million in the […]

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